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RATINGS: 1140   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.

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   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbellybill (6) - - OCT 21, 2016 does not count
Absolute best Amber Ale I’ve had to date. Everything about it is wonderful!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (5900) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Draft with Bill, amber color with small to medium tiny bubbled head. Aromas and flavor of sweet candy, ash, tobacco, malt, and late harvest stale hops. Body is thin. Finish is sweet and astringent. Too spicy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (356) - AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap: Reddish amber color. Citric, yeasty and caramel aroma. Earthy/grassy hop flavor alongside some light toffee. ThIs has a little bit of everything going on, really nice amber ale in my book.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin white ring. Not much of an aroma. Pretty plain and ordinary without much flavor or aftertaste. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1685) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Deep Amber thin white Lacy head; aroma is mild malt grain; flava is malty yet dry with hops notes of woody spice; feels medium to light decent fizz; finishes tangy malty Mildly bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (228) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bread yeast aromas. Pours red gold with an off white head. Nice notes of leather and apricot. Short finish. Low carbonation. Good Amber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
books_n_brews (148) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 Copper pour minimal head. Lacking aroma. Muddied hop bitter with anise. Strong bitter finish and aftertaste. Didn?t feel it matched the commercial description at all. Not grapefruit or Floral notes. I had to double check they labeled the sample right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BytesAndBrews (53) - - AUG 7, 2016
Nice amber color with a white head. Slight malty aroma. Very malty beer with good hop bitterness and a hint of licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (847) - - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at Poe House. So much better than expected- both for the brewery and the style. Well balanced - has the right caramel notes for an amber but doesn’t drink overly sweet. Spicy pine and flowers from the hops. Bit of earth as well. One of the better ambers I have had in awhile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Brown red pour with a faint caramel aroma. Flavor is earthy, a bit sweet and some nice maltiness.wasn’t really that hoppy forward to me, quite malty. Still, quite good.

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