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
Samuel Adams Third Voyage Double IPA
MA, United States
12
3.440
Arcadia Hop Rocket Ale
MI, United States
11
3.679
Mendocino Winter Ale (05/06 - IIPA)
CA, United States
11
3.450
Buckeye Seventy-Six
OH, United States
11
3.765
Sly Fox Odyssey
PA, United States
11
3.193
New Glarus Unplugged Imperial IPA
WI, United States
11
3.714
Beer Valley Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale
OR, United States
11
3.443
Deschutes Bond Street Hop Henge Experimental IPA
OR, United States
11
3.800
Grand Teton Lost Continent
ID, United States
11
3.350
Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale
MI, United States
10
3.392
Deschutes Bond Street Hop Henge Imperial IPA
OR, United States
10
3.546
New Holland Imperial Hatter
MI, United States
10
3.546
Point Whole Hog Six-Hop IPA
WI, United States
10
3.308
Mendocino Winter Ale (07-08 Imperial IPA)
CA, United States
10
3.485
Nøgne Ø Two Captains Double IPA
Norway
10
3.454
Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series: XXXX IPA
ME, United States
10
3.462
Squatters Hop Rising
UT, United States
10
3.423
Garrison Imperial IPA
Canada
10
3.785
Midtfyns Double IPA
Denmark
10
3.508
Hoppin' Frog Hop Dam Triple I.P.A.
OH, United States
10
3.700