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RATINGS: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11613) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11394) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (11281) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Golden pour. Very hoppy, but not overly bitter amber. Smooth and delicious. Rated 3/13/04

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10949) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10930) - San Diego, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10771) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10225) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2003
This beer rocks! World Class brew! Holy shit! Another fine Pennsylvania brewery! California better start watching out! This light copper/amber colored beer has a small, creamy off-white head. Mostly diminishing with very interesting and nice lacework. The aroma is of Spruce, Juniper (Gin)... ok, anything evergreen! Also, black pepper and lemon make an appearance in the nose. The flavor is very mild and pungent. Fun Spring/Summer beer. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, lightly bitter, crisp and clean finish. Excellent Summer beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10105) - 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).

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