Hops & Robbers | Double Trouble Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Double Trouble Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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.

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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 207
Photo of rapayn01
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a standard 473 ml Canadian tall boy pint can. It' s so-so, unfortunately. It is bitter, but not especially a pleasant bitterness. Tasted a little dank and/or off. Says BB Feb 2019. Old? Maybe.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from the Beer Store Mississauga
Mostly clear golden orange color with a thin but long lasting bubbly white head. Caramel and bready maltiness some light earthy grass and some orange and citrus to round it out. Not bad old school ish IPA

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Photo of MichaelGennings
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hops and Robbers Extra Delicious IPA from Double Trouble Brewing Company in Guelph, Ontario. 5.7% alc.

The beer is a hazy golden colour with a creamy off-white head. Quite a bit of carbonation on the pour that allowed the head to remain for several minutes before dissipating. Spotty glass lacing.

Really no smell to this and that was surprising for an IPA. Even as the beer warmed there was only the faintest hop aroma.

The taste is another thing: pleasantly piney and a faint hop bitterness on the back end.

The beer is medium bodied and the finish smooth and dry.

An enjoyable beer. But I do wish it had a stronger aroma profile.

At any rate, certainly something worth trying and a beverage I’d buy again.

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Photo of Mysticmage
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured in a tulip glass fall brew. pours clear with a fair collar. little smell here which was disappointing. Satisfactory taste and feel. Quirky can and title drew me in and I would come back for another.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a can of this in Brantford whilst in Canada for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is faint maybe a touch of pine with caramel. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. There is some caramel malt presence and touch of pine. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of johanschmidt
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really quite enjoyable, very light on the hops for what you might be expecting with hops painted all over the bottle and hops being in the name. Fairly strong, but it tastes nice and light, with a fairly sweet and malty flavor offset by the hops that are there.

That said, I see why someone wouldn't be into it, I wouldn't even call it an IPA with there being such relatively low hop flavour. If you're into something refreshing with a mix of flavours it's a good choice though.

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Photo of biker30x
4.26/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can into a pint glass. Poured a hazy golden with a lush white head that resolved into a sicky lace. The nose is immediately citrus with piny notes of hops. The first sip is the usual whack of hops (somewhat more subdued in the English style) and the sweet toffee malt in a very pleasing balance, but the star of this show is the rich background of citrus and stone / tropical fruit. Perhaps it's the mild profile of the hops and malt that allow the fruit to shine through, dunno, but it results in a very well balanced beer that doesn't quite taste like every other IPA out there. And that's a good thing.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with 2 fingers of foamy white head that take a few mins to fade. Even after fading it leaves a thick foam over top and carbonation looks fairly lively.

Aroma - This is actually very citrusy for an english IPA I get Orange, Tangerines, pineapple, some light floral hops followed by massive amounts of grainy malts and bread.

Taste - Again orange and tangerine dominate the hops but its still not so strong that I wouldnt call this an english IPA. this is followed by pineapple juice and a light floral bitterness. Much like the nose this is also very grainy almost grassy as far as malt is concerned but the bread has faded to the background!

Feel - This is on the ligher side of a medium bodied with spritzy soda like carbonation there is a light bitterness on the back end but nothing like the American IPA's most here are used to.

Overall - I have to say that this is not my favorite english IPA or sessionable IPA but at the same time it Rants in both categories. It is rather citrusy for an English ipa which is pretty neat but almost feels borderline american. The grainy grassy character takes away from it slightly but overall this is probably the best beer I've had from this brewery! Cheers!

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Photo of beersareonme
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a really good "light" IPA. Or as we might call it, a good session IPA. Nice thick head, foamy, frothy, good lacing. Nice citrus ping and quite hoppy. Total winner in my book. I buy it now and then as a change from a heavier IPA like Boneshaker.

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Photo of mylespetro
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden amber colour, one finger of off white head. Slightly hazy with good lacing. Very fine bubbles.
S - Citrus, bread, malts, hops.
T - Slight orange, malts and buttered bread, refreshing and palate cleansing hops.
M - Fairly thin, leaves mouth slightly dry.
O - A very sessionable IPA, ideal drink for a summer afternoon.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

A- Pours a Deep Golden, slightly Amber colour topped with a 2 finger foamy, white head. Awesome retention, really nice doming. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S- Hoppy but very mild. Light orange citrusness with a little maltiness.

T- Once again, everything is mild. Light orange, a little pineapple, and bready notes.

M- Very creamy body. Slightly chewy. Low-Medium Carbonation.

O- While I can't agree with Double Trouble Brewing Co. that Hops and Robbers is "Canada's Most Sessionable IPA" because frankly, there are many Session IPA's that are much better, but they do have a pretty good beer here. It's a great looking and feeling beer but it seriously lacks some punch in the aroma and flavour department. The flavours are pretty good but they are way too mild for my taste. From other examples of the style that I've had, I can confidently say that it is possible to make a Sessionable IPA that is just as tasty as a regular strength IPA but unfortunately, Hops and Robbers isn't that beer.

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Photo of ssmack
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden apricot colour with half inch of white head that became a slick and then just a ring. Single-file streams of fine carbonation. Some lacing but only 2 dots left on empty glass.

A buttery aroma. Cakey malt with a faint whiff of orange.

There are the hops. Taste starts with white cake then lemon citrus then pine. You are left with a sharp biting bitterness on the tongue.

Medium feel.

Just OK. Weak aroma and malt taste.

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Photo of Angling_and_brewing
2.5/5  rDev -28%

The real thief was the person who called this an ipa. I think there were more hops painted on the can than used in the beer inside it. Quite flavorless and disappointing.

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Photo of Dna_Infinity
2.77/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Can to Glass

Appearance - Poured a clear copper colour with a small white head

Smell - Does not smell like an IPA, no hop smell what so ever

Taste - This really isn't an IPA at all, very slight hop taste, tastes more like a lager

Overall - Where are the hops? Not a good IPA at all

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Photo of SSS
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
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 aroma, very subtle
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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Photo of jaz58
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A middle of the road IPA in my opinion.

Served in a clear pint glass, the colour is rust orange.

Clear with a subtle effervecenes.

Thin head, no lace.

Fresh hop nose with a hint of lemon.

Robust bitters finish.

Smooth mouthfeel.

Small hints of soft toffee followed by the bitters.

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Photo of EspressoGuy
2.11/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

NOT the can from Ontario. This is a review of the bottle brewed under contract by Dead Frog Brewing in Aldergrove.
A: clear orange jello. Head is small and dissipates quickly.
S: yeast, tin, caramel ... certainly not clean or citrus.
T: this is a pretty mild and inoffensive IPA ... and really not much of an IPA at all. More like a mainstream lager with some extra bittering hops. The finish is dry and bitter and funky. Not likeable at all.
M: medium to light body.
O: C'mon Legacy Liquor store in Vancouver -- this is really not a very good IPA like you said it was. And when I asked you if it was made by Dead Frog Brewing you said no ... well it's made right there under contract! Not an enjoyable beer at all.

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Photo of CookstLiquor
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml can. Pours a rich yellowish lager colour with orange tint. Nose has lots of lemon, banana and other fruit notes. Taste is similar with a nice sweetness and lots of citrus hop flavours. It's a little lean and light-bodied, but very crisp, hoppy and refreshing.

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Hops & Robbers from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
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