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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,782
Reviews: 1,121
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 97
Gots: 343 | 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.
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Ratings: 2,782 | Reviews: 1,121
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4.62/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a leathery amber, with a one-finger-plus pillowy head. Lacing is persistent through the glass, making level clouds above the landscape of the head. The smell is almost straight citrusy hops, a little metallic, with some non-descript malt backbone. Taste is well-balanced to the side of bitter. Citrus hops, caramelly malts, and a pleasantly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is on the lower side of the carbonation spectrum.

Although there's nothing outstanding about this beer, it's solid, very approachable, and a good one for all seasons. Even better on tap.

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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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3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
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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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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