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Hops & Robbers - Double Trouble Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: Stocean1 on 02-19-2012

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.
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Photo of smakawhat
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of Tavares
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of ZachT
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Yesdog
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of davemathews68
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of kevinlater
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of fizzyted
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Bf_89
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of 1stOffender
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of McBastard
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of TerryW
3/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
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

Photo of bgramels
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JamesMN
2.73/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Photo of valianes
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Scaboo
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Hops & Robbers from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.