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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2005
Bottle. A nice amber color pour with a thin white lace head. Hoppy armoma with a nice little bite to it. Interesting finish, not as dry and I would have expected it with the smell.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
A nice amber-gold, starts off with a nice hop flavor and finishes with subtle malt. An interseting malt flavor i might add. Definitly for the hopheads out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005
Amber in color,nice white head. very very hoppy and smooth. highly recommended if you like hoppy beers.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
A nice golden amber coloring with an aroma that is definately floral. This beer has a taste that is very smooth but also offers some bitter hopness. A very good beer that I definately recommend trying.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Pours a great amber color with a long lasting head. Aroma is good but nothing special. Wow!!much better than expected. Nice malty, caramel flavor turns into a nicely hopped finish. Supreme balance of malt and hops in this one. Perfect carbonation. Best Amber ale I’ve ever had

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2005
12 oz bottle; It pours a medium amber w/ a lasting, medium sized off white head of smaller bubbles. Aroma is a wonderful floral and lemon citrusy hop at first, then it gets some hints of orange before it warms up. Also some hints of perfumey, piney, hairspray alcohol, but it’s strange given the lower ABV. Some lightly toasted malts, hints of caramel, and low fruitiness. Very well balanced w/a distinct caramel flavor up front, then becomes lightly citrusy hoppy after. Toasty malt comes in third w/ the dry finish and floral hop flavored aftertaste. Dry m/f, but not astringent, lower carb., & lighter medium body. Overall a very enjoyable beer for an amber ale. Very pleasant hop characteristics balanced by a caramel malt flavor. Very yummy!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianG (44) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Poured a clear, dark amber with off white head. Slight citrus aroma. Very smooth with a little hop aftertaste. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1399) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 Sweet and refreshing although not as hoppy as I would have liked. Got what I wanted from the dopplebock from Troegs. Rerate: much better than I remember. Sweet malt profile is balance by a pleasant bitterness. Good stuff. Not sure why I thought this was a bock.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle. Medium amber in color with a small white head. Some lacing. Fresh citrus hop and caramel malt aroma. Medium bodied. Crisp hop flavors throughout with a nice malt balance. Really one of the better amber ales I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 poured a deep golden copper with creamy 1/2 inch head and smelled slighltly sweet and grainy. flavors where of citrus and unripe melon with a moderate hoppiness. there was even a little sweetness to the flavor at first. a decent beer.


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