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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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89
very good

2,488 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,488
Reviews: 1,099
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 84
Gots: 182 | FT: 2
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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elmofnortner

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.9%

07-12-2012 00:47:45 | More by elmofnortner
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JayMillerWild

New York

1/5  rDev -74.9%

02-19-2012 20:45:46 | More by JayMillerWild
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BGsWo22

New York

1.75/5  rDev -56.1%

03-20-2013 23:54:08 | More by BGsWo22
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phishbone23

New York

1.75/5  rDev -56.1%

01-23-2013 14:25:38 | More by phishbone23
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FrankyLikesIt

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -49.9%

12-04-2011 21:07:32 | More by FrankyLikesIt
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

2/5  rDev -49.9%

07-20-2014 20:04:39 | More by ambiguousfigures
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railman

New York

2/5  rDev -49.9%

02-05-2012 17:23:59 | More by railman
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -49.9%

08-21-2012 04:07:08 | More by tmars13
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Shilt

Virginia

2/5  rDev -49.9%

12-26-2011 03:21:49 | More by Shilt
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -43.6%

02-22-2014 15:07:57 | More by Noelito76
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

12-31-2011 14:20:17 | More by acurtis
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gnikola

Serbia

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

12-13-2013 02:35:46 | More by gnikola
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gmankowski

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

07-27-2014 21:38:31 | More by gmankowski
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

06-07-2012 19:24:55 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Mappies

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

01-24-2012 22:09:21 | More by Mappies
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biercycle

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

04-08-2012 22:57:41 | More by biercycle
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nrpellegrini

Maryland

2.7/5  rDev -32.3%

Bottle poured to pint glass.

A: clear brown color, white half finger head that stays a bit
S: hoppy, slight caramel scent, lots of malts
T: hoppy, bitter, generic solid amber
M: initial hoppy bite, fades to smooth feel, bland aftertaste
D: so-so

Not a big fan of hoppy ambers, this had a lot bold flavors, nice beer, but I won't be getting it again.

02-17-2008 23:45:54 | More by nrpellegrini
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A_Frayed_Knot

Virginia

2.74/5  rDev -31.3%

At first sip was intrigued to feel the hit of hops mostly in the aftertaste, the back of the palate. Not disappointed at lack of sweetness which accompanies many amber or hoppy blends. Mostly disappointed that with additional sipping, what started as a hint of charcoal next began to produce more of a chalky texture effect. This was the most pronounced impression it made on me and unfortunately, if a beer doesn't finish well with me, it doesn't make me want to start over with another one.

12-13-2013 21:28:09 | More by A_Frayed_Knot
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Connaire


2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

07-06-2012 00:31:10 | More by Connaire
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Dilbert65

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

02-18-2014 23:51:33 | More by Dilbert65
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lorla117

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

06-18-2014 22:25:18 | More by lorla117
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

08-14-2014 22:30:44 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -29.8%

Pours a clean amber color with an off white head. Aromas of hops and a bit earthy. Tastes of hops, but a watery taste. A small dry, bitter end. A decent hop, a light body, but expecting a bit more in body, but it is still very nice. I do respect this because it is the Nugget Nectars daddy.

08-12-2007 17:13:05 | More by OWSLEY069
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jegross2

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -29.1%

Reviewing the Hop Back Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company.
Score: 73

I got this bottle as part of n00b BIF. Bottled 11/26/11, batch #111102. Served in a Half Acre tulip and enjoyed on 03/03/12.

Appearance: Pours a dark, translucent amber color with two fingers of frothy cream colored head that settles into a super thin layer atop the glass. Yellow-orange highlights atop the glass. Above average lacing, excellent retention. 4/5

Smell: Caramel malt, sweet barley grain and spice. Light notes of citrus. Not much else. 3/5

Taste: Huge notes of super malty caramel. Barley grain. Tastes like a "light" barleywine. A little stainless steel sweetness. Virtually devoid of hops. A little bitter. Stale caramel malt finish/linger. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-minus carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Malty finish, slightly bitter. 3/5

Overall: Probably past its prime. Not impressed in the least with this beer. Hopefully Nugget Nectar tastes a thousand times better.

Recommendation: Skip this brew unless you love super malty/grainy beers like the Central Waters Kosmyk Charlie Y2K Catastrophe Ale.

Pairings: Tacos.

Cost: $8.99 for a six pack.

03-04-2012 06:35:31 | More by jegross2
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MikeTaz

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -28.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass.

Poured a transparent reddish brown. Clear with a nice head that clung to the glass.

Aroma was hoppy but not strong.

At first taste I noticed the hops and not much else. Second and third sips revealed caramel under notes and light carbonation. Hits the back of the throat nicely.

Overall, not a particularly impressive beer but a decent drink if you're looking for something in the style.

03-27-2009 22:08:08 | More by MikeTaz
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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,488 ratings.