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Hops & Robbers - Double Trouble Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

polloenfuego, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of SSS
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this in a whim hoping to discover something new and exciting...I come from a Heady Topper generation where IPA has a standard that is pretty tough to beat.

A - nice gold amber colour, with a white head
S - nice hop smell, reminds me of dog fish head
T - clean bitterness, very subtle sweet, I was actually hoping for more...
M - carbonation is right on.
O - I wanted to like it more. It is drinkable and does grow on you as you sip away. The lingering bitterness is nice on my palate anyway...

SSS, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Magibeg, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

CRObighit2, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

rogerdandy, Apr 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

esto, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

ElsieFI, Apr 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

MikeThumel, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

hunterjames, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

tabhill, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Brody1714, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

nhaimes, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of RyanPollock
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

A very refreshing IPA! Mild hop flavour with a strong pineapple taste and hints of citrus, grapefruit, and orange. The fruity flavours make this a great session IPA and a perfect beer for those who are new to exploring the taste of craft beer. Not too overwhelming with a nice balance between hoppy and fruity.

RyanPollock, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

virinow, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

basementbrewer, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

lgmol, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

smakawhat, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Tavares
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Tavares, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

ZachT, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Yesdog, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

DenisKolkin, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

davemathews68, Aug 22, 2013
Hops & Robbers from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.