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RATINGS: 1136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2005
from the bottle . poured a nice amber with a off white head. aroma hops, and a small amout of malts, a touch of citrus like lemon, floral. flavor gotta like the hops nice and mild and the malts blend in there nicely.satisfied the hop craving.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (632) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 I find a big difference if the beer is fresh v.s. aged. At its best, this is a nicely hopped ale where the hops win the battle with the malt. Hopping is quite nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Served ice cold draught at the Atherton Inn in State College, Pennsylvania. I had to down this pint in five minutes before heading out to a wedding. Hey, we all know that a little nip helps any wedding move along. The pint glass was also frosted. I’m sure that some flavors were lost due to the cold, but I still sensed that this was indeed a tasty brew. The hops (as the name suggests) were very strong. Before coming to ratebeer, I thought for sure that this was an IPA - goes to show what I know. The bitter hops, which were quite fruity and pleasant, were well-balanced by the sweet malt. Felt a little syrupy on the tongue but that may have been due to the extreme chill this was served under. All in all, another beer Pennsylvania should be proud of.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Really nice hops and lemon aroma, good looks (very red), great frothy head. Flavor is a bit too dependent on hops, though, and doesn’t finish quite as nicely as I would have expected from this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Thanks Santa! Pours a clear amber color, small vanilla white head. Aroma is of wonderful citrusy hops, lemons and oranges. Bready malt as well. Flavor is sweet hops, just loaded, A little bit of caramel malt balances the brew out quite nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Draft at The Office in Morristown, NJ: Poured a amber/copper color with a diminishing off white head. Aromas were piney hops and some caramel notes. Flavor was generally roasted malt and caramel, decent amount of hops as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JUL 20, 2005
amber color w/ quickly disappearing biege head. huge floral aroma of hops. hoppy but well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2005 this amber ale has the strongest hop flavor i’ve ever tasted forit’s style. feels more like an ipa than anything else

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Chewy caramel accented by a citrusy orange. Sweet base, but it’s subdued by a roasty edge. Not as "hoppy" as I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Spicy delicious aroma. Nice golden brown amber color. Spicy citrus cake flavor with beautiful hops and a very nice malt balance. Very hoppy.


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