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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10801) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (10678) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel room, The International Cozy Inn, New York, NY
Pours hazy copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach, citrus and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long peach and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10532) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10029) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Orange peel, light white pepper, and caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
On tap. Poured a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipated almost completely. Aroma had a nice combination of bread, grain and a light pine hop note. Flavor began with bread and sweet grain and was joined by a nice pine hop in the finish to round out the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
12oz bottle from the troegs Anthology variety 12-pack. Clear ambery-red color, minimal head and lacing. Spicy hop aroma, but not too strong. Sharpish carbonation, but good texture. Decent amber, but if this is as good as they get, then I guess I don’t really find the style to be too interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9609) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Draft sample at Rustico, Alexandria. Pours clear amber with cream head. Aroma of malt, fruity hops, citrus, caramel and grapefruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
12oz. Pours a clear amber with a thin, white head that has some okay retention and no lacing. Aroma is caramel, floral hops. Taste is nice caramel malt, some lemon, dry hops, a bit earthy, toast, biscuit. Not bad. Nice bittering hops throughout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
I just got back from a tasting event at the Beer Yard in Wayne, PA. I got to sample a freshly bottled one direct from the brewery in Harrisburg. This one pours deep amber in color, with an amazing hop aroma, with malt, grapefruit, and toffee overtones. Great head and lacing. The first taste is super hoppy, with a nice, slightly sweet malt flavor underneath. Finished very smooth, hoppy, malty, and crisp. To me, this was not an amber ale, but rather a great pale/IPA made with amber malts. I was so impressed that I took a case home with me. This one reminded me very much of Victory Hopdevil. I will do them side by side and report ASAP.


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