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RATINGS: 1124   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (426) - - AUG 24, 2013
On tap at Hotel Hershey. Rich amber color with little head. Floral and hoppy nose - almost IPA like. Lots of hops, caramel and a finish of bitterness. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2969) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 10, 2016
0,355 l bottle from Biervana caramel, citrus, herbs, floral, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen57 (10) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bought @ Kroger-SwiftCreek Midlothian,Va 4/1/16 Nicely balanced Hops Vs. Malt Great Amber color LOTS of carbonation Loads of flavor in this beer! I consider this better than their Nugget Nectar! Great session ale which will sneak up on you being 6 per cent! Refreshing mouthfeel Wonderful beer anytime! ENJOY!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (585) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a nice dark amber with off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, pine, floral notes. Taste is moderately sweet with a nice mild bitterness. Flavors of caramel, toffee, a little bit of nuts, earthy notes, pine. Very well done amber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1176) - - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle, thanks Christina! Rich caramel malt aroma with some citrus and and a touch of piney hops. Pours amber colored with a thin tan head with some retention and good lacing. Starts with with caramel malt and toffee sweetness as well as a bit of breadiness. Finishes dry, but not overly so with grapefruit citrus hop flavor with a bit of pine hop bitterness. A little bitter on the finish, but a very nice amber overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4227) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/13/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon/orange peel, light pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent amber ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/herbal/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (471) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Leary’s in Newburyport, MA. Aroma is nice floral hops, berry, some cheese, basement funk and bread. Appearance is gorgeous clear dark orange with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger-width off-white head with fair retention and lacing. Taste is mild caramel sweet balanced with tart and bitter. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, average carbonation and dry, crisp lightly bitter finish. Overall, there’s a fair amount of depth here. I wish the ending was a little bit more to the sweet side but this is good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (2893) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Lots of grapefruit, some mandarine, worty-bready, slightly pumpernikel infused malt base. Rather shy bitterness given the style. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (454) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear deep amber. One plus finger light tan head. Nice lacing with moderate retention. Aroma of caramel and grapefruit. The taste has a moderate caramel sweetness which is balanced by an earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, light carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes dry. Tasting notes of caramel, sour apple, herbs, pink grapefruit, walnut and white pepper. A solid amber ale. I’ve had many of these in the past, can’t believe I’ve never rated it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1853) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle from Wholefoods. Caramel and fruit punch aroma. Sweet caramel and fruit punch taste with a dry bitter finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (327) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Pours a gorgeous dark amber color and has excellent lacing. Smells almost of nothing.....Has a faint malt and hop aroma. Sadly, the taste translates from the aroma. Has a mild taste of hops but is mainly sweet and malty, but not overly so.


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