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RATINGS: 1111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (517) - - JAN 18, 2015
Light amber, foamy. Medium body, strong but simple taste, refreshing mouthfeel, long, bitter finish. Very bitter, not well balanced in sweetness by the malt, despite its strong presence in the background. Hoppy but not resiny or citric, creme caramel background. . Good but not my favorite in this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1241) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Poura amber with white head. Caramel, hop, floral and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Very crisp. Caramel and floral finish. Slightly oxidized.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Rated on 03-01-2013 at Troegs B.C. This draft beer has a small beige head with a long retention, copper transparent body, no visible carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, light spice and caramel malt. The flavor is lightly bitter, light spice, citrus hops, semi-sweet, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. The hops are upfront in the aroma and flavor of this beer, but not overly so. This beer is very tasty and worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7466) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Draught @ Tap-House, Munich. Pours a dark amber copper colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of red berries, caramel, some harsh graininess and bread. Flavour of crisp floral hops, citrus, grains, some mild yeastiness, berries and bready malts. Medium bodied. Quite sweet finish with harsh bitterness. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1359) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a reddish amber with a one finger off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, caramel, sweet malts, and some light bready malts. Taste is similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tast, hoppy amber ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Golden pour, mild white head. Aroma is faint citrus, malts and hops. Taste is citrus, malts finishing dry with some spice. Subtle hints of caramel and pepper. Mild hop bitterness left behind. All works well together. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5087) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Draught @ Rattle N Hum, New York

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sweet caramely malts, toffee, mild fruity notes and berries. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity with some berries. Finish is sweet, syrupy and malty with notes of berries and fruits. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1138) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark gold, almost brown, very nice color. Aroma is bread crust and floral hops. The taste adds mellow sweet hops and a hint of spiced caramel. Medium bitter mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice afternoon hoppy amber. Solid and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BPal75 (29) - - NOV 15, 2014
Not impressed the troeg's nugget nectar is much better. With a name like hopback I was expecting the hop aroma to slam me in the face but the aroma wasn't very strong. Maybe my keg was aged. The color also was light for an amber ale. Good malty flavor but a bit full on mouthfeel for how I like my hoppy beers. Taste was ok. Not very hop forward. More malty/balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1277) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
12oz bottle pours an amber color without much head. Rich malty flavor with some sharp hop flavors that are a little like cough medicine.


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