Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2748 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
Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA
OH, United States
7
3.760
Ottos Double D IPA
PA, United States
6
3.500
Oggi's Hop Whompus
CA, United States
6
3.900
Hales Aftermath Imperial IPA
WA, United States
6
3.467
Middle Ages 10th Aniversary Ale
NY, United States
6
3.589
Wintercoat Double Hop
Denmark
6
3.300
Valley Brew Uberhoppy IPA
CA, United States
6
3.745
Lompoc C-Note Imperial IPA
OR, United States
6
3.245
Foothills Brewing Seeing Double IPA
NC, United States
6
3.511
BridgePort Hop Harvest Ale
OR, United States
6
3.467
Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin
WI, United States
6
3.645
Bell's The Oracle DIPA Ale
MI, United States
6
3.700
Flying Fish Exit 16
NJ, United States
6
3.422
Mendocino Imperial IPA
CA, United States
6
3.245
Redhook Big Ballard Imperial IPA
WA, United States
6
3.078
Hermitage Hoptopia
CA, United States
6
3.300
Black Diamond Rampage Imperial IPA
CA, United States
6
3.333
Phillips Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA
Canada
6
3.333
Renaissance Marlborough Pale Ale
New Zealand
6
3.589
Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA2
TX, United States
6
3.711