Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Hopback Amber AleTröegs Hopback Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of BellsFan
3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep amber into a pilsner glass (yes I know it's the wrong type of glass but that is all that's available at my friends house). Minimal off white foam, less than one finger. Considerable laseing on the glass.

Not so aromatic especially for a hop back beer. Perhaps my sample is old. There is no bottling date.

Tasting notes: Carmel, toasty, molasses.

Full body complents the molasses, somewhat tart

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a copper amber color with a very small head that dissipates quickly, but leaves lacing on the glass. Smells more of floral hops than grain, but definitely a darker roasted grain present. Tastes of dark roasted grain and definite hop bite, sweet earthy hops, similar to some IPAs. Goes down smooth, good light-medium body, however, a tad overcarbonated. Overall, a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Photo of eriktoyra
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark amber colored and slightly hazed liquid into the glass. A small grey colored head quickly dissolves leaving very little lacings.

S: Smells oranges, red grapefruit, asparagus, hints of alcohol and wheat and honey cookies.

T: Tastes oranges, lots of honey, American hops and pale ale malts. The aftertaste is mild grapefruit.

M: Medium carbonation. Very high drinkability. Feels smooth and well balanced. The alcohol is present, but only slightly.

O: A nice IPA which I would buy again if the opportunity comes.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a copper/amber color with a small head.

Very good and complex aromas of citrus, hops, cinnamon, and malts. Excellent depth with real balance on the aromas as well.

Medium bodied with a very nice feel, but lacking a slight bit on the mid. Balanced with flavors of hops, cinnamon and citrus

this was from a late december bottling. This held up very well and was very enjoyable

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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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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