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RATINGS: 1118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2005. Robe blonde claire. Légère et saveurs tout en douceur. Beaux arômes épicés d’agrumes... Très intéressant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
Aroma:very god hops aroma... Appearance:Clear amber,light head... Flavor:Good bitterness ,light caramel flavor...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2005
A good hoppy ale (I’d call it an IPA). Had this on tap at home last summer and loved it. It poured a slightly dark amber color with a slightly hoppy aroma. It’s also very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2005
on tap at macgrady’s, pour is a deep amber color with a creamy white head. the scents of sweet caramel malts and flowery hops are strong, with hints of citrus. the flavor is very nicely balanced, starting with sweet hops, sliding to the malts, ending with the citrus flavors. a nice medium body with a bitter finish, but it doesnt linger around. a very nice and easy to drink ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Out of a fresh bottle it would seem1-27-05 Peachy aroma right out. Amber color nice and clear, white head laces nice. Hoppy citrus and peach flavor to it mild bitter tail. Finishes clean,crisp. Not my favorite but good just the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Pours a shiny reddish-gold with a creamy tan head. Very nice looking ale. Smells very hoppy with citrus, peach and a touch of butterscotch. Taste is hoppy with peach and citrus being the main flavors. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a reddish-gold with a light, thin, tan head. Smells are sweet and citrusy with some strident hoppy aromas. Interseting combonation. Taste is a strong fruity malt. Peachy undertones in its sweetness. Followed by a solid hoppy flavor, well balanced with the malty fruitiness. Again, flavors are nicely balanced. Lightly sticky mouthfeel with a lingering bitter hops finish. Creamy. A very interesting and drinkable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 A 12 oz bottle of Troegs Amber Ale-While pouring a pint glass, shows lots of carbonation. Clear amber color with a full head. Smell the hops. A good, crisp ale! Would be nice if the dating was easier to find and then read. Of the 6 bottles, only 1 was legible enough to determine it was bottled Oct ’04.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1493) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Bottle. Bottled on: 08/09/04. Clear copper pour with small light-tan head. Aroma is a little of citrusy hops and a little of sweet malts. Nice sweet malty backbone that gives way to some deliciously bitter citrusy hops. Smooth and caramely. There’s some bite but the bitterness does not linger very long. This is really unlike any other amber ale I’ve had. More like an APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
This is a very well done beer- so far the best from Troegs that I have tasted. It has a clear amber color and is basically an ESB in anything but name (except slightly more hoppy). This beer was formerly known as Troegs ESB I believe and it has the subtle balace of hops, malt and caramel that one would expect but in this case without the characteristic British yeastiness. A fine ale

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