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Top 50 Imperial India Pale Ales According to

The current top 50 Imperial IPA's according to While Russian River Brewing took the top 2 spots, Hill Farmstead had the 3 DIPAs in the Top 10 and 8 in the top 30.  Alpine Beer Company had 4 DIPA's in the top 50.
1. Russian River Pliny the Younger
2. Russian River Pliny the Elder
3. Alchemist Heady Topper
4. Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA
5. Bells Hopslam
6. Toppling Goliath King Sue
7. Hill Farmstead Abner
8. Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
9. Alpine Beer Company Keene Idea
10. Hill Farmstead Ephraim

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11. Maine Beer Dinner
12. Hill Farmstead Double Citra
13. Lawson’s Finest Double Sunshine IPA
14. Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #6
15. Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness
16. Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
17. Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA
18. Trillium Vicinity
19. Surly Abrasive Ale
20. Trillium Upper Case
21. Stone Enjoy By IPA
22. AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale Ale
23. Kern River Citra Double IPA
24. Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy
25. Arizona Wilderness DC Mountain Double IPA
26. Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #3
27. Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA
28. Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA
29. Stone Ruination IPA
30. Toppling Goliath Sosus
31. AleWerks Bitter Valentine
32. Port Brewing Hop 15
33. Stone RuinTen IPA
34. Fat Head’s Hop JuJu Imperial IPA
35. Fiddlehead Second Fiddle
36. Lawson’s Finest Triple Sunshine IPA
37. Three Floyds Permanent Funeral
38. New England Coriolis
39. Anchorage Bitter Monk Belgian Style Double IPA
40. Otter Creek / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Dose IPA
41. Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPA
42. Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA
43. Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness
44. Goose Island Imperial IPA
45. Trillium Heavy Mettle
46. Alchemist The Crusher
47. Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale
48. La Cumbre Full Nelson
49. Foundation Epiphany IPA
50. Toppling Goliath Twisted Galaxy
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Imperial / Double India Pale Ale
Imperial India Pale Ales have intense hop bitterness, flavor and arom Alcohol content is high to very high and notably evident. They range from deep golden to amber in color. The style may use any variety of hops. Though the hop character is intense it’s balanced with complex alcohol flavors, moderate to high fruity esters and medium to high malt character. Hop character should be fresh and lively and should not be harsh in quality. The use of large amounts of hops may cause a degree of appropriate hop haze. Imperial or Double India pale ales have medium-high to full body. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
OG: 1.075-1.100
FG: 1.018-1.028
Alcohol by Weight: 6.0-8.4%
IBU: 65-100
Color SRM: 5-13


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