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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Strong American Ale Double IPA

BJCP 22A

BJCP 2015 22A Double IPA example
22A - Double IPA

 

Overall Impression

An intensely hoppy, fairly strong pale ale without the big, rich, complex maltiness and residual sweetness and body of an American barleywine. Strongly hopped, but clean, dry, and lacking harshness. Drinkability is an important characteristic; this should not be a heavy, sipping beer.

Comments

A showcase for hops, yet remaining quite drinkable. The adjective "double" is arbitrary and simply implies a stronger version of an IPA; "imperial," "extra," "extreme," or any other variety of adjectives would be equally valid, although the modern American market seems to have now coalesced around the "double" term.

Commercial Examples

Avery Maharaja, Fat Heads Hop Juju, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Port Brewing Hop 15, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Stone Ruination IPA, Three Floyds Dreadnaught

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VITAL

  • OG:  1065 - 1085
  • FG:  1008 - 1018
  • ABV: 7.5 - 10
  • IBU: 60 - 120
  • SRM: 6 - 14
BJCP 2015 22A - Double IPA Commercial Example
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