lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
skmikeg (1646) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tiong (6033) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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BPal75 (30) - - NOV 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
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Bule (1678) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours an amber color without much head. Rich malty flavor with some sharp hop flavors that are a little like cough medicine.
jonas (6505) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Cloudy red Amber, Guinness head. Vietnamese basil and earthy hop aroma, light roasted caramel notes, good grassy and herbal backend with staying power. Chewy medium body, light sparkly. Imperial bitter ;)
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tremendous Beer. Troegs nailed this one. Hopback has a great mix of hops and more hops
tillmac62 (636) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 8/15/14. Clear amber pour with just a hint of dark ruby. Very nice head with exceptional lacing and very good retention. Nice light nose of blended hops, mostly pine with herbal notes, over a somewhat dominate caramel base. As it warms, light spicy hop notes are present. Light medium bodied with a nice slightly oily texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. Very well balanced flavor profile with a bit of complexity and quite good intensity for an amber ale. It begins with a blend of hop flavor that transitions to mostly pine as the bitterness begins to creep in. Beneath all of this, is a good caramel backbone that takes center stage as the mild bitterness releases into the finish. The finish is slightly sweet over a mild pine oriented bitterness with a touch of pepper like spice.