I respect Jim Koch a ton, and to each his own. I will always hold SA beers since they were my bridge into this hobby. Their Double Agent IPL is tasty, and I will never pass up a Boston Lager or Summer Ale. However, Balance and Harmony only explain about half of their sampler packs. You usually get 2 or 3 good ones, and the other ones are ok at best. I think the IPA market is saturated and he doesnt want to spend the time to make something super unique, he will focus on the rest of the spectrum.