Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Served on-tap in a 20 oz dimpled clear glass stein at Porter's (Boston, MA).
A: Auburn with frothy, foamy 1-2 finger oatmeal colored head with good retention and solid lacing.
S: Citrus and piney hops with with solid caramel toffee component. There is a subtle infusion of resin in the nose as well.
T: While this beer is not blow-you-away good, it is extraordinarily drinkable on-tap. Blast of orange and grapefruit citrus with pine and resin hoppiness up front with a medium-strength caramel toffee and lightly roasted malt presence. Very well-balanced-- hoppy, malty, bitter, and superb body and feel.
M: The carbonation gives this a creamy feel overal, but the finish is very dry, more dry than the bottled version which enhance the drinkability substantially. It is a very good beer in the bottle, but even better on-tap.
O: I was really impressed with the beer on-tap: while it isn't different it is a better version of the bottled version I know well (I probably buy 1.5-2 cases total per year). The feel is superior to most any amber ale you could pick up, and the hoppiness stresses the resinous and pine character over the citrus qualities, although both are there. It's a great beer either way.
Serving type: on-tap
11-13-2012 03:50:16 | More by argock
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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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