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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

661 Ratings
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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 21 | 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)
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-04-2014 15:56:21 | More by kristougher
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-12-2012 06:42:48 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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dking1525

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-30-2013 01:42:43 | More by dking1525
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-14-2012 19:46:57 | More by TheBigBoy
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-12-2013 07:03:24 | More by grubefresh
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EricDu

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-14-2013 05:43:41 | More by EricDu
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khargro2

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-22-2014 20:56:28 | More by khargro2
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-17-2013 21:19:58 | More by rxthree
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jealmanzar

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-26-2013 13:16:55 | More by jealmanzar
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-08-2013 12:14:48 | More by inspektor
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LLMOORE88

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-25-2013 02:02:52 | More by LLMOORE88
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-17-2013 00:37:56 | More by Lare453
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rudy0908

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

04-14-2012 13:37:42 | More by rudy0908
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Mphis

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-14-2014 02:54:03 | More by Mphis
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denver10

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a deep caramel with a double thumbs width cream colored head. A deep caramel, bready aroma hangs alongside some orange. Flavor is a big dose of caramel malt providing some doughiness alongside some citric rind and fruit. Both the flavor and aroma are quite tame. A nice creamy, medium body to this. Overall, a decent brew that I'd try again, though probably not one I will be going out of my way to pick up.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 00:58:23 | More by denver10
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-28-2013 06:28:13 | More by beernads
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bwyker

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed thanks to bennetj17. Shining golden orange with practically no head whatsoever. A slightly lighter yellowish hue around the glass. Very little carbonation. In the first whiff I noticed lots of citrusy hops. After it sat in the glass a bit, the hop aroma gave way to caramel. Taste was similar. Mostly caramel malts with a slight roasted flavor and a decent bitterness from the hops. Mouthfeel was pretty smooth. Light to medium body, with a bit of syrup-like stickyness in the finish. Easy to drink. Nothing overwhelming. Balanced malts and hops. Not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2006 03:49:46 | More by bwyker
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Maximusmaximus

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-15-2013 15:55:14 | More by Maximusmaximus
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kjrod20

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-18-2014 19:01:40 | More by kjrod20
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-28-2013 22:24:47 | More by GraduatedCashew
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-15-2014 01:34:39 | More by BigTrubble
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a glowing light amber/copper with a large eggshell colored head that sticks around a while and leaves some chunky lacing.

caramel malts with some herbal and citrus zesty hops. smells a bit sweet, and some tropical fruits come through as well.

flavor starts out with caramel malts, lightly toasted, a bit of buttered toast, with hops pretty far behind that. hops are a bit spicy and herbal, with very little citrus.

almost medium bodied, but syrupy with ample carbonation and a sticky finish.

overall, looked good, smelled good, but fell from there. would be a decent amber, but is just an average IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 03:13:25 | More by silentjay
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MathNut

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-16-2012 13:00:21 | More by MathNut
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle purchased at Spinnerstown Hotel in Spinnerstown, PA for $3 to-go. Can't find a bottled on date anywhere.

A - pours a slightly hazy copper/amber color with a 2 finger off white head that sticks around for a while before receding to a cap. Nice patches of lace are left behind on the tulip after each sip.

S - the nose is a bit subdued on this one, with mostly floral hops intermingling with a strong caramel, bready malt backbone. Some faint sweet fruit is detectable, mostly apricot.

T - again, a little on the maltier side, with biscuity, caramel malt hitting the palate first, followed by earthy, floral hop notes. The more juicy fruit hops come in on the back end, mostly apricot and some mango, along with more malt flavor, but they blend particularly well here at the end.

M - slightly creamy, easy drinking, no noticeable alcohol really. Semi-dry finish with a slight, bittersweet hop/malt aftertaste.

O - the IBUs could definitely be punched up a bit on this, and the malts are a little much when the hop presence isn't there enough to balance it out. That being said, it's quite drinkable, and not a bad beer by any means. But definitely drinks more like a malty APA than an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 23:46:38 | More by cjoc83
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Yet another random single picked up on one of my many beer runs. *sigh* It's a charmed life, really... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper-brass topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises pine resin, grapefruit peel, orange zest, light pineapple flesh, and a touch of light biscuit. The taste seems to bring in more of the same, with the fruits really dominating the biscuit something fierce. But then the pine comes in, guns blazing, piercing the tongue with sharp, resin-y scythe-swaths. The result is an astringent, almost acidic bitterness from the middle through the finish. Very unpleasant to me. Luckily there's more to things here, or this would really be a shameful product. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, an okay IPA, but that harsh bitterness just ruined things for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 01:50:57 | More by TMoney2591
Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
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