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RATINGS: 1110   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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fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
Nice amber color. Strong resiny aroma, but the mouthfeel is too thin, poor malt. Of course, strong ending resiny bitterness.

2.8
Oakes (19363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Amber and fairly cloudy. Not much head. The aroma has some mild hops and caramel. The palate is more caramel and some light bitterness. A bit chewy. Medium-dry finish, fairly standard mildly hoppy amber like I’ve had a thousand times.

3.8
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Deep golden/amber color, offwhite head. Toffe aroma at fist, some fruit and some hops. Floral flavor, citric, fruity, elder notes, grassy, metallic, perfumje notes. Hoppy, grassy finish.

4.2
jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Golden pour. Very hoppy, but not overly bitter amber. Smooth and delicious. Rated 3/13/04

3.2
yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle. A clear, dark golden to amber colored beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is lightly bready, with caramel malts, perfumed candy and some pine cones and grass. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a soft carbonation. Rather dry. Less bread and caramel in the flavor, a decent bitterness showing up and there’s also a piney, grassy touch and some candy hints. Mostly bitter finish. A rather boring one, but at least it drinks easy. 150625

3.5
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy gold with small off white head. The aroma is stron floral hop and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with sweet hop and light bitterness in the finish. Easy to drink, very good.

3.5
MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2011
Cask, 5.8%, dry hopped with simcoe. Grassy hop aroma. Hazy red amber colour, no head. The flavour is hoppy, slightly grassy, a bit sweet. Well-balanced. Low carbonation, probably because of the cask.

3.4
bhensonb (15963) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark ruddy amber with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is light floral and resin over lightly roasted malt. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is nicely hoppy with residual roast malt. Seems a bit peppery. Finishes hoppy, though not aggressively bitter. A lot more bitter than otherwise though.

3.2
DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 Re-rate 8/20/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at LiBira pub. Thanks zvikar. Malt, stale hops, bitterness. 6/3/6/3/12=3

(11/10/08) Bottle at friends’ house in Philadelphia (thanks David T). Clear deep reddish amber color with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of piney hops, resin and caramelly malt. Sweet caramelly malt at first with some toasted notes and then a bitter finish with hops and pine needles. Medium-bodied. Pretty tasty. 7/4/6/3/13=3.3

3.2
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Sune’s - Thanks Mr. Johnson & Mr. Nielsen. Clear red/amber - white head. Caramel, nice hoppy, fruity, resin, toasted, knækbrød (swedish flatdread), dusty, high malty, pine needles. Pleasant.


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