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RATINGS: 1138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Draft. Amber pour with nice head. Caramel, citrus, nice balanced bitterness, hop. Overall a nice balanced beer but a bit body would make this a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
12oz bottle, dark amber color, with a beige head, nice bready, grainy toasty, caramel malt nose, with some mild floral leafy hop accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity, flowery citrus, piney, leafy hop character, with a light caramel, toasted malty backbone, leading towards a lingering fruity, leafy hop bittering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2579) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bready with a bit of carmel. Hoppy finish on the back end. Decent stuff. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 Beer engine pull at the Khyber. Cloudy orange brown pour with a big foamy head. Bitter fruity floral hop flavors. Pinecones. Passionfruit. Grapefruit pith. Wildflowers. Toasted wheat bread. Medium-light malt. Watery body, but that could just be the cask talking. Decent dry session beer. Update: Having again on regular draft. Body is a fuller. Both the light caramel malt and dry hops feel stronger. Rounded peppery bite at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Awesome beer at the GABF 2012. I loved drinking this beer Nice hops backing and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - FEB 25, 2014
Nice, frothy head and nice lacing. Nutty, spiced aromas. Bitter hops, slight cinnamon, very malty. Good amber beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear copper with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of caramel and toffee, along with delicate lemon and citrus, grass and a touch of pine. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout with mostly pine notes but some grass; this is paired with caramel malty and grainy notes for balance. The finish is long and hoppy with a moderate delicate bitterness. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a decent amber ale but the hops could be more complex. 2014-04-27

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3726) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I had this in a pint glass. The appearance was a gentle dark amber color with a nice level foamy one finger head with an adequate foamy lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass. The smell had a decent amount of caramel malts up front and lets a gentle amount of bitter citrus hops coming in slightly as the beer warmed. The taste was bitter and sweet ranging at somewhat different times but ends up combining more as the beer warmed. The aftertaste was really nice as it was pure bittersweetness altogether. The finish was somewhat dry but still had a nice backing by the hops and malts. On the palate, it sat about a medium in body and had a decent sessionable quality to it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Amber well worthy of having again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21436) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Bruce, thanks! Hazy amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel and grass. Taste is smooth caramel at first, then floral pine and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Draught @ Tap-House, Munich. Pours a dark amber copper colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of red berries, caramel, some harsh graininess and bread. Flavour of crisp floral hops, citrus, grains, some mild yeastiness, berries and bready malts. Medium bodied. Quite sweet finish with harsh bitterness. Decent.

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