Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2666 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
Stone 5th Anniversary IPA
CA, United States
15
3.823
Heavy Seas Big DIPA
MD, United States
8
3.818
Widmer Brothers Nelson Imperial IPA
OR, United States
15
3.817
Mikkeller I Beat yoU
Denmark
9
3.809
Odell Myrcenary Double IPA
CO, United States
12
3.806
Tyranena Hop Whore Imperial India Pale Ale
WI, United States
19
3.805
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Imperial IPA
OR, United States
25
3.804
Founders Double Trouble Imperial IPA
MI, United States
27
3.800
Deschutes Bond Street Hop Henge Experimental IPA
OR, United States
11
3.800
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA
CA, United States
17
3.795
Green Flash Imperial IPA
CA, United States
30
3.794
Terrapin Rye2 (Rye Squared)
GA, United States
19
3.791
Great Divide 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA
CO, United States
12
3.786
Garrison Imperial IPA
Canada
10
3.785
Victory Hop Wallop
PA, United States
65
3.784
Green Flash Green Bullet
CA, United States
8
3.782
Troubadour Magma
Belgium
11
3.779
Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA
ID, United States
15
3.778
21st Amendment Hop Crisis
CA, United States
10
3.777
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA
MI, United States
17
3.775