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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,722
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 92
Gots: 297 | 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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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brown to amber color with a good finger or two of head initially. Head scales back to a nice thin layer on top of this brew. Good lacing. Smells of piney hops. Flavor is more of the same piney hops but then is well balanced with a dark per malt sweetness. Bitter to start but sweet to finish.

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4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful honey color into a pint glass. 1/2 finger head.

Good aroma of citrus and pine from the head.

The mouth feel was smooth, with a slight tang, tasted on the back
of my tongue.

The taste was very piney, with citrus. The bitterness in this
beer works well in the general taste balance. Good hop presence.

Overall, an excellent solid beer. Oddly, even though it
is an American Amber- it tastes somewhat like an IPA.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip

A: pours a very clean ruby amber with a little less then a finger of slightly off white head... Decent retention along with some spots of lacing.

S: the nose is mild on this one... Citrusy hops with a light piney accent along with some bready and lightly toasty malts... Doesn't smell a whole lot different then the pale ale to me, aside from a touch more sweetness to the malts

T: some nice light malt sweetness up front, caramel, blended with some nice citrusy hop flavor, mainly grapefruit and lemon/orange peel, there is a very faint kiss of pine in there as well... Bready slightly toasty malts. Nice balance. Really like the way the hops and the grains/malts work together here

M: on the light side of medium bodied with a touch of sweetness, moderate creamy carbonation give this brew a nice drinkable mouthfeel, grainy and a touch of bitterness on the finish.

O: this is a solid hoppy amber ale, nicley balanced with a hint of sweetness and breadiness. Nothing over the top, just a tasty drinkable brew.

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer reminds me of when an old girlfriend dragged me to the movies to see black swan. like, a night at the movies, fine. a beer, okay. but then everything took me by surprise. like wow, mila kunis is really hot, the story line isnt that bad, the dancing is incredible, and the ending is a shocker. i left that theater very impressed, and much more stoked than i ever thought id be. this beer is the exact same thing. okay, another amber ale, here goes nothing. nope, behind its red malty opaque body and creamy two inch tan head lies a great many surprised. starting with the aroma, which is superior to almost everything ive ever had labeled amber. there is that familar malt profile sure, but there is a powerful hop presence not usually seen in this style. it plays off the sweeter malts perfectly and creates a very enticing scent. the flavor is also surprisingly robust on the hop front. very bitter in the finish, with caramel and pine notes going back and forth. the finish is also super clean, which makes this an easy drinker with very little residual sugars. to me, this is how all american ambers should taste, it sets a very high bar. excellent carbonation and a fine medium body. now if i could just get mila kunis to serve it to me...

edit: consistency and perhaps freshness is an issue in new york state. some bottles have a sort of blah red mat thing going on, others are like a slice of cold fresh ripe pink grapefruit. its insane how different each can be, so if you get an average one, keep on trying. even in the same pack, its insane. when they are good, they are great!

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4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Pours an amber chestnut hue, head is pretty compact but has really good lacing and film. Pretty good-looking.

Smell has a really fragrant roasty hop character, nice and crisp. Plenty of malt character, really firm. Bready biscuity malt. Hop character is dry, moderately bitter, nicely put together.

Taste is lively, fresh bready malt, with plenty of hop bitterness. Malt is roasty, large and flavours has some peppery floral subtleties, a rich caramel note, and has a depth of complexity that is quite refreshing. Finish is dry, bittersweet, with a nice peppery toastiness.

Mouthfeel is moderate in body, alcohol level works well, carbonation is moderate with good rolling crispness, it is refreshing, a bit on the bitter side to be really sessionable but it drinks very nicely. Good mouthcoating feel to it, highly refreshing

Hope to have this again, it was a real pleasure. One of the better ambers I've tried. More hops than usual, and a bit more IPA hoppy pine-ness pervades this beer, but with the plentiful roast malt the balance is quite good, seek this out.

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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,722 ratings.