Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2749 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 Divide 18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA
CO, United States
6
3.678
Central City Red Racer Imperial IPA
Canada
6
3.633
Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar
Sweden
6
3.578
Parallel 49 Snap, Crackle, Hop
Canada
6
3.389
Clown Shoes Space Cake
MA, United States
6
3.700
Kyle Hollingsworth / Keri Kelly / Stone Collective Distortion IPA
CA, United States
6
3.711
Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser IPA
MA, United States
6
3.600
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
CA, United States
6
3.633
Boulevard The Calling
MO, United States
6
3.667
Little Apple Prairie Pale Ale
KS, United States
5
3.525
Pizza Port Lou P. Lin
CA, United States
5
3.713
Coronado Brewing Triple I.P.A.
CA, United States
5
2.863
Stewarts Lockjaw IPA
DE, United States
5
3.550
New Albanian Hoptimus
IN, United States
5
3.525
Steamworks Ale Diablo
CO, United States
5
2.675
Pizza Port Poorman's IPA
CA, United States
5
3.613
Wachusett Green Monsta Ale
MA, United States
5
3.400
Blue Frog The Big DIPA
CA, United States
5
3.138
Lost Coast Double Trouble IPA
CA, United States
5
3.325
De Molen Storm & Averij
Netherlands
5
3.400