bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Citrus aroma. Flavor of caramel and hops. Smooth, light palate.
Lubiere (12371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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).
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Hopback Amber Ale
Date: April 09, 2003
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
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Dogbrick (10879) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
daknole (10800) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep mahagony color with a small white head. Aroma is very malty and not as hoppy as I would have expected or liked. I get some faint yeasty aromas as well. Flavor is malty up front followed by a very light dose of hops. The finish is tart and lemony. Pretty nice beer. Should be more hoppy however.