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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (899) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On draft at Forebay in the Hershey Lodge. A rich hoppy amber ale mellowed with caramel notes. Easy to session year round.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (52) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
I very much enjoyed this amber ale, one of my favorites of the style, so far. Aroma was nice, perhaps reflecting it being "hopback"

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (150) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2015
On tap at Shiki Sushi. Pours clear reddish copper with a pillowy white head. Aroma is mild pine hops. Taste is similar, piney hops with a caramel malt backing. Body is about average, slightly creamy texture. Overall a decent amber ale. Not my favorite style but a solid enough offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9955) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
On Tap. Leicht trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit einer schönen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig harzig, Aprikosen, kräftig hopfig. Geschmack kräftig malzig, sehr hopfig, Aprikose, reife Früchte.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1020) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Clear , amber color; medium-size head. Aroma of caramel malt with a decent hoppy hit. Same notes in balanced taste . Good, hoppy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours clear dark red. Mouthfeel is light.. Smells hops and spices. Tastes good hoppy beer. Little yeast. Hint of spices with a caramel finish. Good hoppy beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1204) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 7, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Clear dark amber with copper tint, large creamy beige head, faint caramel aroma, low carbonation, bitterish caramel taste, medium finish. Felt generic but quite smooth

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
On cask at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC. Toasted toffee and apricot aroma with a white gummi bear accent. Almost clear bronze under white wisps and a thin ring. Sweet caramel flavour with apricot and pine hops, medium bitterness, and some lemon peel. Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, midway between smooth and crisp.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (228) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2015
From the tap the pour is clear dark red not quite auburn, a bright red to orange hue in current lighting, Aroma is Light Hoppy citrus notes, taste is hops malts and a slight red apple sweetness, finish is malty with a medium mouth feel

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (237) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2015
Amber beer with a thin foamy off-white head. Rather strange nose of menthol, soap, perfume, and funk. Flavor is better with a nice malty caramel sweetness up front followed by a medium bitterness of spruce, pine, and resin. Rather thick on the palate, this is an unusual beer that grows on you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (624) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pine caramel hop aroma with some spice thrown in. Brown and amber clear colored body with only a thin head. Crisp and malt taste. Mild bitterness. Bold malt finish with a light caramel in the background.


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