I have to say (yes, I realize this a stupid thread made by a stupid poster who is long gone, but still)... I am becoming a bit more of a beer drinker. I have one once or twice a week now. Mostly just like to go to the local coffee house after a couple hours of swimming in the river, sit back and relax and watch people come and go, over-listen conversations or read a good book.
It's rather relaxing, actually. Would be more fun with someone else there, but you cant win em' all.
Anyways where I was going with this is the coffee house does not have any IPAs, however it has Rio Blanco Pale which is brewed here in Texas and honestly is quite good, very hop-py. I have no problem sitting around drinking a pitcher... although it gets me more intoxicated much more quickly than Guinness, which is not a positive.