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RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Pours a nice dark amber, with ample head. Rich heavy flavor with the hops coming through strongly. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Aroma is quite hoppy, seems to be a touch of malt. Beer is clear, with a small head a few minutes after pouring. Good color for an amber. Flavor is quite hoppy, a good amount of bitterness, all well balanced with the malt flavor. Like an amber IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2010
Very nice amber pour. Balanced; not heavy on the hop aroma or flavor. Probably unfair to review this one after Alpha King. Nice caramel malt. Slightly hoppy finish. I liked it and will seek it out again though...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jobrewmeister (81) - - MAR 27, 2012
Red color with a half finger off-white head with pretty good retention. Smells very earthy, malt almost more prominent than bittered hops, bread yeast, amber malt and caramel. Taste of amber malt, light pine hop flavor and a light citrus hop flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
Nice amber color on pour and a wonderful citrus, floral, caramel blend to the flavor. Love the taste blend on this one!! Another big win for Troegs!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Can’t say I liked this one. Had high expectations based on the brewery’s rep and the reviews. Not my style, possibly bad bottle (?). A very, very full flavour but something intensely wrong with the hops. Almost sour.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
From the bottle into pint glass. I was immediately impressed with the BIG hoppy aroma during the pour. Nice thick head slowly dissipated with lingering lace. True to its name, this beer is full of hop flavor. Slightly bitter finish, but not overly so. Mouthfeel left me wanting a little, but, overall, a nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - FEB 2, 2011
Super creamy and spicy. So much complexity in the flavor profile. Reminiscent of an excellent British ale, but more hops and more oomph. I’m actually more impressed with this than the Nugget Nectar. Flagship beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DScanlon (70) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Hand pump at Standard Tap in Philadelphia. Very flowery hoppy aroma, citrusy. Fairly balanced sweetness with a medium body, lots of grapefruit hop (cascade?) flavors. This being on cask, it had that full, yet slippery texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Reddish, golden-orange color. Off white head that died down quickly. Nice, hoppy aroma with pine and floral notes. Crisp bitterness but well balanced. A good all around brew where hop flavor and aroma are featured.


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