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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
 
Style Information
The American Double (or Imperial) India Pale Ale is the style most Hopheads love more than any other. Most examples of this style are so packed with glorious hop goodness that you can smell it across the table.

Color can range from golden to medium copper. Aromas are very much dominated by the hops, with most having major citrus notes, along with pine, grass and strong floral tones. Alcohol is also likely to be notable. Taste is all hop bitterness and usually citrus and pine, with a somewhat minor malt profile. Feel ranges from crisp to oily. ABV ranges widely from 6% up to 20%. IBUs also range quite a bit from 65 to 100 or more.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Snifter Typically used for serving brandy and cognac, a snifter is ideal for capturing the volatiles of aromatic beers, such as Belgian ales, India Pale Ales, barleywines and wheat wines. The shape helps... [more]
Tulip A tulip glass not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large
heads, creating a visual and olfactory sensation. The body is bulbous, but the top
flares out to form... [more]
Wine Glass Wine glasses come in many shapes that are styled specifically to certain varietals of wine. The shape of the glass is very important, as it concentrates flavors and aroma. Wine glasses can be div... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]

Top Consumed American Double / Imperial IPA
 
 BeerConsumed
1. HopSlam by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe683
2. Double Trouble IPA by Founders Brewing Company406
3. Abrasive Ale by Surly Brewing Company393
4. Heady Topper by The Alchemist Pub & Brewery170
5. Union Jack by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.156
6. Pliny The Elder by Russian River Brewing Company155
7. Hoptimum by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.111
8. Maharaja by Avery Brewing Company106
9. Snake Handler by Good People Brewing Co102
10. Dreadnaught IPA by Three Floyds Brewing LLC98

Top Reviews American Double / Imperial IPA
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Double Sunshine IPA by Lawson's Finest Liquids96
2. Citra Ninja by Pipeworks Brewing Company96
3. Heady Topper by The Alchemist Pub & Brewery95
4. Oak Aged Gordon by Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery94
5. Pliny The Younger by Russian River Brewing Company93
6. Abner by Hill Farmstead Brewery92
7. Deuce by El Toro Brewing Co.92
8. Myrcenary by Odell Brewing Company92
9. Poor Man's Double IPA by Pizza Port & Brewing Co. - Carlsbad91
10. HopSlam by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe90