Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by travelfrog:
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I tried this fine beer on tap in my favorite Washington DC brewpub.
Appearance was excellent -- Golden color with a creamy head.
Smell was less impressive -- some notes of hops, but surprisingly little aroma. Perhaps my allergies had suddenly kicked in, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt.
Taste was quite good. A nice balance of malt and hops.
Mouthfeel was good but not great. A little too much maltiness sticking to the roof of my mouth, if you know what I mean.
Drinkability was just fine. It's a very potent beverage, so it's certainly not a bad thing it doesn't rate higher in this category.
Serving type: on-tap
01-30-2011 00:57:57 | More by travelfrog
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3.3/5 rDev -17.7%
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 02:41:31 | More by vitALEity
Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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