Hoppelganger IPA – R&B brewing (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Hoppelganger India pale ale – R&B brewing, 6.0% ABV, (Vancouver, BC)

On the label:

“Rick and Barry (R&B) invite you to try our Hoppelganger India Pale Ale. We created our IPA for beer lovers who appreciate an assertively hopped brew. Well-balanced with a skillful combination of five hop varieties and premium English malt, Hoppelganger has the generous flavour and clean finish you have come to expect from our local Vancouver microbrewery. At more than 45 IBU’s this beer has a mild, hoppy aroma followed with aggressive hop bitterness… and is not for the faint of tongue. Enjoy this superior mystical brew at 10-12C.”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: C
  • Why it’s okay: drinkable
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $4.80 for 650ml, January 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: Nope
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Nope

Tasting notes: pours golden orange, thick sizable head, foamy retention, micro CO2, many CO2 streams. Tangerine and hops on the nose. Silky mouthfeel, creamy medium bitter orange up front, 5/10 sweetness, long lingering off-dry ipa finish. Medium complexity, medium depth, long length, decent carry. Similar flavour profile to Torpedo extra ipa but not as citrus fragrant or deep.