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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2104) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The beer has a nice amber color to it, passes some light through it, has a nice foamy white one finger head and some decent lacing on the glass. The smell is average with some citrusy notes and mild maltiness to it. The taste is decent with a nice malty flavor which transitions smoothly into a hoppy finish. The mouthfeel has a mild bitterness from the hops and the beer is well carbonated. Overall, a decent amber with a nice hoppiness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours a light amber color with lots of bubbles. A small white head that dissipates quickly leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. Smells of caramel malt with a little breadiness. Not a lot of hops to the nose surprising given the name. Taste of caramel with a bready finish and the earthy hops make an appearance at the end of the palate. Good and sticky for a lighter beer. You can tell there’s lots of caramel malt in this but it is far from too sweet. Overall I think of this beer as Nugget Nectar’s little brother, but it’s still a good beer on it’s own for when NN is out of season. The first time I ever had this beer was on draft and it was a lot more amazing than in a bottle. I’d love to try it again on tap if I could ever find it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2013
(bottle) amber with small off white head. Aroma of slightly sweet malt and a bit of grassy hops. Taste is similar - some caramel malt and grassy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3191) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Six pack bottle Moose brought to the house from the Shell beer cave outside the fair grounds! A perfectly hopped amber. Good bitterness but not overpowering where it buries the malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1367) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle from trade. Thanks! Been anting to try this one for a while. Pours a deep amber bronze with a nice slightly orange white head. Aroma is sweet fruity malt and hints of grapefruit hops. Light-medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavor is mostly fruity malts with an ever so slight hop zest. Not bad but also not super exciting. Excellent BBQ beer and I suspect it would go nicely with some pulled pork.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
9-13-10. For my 50th review, I wanted to do a local standard. I haven’t had this brew in a while, so this should be fun!: Ap: As the style suggests, the color is a crystal clear amber, with a slight haze posing as a head, and a tornado of bubbles (carbonation) rising from the bottom to the surface. Ar: Mmmm..Nugget leaves and caramel malts caress the nose on this one. T: A total balance of flowers, caramel, with a crispness to the finish that borders on perfection. P: About as smooth as it gets, with nary a trace of wateriness anywhere. O: Some may consider 6% ABV a bit high to be a session beer. However, I’m certainly enjoying this session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (194) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2013
12 Oz Bottle. Almost a cross between an Amber and a Mild IPA in my opinion. Smooth and tasty. Definite aroma of hops. Mild pine notes in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (308) - - AUG 24, 2013
On tap at Hotel Hershey. Rich amber color with little head. Floral and hoppy nose - almost IPA like. Lots of hops, caramel and a finish of bitterness. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
factus (13) - - AUG 23, 2013
Good body, good hop flavor. But not distinctively malty or sweet. I didn’t find this bitter either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
June 2010 from bottle. One of the best amers out there with nice floral and hoppy aromas. Caramel and some sweetness, but ultimately not your average amber ale.

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