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RATINGS: 1145   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cakes (422) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
The Hops are booming on this ale. You can smell them, you can taste them. Not overdone, as some micros do these "hoppy ales". Clear red/amber. Sorry - this is not my favorite category or i might have rated this higher.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turboninja (685) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Tap@The Well, NYC, USA. Not too special, but clear and has a malty character.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (825) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 30, 2017
Âmbar translúcida, espuma alaranjada de ótima formação e persistência. Aroma carregado de caramelo, malte, lúpulos florais, leve amadeirado. Sabor de médio dulçor, amargor um pouco menos intenso. Corpo leve e média carbonatação. Com tempo de vai ficando menos floral e lupulada transparecendo mais o malte, mel, leve alaranjada, complexa na medida, final de média persistência e ótimo drinkability. Belíssimo exemplar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGarnigle (634) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2016
6-pack bottles. Closer to an IPA than a traditional amber ale. There’s some caramel malt giving it color and a bit more backbone to it, but the hops are the star. If not a hop blockbuster, this definitely brings the hop flavor (pine and citrus). Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PanMarek (354) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Cloudy, amber pout with thin, beige foam. Floral hops in the nose and a muted caramel malt. Light body and light fizz. The hops become more pronounced in the taste and provide a lingering finish. The hop presence makes the amber ale less malty and very pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6002) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Copper color with a tallish beige head. Fresh citric aromas with a toasted and caramel malt background. I dare say, I hoppy amber, but Seems to be a bit more. Rich caramel light licorice and all kinds of hops flavors. Unfortunately I’m still stuck thinking about a hoppy amber. 5/11

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbellybill (6) - - OCT 21, 2016 does not count
Absolute best Amber Ale I’ve had to date. Everything about it is wonderful!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (6693) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Draft with Bill, amber color with small to medium tiny bubbled head. Aromas and flavor of sweet candy, ash, tobacco, malt, and late harvest stale hops. Body is thin. Finish is sweet and astringent. Too spicy!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (383) - AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap: Reddish amber color. Citric, yeasty and caramel aroma. Earthy/grassy hop flavor alongside some light toffee. ThIs has a little bit of everything going on, really nice amber ale in my book.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (868) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin white ring. Not much of an aroma. Pretty plain and ordinary without much flavor or aftertaste. Disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1792) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Deep Amber thin white Lacy head; aroma is mild malt grain; flava is malty yet dry with hops notes of woody spice; feels medium to light decent fizz; finishes tangy malty Mildly bitter


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