Tröegs 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
Ratings:
3,079
Reviews:
1,168
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
577
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Mollyellis
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is as smooth as they come. The kind of beer you can throw by 6 and not know what has happened. I love this beer. It's amber - so not too dark not too late. It's not too adventurous but just easy and cool. Try this! Like a great outdoor BBQ kind of beer.

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Photo of curtisjoseph
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
3.14/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JDW4195
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltron00
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brutalist
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a very nice dark amber color with one finger white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma was of golden honey and floral hops. Tastes of honey and very well balanced hops. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice!

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amattocks2
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seanecy
2.99/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Campvann
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgammell1
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is what you want to drink when it is early fall and football is back on T.V.

L - Dark, amber with a quickly disapating head.

S - Caramel, some spiciness and then loads of surprisingly bright hops.

T - Great stuff. Well balanced but with a nice dry finish that leaves you wanting more. I love the blend between an IPA and an Amber. Bitterness is intense but not unpleasant.

F - Medium carbonation and its sweet-dry balance makes it drinkable.

O- Great beer. One of the best I've had from Troegs. When football is on, I will grab some of this in an instant.

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Photo of Mattdy
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rclangk
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TedStrosser
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bodangles
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmski
3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Expected it to be hoppier. Disappointed with the flavor.

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Photo of gutbuster
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber red color with nice clarity and a minimal head/lacing.

S - Light toasted caramel malt aroma with some floral and pine.

T - Toasted caramel malt base throughout with some light citrus and floral popping at the very end to give a little bitterness over top of the malt.

M - Big medium body with an almost creamy mouthfeel.

O - Unobtrusive. Mild. Mundane.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Little to much grapefruit for me.

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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 3,079 ratings.
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