The “Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA)”, or “ Double IPA ( DIPA )”, is an intensely hoppy, fairly strong pale ale without the big, rich, complex maltiness and residual sweetness and body of an American Barley Wine.
A Double IPA ( DIPA ) is also known as an Imperial IPA (IIPA). Think everything about an IPA, but dialed up. A DIPA has double the amount of hops, and more malt to counteract. Often, they take double the amount of time to brew as well. Richer in texture and booze, DIPA’s range from around seven percent ABV to 10+ ABV.
Double IPAs Also called “ Imperial ” IPAs , this uniquely American style takes the craving for hops and runs with it. These usually use double or even triple the typical amount of hops, but also add more malts to balance. The resulting beer has huge hoppy highs and deep malty depths with an high ABV to match.
Once an IPA reaches the 7-plus percent alcohol by volume (ABV) range, it’s entered Double IPA turf. And, to your question, the higher ABV is derived from more fermentable sugars, usually from malts. So yes, the grain bills will be increased to achieve a higher ABV.
In a hazy IPA , hops are only added late in the boil and again unusually early during fermentation, when the beer is still churning in the tank and hops interact with yeast in a way that withdraws maximum fruity-citrus character. It also results in — you guessed it — haze .
X represented a single, XX a double , XXX a triple and XXXX a quadruple. A double , is typically a dark amber or brown beer with an ABV of 6%-7.5%, a triple , a golden brew ranging from 8% to 9.5% ABV, whilst a quadruple is the highest alcohol version at 9% and varying from dark brown to golden/amber in colour.
The Brewer’s Association defines an Imperial IPA as an IPA with color that is straw to medium amber, 6.0%-8.4% alcohol, with hop aromas and flavors that are very high, but not aggressively bitter.
An IPA is a hoppy style of beer that has a higher alcohol content than other craft beers. An IPA was born because brewers needed to keep beer fresher longer on their voyages from England to India. So, they added hops to preserve the beer better. An IPA tends to have a distinct taste and a higher alcohol content.
Here’s the Zach-Approved™ definition for the Triple IPA : A massively hoppy beer of at least 9.5-percent ABV with outrageous amounts of dry hops, hop flavor, malt flavor, alcohol and bitterness.
The Session India Pale Ale ( Session IPA ), or India Session Ale (ISA), is basically a session -strength take of the standard hop-dominant profiled American IPA , showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties and usually ranging from 3.0-5.0% ABV.