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Style: American Double / Imperial Pale Ale
 
Style Information
The American Double or Imperial Pale Ale is usually a hopped-up version of the American Pale Ale. Color should be medium copper to dark copper. Hop aroma is moderate to strong, usually with grass, floral or pine notes. There is also a notable malt sweetness. Taste has a balance of malt and hops, with hops usually asserting the bitterness later. Pine bitterness with a slight grassy flavor from the hops is usually notable. Finishing taste is somewhat bitter from the hops presence. Feel is medium to full and the hops presence is somewhat sticky. IBUs range from 30-50. ABV is usually in the range of 4.5% to 6.5%.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
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Top Consumed American Double / Imperial Pale Ale
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Double Daisy Cutter (Doble Cortador) by Half Acre Beer Company82
2. Silver Anniversary Ale by Summit Brewing Company49
3. Galactic Double Daisy Cutter by Half Acre Beer Company45
4. Squall by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery21
5. Double Fist by Revolution Brewing21
6. Perpetual IPA by Troegs Brewing Company21
7. Rampant Imperial India Pale Ale by New Belgium Brewing Inc.15
8. King Sue by Toppling Goliath Brewing Company14
9. Alphalpha by Ithaca Beer Company11
10. Oasis by Tallgrass Brewing Company10

Top Reviews American Double / Imperial Pale Ale
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Kryptonite by Iron Hill Brewery - Lancaster94
2. Pantius Droppus by Ellicottville Brewing Co. - Ellicottville92
3. Squall by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery88
4. Alphalpha by Ithaca Beer Company86
5. Double Daisy Cutter (Doble Cortador) by Half Acre Beer Company85
6. Galactic Double Daisy Cutter by Half Acre Beer Company84
7. Double Dog Double Pale Ale by Flying Dog Brewery82
8. Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale by Odell Brewing Company82
9. Hop Monster by Titletown Brewing Company82
10. Perpetual IPA by Troegs Brewing Company82