Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2872 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
Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA
IN, United States
71
4.258
Bell's Hopslam
MI, United States
59
4.218
AleSmith YuleSmith - Summer
CA, United States
46
4.217
Stone Ruination IPA
CA, United States
122
4.194
Russian River Pliny the Younger
CA, United States
17
4.180
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
CO, United States
86
4.133
Russian River Pliny the Elder
CA, United States
51
4.085
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
DE, United States
141
4.067
Alchemist Heady Topper
VT, United States
13
4.044
Surly Abrasive Ale
MN, United States
14
4.035
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
CA, United States
24
3.996
He'Brew Bittersweet Lennys R.I.P.A.
NY, United States
46
3.988
Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
CA, United States
25
3.986
Stone Enjoy By IPA
CA, United States
18
3.976
Firestone Walker Double Jack
CA, United States
22
3.972
Pizza Port Frank Double IPA
CA, United States
13
3.969
Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness
CA, United States
15
3.956
Port Brewing Hop 15
CA, United States
26
3.952
Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA
CO, United States
50
3.945
Nøgne Ø #100 (Batch 100)
Norway
31
3.938