Beer Info FAQ

What makes an IPA a double?

What makes an IPA a double?

What's a Double IPA? Double IPA's, also called Imperial IPA's, take a regular IPA and amplify it with a bigger malt and hop profile. The alcohol content usually greater, too. Breweries have taken it to another level developing Triple and Quad IPA's that are much less commercialized and a higher alcohol content.

Can you age a Double IPA?

Here's the thing: When you have a double IPA, if it's brewed like a West Coast IPA with little of the malt character and very dry so the hops are exploding out of that beer, that beer is not going to age well. The hops are going to fade and there's not going to be much left to the beer.

What is the difference between a Double IPA and a triple IPA?

Triple IPAs tend to be even hoppier and contain a higher ABV% than a double IPA.