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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Another brew from my trade with Hudak, thanks man! Poured to pint glass the beer is a brilliant clear amber color. Nice 2 finger head with good retention and lacing. The aroma is a mix of caramel sweetness and fruity hop character. Apples and pears are in the mix along with a hint of citrus tone. The flavor follows suit and is a very enjoyable blend of caramel malt sweetness and fruity hop flavors, same as found in the nose. Medium bitterness. Finishes crisp and clean with a lingering fruity hop resin on the tongue. Very nice. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a fantastic beer, well representing the style in a hop-forward fashion. Highly recommended.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: deep amber hue. suspended bubbles, suspended solids. Thin collar, 1/16" thick.

S: Taste of fresh hops. Citrusy, resins. Refreshing. Invigorating. Fresh citrus hop meets malt in a very bold way.

T: Has that fresh hop & amber goodness. Malt, lemongrass. Quite bitter. Dry. Don't get me wrong, I like dry beer, but for this style it's just a hair too crisp and dry.

M : starts off malt-big, then thin, disappears all too quickly into an overly dry, lemon grass and grapefruit-skin abyss. I still feel that on a breath after a quaff. Very dry and piney.

I really like this brew as I do all fresh hop tasting varieties, but for the style, I was expecting much more malt and lingering sugars. I was not expecting this much of a fresh-hop style finish.

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

A-Clear amber one finger head that does last long.

S-Great mix of malt and hops.

T-Starts with the malt profile of an Amber Ale but with a well balanced hop finish.

M-Light to medium bodied but low in carbonation.

O-Having this and SA Tasman Red IPA, this beer is able to balance the hops and malt well. They are not in conflict but rather work together.

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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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