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 Brewery9.004.2415,48696
Pliny The ElderRussian River Brewing Company8.004.614,371100
Heady TopperThe Alchemist8.004.6513,29796
Hopslam AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.004.4313,00094
Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing9.404.410,70398
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Brewing Company7.854.3110,22389
120 Minute IPADogfish Head Craft Brewery18.003.968,116-
West Coast IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.8.104.197,863100
Hop StoopidLagunitas Brewing Company8.004.187,635-
DirtWolfVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown8.704.276,590-
Burton BatonDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.004.186,54991
Founders Double TroubleFounders Brewing Company9.404.196,430-
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.604.116,27194
Dreadnaught IPA3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.395,99893
Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone Brewing10.804.35,81487
MaharajaAvery Brewing Company10.204.25,60095
MaximusLagunitas Brewing Company8.203.955,49590
Founders Devil DancerFounders Brewing Company12.003.935,04284
ResinSixpoint Brewery9.104.074,70391
Sip Of SunshineLawson's Finest Liquids8.004.564,614-
Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company9.004.464,535-
2XIPASouthern Tier Brewing Company8.204.014,530-
Hercules Double IPAGreat Divide Brewing Company10.004.134,15799
Palate WreckerGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.504.144,121-
G'Knight Imperial Red AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.704.13,89990
Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company8.004.313,66296
Arctic Panzer Wolf3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.004.183,553-
Chillwave Double IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.004.233,30990
Pliny The YoungerRussian River Brewing Company10.254.673,073-
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.504.073,068-
GUBNA Imperial IPAOskar Blues Grill & Brew10.003.772,954-
Dorado Double IPABallast Point Brewing Company10.004.112,90094
Rampant Imperial IPANew Belgium Brewing8.503.782,897-
G-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.8.804.292,881-
Permanent Funeral3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.504.462,845-
A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.504.192,845-
Myrcenary Double IPAOdell Brewing Company9.304.262,84494
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Brewing Company12.004.122,83293
The OracleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.004.162,718-
Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.004.062,63290
Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.103.982,621-
AbnerHill Farmstead Brewery8.204.582,591-
Hi-ResSixpoint Brewery10.504.132,511-
Hop Henge Experimental IPADeschutes Brewery9.304.12,48392
Hop RanchVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.004.152,424-
471 Small Batch IPABreckenridge Brewery9.203.892,304-
Ninja Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company8.004.262,284-
Simtra Triple IPAKnee Deep Brewing Company11.254.242,216-
Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.103.942,198-
MongoPort Brewing8.504.172,173-
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