Hopback Amber Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,841
Reviews:
1,177
Ratings:
3,133
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
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138
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Photo of Jake-northrup
4.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, what a fantastic brew! Pours a lightly hazy Amber with a big, milky white head. The aromatic is beautiful, fresh fruit and hops jump out of the glass. On the taste, there's quite a bit of caramel and biscuity malt notes. As the beer warms, it becomes a whole different beast. Fruit and spice begin to show up on the palate. The body has a nice richness and the hops help to cut the backend and clear the palate. Great, great beer!

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Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear brilliant amber color with a modest bubbly head that soon dissipates.
Aromas of amber malts, toasted bread, caramel and biscuit. A moderate amount of citrus hops adds spice.
Very smooth and clean at first. The body is seemingly thin and with a gentle carbonation. At first it seems this is no more than a simple session brew. However, into the drink, this beer transforms itself and flavors become unlocked. The malt texture becomes fuller and provides flavors of bread, biscuits and caramel. The flavors elevate the body up to medium status. The citrus and pine hops also become more assertive and add a moderate spice, prickle and bitterness.
A solid amber ale I could see myself drinking more of.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OntheLambic
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lovetx
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good hoppy amber

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Photo of birdonthewire
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raylpendleton
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmcgar01
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mbjb0720
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Laxlyon
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftaholic
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Quite odd blend of flavors. Has a thick malt presence but finished with grapefruit? Sticky toffee and resinous sap like someone spilled a West coast IPA into a lager.

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Photo of nasal
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As beer warms up, the caramel flavors come out, balancing the crisp and slightly bitter hops. A truly interesting and worthwhile amber - without question one of my favorites.

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Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _nickg_
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought this one in a mixed six pack at Fairway. Shows a nice brassy color with mild carbonation. Has a clean, crisp taste powered by whole flower hops with aromas of grapefruit pith and pinesap. I will get this one again.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.47/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

**
12/31/12
bottle to pint glass.

Sampling of 4 troegs beers on New Years Eve.

AROMA: Floral Aroma, hops also.
LOOK: Dark Yellow
TASTE: Slight staleness. Pine, Slight citrus.
FEEL: Medium Body, flat.

Not in the class of the Java Stout or the Troegenator.
**

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Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,133 ratings