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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

773 Ratings
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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 54 | 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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Ratings: 773 | Reviews: 335
Photo of vdub191
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxPowers
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dbrag
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KensWorld
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerryodell
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deepc21
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 773 ratings.