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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Amber pour with a nice hoppy taste with a noticeably bitter finish. An overall balanced mix of sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
westknife (37) - USA - FEB 25, 2011
Good, basically your average good ale, doesn’t really stand out from the pack but who cares

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fdr137 (35) - , New York, USA - JAN 24, 2009
12 oz bottle. Poured a nice golden amber, with no haze. An offwhite creamy head that lasted a fair while with good cling. Aroma is mostly citrusy hops. Flavor is a pretty balanced palate, a bit of malty up front with a nice hop kick, maybe some sweeter notes in the aftertaste. The hops are a little bitter but smooth out after a little while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
drkilmer (35) - Myersville, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Bottle. A very nice, hoppy amber ale. Hops are citrusy and nicely ballanced by the malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ladyhedgehog (34) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Caramel color with a pretty cream head. Smells mostly of hops and a little bit of something sweet. Taste is hoppy with very nice spicing. Kinda simple, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Amber1 (32) - USA - NOV 2, 2002
very lively and fresh hop aroma on draft. orange to amber in color, it poured nicely, hope to try bottles someday.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFowler (30) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
The Beer Lover stated it most proper. "This beer falls into that very broad category in American craft brewing known as "Amber Ale." Troegs HopBack is brewed with pilsner and Munich malts, and is hopped with both Liberty and Nugget hop varieties. It is then dry hopped, which means the brew is strained through the Hop Back or hop strainer, which is packed with whole flower Nugget hops. This gives the beer a very vibrant hop aroma, as well as adding even more hop flavors to the Liberty and Nuggets that are used in the boil. Unlike many one dimensional hop blasts, this beer has a firm, smooth, malty back bone to match up to that big hop character. HopBack Amber Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, deep amber color with a thick and creamy white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is very fragrant with spicy and citric aromas, as well as some crisp, toasty malt character, with touches of estery ripe fruit. The palate is very firm, with lots of crisp, toasty malt flavor, slightly nutty malt flavor, under tones of estery fruit, and citric hop flavor. HopBack Amber Ale finishes with more malt and fruit up front, then ends with a very dry, zesty hop bite that lingers on the tongue. This is an outstanding amber ale that would match very well with a number of dishes due to the fact that it has both great malt and hop character. It comes in at 5.6% abv, allowing the drinker to enjoy a few, and a very respectable 55 IBU(bitterness units). That is plenty of hop bitterness, and it will please a hard core hop head, but is not so abusively hoppy that it could not be enjoyed by a novice to the style"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csuders (30) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Nice amber color as the name suggests, has a carmel colored head. A hoppy beer, which isn’t exactly my thing, but its well balanced and a little sweet. A good ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
12 oz bottle from 3 Sons. Pours a clear amber with small off-white head. Bright citrus hop aroma backed by a little cereal malt. Predominantly hop-focused flavor, but balanced well by caramel malt. A shortly lingering bitterness. This could be a great session beer - I could drink this all day.

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