Dipa and iipa

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stumpyiliz
beers 218 º places 7 º 19:46 Thu 1/30/2014

What’s the difference?

Discuss please...

 
portableparty
beers 2398 º places 20 º 19:47 Thu 1/30/2014

nothing

 
stumpyiliz
beers 218 º places 7 º 19:50 Thu 1/30/2014

I thought double would mean double the alcohol and an imperial would be larger flavor character, more alcohol and insane nose.

 
joeneugs
beers 6371 º places 241 º 19:59 Thu 1/30/2014

IPA <7.5% ABV
IIPA > 7.5% ABV

 
b3shine
beers 10939 º places 355 º 20:02 Thu 1/30/2014

There are very few true "Double" IPAs. Imperial and Double are used synonymously by most people, even though they’re not truly the same.

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree is one of the true "Double" IPAs I know of. I’m fairly sure they truly double their Crooked Tree recipe, and it finishes around 12%.

 
Quevillon
beers 3376 º places 337 º 20:02 Thu 1/30/2014

Originally posted by stumpyiliz
What’s the difference?

Discuss please...
Let’s see now...

Imperial India Pale Ale

IIPA

Two "I" or double I’s

The reason is because the first two words start with "i". Just like the International Ice Hockey Federation, or Double IHF (IIHF).

 
CLevar
places 23 º 20:15 Thu 1/30/2014

Originally posted by portableparty
Nobody

 
jbrana
beers 641 º places 33 º 20:28 Thu 1/30/2014

I’ve always understood an imperial IPA to just be a high gravity IPA, while a double IPA is double the grain, double the hops.

 
GT
beers 10001 º places 672 º 20:51 Thu 1/30/2014

I’ve understood these as being identical

 
Quevillon
beers 3376 º places 337 º 20:52 Thu 1/30/2014

I my opinion, they should all call it strong india pale ale!

 
Ibrew2or3
beers 9999 º places 353 º 20:57 Thu 1/30/2014

Originally posted by Quevillon
I my opinion, they should all call it strong india pale ale!


I like it, a SIPA