Hey all, I could use a little help. I'm an American, and I love IPAs (not exclusively of course). I live in the Northeast where (if the internet is to be believed) perhaps the 3 greatest IPAs on earth are brewed*. But I don't love any of them like I love The Proper Job from St. Austell's. I've only had the bottled version (though if you knew how I could get a firkin shipped to me I'd certainly be listening). The closest (called "indistinguishable" by St. Austell's brewer) clone brew used 100% Maris Otter pale malt, Cascade, Wilamette, and EKG hops, and Wyeast's Thames Valley yeast. My own attempt fell well short of the real thing. A beer that on paper sounds like it would be a herbasceous/spicy grapefruity but balanced malty English/American hybrid is in actuality a pink tropical-fruit bomb like best Bowmores, and BenRiachs. I've tried searching the web and finding grocers and whatnot but none will ship to the USA, and Wine and Whisky merchants with experience shipping here don't often stock beer. I'd love to have a case shipped state-side (yes, I realize how much shipping charges are going to be).
Does anyone have any recommendations on how it might be done?
*I refer here to The Alchemist's Heady Topper, Hill Farmstead's... every hoppy beer (Abner is my favorite), and Lawson's Double Sunshine. Naturally not everyone agrees, but this seems to have a majority vote.