Hopback Amber Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Standing 12 ft. tall at the center of the brew deck is our HopBack vessel; here, whole flower hops swirl in hot wort coaxing hop oil into aromas of grapefruit pith and pinesap. This bright hop nose is counterbalanced with malt tones of toffee and Caramel.

Hops: Cascade, Willamette, Nugget, Crystal

55 IBU

Added by Maestro on 09-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,879
Reviews:
1,176
Ratings:
3,118
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jake-northrup
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, what a fantastic brew! Pours a lightly hazy Amber with a big, milky white head. The aromatic is beautiful, fresh fruit and hops jump out of the glass. On the taste, there's quite a bit of caramel and biscuity malt notes. As the beer warms, it becomes a whole different beast. Fruit and spice begin to show up on the palate. The body has a nice richness and the hops help to cut the backend and clear the palate. Great, great beer!

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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear brilliant amber color with a modest bubbly head that soon dissipates.
Aromas of amber malts, toasted bread, caramel and biscuit. A moderate amount of citrus hops adds spice.
Very smooth and clean at first. The body is seemingly thin and with a gentle carbonation. At first it seems this is no more than a simple session brew. However, into the drink, this beer transforms itself and flavors become unlocked. The malt texture becomes fuller and provides flavors of bread, biscuits and caramel. The flavors elevate the body up to medium status. The citrus and pine hops also become more assertive and add a moderate spice, prickle and bitterness.
A solid amber ale I could see myself drinking more of.

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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good hoppy amber

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
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Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,118 ratings