1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Tröegs Hopback Amber AleTröegs Hopback Amber Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,408 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,408
Reviews: 1,096
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 84
Gots: 153 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Per Troegs website - serving temperature should be 50-55° F.

(Beer added by: Maestro on 09-29-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,408 | Reviews: 1,096 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
Photo of ThePaintedGrey
ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a nice, well... amber hue... We all figured that one, though. The head is dense, off-white, and two fingers in stature, but fades down to about a 1/2" leaving some nice lacing behind. Head retention seems to be very solid.

S: A strong caramel malt presence balanced perfectly by some piney hops and a hint of citrus. A little bit of breadiness and earthiness underneath. The aroma is complex, but not very strong, so you can't be shy with your sniffer here.

T: Lots of bready malts along with some caramel malt sweetness. Hops provide a nice wave of bitterness while adding heap of piney flavor and some citrus notes. The aftertaste is extremely nutty with a lot of lingering bitterness.

M: Full-body with excellent creaminess, but doesn't fall into the "heavy" category. This one could definitely be sessioned, albeit slowly...

O: Troegs delivers another solid beer with HopBack Amber Ale. While it's not outstanding to me, this one is complex and offers a lot to be enjoyed while sitting pretty with a very sessionable 6% ABV. I wouldn't buy this in excess for the sake of its enjoyment, but I'd definitely snag a 6-pack for game day with friends.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 00:17:19 | More by ThePaintedGrey
More User Reviews:
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

07-23-2014 22:57:46 | More by bigbluebeerguy
Photo of Hopfenpeter
Hopfenpeter

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

07-23-2014 01:20:51 | More by Hopfenpeter
Photo of MikeB12
MikeB12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

07-22-2014 23:46:46 | More by MikeB12
Photo of trxxpaxxs
trxxpaxxs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-22-2014 15:15:57 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of Will_Rivera
Will_Rivera

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-22-2014 13:15:07 | More by Will_Rivera
Photo of MitsuDjentleman
MitsuDjentleman


4/5  rDev 0%

07-22-2014 04:22:33 | More by MitsuDjentleman
Photo of guzzleacoldone
guzzleacoldone

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-22-2014 01:14:07 | More by guzzleacoldone
Photo of shoretaxi
shoretaxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-21-2014 23:17:28 | More by shoretaxi
Photo of caseyrobertson
caseyrobertson

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

07-21-2014 01:01:44 | More by caseyrobertson
Photo of MikeB_
MikeB_


4/5  rDev 0%

07-20-2014 22:53:07 | More by MikeB_
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-20-2014 21:45:20 | More by Howlader
Photo of Soterios
Soterios

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-20-2014 20:57:36 | More by Soterios
Photo of TomG2751
TomG2751

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

07-20-2014 20:25:13 | More by TomG2751
Photo of ambiguousfigures
ambiguousfigures

Ohio

2/5  rDev -50%

07-20-2014 20:04:39 | More by ambiguousfigures
Photo of Lance_Maguire
Lance_Maguire

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-20-2014 13:29:02 | More by Lance_Maguire
Photo of antman27
antman27

New York

5/5  rDev +25%

07-20-2014 03:46:20 | More by antman27
Photo of BodyPolitic
BodyPolitic

New York

3/5  rDev -25%

07-20-2014 02:16:29 | More by BodyPolitic
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2014 05:30:49 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of LoveStout
LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

07-18-2014 20:26:01 | More by LoveStout
Photo of Ezert
Ezert

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-17-2014 17:02:01 | More by Ezert
Photo of DWheeler379
DWheeler379

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-17-2014 16:40:04 | More by DWheeler379
Photo of AnthonyD12
AnthonyD12

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-17-2014 15:27:07 | More by AnthonyD12
Photo of pjvie
pjvie

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-17-2014 13:18:04 | More by pjvie
Photo of Sweffin
Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-17-2014 02:22:36 | More by Sweffin
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,408 ratings.