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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2003
flowery hops aroma with a hoppy fruity flavor. It had a good feel to it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Sure looks like an amber, but this tastes more like a pale ale. Whatever it is, it is a great drink. Just enough caramel in the malt to keep this ale balanced. Very refreshing both in nose and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2003
Tasted in Toronto, purchased from Cairo in DC. Deep amber colour, white light head. Intense hoppy scent, very very bitter with a slight floral and spicy nose. Flavour is more balanced, with a light spicy taste and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Sparkling orange/amber color. Quickly diminishing off-white head. The aroma is dominated by a fruity hoppiness and subtle caramel maltiness. Hops really hit you on the swallow. Malt shines in the mid-taste. Med bodied and very lively on the tongue and in the mouth. The only think holding this one back from the next level is the carbonation, head vanishes very quickly and does not look quite perfect somwhow.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Pours with a clear amber body topped by a medium thick off-white head with good lacing. Sweet and grapefruity hop aroma with berry undertones and a very slight maltiness. Slightly sweet but mostly bitter hoppy flavor with a touch of grapefruit and a bitter hoppy finish. Medium bodied and dry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 like the pale ale in its hop presence, but rounded out nicely in taste and mouthfeel with malt. affordable, wonderfully drinkable, really is more of a pale ale to me

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2003
The complex aroma starts hoppy, then becomes malty. The flavor features lots of hop flavor and bitterness without astringence and ends with a long hop finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Floral, hoppy aroma, with some caramel in the back. Beautiful clear amber, with a Big, dense white head. Great balance of hops and malt in the flavor, with crystal evident. Just right balance for an amber ale. This is not an IPA, nor is it advertised as one.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Not nearly as floral as it smells. A little too sweet. I prefer a dryer IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4710) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Not one of my favourite styles, but as this is the #1 (currently), hopefully i'll enjoy it! The beer is a great clear amber colour with a dense frothy white head. The smell is pretty hoppy (pretty high a.a. too) and a tad malty. The taste is a bit watery, followed by a bit of nuttyness then finished with hop bitterness. Overall a pretty good beer and one of the better ones you can find in this style. I bought the twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia.


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