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RATINGS: 1143   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (6091) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2005 bottle at Mondial, 6/4/05. Small amber-copper colored head recedes to ring. The body is a lovely deep, burnished copper, rather bubbly. Smells of cascades; orangey/citrusy. Yeastiness as well, with a bit of munich malt. Begins with dry cascades, bitter and floral, with some lightly toasted grains through the middle, mostly dry. A rather easygoing amber ale, has a hard mouthfeel, filtered and force-carbonated-like. As it warms and breathes, I get notes of caramel, cherries, dates and a toffee finish. Medium-body, a bit overcarbonated. Yeasty fruits throughout, lots of candied oranges and caramel. Pretty simple, but quite drinkable and refreshing. Reminds me a bit of Avery Redpoint.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
I be likeink zis golden bier mit it’s balance unt flavor. Zhe aroma ist flowers uppen zhe nose mit a malty ness on der tongue. I be liken zis better zhan zhe Cherman ambers.
Earlier Rating: 6/5/2005 Total Score: 3.7
I liked this full bodied amber ale. The malt character is good as well as the floral hop aroma. This beer belies it’s alcohal level because it goes down so smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1495) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2006 Kind of a fruity taste. Strong Hoppy smell. A smooth ride from bottom to top.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
Sampled at le Mondial de la bière 2005. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Interesting aroma of spicy and citrusy hops with caramel and malt. The hops is less present is the flavor, it’s there but not as interesting, there’s caramel in there, the finish is mild and bitter. The body is medium with a creamy texture, the carbonation level is moderate. Good aroma, wimpy flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Poured a hazy copper color. Aroma was fruity with caramel, and some fading hops. Malty flavor with notes of earthiness, butter, and caramel. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2005. Robe blonde claire. Légère et saveurs tout en douceur. Beaux arômes épicés d’agrumes... Très intéressant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
Aroma:very god hops aroma... Appearance:Clear amber,light head... Flavor:Good bitterness ,light caramel flavor...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2005
A good hoppy ale (I’d call it an IPA). Had this on tap at home last summer and loved it. It poured a slightly dark amber color with a slightly hoppy aroma. It’s also very well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2005
on tap at macgrady’s, pour is a deep amber color with a creamy white head. the scents of sweet caramel malts and flowery hops are strong, with hints of citrus. the flavor is very nicely balanced, starting with sweet hops, sliding to the malts, ending with the citrus flavors. a nice medium body with a bitter finish, but it doesnt linger around. a very nice and easy to drink ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Out of a fresh bottle it would seem1-27-05 Peachy aroma right out. Amber color nice and clear, white head laces nice. Hoppy citrus and peach flavor to it mild bitter tail. Finishes clean,crisp. Not my favorite but good just the same.


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