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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 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
Had this one on a hand pump - not a regular keg. Was nice and creamy looking in the glass, cascading carbonation, with a white fluffy head. You could smell the delicious hops from arms length. Flavor was very well balanced and enjoyable. While it was very much weighted towards hop aroma, the hop flavoring was mild with only a little bit of assertiveness. My non hop-head fiance enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
Nice head and amber color. Very hoppy aroma and a nice smooth feel in my mouth. Very good IPA like beer with a smooth hoppy taste that I would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2003
My score does seem a little, but overall I was left unimpressed by this beer. I'm not one for overly hoppy beer and it seems as if they were trying to do too much with this brew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Beautiful clear amber/brown color.Short lived off white head.Spicey hop nose with some malt in there also.Medium bodied brew.Good hop presence with a decent malt baccbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2003
This beer rocks! World Class brew! Holy shit! Another fine Pennsylvania brewery! California better start watching out! This light copper/amber colored beer has a small, creamy off-white head. Mostly diminishing with very interesting and nice lacework. The aroma is of Spruce, Juniper (Gin)... ok, anything evergreen! Also, black pepper and lemon make an appearance in the nose. The flavor is very mild and pungent. Fun Spring/Summer beer. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, lightly bitter, crisp and clean finish. Excellent Summer beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2003 Update: I also note a lot of strawberry flavor in this beer. Odd. Definitely one of my favorite beers--perfect to drink any time. Old: This reminds me of a cross between their ESB (which has apparently been replaced by this in their lineup) with Victory Hop Devil. Nice amount of PNW hop flavor--a perfect amount of citrus and pine flavors framing some considerable, delicious malt. There is a very nice amount of malt here--incredible balance. Again, not unlike Hop Devil. There is simply no mistaking how well this was brewed. Troegs is an excellent brewery, without a doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Huge grapefruit nose and hoppy. Bit of sweetness with citrus - like Hawaiin Punch. Deep orange-amber clear with small off-white lacing head. Light-medium carb and medium watery body. Very palatable. Quenching. Good hops up front with taste of grapefruit and sourness. Muted sweetness. Finish is light bitter and dry. After is dry bitter nuttiness. Refreshing. A very nice beer. Good balance. One of the better offerings from Troegs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (815) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Very nice amber ale. Nice color.Very hoppy but not too bitter. Also has a hint of sweetness to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2003
(Bottled on 2/5/03) The Troegs AA has a wonderful rich hop nose that is very minty and clean. Upon my first few sips I thought this beer would better termed an IPA, but underneath all the hops is a pleasant cookie malt character that brings this ale back to ballast. I find this beer to very clean and all too easy to drink. The finish lasts for several minutes and is very appetizing. The Troegs brothers did a good job creating this gem.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thungary (3) - USA - MAR 10, 2003 does not count
Wow. What a treat for my taste buds. First my nose gets filled up with the wonderfull aroma of good old american hops. Don't be taken by the name, it is not just hops. It has a great malt back bone to give at that balence that want's to make me have another.

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