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World Beer Awards 2016

Winners

World's Best Imperial / Double IPA

World's Best Imperial / Double IPA
United States' Best Imperial / Double IPA
COLORADO
VIXNU

Brazil

"Clear amber. Explosive, spicy, hop forward nose. Pine and passion fruit. Spice dominates mouthfeel. Slightly over-bitter after taste."

Belgium

Belgium's Best Imperial / Double IPA
Belgium's Best Imperial / Double IPATroubadour
Magma
Belgium
"Cloudy amber with a great head. Little fruit in nose with hints of candied orange and grapefruit peel. Continues in the aroma with fresh blood orange and caramel. Great aftertaste. Perfect balance."

Canada

Canada's Best Imperial / Double IPA
Canada's Best Imperial / Double IPALa Voie Maltee
Soutien-Gorge
Canada
"Aroma somewhere between pin and mango. Very solid bitterness with tar mid palate. That sustains throughout the finish. Lemon around the edges. Refreshing with fresh citrus bitterness."

GOLD WINNERS

SILVER WINNERS

Finland

Finland's Best Imperial / Double IPA
Finland's Best Imperial / Double IPABryggeri Helsinki
Supernova
Finland
"Good head and a hazy orange golden colour. Warming bitter, leather hops and fruit dominated. Strong alcohol, orange and caramel coming through in flavour with a nice, warming finish."

France

Germany

Germany's Best Imperial / Double IPA
Germany's Best Imperial / Double IPACREW Republic
7:45 Escalation
Germany
"A good head with yellow straw colour. Fat, grassy, fruity and piney nose - extremely inviting. Juicy tanginess with a bitter orange finish."

Japan

Japan's Best Imperial / Double IPA
Japan's Best Imperial / Double IPAMinoh Beer
W-Ipa
Japan

Norway

Norway's Best Imperial / Double IPA
Norway's Best Imperial / Double IPAUlriken
Double IPA
Norway
"Bright orange with very aromatic, orange, grapefruit and herbal notes in aroma. Juicy citrus fruits, solid caramel flavour base balanced with hops. Nice balance though on the light side."

South Africa

GOLD WINNERS

United Kingdom

United Kingdom's Best Imperial / Double IPA
United Kingdom's Best Imperial / Double IPACloudwater Brew Co. Special Edition
DIPA v3
United Kingdom
"Slightly hazy orange with a short head. Tropical fat fruits in aroma. A great malt interplay in flavour, together with fresh peaches, cream and melon. Complex and full."

SILVER WINNERS

BRONZE WINNERS

United Kingdom - Imperial / Double IPA - Bronze Medal
Allendale
Double IPA
United Kingdom

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