1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Nectar IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Nectar IPANectar IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

658 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 658
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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:
60 IBU

(Beer added by: avylover on 10-03-2002)
View: Beers (5) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 658 | Reviews: 321 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MadScientist:
Photo of MadScientist
MadScientist

New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This pour an orange tinted medium amber with excellent clarity. The off-white head of rocky bubbles is not persistent and settles to a thin film on top rather quickly.

S: A moderately-high citrus and piney hop aroma that smell kind of flat from age. A clean malt sweetness and a light orange and peach ester with a soft alcohol aroma. No diacetyl.

T: A malt sweetness with a touch of caramel dominate flavor slight over the moderately-high bitterness and strong piney and resinous hops flavors. The balance slightly favors the bitterness but the malt is more prominent than the typical American IPA. The finish is medium-dry with a lingering slight rough bitterness. Some soft alcohol sweetness is noted.

M: Moderate bodied with a moderate carbonation. There is a a light alcohol warmth and some hop derived astringency.

O: A pretty good example of the style, I think a younger bottle might have a more pronounced hop flavor and aroma but eve if it doesn't I'd still be happy to bump into this every once and a while.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 01:43:56 | More by MadScientist
More User Reviews:
Photo of Nick_isthatstillcool
Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-09-2014 01:45:14 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
Photo of mverity
mverity

Florida

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light amber brown with half an inch of cream colored head that faded into wisps, a medium collar and very good lacing. Aroma is toasty/bready malt, with faint pint and citrus hops. Taste is appropriately bitter, with the bready malt taking main stage. There's some earthy and piney hops behind the big malt presence. Nice bitter bite on the tongue, medium body and med-high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 19:52:11 | More by mverity
Photo of CalbeDacks
CalbeDacks

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

07-08-2014 00:03:55 | More by CalbeDacks
Photo of Allurex
Allurex

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-07-2014 03:46:12 | More by Allurex
Photo of BigEZ_VZ
BigEZ_VZ

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-07-2014 00:50:47 | More by BigEZ_VZ
Photo of nhirsch04
nhirsch04

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-04-2014 14:49:43 | More by nhirsch04
Photo of SimonPuggle
SimonPuggle

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

07-03-2014 21:19:27 | More by SimonPuggle
Photo of tmbgnicu
tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

06-30-2014 01:07:31 | More by tmbgnicu
Photo of jwps214
jwps214

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-29-2014 20:18:48 | More by jwps214
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-29-2014 16:57:28 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of Pacioli1445
Pacioli1445

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-28-2014 02:52:09 | More by Pacioli1445
Photo of kushlash23
kushlash23

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-27-2014 22:34:10 | More by kushlash23
Photo of NehocFish
NehocFish


4/5  rDev +5%

06-26-2014 15:48:25 | More by NehocFish
Photo of stafford2
stafford2

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-25-2014 21:48:11 | More by stafford2
Photo of ironstein
ironstein

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-24-2014 00:01:44 | More by ironstein
Photo of khargro2
khargro2

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-22-2014 20:56:28 | More by khargro2
Photo of Brabander
Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +5%

06-22-2014 18:45:38 | More by Brabander
Photo of theDrunkenSailor
theDrunkenSailor

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-22-2014 14:40:46 | More by theDrunkenSailor
Photo of drinkin-beeers
drinkin-beeers

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-22-2014 02:07:30 | More by drinkin-beeers
Photo of Cjdawson
Cjdawson


4/5  rDev +5%

06-21-2014 04:03:42 | More by Cjdawson
Photo of kjrod20
kjrod20

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-18-2014 19:01:40 | More by kjrod20
Photo of Dhamma73
Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-17-2014 21:38:10 | More by Dhamma73
Photo of SD-Alefan
SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint from a 12 oz. glass.

A hazy reddish-amber color with a creamy, off-white head that quickly disspates to some lingering lacing.

Very nice aroma of citrus, candied tropical fruit,a little grassiness and some sweet malt.

The taste is not quite as good as the smell, but not bad. I get a quick resinous hop bite, then a little candied fruit sweetness and a lingering spicy finish. The is a lasting bitter dryness.

Mouthfeel is decent, a little creamy maybe? And a little sticky.

Overall, a decent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 01:06:00 | More by SD-Alefan
Photo of flagmantho
flagmantho

Washington

3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: darkish orange hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Pretty attractive!

Smell: there's a quite-sweet maltiness with an undertone of resiny, citrusy and dank hops. Decent, but a little muddled for my taste.

Taste: much like the aroma; sweet malt with a bit of caramel character, then a dose of dank, resiny hops underneath. Not a big, sharp bouquet, but rather a seething underbelly of hop flavor and bitterness. That said, it's still pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with an OK carbonation and concomitant creaminess, which isn't so bad for an IPA.

Overall: this beer is decent, but it doesn't really tickle my fancy.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 00:42:33 | More by flagmantho
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.