Imperial IPA

Learn more about the Imperial IPA style of beer.

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 IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
9.0016,5034.2711-26-2023
Pliny The Elder
Russian River Brewing Company
8.0015,6714.6411-25-2023
Heady Topper
The Alchemist
8.0015,2514.7111-26-2023
Hopslam Ale
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
10.0014,0174.4511-25-2023
Enjoy By IPA
Stone Brewing
9.4011,2074.4109-30-2023
Ruination IPA
Stone Brewing
8.2010,9614.2911-28-2023
Lagunitas Sucks
Lagunitas Brewing Company
7.8510,5194.3202-12-2023
120 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
18.008,8414.1208-19-2023
Double Jack
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
9.507,6544.3301-17-2023
DirtWolf
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
8.706,8744.2711-17-2023
Burton Baton
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
10.006,7534.2305-21-2023
Double Trouble
Founders Brewing Company
9.406,6834.211-26-2023
Hoptimum
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
11.006,5454.1808-16-2023
Dreadnaught
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
9.406,2894.411-25-2023
Sip Of Sunshine
Lawson's Finest Liquids
8.006,1564.5511-28-2023
RuinTen Triple IPA
Stone Brewing
10.805,9014.311-14-2023
Maximus
Lagunitas Brewing Company
9.005,881411-14-2023
Maharaja
Avery Brewing Company
10.205,8224.2311-26-2023
Resin
Sixpoint Brewery
9.105,1314.1211-14-2023
Devil Dancer
Founders Brewing Company
12.005,1133.911-06-2023
2XIPA
Southern Tier Brewing Company
8.204,8464.0211-02-2023
Abrasive Ale
Surly Brewing Company
9.204,8314.511-10-2023
Hercules Double IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company
10.004,2754.1209-24-2023
Palate Wrecker
Green Flash Brewing Co.
9.504,1854.1611-26-2023
Perpetual IPA
Tröegs Brewing Company
7.503,8564.0711-26-2023
Pure Hoppiness
Alpine Beer Company
8.003,7554.3310-20-2021
Arctic Panzer Wolf
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
9.003,7074.2604-30-2023
Pliny The Younger
Russian River Brewing Company
10.253,5494.6909-24-2023
Chillwave
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
9.003,4294.2705-19-2023
Double Simcoe IPA
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
9.003,2734.0607-14-2023
Permanent Funeral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
10.503,2414.4911-26-2023
Space Dust
Elysian Brewing Company
8.203,2384.0811-07-2023
UnEarthly
Southern Tier Brewing Company
9.503,1184.0701-22-2022
Myrcenary Double IPA
Odell Brewing Company
9.303,0154.2809-08-2023
A Little Sumpin' Extra! Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company
8.703,0144.2311-14-2023
G-Bot
New England Brewing Co.
8.502,9924.3909-18-2023
Gubna
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
10.002,9803.8310-12-2022
Dorado
Ballast Point Brewing Company
10.002,9614.1201-07-2023
Double Crooked Tree IPA
Dark Horse Brewing Company
12.002,8984.1511-26-2023
The Oracle
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
10.002,8394.1601-29-2023
Ninja Vs. Unicorn
Pipeworks Brewing Company
8.002,8344.2711-11-2023
Dinner
Maine Beer Company
8.202,7694.6211-28-2023
Lake Erie Monster
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
9.502,7324.0109-29-2023
Double Sunshine
Lawson's Finest Liquids
8.002,6754.6311-15-2023
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale
Green Flash Brewing Co.
9.002,6434.0907-22-2023
Hi-Res
Sixpoint Brewery
11.102,6004.1510-12-2022
The Waldos' Special Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company
11.702,5304.3111-22-2023
Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Stone Brewing
8.502,4784.2210-02-2023
Hop Ranch
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
9.002,4424.1906-27-2021
Second Fiddle
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
8.202,4104.4411-18-2023
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