Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2578 beers | 3.847 Avg Score

Imperial IPAs, or often double IPAs (dIPAs), are exactly what their name implies, extra strength imperial pale ales. Imperial IPAs are uniquely American creations, originating in the late 1990's and exploding into the heart of the hop hungry American craft brewing scene in the early 2000's. Like IPAs, they range in color from gold/amber to reddish copper. They feature aromas and flavors comparable to IPAs, but with more hop intensity, a richer malt base, a heavier mouthfeel, and a higher but not overly noticeable alcohol presence. Although their typical alcohol content of 7.5-10% overlaps that of barleywines, dIPAs are usually hoppier than barleywines, which tend to be hop-malt balanced or more malty than hoppy.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
DE, United States
141
4.067
Stone Ruination IPA
CA, United States
122
4.194
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
CO, United States
86
4.133
Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA
IN, United States
71
4.258
Lagunitas Maximus
CA, United States
70
3.737
Victory Hop Wallop
PA, United States
65
3.784
Bell's Hopslam
MI, United States
59
4.218
Russian River Pliny the Elder
CA, United States
51
4.085
Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA
CO, United States
50
3.945
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
DE, United States
49
3.837
AleSmith YuleSmith - Summer
CA, United States
46
4.217
He'Brew Bittersweet Lennys R.I.P.A.
NY, United States
46
3.988
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale
CA, United States
45
3.907
Rogue I2PA (Imperial India Pale Ale)
OR, United States
44
3.730
Southern Tier Un*Earthly Imperial IPA
NY, United States
43
3.856
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA
PA, United States
40
3.905
Stoudts Double IPA
PA, United States
39
3.550
Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA
CO, United States
37
3.735
Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian IPA
MD, United States
36
3.731
Moylan's Moylander Double IPA
CA, United States
35
3.697