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RATINGS: 1141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5795) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Copper color with a tallish beige head. Fresh citric aromas with a toasted and caramel malt background. I dare say, I hoppy amber, but Seems to be a bit more. Rich caramel light licorice and all kinds of hops flavors. Unfortunately I’m still stuck thinking about a hoppy amber. 5/11

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbellybill (6) - - OCT 21, 2016 does not count
Absolute best Amber Ale I’ve had to date. Everything about it is wonderful!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (6274) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Draft with Bill, amber color with small to medium tiny bubbled head. Aromas and flavor of sweet candy, ash, tobacco, malt, and late harvest stale hops. Body is thin. Finish is sweet and astringent. Too spicy!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (371) - AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap: Reddish amber color. Citric, yeasty and caramel aroma. Earthy/grassy hop flavor alongside some light toffee. ThIs has a little bit of everything going on, really nice amber ale in my book.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (803) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin white ring. Not much of an aroma. Pretty plain and ordinary without much flavor or aftertaste. Disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1719) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Deep Amber thin white Lacy head; aroma is mild malt grain; flava is malty yet dry with hops notes of woody spice; feels medium to light decent fizz; finishes tangy malty Mildly bitter

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (242) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bread yeast aromas. Pours red gold with an off white head. Nice notes of leather and apricot. Short finish. Low carbonation. Good Amber.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
books_n_brews (159) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 Copper pour minimal head. Lacking aroma. Muddied hop bitter with anise. Strong bitter finish and aftertaste. Didn?t feel it matched the commercial description at all. Not grapefruit or Floral notes. I had to double check they labeled the sample right.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BytesAndBrews (55) - - AUG 7, 2016
Nice amber color with a white head. Slight malty aroma. Very malty beer with good hop bitterness and a hint of licorice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (850) - - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at Poe House. So much better than expected- both for the brewery and the style. Well balanced - has the right caramel notes for an amber but doesn’t drink overly sweet. Spicy pine and flowers from the hops. Bit of earth as well. One of the better ambers I have had in awhile.


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