Craft Beer Spotlight: The Double IPA

Sep 21, 2015Kyle Westfall

Take an India Pale Ale and a ton more hops, ergo the term Double IPA. Although open to the same interpretation as its sister styles, you should expect something malty, alcoholic and with a hop profile that might rip your tongue out. This style is also known as an Imperial IPA. The Imperial usage comes from Russian Imperial stout, a style of strong stout originally brewed in England for the Russian Imperial Court of the late 1700s; though Double IPA is often the preferred name.

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You can thank west coast American brewers for this somewhat reactionary style. "Thanks!"

Food Pairings: Cuisine: BBQ, Cheese: Monterey, Pepper Jack, Blue, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Llimburger; Meat: game, grilled meat, salmon

Carne Asada con Mojo pairs great with a DIPA, Via "10 Great Food and Beer Pairings"


Glassware: Snifter, Tulip, Over-sized Wine Glass

ABV: 7.0 – 14.0%

Temperatures: Cellar: 45 – 50 degrees F/ Serve: 50-55 degrees F *Can be cellared for long periods of time under the proper conditions but expect this to mellow the fresh hop character (see more).

Our Recipe, Your Home Brew: Pilsner Light Malt Extract/ Carapils & Flaked Barley Brewers Grains/ Warrior, Simcoe, Chinook, Mosaic, Centennial & Cascade Hops/ Premium Ale Yeast

 Our Resin Double IPA Beer Brewing Kit is a Collaboration with Sixpoint Brewery, and the Biggest Beer We've Produced!


Top 10 Double IPAs (according to

  1. Pliny The Younger, Russian River Brewing Company
  2. Heady Topper, The Alchemist
  3. Dinner, Maine Beer Company
  4. Triple Sunshine IPA, Lawson’s Finest Liquids
  5. Pliny The Elder, Russian River Brewing Company
  6. Double Sunshine IPA, Lawson’s Finest Liquids
  7. Citra Double IPA, Kern River Brewing Company
  8. King Sue, Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
  9. Abner, Hill Farmstead Brewery
  10. Artaic, Trillium Brewing Company

Are you a fan of Double IPAs? Try our Sixpoint Resin IIPA and make your own!

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