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Nectar IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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Nectar IPANectar IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

762 Ratings
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Ratings: 762
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 14
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: avylover on 10-03-2002

60 IBU
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Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear medium amber producing 2+ fingers of frothy, eggshell, somewhat lasting head that leaves thin streaks & wisps of lace. Aroma is floral, orange & tangerine zest & pulp citrus hoppiness with caramel malt tones & hints of dog urine. Taste is leafy floral, tropical fruits, orange & tangerine citrus, lively spice & backed by sweet caramel malts & thin toffee that come close to the nose for balance. Starts hoppy & slightly sweet, balancing toward bitter hops/sweet malt in the middle, gravitating slowly towards bitter again in the finish, slowly transitioning to mostly bitter in the aftertaste until the sweet is replaced by astringency. Just enough hop bittering & malt sweetness here to call this brew balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, a little slick/oily, spicy & faintly drawing in the aftertaste.

Photo of jazzer
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Aroma of malt, honey, bready, tropical fruit, floral hops. Taste pine, bready malt, slight earthy grapefruit, grassy, citrus. Ok APA!

Photo of TheyCallmeSam
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's a pretty solid beer

Photo of BKotch
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Remdog
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moonrise
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Not bad at all. Was actually a bit surprised. Good balanced IPA, kind of on a lighter side but very satisfying none the less. Well balanced hops with a rather sweet aftertaste. Highly drinkable and worth the while.

Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDelder
2.94/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks good, nice mouth feel but the taste and smell just aren't there.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of florisj135
2/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I give this beer a two.

Photo of curasowa
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, copper color with one finger of head that fades with rings of lace.

Aroma: Toasted malt, a little bready, lots of citrus hops.

Taste: A quick flash of malt then right to a bitter blast. Lots of grapefruit rind, pine, a little resinous. The finish comes quick with lingering bitterness.

The Rest: A pretty decent hop bomb. Body is on the thin side of medium, and it could use a bit more malt to help balance out the bitterness.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTurtle2
4.61/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citrus honey colored refreshing goodness

Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nelsonracite
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit too acidic for my taste

Photo of Freiberger14
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 762 ratings.