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
Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA
CO, United States
7
3.700
Left Hand Twin Sisters Double IPA
CO, United States
17
3.700
Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA
CA, United States
7
3.700
Moylan's Moylander Double IPA
CA, United States
35
3.697
Smuttynose Big A IPA
NH, United States
26
3.697
Southern Tier Imperial Gemini
NY, United States
22
3.696
Avery DuganA
CO, United States
16
3.695
Drake's Denogginizer Double India Pale Ale
CA, United States
8
3.691
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster
OH, United States
19
3.687
Pizza Port DoHeny Double IPA
CA, United States
4
3.686
Amsterdam Fracture Imperial IPA
Canada
4
3.686
Good People Snake Handler Double IPA
AL, United States
7
3.680
Arcadia Hop Rocket Ale
MI, United States
11
3.679
Great Divide 18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA
CO, United States
6
3.678
Middle Ages Wailing Wench
NY, United States
13
3.675
Oggi's Ding Ding Double IPA
CA, United States
4
3.671
Kern River Citra DIPA
CA, United States
4
3.671
Mikkeller 1000 IBU
Denmark
13
3.669
Westbrook Shane's Big DIPA
SC, United States
2
3.660
Anderson Valley 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA
CA, United States
16
3.658