Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Hops and Robbers IPA

Brewed by the Double Trouble Brewing Co., operating out of the Wellington Brewing Co.'s facility in Guelph, Ontario, Hops and Robbers IPA is a snazzy little brew. I had a pint on tap at a trendy Toronto cafe--according to the menu, there is 5.7% alcohol, and the Double Trouble website tells me that it hits 50 on the IBU scale.

Hops and Robbers arrived a faintly cloudy brass colour, topped with a moderate layer of eggshell head. It had only light carbonation and an aroma that was both floral and citrus-y. The flavour goes sweet to bitter, kicking off with notes of caramel and stone fruit and then easing into a burly bitter finish.

Hops and Robbers is bitter, without being overpowering.  In my opinion, it's more of an English style IPA than a West Coast style. Very interesting new Ontario craft brew; one well worth seeking out.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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