Hops & Robbers | Double Trouble Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Double Trouble Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
doubletroublebrewing.com

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.

Added by Stocean1 on 02-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.36%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Photo of RHF711
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
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 Momon
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johanschmidt
3.96/5  rDev +14.8%
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 wisegreensoul
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mousel
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biker30x
4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
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 -0.6%
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 Boo-urns
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcubz
4.14/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of street_spirit
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersareonme
4.13/5  rDev +19.7%
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 Rukeli76
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of talbotjf99
2.52/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mylespetro
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
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 JahTurbo
2.81/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davegray
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tphelan9
2.06/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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