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 Brewery9.0015,9144.27
Pliny The ElderRussian River Brewing Company8.0014,9034.64
Hopslam AleBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store10.0013,4484.46
Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing9.4011,0134.41
Lagunitas SucksLagunitas Brewing Company7.8510,4024.32
120 Minute IPADogfish Head Craft Brewery18.008,4814.11
West Coast IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.8.107,9914.22
Hop StoopidLagunitas Brewing Company8.007,8594.19
DirtWolfVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown8.706,7294.28
Burton BatonDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.006,6744.23
Double TroubleFounders Brewing Company9.406,5754.2
HoptimumSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.606,3634.18
Dreadnaught IPA3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.506,1004.4
RuinTen Triple IPAStone Brewing10.805,8514.3
MaharajaAvery Brewing Company10.205,7154.23
MaximusLagunitas Brewing Company8.205,6253.99
ResinSixpoint Brewery9.104,8964.12
2XIPASouthern Tier Brewing Company8.204,6514.02
Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company9.004,6454.5
Hercules Double IPAGreat Divide Brewing Company10.004,2254.12
Palate WreckerGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.504,1614.16
G'KnightOskar Blues Grill & Brew8.704,0664.11
Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company8.003,7274.33
Arctic Panzer Wolf3 Floyds Brewing Co.9.003,5964.26
Chillwave Double IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.003,3574.28
Double Simcoe IPAWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.003,2664.06
Pliny The YoungerRussian River Brewing Company10.253,1984.7
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.503,0814.07
A Little Sumpin' Extra! AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.702,9884.23
Permanent Funeral3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.502,9724.5
GubnaOskar Blues Grill & Brew10.002,9673.84
G-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.8.802,9454.39
Myrcenary Double IPAOdell Brewing Company9.302,9374.28
DoradoBallast Point Brewing Company10.002,9284.12
Rampant Imperial IPANew Belgium Brewing8.502,9073.79
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Brewing Company12.002,8664.15
The OracleBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store10.002,7984.16
Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.102,6814.01
Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.002,6394.09
Space Dust IPAElysian Brewing Company8.202,6354.08
Hi-ResSixpoint Brewery11.102,5794.15
Hop HengeDeschutes Brewery8.302,5684.13
Ninja Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company8.002,5524.28
Hop RanchVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.002,4364.19
Ruination Double IPA 2.0Stone Brewing8.502,3734.22
471 Small Batch IPABreckenridge Brewery9.202,3263.92
Simtra Triple IPAKnee Deep Brewing Company11.252,2634.29
MongoPort Brewing8.002,2604.17
Hop JuJu Imperial IPAFat Head's Brewery & Saloon9.002,2384.46
DoomFounders Brewing Company12.402,2284.08
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