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RATINGS: 1149   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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3.8
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 A 12 oz bottle of Troegs Amber Ale-While pouring a pint glass, shows lots of carbonation. Clear amber color with a full head. Smell the hops. A good, crisp ale! Would be nice if the dating was easier to find and then read. Of the 6 bottles, only 1 was legible enough to determine it was bottled Oct ’04.

4.1
Sammy (12212) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Well-hopped, aggressive attack of malts and carbonation on palate. Fine cooper amber colour. Light, good as IPA! Some pine aroma. Mid-sip sour grapefruit citrus, spices and nuttyness. Refreshing on hot day. Unique and very drinkable.

3.5
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours a rich deep dark amber color with a medium sized light tanned colored head. The sweet smell of citrus hops meet the nose even while pouring, and upon closer inspection a light background of malt comes out. Lovely thick creamy body with a hint of sweetness. Very soft finish, and not nearly as much hoppy bitterness as I might like, especially given the aromas coming off the nose.

3.7
deyholla (11608) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
On tap. Poured a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipated almost completely. Aroma had a nice combination of bread, grain and a light pine hop note. Flavor began with bread and sweet grain and was joined by a nice pine hop in the finish to round out the beer.

3.1
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel room, The International Cozy Inn, New York, NY
Pours hazy copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach, citrus and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long peach and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
shrubber85 (11411) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Orange peel, light white pepper, and caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Very nice.

4
hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2003
This beer rocks! World Class brew! Holy shit! Another fine Pennsylvania brewery! California better start watching out! This light copper/amber colored beer has a small, creamy off-white head. Mostly diminishing with very interesting and nice lacework. The aroma is of Spruce, Juniper (Gin)... ok, anything evergreen! Also, black pepper and lemon make an appearance in the nose. The flavor is very mild and pungent. Fun Spring/Summer beer. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, lightly bitter, crisp and clean finish. Excellent Summer beer!

3.3
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle. Deep mahagony color with a small white head. Aroma is very malty and not as hoppy as I would have expected or liked. I get some faint yeasty aromas as well. Flavor is malty up front followed by a very light dose of hops. The finish is tart and lemony. Pretty nice beer. Should be more hoppy however.

3.4
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Hopback Amber Ale
Date: April 09, 2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Appearance: clear amber, thin head
Aroma: big fresh cascade hop aroma
Flavor: medium hop flavor, touch of carmel sweetness, nice long esb-like bitter finish, very pleasent hop flavor from beginning to end
Overall: similar to celebration

Name: Hopback Amber Ale
Date: January 29, 2005
hap character fades just leaving the sweet carmel malt, drink fresh

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

4.2
DocLock (10704) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
I just got back from a tasting event at the Beer Yard in Wayne, PA. I got to sample a freshly bottled one direct from the brewery in Harrisburg. This one pours deep amber in color, with an amazing hop aroma, with malt, grapefruit, and toffee overtones. Great head and lacing. The first taste is super hoppy, with a nice, slightly sweet malt flavor underneath. Finished very smooth, hoppy, malty, and crisp. To me, this was not an amber ale, but rather a great pale/IPA made with amber malts. I was so impressed that I took a case home with me. This one reminded me very much of Victory Hopdevil. I will do them side by side and report ASAP.


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