Imperial IPA

Imperial IPA

2748 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 / Beachwood / Heretic Unapologetic IPA
CA, United States
3
3.600
Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser IPA
MA, United States
6
3.600
Middle Ages 10th Aniversary Ale
NY, United States
6
3.589
Renaissance Marlborough Pale Ale
New Zealand
6
3.589
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. on Rye (Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged)
NY, United States
5
3.588
Highland Imperial Kashmir IPA
NC, United States
4
3.586
Pizza Port Hop Suey Double IPA
CA, United States
3
3.584
Portsmouth Imperial IPA
NH, United States
3
3.584
Epic Imperial IPA
UT, United States
3
3.584
Laughing Dog Devil Dog Imperial IPA
ID, United States
7
3.580
De Molen Amarillo
Netherlands
7
3.580
Russell Brewing Brewmaster's Series: Hop Therapy Double IPA
Canada
2
3.580
Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar
Sweden
6
3.578
Epic Hopulent IPA
UT, United States
10
3.577
Schlafly Export IPA
MO, United States
8
3.573
Deschutes Double Bale Quail Imperial IPA
OR, United States
4
3.571
Samuel Adams Long Shot Magnificent Seven
MA, United States
4
3.571
High Water Retribütion Imperial IPA
CA, United States
3
3.567
Oggi's Hop Juice
CA, United States
28
3.565
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
IN, United States
5
3.563