RateBeer
overall
94
99
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1138   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Amber ale with a light off-white head. Light malty aroma with nice hops. Good crisp malt and floral hops, with nice grapefruit notes. Medium bodied. Mondial 2005.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, fizzy beige head, medium-low retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, biscuit), heavy hops (floral, citrus), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of peaches. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, biscuit), average hops (floral, citrus), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of peaches. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2011
from Mondial de la BIère, Strasbourg - clear reddish-amber colour with a little chaotic foam left; correct lacework; fairly hoppy with notes of chewy malts and red fruit marmalade; slightly sticky and with a respectable malt body, fairly bitter and moderately dry; long malty and hoppy finish with notes of caramel and raspberries

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle. Pours reddish brown w/ a sudsy head. Malty caramel-ish hoppy aroma. Exceptionally smooth taste with a great hoppy/sweet balance. Kinda tastes honeyish. Delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 Re-rate 8/20/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at LiBira pub. Thanks zvikar. Malt, stale hops, bitterness. 6/3/6/3/12=3

(11/10/08) Bottle at friends’ house in Philadelphia (thanks David T). Clear deep reddish amber color with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of piney hops, resin and caramelly malt. Sweet caramelly malt at first with some toasted notes and then a bitter finish with hops and pine needles. Medium-bodied. Pretty tasty. 7/4/6/3/13=3.3

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
On tap. Poured a medium orange with an averaged sized head. Aromas of caramel, spices and hops. Light bitter aftertaste (I expected more of a bitter bite with the name).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Cask version at Fat Head’s in Pittsburgh. Pours a dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Thin and foamy lacing. The aroma is outstanding: Citrus hops, malt, caramel and fruit. Very smooth body, with a strong floral hops flavor, followed by malt and spice. The finish is slick and earthy hops and malt. This beer is definitely enjoyable on the cask, I’d like to try the bottled version too.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (11176) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Well-hopped, aggressive attack of malts and carbonation on palate. Fine cooper amber colour. Light, good as IPA! Some pine aroma. Mid-sip sour grapefruit citrus, spices and nuttyness. Refreshing on hot day. Unique and very drinkable.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 114


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50