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:
#4,212
Reviews:
1,174
Ratings:
3,096
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
584
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,096 |  Reviews: 1,174
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

Photo of Climber32
2.88/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This beer is highly overrated. It is extremely syrupy for a red ale and the syrupy malt flavor overwhelms the entire flavor profile. It doesn't have a bad taste, but lacks the overall drink ability I expect from an American Red Ale. It has little to no carbonation and is overly dependent on malts for the overall flavor. I have a certain expectation for Amber Ales and this did not live up to that expectation.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear garnet color with a tight, off-white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of toasted malt and some citrus hops.

Tastes of the citrus hops layered over a very nice malt base. Hops lead off with citrus and floral notes. This gives way to caramel malts with some toffee and toasted bread. Well balanced. Earthy hops add towards the end. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty amber that is balanced well.

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Photo of Leoherrmann9
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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