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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Hopback Amber AleTröegs Hopback Amber Ale

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pDev: 10.47%


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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle dated 2/7/2014

A: Pours a light amber color. ive seen many beers this color and even darker classified as IPA. Really good 2" head that settles to about 1/4 inch and stays. Good lacing. Appearance is the best part of this beer.

S: Mostly caramel malt and some pine. Maybe a hint of citrus. Its not very complex or super inviting, really.

T: Mostly caramel/bread with pine. Kind of has an off bitterness that doesnt seem balanced or the kind of bitterness I like in a hoppy beer (I love bitterness in hoppy beers, btw). Bitterness stays on my tongue after each sip.

M: Light-Medium body. Kind of a harsh carbonation.

O: Meh. Probably wouldnt have again.

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Amber in color, unsurprisingly. Two finger head shows good retention. Streaks of lace cascade down the glass in its wake. Cascade mainly comes through in the aroma, which is citrus and grapefruit forward. Quite hoppy as American ambers tend to be. Malt includes Munich and Crystal, and this comes through with more of a caramel maltiness than in an APA.

Hop-forward flavor profile with a touch of underlying malt sweetness. Very nice balance between citric hop flavors and malt backbone. Fairly smooth mouthfeel with minimal harshness or prickliness. At 6% ABV, there is no trace of alcohol on the palate. While hardly a "session" ale, more than one glass is not out of the question, and it's certainly enjoyable enough to warrant seconds.

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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,263 ratings.