... All I mean is that, generally, you can make better IPAs than you can buy. Assuming you know what you are doing. Which isn't rocket science.
So true. Actually, making beer in general is not rocket science (if it were, there wouldn't be so many new breweries popping up like weeds. LOL)
But yeah...you can absolutely
make better IPA than any that you can buy. I keep trying new commercial ones as they appear, and honestly while some are very good, I have yet to taste a single one that is a true standout, or that's truly worth the often inflated prices they sell for.