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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a finger of off white head that sticks around for a while.

Smell: Citrus peel hops dominate the smell. I am getting some sweet malt, but it is overpowered.

Taste: Malt up front, but it's hardly sweet at all. I am getting a bready note from the grain. The finish is extremely bitter from the hops and reminds me of citrus peel.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body with lots of tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all, but doesn't quite work for me. I would have liked the body to be a bit thicker and more malt in the finish.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tumbler. Bottled 2/8/12.

A: Slighlty Hazy, light copper amber color. Poured with a finger of of head, moderate lacing and good retention.

S: Sweet caramel malts, piney and slightly citrusy.

T: Citrusy and pine resin dominate, not overly bitter though. Nice sweet caramel malt to balance things out.

M: Smooth and slick mouth, light to medium bodied, very drinkable.

O: Another nice hoppy amber from Troegs, I like to think of it as Nugget Nectar-light. Goes down with ease. Reccommended.

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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,087 ratings.
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