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RATINGS: 1135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dthmtldgn (32) - barrington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2004
pretty good. has a kick though. very hoppy. probablyt will buy again, but would rathe get another example from this brewery first.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (205) - SWITZERLAND - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
books_n_brews (145) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BytesAndBrews (35) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (841) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1115) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (532) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
355ml bottle. Amber with one finger off white head. Aroma is caramel, orange, zesty grapefruit and citrus. Similar taste with initial caramel sweetness followed by orange and citrus and ending in bitter citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2400) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Flight shared with ebone1988 at the brewery. The pour is a pale golden orange with a thin ring of gray head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma smells like a cat got wet and is air drying. It’s musty, dusty, and not good. There is a sweet maltiness just going on in the background that i don’t care for. The flavor is also not good. There is a nerds candy flavor as if it were mixed with water. There is a light malt and it’s pretty basic otherwise. It’s a bit disappointing. The mouth feel is weird. It’s thicker, but watery at the same time. The carbonation is light and allows it to fall right off the tongue. The aftertaste is lingering malt and candy sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1311) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Flight shared with koleminer20 at Tröegs. Aroma is malty, caramel, earthy hops, pine. Appearance is amber, clear, light tan head. Taste is caramel malt, earthy hops, toffee, spice, pine, bitter. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, caramel malt aftertaste. Overall, this is a real weird amber.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfeliciano (3) - - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
Taste is sweet yet bitter. Aroma of caramel, floral hops, and citrus. Nice amber ale. Somewhat hoppy. Enjoyed it overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2016
It pours amber with a slightly off white head. There are aromas of fruit, plums, bad roasted elements. It has falvors of plums, roasted malts, fruit, and floral hops. It has a moderate feel that is the lighter side of moderate. It has a bitter finish.


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