Hopback Amber Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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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:
#8,783
Reviews:
1,176
Ratings:
3,128
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
600
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 3,128 |  Reviews: 1,176
Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look - Pours a hazy dark copper color, two fingers of bubbly white head, spiderweb lacing.
Aroma - Sweet and sour, earth, caramel.
Taste - Zesty hops, bitter pine, sticky, bitter citrus rind, toasted malt, hoppy and light caramel aftertaste.
Feel - Light-Medium bodied, highly carbonated, dry.

Overall - Not bad, leans more toward an IPA.

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Photo of teromous
2.73/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The right side of the label says: "FRESHEST BY 062317 170222-209 06:06"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a deep bronze color with excellent clarity. The head is short and creamy textured with an eggshell white color. It doesn't retain much of a head and it leaves spotty lacing.

Aroma: I get a light flowery aroma that reminds me of soap.

Taste: The flavor profile reflects the aroma precisely with a flowery soap-like character. There isn't a lot going on here.

Mouthfeel: There is a light bitterness that lingers from start to finish and it has decent carbonation.

Overall: I wasn't getting any malt character from the beer at any point and the hops weren't all that impressive either. It was just a floral soap-like beer. The overall drinking experience floats at that point just below average. I won't be looking for it again and I don't recommend it unless there is nothing else available.

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Photo of citizencane
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber-pink, almost a dark salmon color in flight glass. Smell is malt with faint hops. Taste is same, with tobacco and caramel notes balancing bitter hops, and some faint breadiness. Feel is light, crisp and refreshing, but not thin. A touch of dryness/ booziness. Not exceptional, but a good session beer:

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Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at the local grocery. I am a Troegs fan and was anxious to try this Amber. Poured into a pint glass. Nice head but not a strong aroma at all. I don't smell or taste any grapefruit. Very malty and toffee. I am enjoying it as it goes down smoothly. For me it is perfect for late night. Not my favorite beer but nice for something different.

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Photo of jacknyr08
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gmartin75
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ackeeper
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking beer of a deep amber hue. I'm having a hard time pinning down the scent of this beer. I'm getting malt with a slight floral hop character. Wonderful flavor, quite complex. Certainly one of the best ambers I've had with a good mix of malt and hops with the sweetness tamed by the hops, very well balanced. Slight bitterness on the follow through.

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Photo of jtw21
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Barnoloid
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is good stuff. A nicely balanced amber ale that blends a generous yet restrained hop profile with a well rounded, toffee forward bready and malty back end. Smooth drinking, this goes down a treat.

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Photo of PprBurke
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DanJaffe
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great beer with a nice malty start and a great hoppy finish. Great on the nose, smelling rich and somewhat tart. One ofky go to's when I want a nice balanced beer.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluehende
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srfou
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,128 ratings