I recently sampled “Revenge of the Ginger: Kickin’ Ginger Red IPA” from Double Trouble Brewing. Admittedly, I have a not so secret love for gingers and IPAs, so the name of the beer is what inspired this purchase. I’ve previously tried and enjoyed Hops & Robbers by Double Trouble. As an added bonus the image on the can of a bearded ginger man appears to be in the likeness of one of the Double Trouble founders.
The Revenge of the Ginger poured with minimal head and had a cloudy amber hue. There was a very subtle hop finish and I would tend to place this more in the amber beer category than an IPA. There was a ginger smell to the beer which was accompanied by a smooth ginger taste. The ginger flavouring in this beer overpowers the hops and makes this more of a spiced ginger beer than an IPA. A great option if you like ginger beer, but might be a disappointment if you were looking for a strong hitting IPA. I still enjoyed it but it was definitely not what I was expecting.