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Hops & Robbers - Double Trouble Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Trouble Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hops and Robbers was formulated with two great friends who share a passion for Craft beer, conversation, stealth missions (Finding great beer on tap) and travel. Nathan and Claude have always been looking for the next big score for IPA’s, so we decided to produce our own beer for the local market that had a great balance, aroma and 50 IBU’s!

This is golden IPA with an exceptionally rich and complex character. Fruity aromas of lemon with hints of pineapple combine crisply with toasty caramel flavours and a tasty malt backbone. Dry hopping with cascade hops ensures more hop aromatics are retained in the finished beer. Made with pride and panache, Double Trouble Brewing’s flagship brand Hops & Robbers is refreshingly delicious.

(Beer added by: Stocean1 on 02-19-2012)
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basementbrewer

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

01-27-2014 23:30:22 | More by basementbrewer
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.9%

01-09-2014 17:36:09 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.9%

01-05-2014 18:09:05 | More by lgmol
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a tulip pint glass.

A nice perfect copper amber colored body, and fairly clear with minimal rising carbonation. Head is slightly yellow and tan with creamy bubbles making about three to four fingers tall head. Some island and creamy dolloped top retention and ring like lacing.

Hop front has a little bit of sweet leafy herbal tea but quite subdued, some spicy qualities also but a dry grainy malt bill as well behind it.

Palate comes across a bit wet and grainy more than anything. Chalky biscuity malt bill and a weak grainy finish. Hop angle is virtually non existent, with some mild pine like bitterness that sort of lingers for a little bit. Palate is real fleeting on this one.

Overall, a drinkable beer, but a bit of an IPA dud.

Serving type: can

12-25-2013 21:40:50 | More by smakawhat
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Tavares

Ontario (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500ml can chilled in the fridge, with a finger width head that quickly dissipated, leaving a thin layer on top. Smells immediatelly of citrus fruits, as described on the can, definitely lemon, a bit of pine.

Taste follows up on the smell, a bit of citrus, some pine and later on the caramel flavor, also described on the can, started to come through; or perhaps I was just looking for it. There's the requisite hoppy bitterness at the end, but it's quite subdued. Mouthfeel is surprisingly delightful. Just light enough and with the right amount of carbonation.

The cheeky name enticed me. I'm not the biggest fan of IPAs but am trying to get more into them. I found this fairly enjoyable given the style, likely due to how bitter it wasn't. Understandably sessionable.

Serving type: can

12-14-2013 04:55:09 | More by Tavares
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-16-2013 06:08:33 | More by ZachT
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-04-2013 12:16:16 | More by DamageCase76
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-26-2013 00:20:53 | More by MJ63
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Yesdog

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

09-22-2013 21:02:18 | More by Yesdog
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of 473ml from LCBO for $2.80 CDN can into Pint Glass

Appearance- Rich dark golden color pours out. 1 Finger of head, dissipates at a middling rate. Excellent lace retention.

Smell- Quite piny with significant hop presence. Diluted by some sweet presence which seems vaguely like honey.

Taste-Fairly Hoppy flavor but does not linger for terribly long. Slightly bitter aftertaste and the lasting taste in your mouth is bitteerness rather than hoppiness.

Mouthfeel - a little bit thin feeling and quite low on the carbonation side.

Overall- A beer that looks and smells better than in tastes. By no means a poor beer, rather enjoyed it, however didn’t quite meet expectations given the appearance and aroma.

Serving type: can

09-20-2013 23:30:14 | More by DenisKolkin
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davemathews68

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-22-2013 16:47:07 | More by davemathews68
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +14.9%

08-12-2013 00:52:11 | More by csmartin6
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

08-09-2013 13:37:03 | More by kevinlater
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-30-2013 00:28:03 | More by LarryAppleton
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-23-2013 22:27:27 | More by WillAndSarah
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-17-2013 13:14:26 | More by fizzyted
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-05-2013 20:57:36 | More by Bf_89
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-05-2013 05:06:11 | More by 1stOffender
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

06-30-2013 20:04:10 | More by McBastard
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.9%

06-28-2013 22:41:03 | More by Cramshawbar
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden orange under a moderate head that settles to a partial film, some spotty lace. Hoppy nose, a hint of lemon and alcohol. Gently bitter to drink, generic citrus fruit pithiness, no shout out to any particular fruit. Maybe grapefruit? Moderate body, a little sparkle.

Really just a very common, generic IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 01:39:07 | More by TerryW
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-17-2013 23:13:04 | More by JG_McNaulty
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IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - 355ml can poured into a small pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden-copper colour with 2 fingers of stringy white head which dissipates quickly, leaving behing some stringy white lacing and a bit of soapy residue on top.

Smell - Not your standard IPA smells. Picking up some light vanilla, toffee and caramel. Trying to pick up the lemon and pineapple but I'm jus not getting it.

Taste - Some 'bready' malts, vanilla, toffee and caramel dominate, which I find unusual for the style. Not necessarily a bad thing tho. Towards the finish some exceptionally light hop character in the form of citrus, possibly lemon, and a faint, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with low carbonation and a pretty dry finish.

Overall - 3.5/5

Serving type: can

06-17-2013 03:05:02 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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bgramels

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-29-2013 01:23:39 | More by bgramels
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JamesMN

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Slightly hazy orange/amber hue with a one finger foamy off-white head.

Aroma: A hint of lemon with some an echo of bready malt. Really not very aromatic.

Taste: It's hard to put my finger on what I'm tasting here. Bitterness for sure (50 IBUs or so), but no hop flavor. Some caramel and light amber malt but nothing to help balance out the raw bitterness. Hop bitterness through the finish and lingering in the aftertaste. I was hoping to taste some of the lemon and pineapple hop character that is described on the can.

Mouthfeel: At 5.7% ABV I expected a bit of a watery mess but it's actually almost medium in body which makes the idea of sessioning it less promising. Below average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: As a hophead I like to push my palate to the extreme with hoppy beers. Unfortunately, 50 IBUs don't taste good when they are not accompanied by fruit, pine, or earthy flavor. There is no date on the can so maybe it's old but if a brewery won't date their product then I can't take freshness into account when reviewing. Would I drink it again? No.

Serving type: can

05-22-2013 22:49:23 | More by JamesMN
Hops & Robbers from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.