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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Hopback Amber AleTröegs Hopback Amber Ale

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Ratings: 2,379
Reviews: 1,096
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 81
Gots: 146 | 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)
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brewski09

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle into pint glass (6 pack).

A. The beer pours nicely into the cold and slightly wet pint glass with a nice, mild color expected of amber ales. The head is about 3/4 of an inch thick and just off white in color. The head appears creamy, but does not hang around completely. lacing is mild to moderate on this beer.

S. Smelled moderately of hops, but less than expected from the name of "Hopback" and all the hype that people have put into this beer for its hops. With that said, the hops are present and mellow. Definitely some mild caramel/crystal malt tones in this beer with the floral hop qualities. Nice to the nose.

T. The taste seemed somehow slightly out of balance for me. The maltyness didn't quite offset the bitterness and the hop aroma didn't follow through with flavor. Still, this is a drinkable beer that is much better than many on the market. I would generally characterize this beer as mild for hop lovers.

M. The mouthfeel was pretty decent, except the beer seemed somehow dry from the bitterness. Maybe just too astringent for the residual sugars in the beer. The beer seemed a little thin to me, which is why I don't normally drink amber ales.

D. This was a drinkable beer in the average category to me. I waited until after I had consumed almost the whole 6-pack over several sessions to review this beer. Maybe it just wasn't as good of a batch, but I wouldn't seek this beer out actively again. could be a good selection on a warmer humid day.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 13:21:40 | More by brewski09
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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,379 ratings.