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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 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 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2008
it looks brown. smells like red grapes and oranges and hops. tastes like it too. bumpy ride. slimy finish. but flavorful, alas.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2008
355 ml bottle. Red/brown body with a descent beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel and fruity hops. Well-balanced, sweet malt, some caramel and a sharp clean hop flavor. Straight forward well made amber.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Draft at Churchkey, but this was a cask dry-hopped with palisades hops. Light brown iced tea color. No head (probably due to the cask). Smells faintly resiny but also has some honey and sweetness. Very thin palette, piney hops and some floral/grassy notes on the back palette. Pretty good, but I wouldn’t necessarily say what I experienced is indicative of all of Hopback.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Certainly an amber pour with an off white, bubbly head. Aroma holds toasty malt, caramel, grain, and some citrus and floral hop character. Flavor is sweet, with more caramel malt, and some sweet spices, perhaps nutmeg. Hop character is present but very subtle, with a bit of fresh floral presence. Palate is a bit thin, but certainly drinkable. Good session beer; just not a great style, but clearly a well crafted beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Clear amber pour with medium carbonation and a half finger off white head. Aroma is toasty malt with some citrus, some grain, and caramel. Some slight flowery notes come in near the end of the sniff. Flavor is caramel malt with a balancing nondescript hop bitterness that provides nice balance. Palate is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a clean smacking finish. Very well put together.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
12oz. Pours a clear amber with a thin, white head that has some okay retention and no lacing. Aroma is caramel, floral hops. Taste is nice caramel malt, some lemon, dry hops, a bit earthy, toast, biscuit. Not bad. Nice bittering hops throughout.

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   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...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours a clear amber thin fizzy tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus hops, malts. Similar taste, but hops were kind of thin here for my liking, not the hop finish I was expecting. Very tasty and drinkable though


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