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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2004
Poured a nice golden amber, with a nice thick white head. Aroma is of light malts and hops, with a dash of lemon zest. Mouthfeel was a little thin, but slightly creamy. Nice bitter finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2004 i love this beer from my favorite brewer to date! smooth spicey, sugary aroma. has the appearance of clear copper brew with off white head and lots of lacing. a great balance of hops and malt and caramel. i love hoppy brews and this one has the right balance for my taste. THIS IS MY FAVORITE BEER!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Poured an amber (surprise) color with a small off white head, and no real lacing to speak of. Citrusy hop aroma. Resiny hop aste with a slight malt sweetness, enjoyable. It did however have a less than desirable mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Warm orange-red sitting in the glass. Smells like oranges and flowers, oranges and flowers, and oranges and flowers. An interesting rendition of an amber. The hops aren't bitter, but boy do they sure overwhlem the mouth. I imagine that chewing rose petals would be something like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5350) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Pours a translucent copper-orange with a tall white head. Nose is almost wholly hop laden but there is an underlying sweetness to be found. The taste is more of the same - hops! Citrusy and thick with a resinous mouthfeel. Some sweetness tries to creep in here as well but kind of gets pushed out. Finishes with hop bitterness but not too offending of an aftertaste. Pretty good beer. More an IPA, I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Had this draft last night. I think this is one of troegs best beers. A very close rendition of the Sierra Celebration. Nice amber color, great head retention. Great hop aroma and flavor followed with the light characteristic crystal malt flavor. Job well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Pours a clear copper with a normal-sized white head. Pure hoppy aroma with some pale malt. Good light sweetness in the full body with a very nice crisp hop finish. A remarkably refreshing and clean amber. Thanks urbnhautebourg!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Hop aroma was stronger than the hop taste. * Had this at a beer club meeting with many other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Love the hop aroma, has a nice balance of malt & hops, not too overpowering

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Hop lover's delight. Deep amber color. Lasting head. Hoppy/citrussy aroma. Hoppy/citrussy flavor, with just a slight carmel malt note. Would rate higher with a little more malt character. Good for what it is.

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