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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Quite hoppy, very Cascade, lots of grapefruit. Some definite malts for balance. Clear amber color. Carbonation is a bit lacking, is creamy, but needs more heft. Decent.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Love the hop aroma, has a nice balance of malt & hops, not too overpowering

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philijams (5) - USA - JAN 25, 2004 does not count
Comparatively kind of neutral in aroma and flavor. Nice carmel color. Wouldn't drink too many as taste becomes tedious.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2004
Darker orange-amber color, starts malty light caramel then switches to a citrus hop taste. Flavors tend to travel to the back of the mouth.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Bottle. From Sampler. This one pours a large off-white head with excellent lacing and a nice clear amber color. Nose of caramel malt and baking cookies with light earthy hops (english hop?). Toffee and honey flavor make this one not much different than the Troeg’s Pale Ale. Some darker malts in this one, but an ok beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Citrus aroma. Flavor of caramel and hops. Smooth, light palate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2776) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Solid amber color with quickly dissipating head. Tastes of hops and some caramel. Not strong on the spices, but still a worthy choice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Bottle. Sweet hoppy aroma escapes from the ale. Apearance is a nice amber color with thin head. Taste is hoppy and sweet but feels like it is lacking something to really make this a special ale. Good ale though. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 (12 oz bottle, obtained in trade with jasonp, thanks Jason!) This is very lemony smelling for beer, reminiscent of Lemon Pledge or something. I wonder how well it cleans the furniture, as I should be doing more cleaning and less beer drinking. NAHHHHH! Flavorwise, this is an odd amber. It’s not especially flavorful, and it’s just not all that malty for the style. Citrusy, mildly bitter and fresh tasting hops is also quite prevalent in the flavor, with a mild, bready and lightly sweet maltiness providing a lighter base. I think it tastes a little like detergent. Medium bodied, with a fairly clean palate. Medium to light amber in color with a slight haze. Off-white head slowly recededs to a thin layer and leaves a few spots of lace on the glass. Not bad, but apparently this just isn’t my type of amber. Needs more of a malt presence.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
A nice golden amber coloring with an aroma that is definately floral. This beer has a taste that is very smooth but also offers some bitter hopness. A very good beer that I definately recommend trying.


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