When IPAs became all the rage in the 2010s, I resisted the craft beer trend, preferring cheap, easy-drinking light beers to the metallic bitterness of a bottle of Lagunitas. Everything from IPA culture's bloated lexicon to the bottles' gaudy designs struck me as pretentious. But after trying can after can of the haziest and hoppiest brews, I've grown an appreciation for the fruity, vegetal taste of a good IPA. I haven't abandoned my thriftiness, however, which is why this guide is dedicated to IPAs that are both tasty and affordable. Here are the best you can find at the grocery store, including how they rank on alcohol by volume and international bitterness units. What are your favorites? Tell us in the comments.
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