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  rDev -0.2%

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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Bright amber with thin off-white head and spotty lacing.

Smell: Hoppy aroma that seems to be a mix of spicy noble hops and some type of citrus. Strong caramel aroma as well.

Taste: Dried-out caramel and biscuit malt backbone with laeyrs of hop goodness on top - citrusy, floral and spicy. Ends lightly bitter.

Feel: Pretty smooth medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice dry finish.

Overall: Certainly one of the better Amber Ales out, and flat out perfect as a great, everyday ale.

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased on tap at capital ale house - pint

Pours a hazy burnt orangy brown with decent head.

Smells weakly hoppy but its okay. Malts are there in the nose but not prevalent.

Taste is drinkable but there is a stank there that I didn't find with the bottle. I usually really like the tap versions better.

Overall this is a solid beer but on tap it's a bit.. dirtier..?

I'm not much for adjectives..

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/30/11 - Batch #11?
Bottle poured into Tulip.

At first pour it didnt look amber...but as the glass filled, it took its amber name. One finger of white head, gone quick, but heavy lacing remains.

I can see why this gets great reviews time and time again. Its tastey..sweet like an amber, but hoppy like an IPA. Nice marriage of the two... and makes a very nice overall beer. It's not over hoppy, but enough to warrant the giant hop on the bottle. Very good unique session IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/30/11, reviewed 11/19/11

Pours a cloudy bright amber color with 2 fingers of white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Tropical fruity hops dominate the nose.

The taste consists of piney citrus hops upfront balanced nicely with some sweet bread malts. It finishes with some hop bitterness.

Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation that goes down pretty easily.

Overall this is a very enjoyable beer. I've had fresher bottles many times before but this one held up pretty well. This is a solid go to beer that doesn't have much hype but is one you could drink everyday without a complaint.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle ---> Pint glass. Translucent dark amber with some white head, great lacing.

This beer fills the nose with floral hops and citrus, accompanied by a strong malt presence and some brown sugar.

Taste is perfectly balanced creating layers of citrus and peaches with grains and some fading bitterness

Goes down easy, could drink a few of these


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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ive had this on tap, and in bottles, this is my dart playing beer

A: Darker amber with white head

S: Nice floral bitter hop and caramel malt aroma

T: Fresh hops, and caramel malts, nice amber ale with hints of spiceyness

M: Medium bodied and medium carbination, bold but very smooth

O: Great hoppy amber ale, a nice body and full tasting beer, one of my go to beers to shoot darts or if wanting a drinking beer

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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