beerbuddha1931 (3) - USA - OCT 1, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enlightened hoppy fruity amber ale, one of Troegs best brews. Flavorful with beautiful aroma.
Mary (2) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent hoppy beer. Pleasant hops aroma, clear copper color, tastes clean and refreshing. I would have guessed it an IPA.
yogy (2) - USA - JUN 9, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
it may not be the best i’ve had, but it sure is good. Nice and smooth, with nice hoppy flavor. It could be a little more bitter, but i can live without that. Give it a try if you have the chance.
bikenbob (2) - Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I personally think of Hopback as more of an IPA than an Amber. Big flavour and big IBU.
Rstump (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2010 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a golden amber color with nice transparency. The first sip hits you with the crisp hopiness that i crave. But yet it still maintains a refreshing quality that leaves you wanting another. One of my favorites for sure, glad to live so close to the brewery!
Jswope24 (2) - - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat smooth, liked the smell and taste. Keep an open mind when trying. Has a bitter after taste. Its good!
Pitch4beer (2) - Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Adequate flavor. Little heavy on the bitter but not overpowering. Decent flavor but I would not go out of my way to drink.
marinerbrewing (1) - USA - DEC 5, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well-chilled 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a robust amber color with a slightly lacy, off-color head. Head is dissapointing and dissapates way too quickly (multiple pours were made to be fair). The strongpoint to this brew (pre-taste) is the hop aroma. It has a fabulous, inviting aromatic quality. The nose is rife with floral hop notes and a surprisingly crisp, fruity freshness. Possible detection of caramel tones. Mouthfeel is somewhat lacking. It’s aroma belies a full body malty feel that is not there. It is possible that the over-bittering is simply masking the malt flavor. Taste is slightly sweet, a bit too strong on the bittering hops, and a bit too light on the finishing hops, however it is still a well-balanced brew and a worthwhile selection.
HollandTunnels (1) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Hops and Malt
A - Nice dark amber
Taste - smooth
Palate - Medium to full body
Overall I loved this beer, will keep a case on hand
danmulligan (1) - hamilton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great tasting beer which goes down nice and easy. I love to sit and drink 2 or 3 during one sitting.