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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 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 (198) - 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 (320) - - 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 (2340) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mvp (141) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Red copper with a off white head and lacing that seems to last. lively carbonation, bitter flavor with a dry mouth feel. An amber Ale that slightly resembles an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2013
bright amber color with a thin white head. great nose of sweet malt and floral hops. flavors closely follow suit with a bit of lingering bitterness on end. full mouthfeel, soapy lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (990) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours a crystal clear golden copper with a gigantic antique white head. The nose is that experience that occurs when both the malt and the citrus/pine hops fight for expression, but neither quite distinguishes itself. Mouthfeel is filling and slightly oily. The flavor is decidedly hoppy, where the nose was not. However, there is enough malt backbone to yield a sweeter ester in the flavor. In fact, if not for the moderately aggressively hopped boil, the result would’ve been a candied flavor. Pretty well-balanced, hoppy, and quaffable amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (507) - Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Draft offering..could have sworn I had reviewed this before..guess not..solid amber color..good hoppy nose with spice notes..very clean beer that packs a lot of flavor..intriguing spicy and hoppy characteristics and has just enough going on to be flavorful..solid session ale that goes well with food..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
comedygene (8) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
It wants to be an ipa and an ale at the same time. A very balanced beer with fruity hops notes mixed with caramel taste of a well flavored ale.

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