Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
3,093
Reviews:
1,174
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
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124
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Photo of Laxlyon
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftaholic
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Quite odd blend of flavors. Has a thick malt presence but finished with grapefruit? Sticky toffee and resinous sap like someone spilled a West coast IPA into a lager.

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Photo of nasal
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As beer warms up, the caramel flavors come out, balancing the crisp and slightly bitter hops. A truly interesting and worthwhile amber - without question one of my favorites.

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Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _nickg_
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought this one in a mixed six pack at Fairway. Shows a nice brassy color with mild carbonation. Has a clean, crisp taste powered by whole flower hops with aromas of grapefruit pith and pinesap. I will get this one again.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.47/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

**
12/31/12
bottle to pint glass.

Sampling of 4 troegs beers on New Years Eve.

AROMA: Floral Aroma, hops also.
LOOK: Dark Yellow
TASTE: Slight staleness. Pine, Slight citrus.
FEEL: Medium Body, flat.

Not in the class of the Java Stout or the Troegenator.
**

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
2.94/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of malprep
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dansushi
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a gentle dark amber color with a nice level foamy one finger head with an adequate foamy lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass. The smell had a decent amount of caramel malts up front and lets a gentle amount of bitter citrus hops coming in slightly as the beer warmed. The taste was bitter and sweet ranging at somewhat different times but ends up combining more as the beer warmed. The aftertaste was really nice as it was pure bittersweetness altogether. The finish was somewhat dry but still had a nice backing by the hops and malts. On the palate, it sat about a medium in body and had a decent sessionable quality to it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Amber well worthy of having again.

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Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look - Pours a hazy dark copper color, two fingers of bubbly white head, spiderweb lacing.
Aroma - Sweet and sour, earth, caramel.
Taste - Zesty hops, bitter pine, sticky, bitter citrus rind, toasted malt, hoppy and light caramel aftertaste.
Feel - Light-Medium bodied, highly carbonated, dry.

Overall - Not bad, leans more toward an IPA.

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Photo of teromous
2.73/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The right side of the label says: "FRESHEST BY 062317 170222-209 06:06"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a deep bronze color with excellent clarity. The head is short and creamy textured with an eggshell white color. It doesn't retain much of a head and it leaves spotty lacing.

Aroma: I get a light flowery aroma that reminds me of soap.

Taste: The flavor profile reflects the aroma precisely with a flowery soap-like character. There isn't a lot going on here.

Mouthfeel: There is a light bitterness that lingers from start to finish and it has decent carbonation.

Overall: I wasn't getting any malt character from the beer at any point and the hops weren't all that impressive either. It was just a floral soap-like beer. The overall drinking experience floats at that point just below average. I won't be looking for it again and I don't recommend it unless there is nothing else available.

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Photo of citizencane
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber-pink, almost a dark salmon color in flight glass. Smell is malt with faint hops. Taste is same, with tobacco and caramel notes balancing bitter hops, and some faint breadiness. Feel is light, crisp and refreshing, but not thin. Different from those of the style that of had, and tasty.

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Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at the local grocery. I am a Troegs fan and was anxious to try this Amber. Poured into a pint glass. Nice head but not a strong aroma at all. I don't smell or taste any grapefruit. Very malty and toffee. I am enjoying it as it goes down smoothly. For me it is perfect for late night. Not my favorite beer but nice for something different.

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Photo of jacknyr08
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gmartin75
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ackeeper
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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