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Troegs HopBack Amber gets its unique name and taste from the HopBack Vessel in our brewhouse. Packed full of whole flower hops, each batch circulates through the vessel, creating a fresh hoppy aroma, spicy taste and rich caramel note that defines this signature amber ale.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (999) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a reddish amber with a one finger off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, caramel, sweet malts, and some light bready malts. Taste is similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tast, hoppy amber ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (350) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Golden pour, mild white head. Aroma is faint citrus, malts and hops. Taste is citrus, malts finishing dry with some spice. Subtle hints of caramel and pepper. Mild hop bitterness left behind. All works well together. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Draught @ Rattle N Hum, New York

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sweet caramely malts, toffee, mild fruity notes and berries. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity with some berries. Finish is sweet, syrupy and malty with notes of berries and fruits. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (679) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark gold, almost brown, very nice color. Aroma is bread crust and floral hops. The taste adds mellow sweet hops and a hint of spiced caramel. Medium bitter mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice afternoon hoppy amber. Solid and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BPal75 (25) - - NOV 15, 2014
Not impressed the troeg's nugget nectar is much better. With a name like hopback I was expecting the hop aroma to slam me in the face but the aroma wasn't very strong. Maybe my keg was aged. The color also was light for an amber ale. Good malty flavor but a bit full on mouthfeel for how I like my hoppy beers. Taste was ok. Not very hop forward. More malty/balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (858) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
12oz bottle pours an amber color without much head. Rich malty flavor with some sharp hop flavors that are a little like cough medicine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5772) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2014
Tap. Cloudy red Amber, Guinness head. Vietnamese basil and earthy hop aroma, light roasted caramel notes, good grassy and herbal backend with staying power. Chewy medium body, light sparkly. Imperial bitter ;)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Tremendous Beer. Troegs nailed this one. Hopback has a great mix of hops and more hops

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (255) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
BOD 8/15/14. Clear amber pour with just a hint of dark ruby. Very nice head with exceptional lacing and very good retention. Nice light nose of blended hops, mostly pine with herbal notes, over a somewhat dominate caramel base. As it warms, light spicy hop notes are present. Light medium bodied with a nice slightly oily texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. Very well balanced flavor profile with a bit of complexity and quite good intensity for an amber ale. It begins with a blend of hop flavor that transitions to mostly pine as the bitterness begins to creep in. Beneath all of this, is a good caramel backbone that takes center stage as the mild bitterness releases into the finish. The finish is slightly sweet over a mild pine oriented bitterness with a touch of pepper like spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2058) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Rich amber/copper color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, caramel malt, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty good.


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