Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Troegs Hopback Amber Ale
When I last visited the Troegs tasting room, I decided to give Hopback Amber Ale a try. As my taste buds have evolved, I have been enjoying some hoppier beers, so I felt it was time to give Hopback a try. The beer pours an amber color with a filmy white head. The aroma is fresh and floral, a sign that I was going to really enjoy this beer. The taste is malty with some caramel and pepper, and the hops hit on the side of the tongue. The alcohol content is 6.0% ABV. I may have avoided this beer in the past, but it is one of my favorite Troegs brews now. The caramel and hops really played well together in providing a great tasting beer experience.