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:
200
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.36%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
45
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0
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 59
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of EspressoGuy
2.11/5  rDev -38.8%
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 +11.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Dogzbone
1.65/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Had this from the can at a tasting. Appearance was fine but that was about the only thing right with this beer. I couldn't find any hop aroma at all and the beer wasn't bitter by any means. It was also slightly under carbonated and a bit watery. The brewery claimed that they were trying to make a not so hoppy in your face IPA but if you're going to call a beer an IPA you at least need some kind of hop presence to shine through. This beer didn't. Hopefully I just had a taste from an old can.

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(3.75) A: Clear straw copper colour with a generous creamy foam head. Long lasting retention with lacing evident.

(3.75) S: Dry pine, strong herbal/grassy notes, tropical fruits including pineapple and banana, and a rich bread-like malt aroma. A good mix of aromas that lean towards the earthy side with a herbal/grassy element.

(3.75) T: Pine, herbal hops, tart grapefruit, faint pineapple, and a bit of pepper and ginger in the finish. Crisp and clean with a refreshing and very drinkable taste. Herbal-like hop forward with a steady bitterness.

(3.5) M: Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit on the thin side with a general dryness.

(3.75) D: This is good and a solid IPA with a pronounced herbal hop character. Personally I prefer thicker and fruitier IPA’s but this is very nice for a change and certainly worth trying.

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Photo of Top_Jimmy
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice Amer colour from the can leaving a small amount of head that reduces rather quickly leaving oinly a slight foam on top of the beer. Nice lacing that remains after the first few mouthfulls.

A nice aroma of hops. As the beer warms you can then smell a hint of citrus, flowers and yeast.

A very nice and strong taste of hops. Those that dislike bitter beers should skip this one for sure. A background of malt

Average mouthfeel with a bitter finish

Overall an enjoyable beer for those that like hoppy, bitter beers. Pairs well with mexican foods, cilantro, cumin based dishes.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just say this on the shelves at the local BC Liquor stores and it is confusing as the beer is brewed in Aldergrove BC when I thought they were from Ontario. Turns out they contract brew at Wellington in Guelph for east coast and Dead Frog in Aldergrove for the west. They only have one beer in their portfolio and it is really an OK take on an English IPA.

Quite a light colour for the style , the beer has an English hop nose and quite a nice hop flavour in the taste. It does taste quite British in its hops ( very true to the style ) and maintains a good balance and finish. I quite like this beer but wonder whether a one beer contract brewed company can be viable . I hope to see this on tap around Vancouver.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of seand
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear light amber with lots of foamy white head. It actually overflowed a bit when I opened the can (which had been sitting still for a week), so have a glass ready. The head dissipates to a thick blanket and leaves walls of lacing.

S: Dominated by a very sweet, almost icing-like note. There are some grassy hops in the background as well.

T: Starts with the icing-ish sweet note, which drops off to make room for mildly bitter hops. Aftertaste is hoppy too. It's not terrible, but it does taste a bit "empty"; there's a sweet note and a hoppy note but no body.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, OK. I wouldn't look for it again, but I wouldn't throw it on the ground if offered one.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HATS4BATS
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Kremlock
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Orange/copper in colour, clear, frothy 1/2 inch head that keeps very well during most of the drink. Head is off white with hints of orange in it.

S: Citrus, pineapple, hints of caramel with a light nutty smell in the background.

T: Citrus hops, hint of alcohol, caramel is in the background, hops take it over. Lack of malt backbone.

M: A bit thin for my liking, watery, bitter, has a dry finish.

O: I find this IPA to be unbalanced. The hops come through but there is missing some malt and body IMO.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of ericj551
2.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hops and Robbers IPA pours a nice light copper with a thin head. The aroma is subdued, some floral, herbal hops and hint of malt. The flavor leans just a bit to hoppy, with more mild to moderate floral and earthy hops. There is a decent malt backbone, slightly nutty.

Overall it seems to be a bit lacking hop wise. I like that they're going for a sessionable IPA, but they could definitely squeeze in more hops without raising the abv.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

473ml can poured into pint glass 11/24/12 from notes

A slight haze in a golden orange body, lots of tiny bubbles feeding a well sustained thumbs width of off white foam that leaves lots of random lace

S some citrus and candied pineapple but more butterscotch and caramel then I'm used to in an IPA, even for an EIPA the caramel malts pretty strong

T the malts are in charge in the mouth, a little rind but I'm getting dry cereals, butterscotch, caramel, and some bready notes with a metallic flavor I can't place

M medium bodied but a nice creamy feel from the bubbles, its like I've had a nitro tap installed in my can, herbal rind lingers on the finish

O pretty mellow IPA no matter what side of the pond you on, easy enough to drink but I doubt I'd look for this one again

I was stoked to see a new can of IPA on the shelf but it didn't do much for me after I opened it, its OK but a little boring

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Photo of funkengruven
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Never saw this one before so picked up a couple cans. This poured a clear amber that more resembles a lager than an IPA, white foamy head with a touch of lace. Smell is a bit of weak hops, not much of anything else. Taste is actually quite good, starts with an aggressive bitterness and finishes with a light malt aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit thin which is uncharacteristic of an IPA.

Personally I think IPAs should be a little hoppier with a more aggressive malt flavor. I would say this resembles an English Pale Ale moreso than an IPA. With that being said it's not perfect, but it tastes good and is drinkable.

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Hops & Robbers from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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