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RATINGS: 1146   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sallad (115) - USA - AUG 8, 2007
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2006
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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cjw163 (109) - hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
12 oz bottle from sample pack... poured a nice amber with great heap.. nice hoppy flavor and exellant finish... will drink again

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2007
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.

3.1
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2006
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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2004
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
broozer81 (107) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2009
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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
From bottle... poured beautiful dark amber with medium creamy white head. Nice pine and citrus aroma. Sweet and spicy flavor. Loved it!


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