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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (718) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Pours deep amber, not much aroma, but I have a cold. Taste is smooth with hoppy finish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent amber with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes sweet and hoppy with notes of caramel. Good on the palate. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear dark amber with a little white head. Aroma of hops (mostly) and malts. Taste, this beer is a great combination of malts sweetness and bitter hoppiness; along the lines of an IPA but that is not a bad thing, awesome taste dry finish lovely beer that is quite easy to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1042) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
355ml bottle. Seems all the ambers Iam getting lately are hopped like an APA or IPA, almost. Not that this is such a bad thing. Of the bunch, Troegs managed to pull off probably the best balance between the hop bitterness and amber caramel malt of the hoppy ambers I’ve tried so far. Nothing experiment or envelope pushing, but tasty and damn drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1838) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Rich amber/copper color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, caramel malt, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours hazy, amber-orange with a short tan head. Scent is floral/grassy hop. Taste is caramel malt, citrus, florals.... Smooth mix of sweet and bitter. Very solid, though closer to a mild IPA than an Amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Orange peel, light white pepper, and caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkie (426) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a clear orange amber with 2 fingers of light foam that fell off quickly to some picturesque splotchy rings of lace. Nose is mild and cheerful with gentle citrus, floral hops and a generous, forward malt presence. The malt profile kept expanding as the beer warmed. Hearty bready biscuit, round and toasted, then honey toffee sweetness. It’s slightly whimsical how all that strong malt character gently kisses the bright grassy hops. Taste is perfection. Smooth, light, lively; moderate for all it’s malt backbone. Deeply flavorful. Succulent hops finish dry but not really too bitter with a slick mouth coating and a little pine. This is an enticing amber with plenty of character that you could happily drink all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent golden orange brown colored body. The mild aroma was wheat dough and woody. The crisp mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of wheat sweet hops malt and bread dough. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Nice sweet malty base with a grapefruit hops bite. Very well balanced. Refreshing with a nice dry finish.

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