Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by luvND:
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pleasant copper-amber color. Nice head, small bubbles, long lasting, leaves a nice lace around the glass as it slides down. Outstanding aroma of fresh hops, the label description makes it sound like this beer is being constantly circulated around fresh whole leaf hops as it's brewed. Very malty flavor given the heavy hop aroma with just the right amount of hop bitterness, a very nice blend. Nice bitter aftertaste and smooth mouthfeel. A very drinkable session beer. This beer seemed very Rogue-like, just not quite as hoppy. I was at the Great American Beer Festival in the Pocono's in November 02 and was very dissappointed to hear that Troeg's was discontinuing their ESB, which I thought was a great American micro version of the English classic. They told me that this was to be the replacement and this is my first tasting. Not as good as the ESB in my opinion, but an excellent beer none the less. I will definitely buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2003 21:16:19 | More by luvND
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3.83/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass.
This beer pours an unsurprising amber gold wwith about a finger and a half of head than it dense and firm. The head breaks leaving wisps of foam and fantastic lacing in its stead. The aroma of this beer is mild, very mild. I pick up pine hops and malts but it is not aggressive. The taste is caramel and malt up front with a bold hops finish. The feel is medium carbonation and body.
A nice and enjoyable beer. My first from Tröegs and I hope after trying this one, not my last. I particularly enjoyed the way the hops stayed at the back of this beer, until the finish.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 21:19:43 | More by polloenfuego
Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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