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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear copper with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of caramel and toffee, along with delicate lemon and citrus, grass and a touch of pine. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout with mostly pine notes but some grass; this is paired with caramel malty and grainy notes for balance. The finish is long and hoppy with a moderate delicate bitterness. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a decent amber ale but the hops could be more complex. 2014-04-27

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2014
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-copper body. Foamy, frothy off-white head. A pretty decent amber, but not really hoppy enough to put hop in the title if you ask me. Still pretty much a malt showcase, with a decent amount of depth attached to the amber malt. Caramel malt. Pretty decent Amber I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nehpets (23) - - APR 19, 2014
This is a slight disappointment. Almost not sure if it wants to be an amber or an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Good hop aroma with a subtle background of malt. Hop and malt are pretty well balanced. The texture is good with some butter cut by hop acidity. The taste is balanced, just a little bit heavy on the hop bitters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Nice amber color, light head, very hoppy, but not a harsh finish. March madness 2014.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2014
It’s an amber, and for that style it is good - but the hopback name makes it seem like there’d be more hops aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (4846) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Not sure why this is rated that high. A relic of years past when this sort of slightly hoppy amber was groundbreaking. Pours red with OK head and lacing. Soft carbonation. Some stale hops with a very light citrus dose. Light bitter finish. Tap at a Caps game - I’m just happy I’m not drinking bud light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (365) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours out into a glass true-to style: an appealing deep red/amber with an off-white head. Muted hop aroma, mainly piney. The hops provide mostly bitterness as opposed to flavor, which is given over to the caramel malts. Almost roasted. Palate is thick but with surprisingly harsh carbonation and an overly-dry finish. OK beer and one of the more interesting Ambers I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESPh (94) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours nicely with a white head and copper color. Aroma is a little sweet, nutty. Nice malt flavor with a grapefruit like hop finish. Low carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klk343 (102) - - FEB 26, 2014
A clear dark amber color with a frothy of white head. Not much of a smell. A bitter aftertaste. A good beer.

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