American Imperial IPA

We have west coast American brewers to thank for this somewhat reactionary style. Take an India Pale Ale and feed it steroids, and you'll end up with a Double or Imperial IPA. Although generally recognizable alongside its sister styles in the IPA family, you should expect something more robust, malty, and alcoholic with a characteristically intense hop profile in both taste and aroma. In short, these are boldly flavored, medium-bodied beers that range in color from deep gold to medium amber. The "imperial" usage comes from Russian Imperial Stout, a style of strong Stout originally brewed in England during the late 1700s for the Russian imperial court. Today Double IPA is often the preferred name in the United States.

ABV: 7.0–12.0% | IBU: 65–100 | Glassware: Tulip

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90 Minute IPADogfish Head Craft Brewery9.0016,2494.3
Pliny The ElderRussian River Brewing Company8.0015,3104.69
Hopslam AleBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store10.0013,8134.49
Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing9.4011,1514.44
Lagunitas SucksLagunitas Brewing Company7.8510,4514.35
120 Minute IPADogfish Head Craft Brewery18.008,6924.18
West Coast IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.8.108,0474.24
Hop StoopidLagunitas Brewing Company8.007,9854.21
DirtWolfVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown8.706,8104.3
Burton BatonDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.006,7294.25
Double TroubleFounders Brewing Company9.406,6614.21
Dreadnaught IPA3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.506,1494.42
Sip Of SunshineLawson's Finest Liquids8.005,8734.59
MaharajaAvery Brewing Company10.205,7664.25
MaximusLagunitas Brewing Company8.205,7044
Devil DancerFounders Brewing Company12.005,0973.94
ResinSixpoint Brewery9.105,0094.14
2XIPASouthern Tier Brewing Company8.204,7524.04
Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company9.204,7144.52
Hercules Double IPAGreat Divide Brewing Company10.004,2544.15
Palate WreckerGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.504,1774.18
Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company8.003,7474.34
Arctic Panzer Wolf3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.003,6284.28
ChillwaveGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.003,3954.3
Pliny The YoungerRussian River Brewing Company10.253,3824.75
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.503,0934.09
Permanent Funeral3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.503,0244.52
A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.703,0044.24
Myrcenary Double IPAOdell Brewing Company9.302,9834.3
GubnaOskar Blues Grill & Brew10.002,9753.87
G-BotNew England Brewing Co.8.502,9644.41
DoradoBallast Point Brewing Company10.002,9474.14
Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Brewing Company12.002,8854.17
The OracleBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store10.002,8384.18
Ninja Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company8.002,7194.29
Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.502,7054.04
Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.002,6424.12
Hi-ResSixpoint Brewery11.102,5954.17
Hop HengeDeschutes Brewery8.302,5934.15
DinnerMaine Beer Company8.202,5804.66
Double SunshineLawson's Finest Liquids8.002,5434.68
Ruination Double IPA 2.0Stone Brewing8.502,4484.24
Hop RanchVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.002,4414.22
The Waldos' Special AleLagunitas Brewing Company11.702,3774.33
Hop JuJu Imperial IPAFat Head's Brewery & Saloon9.002,3484.47
471 Small Batch IPABreckenridge Brewery9.202,3293.94
MongoPort Brewing8.502,2934.18
Simtra Triple IPAKnee Deep Brewing Company11.252,2914.31
Second FiddleFiddlehead Brewing Company8.202,2504.47
DoomFounders Brewing Company12.402,2474.12
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