PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a small head. aroma is grapfruity and in general fruity. Flavor is sweet with a nice mouthfeel. It is missing some hops though. nevertheless this is a good beer.
ludhaber (104) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good hop aroma with a subtle background of malt. Hop and malt are pretty well balanced. The texture is good with some butter cut by hop acidity. The taste is balanced, just a little bit heavy on the hop bitters.
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
good amount of hops in both the nose and flavor, nothing really special, but a decent little beer with not too much going on
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear, coppery brown with a moderate , off-white head. Head retention is also moderate. On the the nose, this beer has little to no hop aroma but what there is appears to be of resiny american hops. Plenty of malt sweetness in the nose that probably overshadows the hops. A medium bodied beer that is well carbonated. The beer has moderate malt sweetness that is balanced with more hop flavor and bitterness than was in the nose. This definitely a good American Amber Ale that I will be drinking again.
popdoggy (100) - USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is my fallback beer. Love it. The drinkability and the palate are what makes it.
flyingshoes (100) - USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Not sure on the freshness of this one, but there was way less hop bite than I expected. A bit of caramel came through, and although taste was pleasant, it wasn’t very strong. Not bad, but as others have said, kind of neutral.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My score does seem a little, but overall I was left unimpressed by this beer. I'm not one for overly hoppy beer and it seems as if they were trying to do too much with this brew
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nut brown color with a slightly off white, almost almond head. good lacing and nice nutty aroma. solid hop profile but not overpowering for the style. very drinkable
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Troeg’s HopBack Amber Ale is a good hoppy, yet balanced, amber ale with a white head.