Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Hopback Amber AleTröegs Hopback Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.97/5
3,096 Ratings
Tröegs Hopback Amber AleTröegs Hopback Amber Ale
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:
#4,217
Reviews:
1,174
Ratings:
3,096
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
585
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,096 |  Reviews: 1,174
Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a very nice dark amber color with one finger white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma was of golden honey and floral hops. Tastes of honey and very well balanced hops. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice!

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amattocks2
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seanecy
2.99/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Campvann
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgammell1
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is what you want to drink when it is early fall and football is back on T.V.

L - Dark, amber with a quickly disapating head.

S - Caramel, some spiciness and then loads of surprisingly bright hops.

T - Great stuff. Well balanced but with a nice dry finish that leaves you wanting more. I love the blend between an IPA and an Amber. Bitterness is intense but not unpleasant.

F - Medium carbonation and its sweet-dry balance makes it drinkable.

O- Great beer. One of the best I've had from Troegs. When football is on, I will grab some of this in an instant.

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Photo of Mattdy
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rclangk
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of bodangles
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmski
3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Expected it to be hoppier. Disappointed with the flavor.

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Photo of gutbuster
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber red color with nice clarity and a minimal head/lacing.

S - Light toasted caramel malt aroma with some floral and pine.

T - Toasted caramel malt base throughout with some light citrus and floral popping at the very end to give a little bitterness over top of the malt.

M - Big medium body with an almost creamy mouthfeel.

O - Unobtrusive. Mild. Mundane.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Little to much grapefruit for me.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours amber with a slightly off white head.

Smell: There are aromas of fruit, plums, bad roasted elements.

Taste: It has flavors of plums, roasted malts, fruit, and floral hops.

Feel: It has a moderate feel that is the lighter side of moderate. It has a bitter finish.

Overall: An excellent tasting amber ale in which the plums add complexity and makes this outstanding.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of canarycommotion
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Obake21
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L = Clear amber and a large white hear
S = Slightly sweet malt refreshing hop scent.
T = Malt and mild hop flavor. Well balanced.
F = Good carbonation. Enough to cleanse the palate.
O = Very nice. Easy drinking.

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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,096 ratings
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