American Double / Imperial IPA

Take an India Pale Ale and feed it steroids, ergo the term Double IPA. Although open to the same interpretation as its sister styles, you should expect something robust, malty, alcoholic and with a hop profile that might rip your tongue out. The Imperial usage comes from Russian Imperial stout, a style of strong stout originally brewed in England for the Russian Imperial Court of the late 1700s; though Double IPA is often the preferred name.

You can thank west coast American brewers for this somewhat reactionary style. "Thanks!"

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 7.0-14.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
90 Minute IPADogfish Head Brewery9.004.233,70296
Pliny The ElderRussian River Brewing Company8.004.593,354100
Hopslam AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.004.453,26094
120 Minute IPADogfish Head Brewery18.003.922,108-
Hop StoopidLagunitas Brewing Company8.004.182,025-
Heady TopperThe Alchemist8.004.661,94493
Burton BatonDogfish Head Brewery10.004.161,78691
MaharajaAvery Brewing Company10.204.191,77995
Green Flash West Coast IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.8.104.191,776100
Dreadnaught IPA3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.41,66393
Founders Double TroubleFounders Brewing Company9.404.191,617-
Hercules Double IPAGreat Divide Brewing Company10.004.141,53299
MaximusLagunitas Brewing Company8.203.931,45790
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Brewing Company7.854.331,44189
Founders Devil DancerFounders Brewing Company12.003.951,40284
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.10.404.11,39594
Double Simcoe IPAWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.004.091,33890
G'Knight Imperial Red AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.704.11,30590
Double JackFirestone Walker Brewing Co.9.504.281,297-
Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing Co.9.404.411,24898
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.504.081,195-
Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.404.0698590
2XIPASouthern Tier Brewing Company8.204985-
Double Dog Double IPAFlying Dog Brewery11.503.96956-
Hopsickle Imperial India Pale AleMoylan's Brewery9.204.1934100
GUBNA Imperial IPAOskar Blues Grill & Brew10.003.73930-
YuleSmith (Summer)AleSmith Brewing Company8.504.25912-
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Brewing Company12.004.189093
Pliny The YoungerRussian River Brewing Company11.004.68889-
Smuttynose Big A IPASmuttynose Brewing Company9.703.9988682
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.Shmaltz Brewing Company10.004.0386899
Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company9.004.46852-
Hop Henge Experimental IPADeschutes Brewery9.304.0982392
Stone RuinTen IPAStone Brewing Co.10.804.3180087
Hop 15Port Brewing10.004.1778696
471 IPABreckenridge Brewery9.203.89784-
XS Imperial India Pale AleRogue Ales9.504.1476596
Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.433.9275799
DirtWolfVictory Brewing Company8.704.29726-
Green Flash Palate WreckerGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.504.14714-
Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.004.04700-
Arctic Panzer Wolf3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.004.18690-
ResinSixpoint Brewery9.104.0368791
Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company8.004.3367396
The OracleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.004.2666-
Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.103.99661-
DuganA IPAAvery Brewing Company8.504.1360194
Dorado Double IPABallast Point Brewing Company10.004.1358694
Tröegs Perpetual IPATröegs Brewing Company7.504.08580-
MongoPort Brewing8.504.16579-
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