Thursday, September 8, 2011

Troegs Hopback Amber Ale

Brewery: Troegs Craft Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA

Style: Amber Ale

Taste: The perfect balance of malty & caramel sweetness coupled with hoppy floral tones. Very tasty!

Color: As the name indicates, "amber" is the dominant color seen.  Although, look at your pint long enough and hints of copper, like an abundance of pennies, seem to float by too!

Thickness: Light to medium body. Nicely carbonated.

ABV: 6% making it easily drinkable.

Mom Factoid:  The Troegs Brewing Company, from Pennsylvania, is one I've heard of but I can't recall trying their beers before this summer.  So, when I was in my hometown of Binghamton, NY, last month, visiting relatives, I purchased a variety summer pack at Wegmans. This, Amber Hopback Ale, considered their signature brew, was my favorite, out of the group of:  pale ale, sunshine pils and a wheat beer from the variety pack.  
When Wegmans (which has closed due to today's flood) reopens its doors in Johnson City, my Binghamton buddies, should go find the Troegs Amber Ale & toast to surviving another record flood.  My heart breaks for those being evacuated and affected by the rising water in Broome County.  As of noon, today, CNN was reporting that 20,000 people were ordered to evacuate & this is prior to the rivers cresting.  Sending positive thoughts & sunshine your way.


  1. Thanks, Cec! I will definitely check out this brew. I think I'll need something to calm my frazzled nerves. Not that alcohol is ALWAYS the answer, but let's face it: sometimes it is.

  2. Molly, let me know what you think; once the water recedes, Wegmans re-opens & your nerves chill out with some craft beer! Hoping this all happens real soon :)