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 Brewery9.004.2415,40896
Pliny The ElderRussian River Brewing Company8.004.614,279100
Heady TopperThe Alchemist8.004.6513,16596
Hopslam AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.004.4312,94694
Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing9.404.3910,60298
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Brewing Company7.854.3110,20089
120 Minute IPADogfish Head Craft Brewery18.003.978,060-
West Coast IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.8.104.197,846100
Hop StoopidLagunitas Brewing Company8.004.187,575-
Double JackFirestone Walker Brewing Co.9.504.287,555-
DirtWolfVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown8.704.276,560-
Burton BatonDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.004.186,52991
Founders Double TroubleFounders Brewing Company9.404.196,422-
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.10.404.116,25394
Dreadnaught IPA3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.504.45,97293
Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone Brewing10.804.35,80587
MaharajaAvery Brewing Company10.204.25,56795
MaximusLagunitas Brewing Company8.203.955,46790
Founders Devil DancerFounders Brewing Company12.003.935,03084
ResinSixpoint Brewery9.104.074,67291
Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company9.004.464,521-
2XIPASouthern Tier Brewing Company8.2044,515-
Sip Of SunshineLawson's Finest Liquids8.004.574,487-
Hercules Double IPAGreat Divide Brewing Company10.004.134,14499
Palate WreckerGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.504.144,079-
G'Knight Imperial Red AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.704.13,89090
Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company8.004.313,64996
Arctic Panzer Wolf3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.004.183,543-
Chillwave Double IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.004.233,28690
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.504.073,059-
Pliny The YoungerRussian River Brewing Company10.254.673,054-
GUBNA Imperial IPAOskar Blues Grill & Brew10.003.782,945-
Dorado Double IPABallast Point Brewing Company10.004.112,89194
Rampant Imperial IPANew Belgium Brewing8.503.782,889-
G-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.8.804.292,864-
A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.504.192,842-
Myrcenary Double IPAOdell Brewing Company9.304.262,82494
Permanent Funeral3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.504.462,820-
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Brewing Company12.004.122,81893
The OracleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.004.162,712-
Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.004.062,62890
Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.103.982,618-
AbnerHill Farmstead Brewery8.204.582,552-
Hi-ResSixpoint Brewery10.504.122,489-
Hop Henge Experimental IPADeschutes Brewery9.304.12,47992
Hop RanchVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.004.162,411-
471 Small Batch IPABreckenridge Brewery9.203.892,303-
Ninja Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company8.004.262,226-
Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.103.942,198-
SimtraKnee Deep Brewing Company11.254.242,191-
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