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: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Red/amber with off-white head

S - Tea/heral notes, sweet caramel, mango, pear

T - Herbal/tea flavors, peach, mango, toasted caramel, lemongrass, and a lingering bitter hop finish

M - Medium body with light carbonation and a crisp finish

O - Really refreshing. Great taste, great smell, and low abv make this a great beer to drink. You definitely want to drink a few of these in a session.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden brown ale with a foamy head. Aromas of light citrus, caramel and bread. Creamy, fruit-mostly apple-flavor up front and mild citrus bitterness in the aftertaste. It's perfectly balanced between creamy and thin. This is a great beer! It's very unique and enjoyable.

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

First review in a style I haven't paid particular attention to. Fresh sixer acquired from the O in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA. Having enjoyed the Troegenator here in August, looking forward to another one from this brewery with a good reputation in the area.

Appearance: Big fizzy head settles down into creamy but uneven covering. Fountain drink soda-like carbonation gives way to tiny ale bubbles; what you get is a very clear and a ruby amber. Circular lacing looks great in this short and stout pint glass - I didn't expect this. Sometimes tree-trunk cross-section-like lacing is worthy of a pic if you drink from the glass without rotating it.

Smell: Big delicious whiff of candy – it must be that caramel that “defines [their] signiture beer”. Hopps. Apple juice. Actually, a lot of caramel apple blasting through as I drink this down a bit and the beer warms.

Taste and mouth: The taste is great – lead off with the big red caramel apple in the nose and then some toasted barly, caramel, burnt sugar and a nice hop bite at the back to settle it down. A lingering resiny bitterness in the mouth but it's crisp and effervescent. I like that.

Crisp, refreshing, and very drinkable. I’d very much enjoy a sixer or a couple pints while watching the playoffs this weekend. This is a style I don’t see much about and, given its broad definition, I bet there’s a lot of room for variation and innovation amongst amber ales. Not too flashy but it's an A for sure. This is a brew is called HopBack but, really, it’ll make you give it up for the malts.

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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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