Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2655 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
Marin Eldridge Grade White Knuckle Double IPA
CA, United States
16
3.858
Sixpoint Resin
NY, United States
16
3.758
Green Flash Palate Wrecker Double IPA
CA, United States
16
3.863
Anderson Valley 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA
CA, United States
16
3.658
Mad River Steelhead Double IPA
CA, United States
16
3.516
Avery DuganA
CO, United States
16
3.695
Lagunitas Little Sumpin Extra Ale
CA, United States
16
3.758
Butte Creek Organic Revolution X Imperial IPA
CA, United States
16
3.716
Dogfish Head Squall IPA
DE, United States
16
3.552
New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA
CO, United States
16
3.411
SKA Decadent Imperial IPA
CO, United States
16
3.173
Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness
CA, United States
15
3.956
Fish Tale Anniversary Ale - 10 Squared
WA, United States
15
3.744
Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA
ID, United States
15
3.778
Widmer Brothers Nelson Imperial IPA
OR, United States
15
3.817
Stone 5th Anniversary IPA
CA, United States
15
3.823
ReaperAle Sleighor Double IPA
CA, United States
15
3.623
Phillips Amnesiac Double IPA
Canada
14
3.511
Midnight Sun CoHoHo Imperial IPA
AK, United States
14
3.647
Two Brothers Hop Juice
IL, United States
14
3.541