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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (817) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Little malty for my liking but for an amber ale.... this one is enjoyable. Taste of malt and hop. Good looking brew with a caramel / amber color and a wonderful forming head. Good brew. Not great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (792) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
From notes: Poured clear golden amber with a 3-finger off-white head. Mild, resiny hop aroma with a touch of caramel malt. Medium body, a touch oily. Light citrus hops flavor, a touch resiny, with some caramel at the back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1133) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Mmm, a pretty tasty amber! It pours copper w/ a small white head that leaves significant lacing. The aroma is dominated by sweet malt w/ a tiny hop undertone. The taste is well balanced and quite drinkable. The malt flavor hits up front, followed by some nice bitterness, and ultimately ends clean. Pretty good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Thanks to Keef for this as an extra! Bottled: 12/22/10 Poured to NB globe. A: Burnt orange ale with little head development. Thin, translucent film of yellowed white foam. No evidence of carbonation. Spotty lacing. S: Malty, woody backbone with earthy hops in there. The nose is non-intrusive, good for an amber. T: Good caramel malts meld into this beer allowing for a heavier amber flavor. I really like this, but feel like it’s a one at a time beer. Premium for the beer. Sweet and malty. M: Sweet, creamy mouthfeel. Exceptional. Leaves the mouth slightly dry. Medium-heavy body with lower carbonation. Good. D: As stated above, this beer is too much to drink too many. Just too heavy for sessionability. Serving type: bottle 02-20-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Courtesy of Falco242 on his trip East. Nondescript aroma. Clear dark amber with a lasting but thin light tan head. Malt first but moderate hop in the finish. Nice flavor but feeling its a bit overrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTPpilot (20) - the valley, Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2013
I picked up a six of this in DE a few years ago and loved it. Hippy, malty, amazing. Picked up another six for thanksgiving and its missing a lot of the hoppiness. Still a great session IPA though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a beautiful red amber and smells very interesting. Tastes very smooth and well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcran86 (19) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On draft at Rhodeside Grill in Arlington VA. Delicious amber ale with an amber pour with minimal head. Slightly bitter taste but it made me fart so it's all good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BARRYBEERBARON (24) - USA - OCT 29, 2013
Tap. I love troegs but not this beer. Tough to drink. Not very smooth and the flavor was odd to me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5090) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Awesome beer at the GABF 2012. I loved drinking this beer Nice hops backing and finish.

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