Hopback Amber Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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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:
#10,085
Reviews:
1,180
Ratings:
3,141
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
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140
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606
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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigschoolrecords
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RockHop
2.81/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reddish amber color with zero head and little carbonation, giving this a somewhat thin syrupy feel. Standard amber ale and drinkable enough. Hops add little but a resinous slight bitter finish.

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Photo of necoadam
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djembeist
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a good beer. It pours a reddish amber color with a light cream head that dissipated quickly with some light lacing on the glass. It smelled of burnt sugar and resin. The taste was a little sweet at first and then the resin kicks in with a nice punch. My only negative thought is the weird metallic aftertaste. The beer is deceptively light which is kind of nice.

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2.77/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Samlover55
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into hop rastal glass
BB 1/3/19
Pours a reddish amber, with thin white head
Big chewy caramel on the aroma, along with some resin
Taste unfortunately does not follow nose, as the chewy caramel is almost nonexistent, with a resinous finish
Feel is light bodied,  low carb
Overall this is a surprisingly poor beer from Troegs

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4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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2/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bankboy66
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not as crazy about this as some others. Was expecting more flavor and could have used less fizz.

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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spiceepicklez
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is what a great simple amber ale should be. A nice deep reddish brown with a strong head retention and a little fizz. A great clean wheat and barely smell, with a hint of malt sweetness. Flavor of caramel and toffee and hay. Wonderfully balanced. Great everyday drinker and what a beer should be

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2.55/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.11/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,141 ratings