Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
2.83/5 rDev -29.1%
Reviewing the Hop Back Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company.
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.
Cost: $8.99 for a six pack.
03-04-2012 06:35:31 | More by jegross2
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
Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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