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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2003
This was an outstanding amber ale. Beautiful color with a lasting white head. Nice hoppiness thoughout and the malt keeps the beer in balance from start to finish. A great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 (4/8/08, 12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Large and fluffy beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit/orange, light pine. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, caramel, light cookie. Soft, light-medium body with some resin. (8/4/7/3/14)

(1/19/03) Clear amber body with minimal tan head. Aroma is sharply cascade hoppy. Tasting it, I understood where the name came from -- it’s got a mild malty body, until you get to the strong HOPpiness in the BACK of the taste. Finishes with moderately sweet grapefruit that doesn’t linger. (8/4/7/3/14)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Quite hoppy, very Cascade, lots of grapefruit. Some definite malts for balance. Clear amber color. Carbonation is a bit lacking, is creamy, but needs more heft. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Had a pitcher at the bar all to myself. Very hoppy in the aroma- pure cascade hops are noticed. Nice deep amber color, with an off while head that stays for a while. The taste is also loaded with hops although some caramel malt is noticed. THe aftertaste is bitter, and resiny, and leaves a hoppy aftertaste. Not enough carbonation- and I have had this at different bars and on different nights- and teh carbonation is never really enough. I would love to see this sold in bottles soon! Overall a very good new experimental beer from Troegs.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Amber1 (32) - USA - NOV 2, 2002
very lively and fresh hop aroma on draft. orange to amber in color, it poured nicely, hope to try bottles someday.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
I thought this was a good brew. There was a lot going on and kinda complex. I think I have to try it again and again and again....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2002
The hop-back method Troegs employs in the brewing process gives this beer a fresh hop aroma. The aroma is not overwhelming, definitely different form a dry-hopped beer. As for the taste the ale has a complex taste that is complimented by the hop bitterness. I’m hoping this beer could be brewed by Troegs on a regular basis. As for now its only a limited run available in draft only.


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