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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Very nice ale with strong hop overtone. Rich color and flavor with good balance of malt and hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
The first one I drank was O.K. It looked almost flat with little to no head. Strange taste of hops covered up with a very sugary malt flavor. Might have been the bottle?, tried one the next day 90% better. Good balanced malt flavor with a kick of hops at the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Had this on cask recently. It was very good. Nice and hoppy with a balanced malt character. Orangy color. Enjoyable to drink. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Copper, off-white head with good lacing (as far as I could tell in the plastic cups at the Capital City Brewing Festival). Light hop aroma with balanced malt character. Moderate Bitterness from the front to back. A little thin bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1490) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Flowery aroma with pale golden body and slight bubbly head. A bit weak on the hops, given the name of the beer. This is like a less potent, less flavorful verson of their pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 5, 2003
Light butterscotch color with a few hints of cranberry. Lots of bubbles on sides and bottom of glass, though grayish, beige head is not very large. Smells of an APA (think ¾ strength Sierra Nevada smell). Taste is grapefruit and vegetable hops: sweet, tart, spicy all at once. Aftertaste is bitter and slightly roasted. This is an above average APA with a wonderful assortment of flavors, each fully developed and tasty in their own right. I’m really starting to like this brewery and lucky for me I have 2 more of their brands to try in my fridge. Sampled from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine and Beverage in McLean, VA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Copper color, offwhite head. Aroma and flavor of fresh hops. Some malt. I like it.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holdwine (1077) - 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.

   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.

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