Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2989 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
Moylan's Moylander Double IPA
CA, United States
35
3.697
Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster
GA, United States
34
3.854
Moylan's Hopsickle Imperial Ale - Triple Hoppy
CA, United States
33
3.764
Nøgne Ø #100 (Batch 100)
Norway
31
3.938
Green Flash Imperial IPA
CA, United States
30
3.794
Oggi's Hop Juice
CA, United States
28
3.565
Founders Double Trouble Imperial IPA
MI, United States
27
3.800
Port Brewing Hop 15
CA, United States
26
3.952
Smuttynose Big A IPA
NH, United States
26
3.697
Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
CA, United States
25
3.986
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Imperial IPA
OR, United States
25
3.804
Southern Tier 2xIPA
NY, United States
25
3.657
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
CA, United States
24
3.996
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness
CA, United States
24
3.896
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA3
MI, United States
24
3.708
Oskar Blues Gubna
CO, United States
22
3.760
Firestone Walker Double Jack
CA, United States
22
3.972
Southern Tier Imperial Gemini
NY, United States
22
3.696
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA
CA, United States
22
3.752
Bridgeport Hop Czar Imperial IPA
OR, United States
20
3.361