Troegs Hop Back Amber Ale

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Type: American Amber/Red Ale
  • Brewed by: Troegs Brewing Company
  • Availability: All Year Round
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  • Region Available: USA - DE, MD, NJ, OH, NY, PA, VA, MA, DC
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Moderate
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: http://www.troegs.com/index.htm
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  • 06.00% 
  • 1266/3686 
Commercial Description
Tröegs Brewery’s Flagship beer, HopBack Amber Ale derives its name from a vessel in the brewhouse called a hopback. As the ‘wort’ is being transferred from the brewhouse to fermentation it passes through the hopback vessel. Packed full of fresh whole flower hops, the wort slowly circulates through this vessel extracting the essence of the aromatic hops. This vessel adds more time and more hop character that creates a fresh, spicy taste and rich caramel note that defines this signature ale.

Big, robust flavors like red meats and strong cheeses. The assertive flavors of our HopBack will hold up against strong cheeses like Stilton and Smoked Cheddar.
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  • Jul 31, 2010
    seanroto (4)Rank: Beer Novice
    4
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    A Pale Ale with a nice hop aroma and bite. This is one of my favorite beers to turn friends onto craft beer. Flavor and smell is is no where near a full IPA but for a pale ale it is outstanding.
  • Mar 19, 2009
    Beeps34 (19)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: MD Brewers
    3.9
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    One of my favorite hoopy beers. Great balance but yet bitter enough to keep it interesting. Spicy flavors with sweet notes and dominating hops. A definite beer i could go to, but wish it were available in more watering holes.
  • Mar 14, 2009
    Blakepoto (107)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: IPA Lovers
    3.8
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    A huge fan of their flagship. Amber color and the right amount of hops for my taste...alot. A nice creamy head develops at the pour. The flavor is spicy with floral notes and an orange citrus - caramel hint at the finish. This beer has made me interested in learning more about their other brews.