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
Surly Abrasive Ale
MN, United States
14
4.035
Two Brothers Hop Juice
IL, United States
14
3.541
Stone RuinTen IPA
CA, United States
14
3.847
Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
CA, United States
13
3.756
BrewDog Mikkeller I Hardcore You
United Kingdom
13
3.850
Pizza Port Frank Double IPA
CA, United States
13
3.969
Bear Republic Racer X
CA, United States
13
3.919
Alchemist Heady Topper
VT, United States
13
4.044
Mikkeller 1000 IBU
Denmark
13
3.669
Anderson Valley Heelch O' Hops
CA, United States
13
3.557
Sierra Nevada Ghidorah
CA, United States
13
3.506
Victory DirtWolf
PA, United States
13
3.850
Middle Ages Wailing Wench
NY, United States
13
3.675
Sprecher IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale)
WI, United States
13
3.457
Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA
WA, United States
13
3.525
Weyerbacher 11
PA, United States
12
3.474
Troubadour Magma
Belgium
12
3.780
Odell Myrcenary Double IPA
CO, United States
12
3.806
Laughing Dog AlphaDog Imperial IPA
ID, United States
12
3.474
Samuel Adams Third Voyage Double IPA
MA, United States
12
3.440