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 Avg Ratings > Bros
90 Minute IPADogfish Head Craft Brewery9.004.2415,24296
Pliny The ElderRussian River Brewing Company8.004.613,972100
Heady TopperThe Alchemist8.004.6612,72696
Hopslam AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.004.4412,61194
Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing9.404.3910,45898
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Brewing Company7.854.3110,10089
120 Minute IPADogfish Head Craft Brewery18.003.967,950-
West Coast IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.8.104.197,775100
Double JackFirestone Walker Brewing Co.9.504.287,500-
Hop StoopidLagunitas Brewing Company8.004.187,457-
DirtWolfVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown8.704.276,498-
Burton BatonDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.004.186,47091
Founders Double TroubleFounders Brewing Company9.404.196,403-
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.10.404.116,22994
Dreadnaught IPA3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.45,91093
Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone Brewing10.804.35,77987
MaharajaAvery Brewing Company10.204.25,51595
MaximusLagunitas Brewing Company8.203.955,40690
Founders Devil DancerFounders Brewing Company12.003.934,98484
ResinSixpoint Brewery9.104.074,56591
2XIPASouthern Tier Brewing Company8.204.014,467-
Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company9.004.474,384-
Sip Of SunshineLawson's Finest Liquids8.004.574,179-
Hercules Double IPAGreat Divide Brewing Company10.004.134,10499
Palate WreckerGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.504.144,035-
G'Knight Imperial Red AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.704.13,85290
Arctic Panzer Wolf3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.004.183,524-
Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company8.004.323,46896
Chillwave Double IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.004.233,24690
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.504.073,047-
Pliny The YoungerRussian River Brewing Company10.254.672,970-
GUBNA Imperial IPAOskar Blues Grill & Brew10.003.772,931-
Rampant Imperial IPANew Belgium Brewing8.503.782,840-
Dorado Double IPABallast Point Brewing Company10.004.122,83694
G-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.8.804.292,834-
A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.504.192,832-
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Brewing Company12.004.122,77793
Myrcenary Double IPAOdell Brewing Company9.304.262,76994
Permanent Funeral3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.504.462,746-
The OracleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.004.172,660-
Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.004.062,61390
Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.103.992,600-
Hop Henge Experimental IPADeschutes Brewery9.304.12,47492
AbnerHill Farmstead Brewery8.204.582,468-
Hi-ResSixpoint Brewery10.504.122,398-
Hop RanchVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.004.172,348-
Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.103.942,194-
471 IPABreckenridge Brewery9.203.882,159-
SimtraKnee Deep Brewing Company11.254.242,146-
Ninja Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company8.004.252,129-
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