Monday, March 26, 2012

Troegs HopBack Amber Ale, Pale Ale, Java Head

While I was on vacation a few weeks ago, my brother and I managed to polish off a case composed of four different Troegs six packs: HopBack, Pale Ale, Java Head and Dream Weaver. HopBack was my favorite!

I wrote down a few thoughts though I was paying more attention to a lot of other things. Drank it from the bottle too. So there!

Nice citrus and pine flavors to start. Nice spicy zing. Caramel flavors add some balance. I would have sworn it was an IPA. Massively refreshing.

Hoppy, floral bitterness. Tastes very fresh. Citrus lemon. Balanced by some bready malts. Nice beer. Very enjoyable.

I would have sworn I had Java Head before, but I can't find anything on the site. So I guess I'll go with I haven't tried it.

Strong coffee aroma, surprise. Coffee flavors dominate all others, roasted to the point of being burnt. My brother didn't like that aspect, so I drank most of this sixer. A little nutty and hoppy too. Nice creamy texture. Not bad.

I didn't take a picture of Dream Weaver but I did review that one before. You can read about it here. I again thought it was a very nice beer and was glad to check it out as part of the mixed case.

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