Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale

Beer: HopBack Amber Ale
Brewery:
 Tröegs Brewing Company
Style: American Amber Ale
ABV: 6.0%

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Serving Style: Bottle
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa

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OVERALL RATING:

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Sight: Whatever the Pantone # is for the quintessential amber color, this beer is it. There’s a tiny nothingness of a head.

Smell: Wow, this is a juicy, fragrant beer. The aroma is heavy on the hops, which are of the pine and citrus variety.

Flavor: While not as not as satisfyingly juicy as it smells, the hop flavor is super piney with a dose of lemon zest. Although it’s not particularly balanced, the hop flavor is crisp and refreshing like a spring morning.

Feel: Medium body, with medium carbonation.

Concluding Remark: Another solid Amber Ale brought to us from Tröegs. It is lacking a full malt sweetness that would balance the piney hop flavor and add some depth to the beer, but all in all, HopBack is quite a delicious and hopalicious ale. Um…it’s bringing hoppy back? I’m already envisioning a Lonely Island parody of Brining Sexy Back as Andy Samberg prances in a field of hops. Speaking of delicious…

malthop

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