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RATINGS: 1145   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Pours a nice dark amber color with the perfect amount of froathy offwhite head that stays forever. Looks absolutely delicious. Aroma is a very nice sweet floral citrus smell, slightly caramely and piney at the same time. also delicious. Now time for the taste: flavor starts malty, sweet, and caramely then shifts geers into a pretty hoppy citrus flavor then back into a nice smooth hop/caramel finish. Overall, i found this to be extremely good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pours clear golden amber with thin white ringing head. Pine hop, citrus aroma. Pine, grapefruit, bitter hop flavor. Smooth palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3665) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2005
12 oz. bottle thanks to Kramer17801. Deep amber color with a decent head. Aromas were citrus and vanilla. Flavors were very hoppy. I could have mistook this for an IPA in a blind taste test. Very hoppy on the finish too. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (5013) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
I’m rethinking the amber category after the last beer I rated. This one has a good balance, a nice woodsy hoppy taste, a pleasant flowery aroma with bitter notes and is pretty drinkable. If there is a downside, its a bit too drinkable and maybe it could be hopped up a bit more. It seems more like a slightly watered down IPA than a so-called amber ale but that isn’t a bad thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Well, I have high hopes for this brew as it rates about as good as an amber ale can. The beer pours to a nice orange brassy body with a large dense and creamy off-white head. I used a Pilsener glass and it holds the head quite well. Leaves gorgeous lacing and shows off the carbonation in the body. The aroma is full of grapefruit and lemons with some nice floral hops. Light but apparent pine sap. The flavor is a balanced caramel and pine hops. Nice fresh hoppiness and medium bodied and very easy drinking. If I lived in Pennsylvania, I’d drink lots of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Pours a translucent orange amber with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus hops, pine and some light malts. Flavors of the same with in general a little lighter than the aroma. Still a solid amber ale.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CStar17 (14) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Crystal clear appearence. The head disappeared quickly. Extremely smooth, not very complex in flavor but tastey nonetheless. I was expecting a little more spice. Kind of standard in many ways, but still worth a whack.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Smooth creamy amber ale with plenty of punchy citrus bite. More of a pale ale I think.


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