Troegs Hopback Amber Ale

Troegs Hopback Amber Ale

Rated 3.613 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Troegs Brewing Company

Harrisburg, PA, United States

Style:  Amber Ale

6% Alcohol by Volume

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Troegs HopBack Amber gets its unique name and taste from the HopBack Vessel in our brewhouse. Packed full of whole flower hops, each batch circulates through the vessel, creating a fresh hoppy aroma, spicy taste and rich caramel note that defines this signature amber ale.

ID: 9377 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank1744
Overall Percentile96.2
Style Rank15 of 1233
Style Percentile98.8
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.679
Weighted Score3.613
Standard Deviation0.330

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  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    More copper than red, clear and wispy head. Aroma is a little weak, not much happening there. Flavor is excellent, nice hoppy punch, good body, nice beer. Recommended to me by the waitress at Bocktown, she was right on.

  • CANANDAIGUA75 763 reviews
    rated 3.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This was rather enjoyable. The slight head and rich amber coloring was very inviting. There was also a hint of carbonation. There was a hint of an IPA flvor (which I normally don't enjoy) but there was also a very nice caramel twist to it. I thought the brew was smooth and refreshing.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    drinking @ The Jean Bonnet Tavern in Bedford,PA .. . deep amber .. great foam .. . lots of copper/coffee malt flavours, not that enjoyable .. what if my biro runs out??

  • RICHSBEER 1651 reviews
    rated 3.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a small off white head that sticks around for a while. The aroma is citrus peel hops dominate the smell. The taste is malt up front, but it's hardly sweet at all with some bready note from the grain. The finish is extremely bitter from the hops and reminds me of citrus peel. The mouthfeel is medium to thin body with lots of tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This beer was the second best of the variety mixer which included their very good AIPA. This was the second best beer in my opinion. This beer was nicely hopped and refreshing. Good carbonation and full body. I will have this again.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Served off the tap at North Hanover Grille in Carlisle, PA. Drawn a deep amber body with a medium head that produced superb lacing to the end. Floral and hops in the aroma and flavor... little malt - nice balance. Finished clean and dry.

  • DARKBREW 105 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This one came with a sample 12 pack. Excellent brew, very close to a Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. Nice caramel color and white lacing...smells of citrus, pine, and some grapefruit...nice hoppy flavor although I thougt the Troegs Pale Ale was a bit hoppier. Smooth and very drinkable.

  • BREWSLURP 10 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Very nice amber ale from Troegs. In the same vain as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but a little darker and maltier and not as hoppy. Nice amber, brown appearance. Aroma of fresh hops. Head gets smaller after a few sips, but stays small all the way down with a little lacing. Nice hoppy malt flavor that is very well balanced. I like this beer and it's a good session beer. You should try it if you have the chance.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a clear deep amber with a big white head that slowly disappears yielding to some nice lacing. Good carbonation. Heavy grapefruit hops and caramel malts in the aromas. Taste is more of the same with a nice marriage of those grapefruity hops and a sweet caramel maltiness. Nice interesting balance that makes this a very good amber with amped up hops.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    An excellent beer that I wish I could find in my area. Pour is amber/copper with thin white head. Aroma is definitely hoppy but some nice caramel and malt as well. Taste is also hoppy (grapefruit and floral) but well balanced. Finishes with a bitter kick.

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