sallad (115) - USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clear, dark golden straw colored with a thick, fizzy head. Peaches and pineapples waft over grass and sweet caramel. Taste like a fruity hops sandwich -- not bitter, but round and malty. Slightly thin body with a nice smooth finish.
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brickwall in Asbury. Pour is a nice deep amber with a small light head. Aroma of citrus, hops and some spice. Flavor is similiar. Nice hop bit with citrus and a malty sweetness near the end. Like this one. Been wanting to try it then ran into it at Brickwall. Liked it alot.
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice amber color that pours with a medium head. More hops in the aroma then in the palate, do I sense a bit of floral sweetness? If you like a hoppy amber this is for you. Not a favorite but an ale that I would look for when available.
cjw163 (109) - hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from sample pack... poured a nice amber with great heap.. nice hoppy flavor and exellant finish... will drink again
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hopback is a fitting name for this beer - the aroma is unmistakeably of hops, and there is only a slight amount of bitterness. There is also a taste of citrus and flowers. This is a surprisingly good brew, very hoppy.
lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
it looks brown. smells like red grapes and oranges and hops. tastes like it too. bumpy ride. slimy finish. but flavorful, alas.
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ll spare everyone with the details this time. This is essentially a pleasant slightly malty amber ale with a fairly long nutty finish and a hint of hops.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Whew, what a scent! First thing that hits you, very aromatic. The process (hop back vessel) gives exactly what they wanted. Good initail head that fades slowly to a lace on the glass. Flavor is like it smells, but not as strong. Very flavorful, but not something I could drink more than one at a time. Not exactly my thing but I can imagine a good following for this flavor.
broozer81 (107) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 Super Saver in Somerville nj, 6 pack with the bottled on date one week ago, wow thats fresh...best amber i’ve tasted.. nicely hopped, this taste great, could now be my weekend beer when i what to throw a bunch back without gettin to lit...great beer
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle... poured beautiful dark amber with medium creamy white head. Nice pine and citrus aroma. Sweet and spicy flavor. Loved it!