Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2867 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 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA
CA, United States
9
3.775
Buckeye Seventy-Six
OH, United States
11
3.765
New Belgium Lips of Faith Super India Pale Ale
CO, United States
8
3.764
Moylan's Hopsickle Imperial Ale - Triple Hoppy
CA, United States
33
3.764
Struise Mikkeller (Elliot Brew)
Belgium
10
3.762
Oskar Blues Gubna
CO, United States
22
3.760
Sixpoint Resin
NY, United States
17
3.760
Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA
OH, United States
7
3.760
Lagunitas Little Sumpin Extra Ale
CA, United States
16
3.758
Hoppin' Frog Hop Masters Abbey Belgian-Style Double IPA
OH, United States
4
3.757
Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
CA, United States
13
3.756
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA
CA, United States
22
3.752
Avery Eleven
CO, United States
9
3.750
Valley Brew Uberhoppy IPA
CA, United States
6
3.745
Fish Tale Anniversary Ale - 10 Squared
WA, United States
15
3.744
Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom Double IPA
Canada
7
3.740
Knee Deep Hoptologist
CA, United States
8
3.737
Lagunitas Maximus
CA, United States
70
3.737
Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA
CO, United States
37
3.735
Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian IPA
MD, United States
36
3.731