millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Reddish, golden-orange color. Off white head that died down quickly. Nice, hoppy aroma with pine and floral notes. Crisp bitterness but well balanced. A good all around brew where hop flavor and aroma are featured.
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice deep red color with a thin off-white head. Sweet notes dominate the nose. I detected a sweet sugary maltiness in the aroma, very faint caramel, and even a bit of citrus. This beer is lightly sweet at the beginning with a touch of bitterness at the finish. There is moderate carbonation and thin medium body This is one of the most balanced beers I have had and it was a pleasure to drink.
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow.. aroma is fantastic! Maybe one of the best aromas from a bottled beer- sweet malt and fruity hops. taste was a bit of a letdown compared to the aroma, but still good. Caramel malt and bready/toasty at first, finished by a fairly firm bitterness for an amber (although, I suppose, not for one named ’hopback’, but nonetheless I wish they backed down by a few IBUs).
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown-amber with a good, tall beige head.
Aromas of nuts, toast, grapefruit, and malt.
Medium bodied, with a well-gauged amount of carbonation. Flavors are lively, dry but not drying to the palate. Bitterness is restrained until the finish.
A well-rounded brew for hopheads.
mk70 (64) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 Very enjoyable Ale. Beautiful amber color! Almost perfect blend of malt and hops, however I’d prefer a bit more hops and a tad less of the caramel malt flavor. I definitely would recommend this and look forward to trying it again soon.
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear amber pour with a nice piney aroma. flavors of nuts and pine with spice and a slightly sweet finish. good
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
An excellent beer, period. Very hoppy and malty as well. Slight notes of caramel, maybe some spice. Well done Troegs!
tschof (61) - - JUN 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Bottle into pint glass.Extra cold. Great flavor and smooth. Cold run on this one for a few months as it is very enjoyable. My second favorite troeg behind nugget nectar.
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head and amber color.
Very hoppy aroma and a nice smooth
feel in my mouth.
Very good IPA like beer with
a smooth hoppy taste
that I would drink again.
neontb (58) - - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Great mix of amber and hoppy IPA style. Nice citrus with a toasty malt background. Good amount of citrus, floral, without too bitter. Honey, biscuit, toasty malts. Gorgeous color. Perfect early spring beer, just enough hops, but not huge IBU’s. Nice work troegs.