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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 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.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4391) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Dark copper color with a thin head. Dry hop aroma (Saaz?). Slightly bitter taste, but pretty none existant overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
On draft at Just Sports with Stegosaurus. Poured amber color with an ok head, has a bitter bite with a good taste, its hoppy, this beer was enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and hops. The flavor is sweet and again dominated by caramel and hops, while the body is a bit thin.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parrothead (292) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Pours a nice auburn with a creamy white head. I couldn’t detect much nose, and I expected to. Some caramel, malty toffee taste backed up by a good bit of hops, but not as much as I expected or hoped for.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Clear amber, thin head. Caramel hop and toasted malt aroma with some earth. Caramel flavor with a low hop compliment. Has some perfume and metallic notes. Rather watery in body. Finishes a bit dirty. Not the greatest, but I could see how when very fresh and on draught it could be quite good.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prcaus (159) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2007
12 oz bottle-Pours a dark amber coloring. Hoppy aroma, heavy malt flavoring a little too heavy for my liking on regular drinking. Medium bodied average carbonation.


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