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RATINGS: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2004 Bottle. Orangish color with a nice head. Floral and slightly fruity aroma. Hoppy flavor with a hint of sweet fruit (strawberry, perhaps?) that nicely balances the bitterness. Definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Plenty of biscuity, caramel malt in the aroma, with lighter, fruity hop notes of spice, flowers and pine. Light-medium orange-amber color, clear, with a lasting and creamy head. Flavor is sweet and lightly tangy to start, some bitterness appears at the midpoint and a pleasant balance develops thenceforth. Not complex, in fact gives a rather simplistic impression, but the choice and skill in blending its elements is evident. Body is medium, palate is typically effervescent and fairly light as befits the style. It’s not difficult to see why this is rated as highly as it currently is. Eminently drinkable. Thanks, Jeff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Bottle pours a semi-translucent firey orange, 2 fingered off-white frothy head, nice lacing, with subtle carbonation.   Malts and grass dominate the nose, with whisps of hops and toasted grains.   Forwardly charred wood, margarine, and hops.   Maltiness kicks in at the middle and progresses through to the finish.   Decent body and mouthfeel, but the start of the beer wasn’t to my liking.   Finishes fine tho, even with a hint of caramel.   Thanks goes out to jeffc666 for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Bottle: Clear amber hue with fizzy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of a nice fresh hop, grapefruit and pineapple, toasty malt as well. The taste starts with a crisp hop twang and a buttery sweet smooth malt undertone. It is a bit earthy too. Darn good and this beer works on all fronts. Thanks Jeff for the couple samples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Smells hoppy, looks like an light amber hue. Picture perfect appearance. First sip, grapefruit flavor, nice gravity, mouthful feeling. This is an excellent beer. Will definitely be in aquisition mode when it comes to sampling the rest of this breweries product line. Excellent Amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4859) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Thin, white, dissipated-head and an amber body. Nose of cantilope, oranges. Sharp pine flavour. Mellow and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Piney hop nose balances with caramel sweetness in the aroma. Golden amber with shy light tan head that reduces to a thick cover with some lace. Sweet caramel malt hangs in perfect balance with tangy pine hops. Medium body and very drinkable. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Well-hopped, aggressive attack of malts and carbonation on palate. Fine cooper amber colour. Light, good as IPA! Some pine aroma. Mid-sip sour grapefruit citrus, spices and nuttyness. Refreshing on hot day. Unique and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3913) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep, clear orange with good carbonation and a lasting white head that left good lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is mainly floral and hoppy with a tart sweetness underneath. Maybe raisins? Taste began with a sweet hoppy bite that gave way to a nice peppery hop finish. A bit spicy on the tongue at first, but the head mixes well and gives the whole thing a soapy and smooth feel. Thanks to Warrior for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ladyhedgehog (34) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Caramel color with a pretty cream head. Smells mostly of hops and a little bit of something sweet. Taste is hoppy with very nice spicing. Kinda simple, but enjoyable.

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