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2xhThe Imperial IPA is a very new style, created by taking a regular IPA and amping it up a bit. It is a little lighter in color than a regular IPA, with a nice, vigorous golden hue. There is very little maltiness in this beer, although it has a moderate body. The hops are the stalwart backbone of the style. There is an incredible amount of hop flavor and bitterness, and a definite interplay of varieties and locales in the different types of hops. The dry finish is typical of an IPA, and the result is a big beer, with only a hint of maltiness and a lot of hop character.