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RATINGS: 1107   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 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 (5568) - 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 (7133) - 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 (89) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2003
lovely aroma of hops. thin head. but it tastes oh so smooth. the hops explode in your mouth into a nice balanced finish. yummy

   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.

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