Posted May 27, 2013 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts

Top Rated Double IPA & Imperial IPA Beers

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The Best Double IPA and Imperial IPA Beers

Packed with flavors of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit, and high in bitterness- Double IPAs and Imperial IPAs, are a some of the boldest tasting craft beer styles. A favorite style for hopheads looking to get the maximum amount of hop attributes out of their beer. Flavor profiles range from balanced to extremely bitter and resinous. Craft brewers choice of hops plays a big role in the aroma and flavor profile of these beers (see our Guide to Hop Flavor and Aroma). Dry-hopping, hop bursting, and other techniques are used to increase hop characteristics in these beers.

The list below highlights several top rated Double IPA and Imperial IPA beers.

Surly Abrasive Ale (9.0%, 120 IBUs)

A Double Oat IPA brewed with Warrior and Citra hops. Very high in hop bitternes. View Ratings

Firestone Walker Double Jack (9.5%, 100 IBUs)

A Double IPA brewed with six varieties of hops. Dry-hopped, with intense aromas of citrus and pine. Very high hop bitterness level. View Ratings

Founders Devil Dancer (12%, 112 IBUs)

Imperial IPA dry-hopped with 10 varieties of hops. Smooth, flavorful, and very bitter, with some alcohol warming. View Ratings

Hill Farmstead Ephraim (9.8%, 100+ IBUs)

An Imperial IPA with intense citrus and piney aromas. Resinous hop flavors and a very high hop bitterness level. View Ratings

Three Floyds Dreadnaught (9.5%, 99 IBUs)

An Imperial IPA with notes of peach, mango, and citrus. Resinous hop flavors and a very high bitterness level. View Ratings

Bell’s Brewery Hopslam (10%)

A dry-hooped Double IPA with bold flavors of citrusy hops, and tropical fruit. View Ratings

Hopworks Organic Ace of Spades (9.0%, 100 IBUs)

An Imperial IPA high in hop bitterness with intense flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. View Ratings

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum (10.4%, 100 IBUs)

A dry-hopped and torpedo-hopped Imperial IPA. Notes of grapefruit, pine, and herbal hops. Very high bitterness level. View Ratings

Trinity Brewing Slap Yer Mammy (10.5%, 125 IBUs)

Double IPA brewed with 7 types of hops and double dry-hopped for intense aromatics. Very high bitterness in the finish. View Ratings

Green Flash Brewing Imperial Red IPA (8.5%, 80 IBUs)

An Imperial IPA brewed with Rye Malt and Mosaic hops. View Ratings

Russian River Pliny the Elder (8.2%)

A Double IPA brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial hops. Citrusy with resinous hop flavors. View Ratings

The Alchemist Heady Topper (8.5%, 80 IBUs)

A Double IPA bursting with flavors of tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. Sold in cans. View Ratings

Terrapin Hopzilla (10.7%, 110 IBUs)

A strong Double IPA with flavors of passion fruit, guava, and citrusy hops. Very high in hop bitterness. View Ratings

Sixpoint Resin (9.1%, 103 IBUs)

A Double IPA with very smooth resinous hop flavors of citrus and pine. View Ratings

Hoppin Frog Mean Manalishi (8.2%, 168 IBUs)

Intensely bitter Double IPA with notes of pine, citrus, and tropical fruit. View Ratings

Drake’s Hopocalypse (9.3%, 100 IBUs)

Double IPA dry-hopped with Cascade, Simcoe, and Chinook hops. View Ratings

Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA (10.1%, 150 IBUs)

Imperia IPA brewed with Simcoe and Citra hops. Intense bitterness in the finish. View Ratings

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Sunshine IPA (8%)

Double IPA with vibrant flavors of tropical fruit and citrus. View Ratings

Hardywood Bourbon DIPA (9.4%, 80 IBUs)

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian Double IPA. Fruity, spicy, and smooth, with high hop bitterness. View Ratings

Victory Brewing Dirtwolf Double IPA (8.7%)

Flavorful Double IPA brewed with whole flower Citra, Simcoe, Chinook, and Mosaic hops. View Ratings

Elevation Fanboy Oak-Aged Double IPA (8.5%, 70 IBUs)

Aged in American oak barrels. Notes of oak, vanilla, tropical fruit, and citrus. Brewed with Falconer’s Flight, Simcoe, and Citra hops. View Ratings

Against The Grain Tropical Segway Kitten (10.2%, 130 IBUs)

Double IPA brewed with Sorachi Ace, Falconer’s Flight and Simcoe hops. Dry hopped with Centennial and Citra hops. View Ratings

Midnight Sun Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA (8%, 100 IBUs)

Double IPA brewed with a high portion of wheat malt. Crisp and citrusy with high bitterness in the finish. View Ratings





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