Great Lakes RoboHop | Great Lakes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery
Ontario, Canada
greatlakesbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
RoboHop Imperial IPA is not a beer to trifle with. The unfiltered beer pours with a deep orange hue with a bright white head. The aroma is fantastic. Tropical fruits abound from the glass, which consist of passion fruit, guava, lemon with notes of white grape and evergreen mingling together. Makes you think of cotton-candy. Traces of soft warming alcohol notes are also detected. The full-bodied 8.5% Imperial IPA is very gentle on the palate, making it one sneaky bugger. Many of the aromas come through in the taste, resulting in a very pleasant juicy finish that’s slightly dry, and, as stated in the description – bracingly bitter. An easy-drinking Imperial IPA.

100 IBU

Added by uno99 on 05-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.25%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StormAles
4.99/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jshugart
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't beat this imperial IPA. Amazing citrus taste without overdoing it. Can't get enough!

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Photo of HATS4BATS
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks good. Pours a gold hay color with a couple of fingers of head. Upon break there is okay lacing. The smell is fantastic, piney and tropical at the same time. The taste is more citrus pith, but the pine comes through as well. Feel is medium with medical carbonation. There is a lovely bitter aftertaste that makes you want more.

I had this beer at two weeks old, and all I want is more of it. I could drink it all day and would if it weren't $5/can.

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Photo of kinguy
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roby923
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Throughly enjoyed this Tank 10 series brew. Pours pure gold. Plenty of flavourful hops generating tropical fruit scents and must (citra, Amarillo, mosaic(?)). The higher ABV is deceiving. Bottled from LCBO.

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Photo of Geosuds
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceBombWino
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice, strong IPA. Not a standout and doesn't have a distinguishable taste and yet I would strongly recommend it to anyone who likes the style. A bit pricier than others in this class but still.

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Photo of sdm9465
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Molson2000
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanadianBacon
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a Deep cloudy golden color, This beer also pours with 2 fingers of white head that fades leaving a nuce covering of bubbles over the beer, carbonation seems lively.

Aroma - This beer has a great mix of citrus and pine on the nose, Mostly Passion fruit and grapefruit, followed nicely by pine and all this is backed up by a very strong you noticably less strong than the hops, Pale malts, crackery bready the grainy the whole lot are there. Simple yet delicious!

Taste - Big resiny pine up front sappy just to the right point for my palate, wow. This is followed by grapefruit, some passion fruit sweetness , lemon, orange peel. This beer is a hop bomb, but it is also delicately balanced with tons of pale malts giving you everything from grainy to crackery to bready. again wow.

Feel - medium bodied and velvety, bitter but not overly bitter at 85 ibus.

Overall - What a beer, This is a really great double IPA Its very hoppy and malty offering a beautiful balance, I've stated before that beers that primarily use piney tasting hops dont appeal to me but some of them I've tried recently (this included) are changing my views :D

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Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McGee666
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irishkyle21
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipso123
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Starts nice but has a rough bitterness that scrubs the roof of your mouth and otherwise interferes with enjoying this beer. Clearly it has a lot of hops in it I wish I could taste more of them and not just the alpha.

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Photo of SSS
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Orange copper color with a slightly off white head that holds
S-Lots of pine in the aroma, with some Citrus. Tart orange
M-Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation
T-I get lots of bitter orange rind. Reminds me of Athanam hops. The sweetness is really balanced as I don't get 100IBU!
O-Nice beer, surprisingly not as bitter as advertised, good balance

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Photo of Derek
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great alcohol/sweet/bitter balance. Big hop aroma. Lots of piny resin, though a bit dank for my taste. It's not Pliny, but it's really damn good. Pleasant drinker for the hop head.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased at the brewery for a mighty steep $5.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2" high white head that lasts for a minute before film out. Rather dark gold colour and unfiltered.

S- Good hop base. Lots of malt

T- Juicy good. Very similar to the Lake Effect brew with fruity goodness and hops abound. Has a lot sugar and malt but is rather well balanced. At the end it's bitter, very bitter so there must be a few different hops at work here.

M- Dry and tart after that initial creamy hit gets you

O- Very good brew. I like the additional complexity over some of their other good IPA's but had to knock the overall score down a touch due to the high cost. Would buy a flat in a second if it was $4.00 plus the small discount they offer when you buy a 24pk.

Food Pairing

This nice brew went well with...... A nice spicy blend of diced zucchini, onion, coriander, tomato, olive oil, salt, pepper and hot sauce on top of a bed of spinach and grilled polenta slices.

Enjoy

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