Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2656 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
Bear Republic Racer X
CA, United States
13
3.919
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale
CA, United States
45
3.907
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA
PA, United States
40
3.905
Oggi's Hop Whompus
CA, United States
6
3.900
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness
CA, United States
24
3.896
Nørrebro Bryghus North Bridge Extreme
Denmark
18
3.885
Half Pints Humulus Ludicrous
Canada
8
3.882
Green Flash Palate Wrecker Double IPA
CA, United States
16
3.863
Marin Eldridge Grade White Knuckle Double IPA
CA, United States
16
3.858
Southern Tier Un*Earthly Imperial IPA
NY, United States
43
3.856
Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster
GA, United States
34
3.854
Victory DirtWolf
PA, United States
13
3.850
BrewDog Mikkeller I Hardcore You
United Kingdom
13
3.850
Stone RuinTen IPA
CA, United States
14
3.847
Boulevard Double Wide IPA
MO, United States
34
3.846
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
DE, United States
49
3.837
Hoppin' Frog Mean Manalishi
OH, United States
19
3.836
Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s
CO, United States
17
3.835
Goose Island Imperial IPA
IL, United States
17
3.830
Green Flash Road Warrior
CA, United States
5
3.825