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Imperial Or Double India Pale Ale

  •   Dogfish Head 90 Minute Ipa
  • Hero   Sailfish Flounder Pounder
  • Hero   Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
  •   Crooked Can Mc Stagger's Ipa
  • Hero resin   Sixpoint Resin

Imperial or double india pale ales have intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. alcohol content is medium-high to high and notably evident. they range from deep golden to medium copper 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. the intention of this style of beer is to exhibit the fresh and bright character of hops. oxidative character and aged character should not be present.

Why Only Craft Beers?

The number one reason is craft beer tastes better than the "beer water" that is mass produced and mass marketed by the big beer companies. Craft beer tastes better because craft brewers spend their time focusing the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices.

Oh yeah! Craft beers can pack a punch. Most craft beers range from 5-10% ABV, but some can reach 20%, 30%, and even 40% ABV.