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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Hopback Amber AleTröegs Hopback Amber Ale

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Ratings: 2,727
Reviews: 1,114
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 92
Gots: 300 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: Maestro on 09-29-2002

Per Troegs website - serving temperature should be 50-55° F.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Bright amber with thin off-white head and spotty lacing.

Smell: Hoppy aroma that seems to be a mix of spicy noble hops and some type of citrus. Strong caramel aroma as well.

Taste: Dried-out caramel and biscuit malt backbone with laeyrs of hop goodness on top - citrusy, floral and spicy. Ends lightly bitter.

Feel: Pretty smooth medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice dry finish.

Overall: Certainly one of the better Amber Ales out, and flat out perfect as a great, everyday ale.

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

Purchased on tap at capital ale house - pint

Pours a hazy burnt orangy brown with decent head.

Smells weakly hoppy but its okay. Malts are there in the nose but not prevalent.

Taste is drinkable but there is a stank there that I didn't find with the bottle. I usually really like the tap versions better.

Overall this is a solid beer but on tap it's a bit.. dirtier..?

I'm not much for adjectives..

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Bottled 6/30/11 - Batch #11?
Bottle poured into Tulip.

At first pour it didnt look amber...but as the glass filled, it took its amber name. One finger of white head, gone quick, but heavy lacing remains.

I can see why this gets great reviews time and time again. Its tastey..sweet like an amber, but hoppy like an IPA. Nice marriage of the two... and makes a very nice overall beer. It's not over hoppy, but enough to warrant the giant hop on the bottle. Very good unique session IPA.

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Bottled 6/30/11, reviewed 11/19/11

Pours a cloudy bright amber color with 2 fingers of white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Tropical fruity hops dominate the nose.

The taste consists of piney citrus hops upfront balanced nicely with some sweet bread malts. It finishes with some hop bitterness.

Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation that goes down pretty easily.

Overall this is a very enjoyable beer. I've had fresher bottles many times before but this one held up pretty well. This is a solid go to beer that doesn't have much hype but is one you could drink everyday without a complaint.

Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,727 ratings.