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RATINGS: 1069   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Bruce, thanks! Hazy amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel and grass. Taste is smooth caramel at first, then floral pine and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Citrus aroma. Flavor of caramel and hops. Smooth, light palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 (4/8/08, 12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Large and fluffy beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit/orange, light pine. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, caramel, light cookie. Soft, light-medium body with some resin. (8/4/7/3/14)

(1/19/03) Clear amber body with minimal tan head. Aroma is sharply cascade hoppy. Tasting it, I understood where the name came from -- it’s got a mild malty body, until you get to the strong HOPpiness in the BACK of the taste. Finishes with moderately sweet grapefruit that doesn’t linger. (8/4/7/3/14)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11120) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark ruddy amber with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is light floral and resin over lightly roasted malt. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is nicely hoppy with residual roast malt. Seems a bit peppery. Finishes hoppy, though not aggressively bitter. A lot more bitter than otherwise though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle. Great beer. Really pushes the hop barrier on the Amber Ale categorization. Quite hoppy aroma, floral. Flavor is a bit more balanced. Some nice, sweet, caramel malt character along with substantial hop presence. Medium in body. Crisp, hoppy finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 A 12 oz bottle of Troegs Amber Ale-While pouring a pint glass, shows lots of carbonation. Clear amber color with a full head. Smell the hops. A good, crisp ale! Would be nice if the dating was easier to find and then read. Of the 6 bottles, only 1 was legible enough to determine it was bottled Oct ’04.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Hopback Amber Ale
Date: April 09, 2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Appearance: clear amber, thin head
Aroma: big fresh cascade hop aroma
Flavor: medium hop flavor, touch of carmel sweetness, nice long esb-like bitter finish, very pleasent hop flavor from beginning to end
Overall: similar to celebration

Name: Hopback Amber Ale
Date: January 29, 2005
hap character fades just leaving the sweet carmel malt, drink fresh

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10847) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Deep golden/amber color, offwhite head. Toffe aroma at fist, some fruit and some hops. Floral flavor, citric, fruity, elder notes, grassy, metallic, perfumje notes. Hoppy, grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Poured a copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate well balanced hoppy flavor with a medium bitter finish. Good brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10696) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Vollmundig hopfiger Antrunk mit deutlicher Hintergrundherbe. Der Hopfen stumpft etwas ab und verliert an Volumen, ist aber weiterhin der stärkste Ton. Hier scheint das Bier mehr auf Süffigkeit ausgelegt, auch die Herbe wird milder, das Bier ist nun weniger aromatisch und kaum noch etwas Besonderes. Zum Schluss malzig-herb, einen Ticken säuerlich. 10/10/8/8/11/8

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