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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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Troegs Hopback is a copper brown color with hints of gold and red. Has an average sized thick tan head with okay retention and moderate lacing. Aroma has a bit of sweetness and pine, with light caramel malts, not too much overall aroma here.

Taste starts with sweet and floral, then caramel malt, then tart citrus, with a clean crisp piney, floral, caramel finish. Mouthfeel is on the light side, a bit of creaminess and high carbonation. This amber ale is a flavorful, crisp,easy to drink beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured at fridge temperature from a bottle. Date unknown.

Appearance: A dark yellowish gold with a frothy, 2" yellow head. Translucent with a few tiny bubbles moving up the glass. Decent rings. Looks promising.

Aroma: Some malty caramel and a vague whiff of pine hops. The scent does not give away many secrets.

Taste: Sweet malt, which is quickly followed by hops. I detected pine, although many reviewers mentioned citrus. I simply cannot taste citrus here. The pine settled snugly in the back of the palate and remained there until the glass was empty.

Body: Moderate, very typical of an amber ale. A good feeling, with appropriate dryness for a 6% beer.

Overall: A change for those burnt out by IPAs. Provides the hops you seek while softening the sharp, piney edges and providing a tease of malt. Hops contribution falls somewhere between an IPA and a lighter pale ale. Pretty good beer.

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Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,093 ratings.
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