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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

702 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 36 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

jdhasse, May 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

beerrooster, May 08, 2012
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kevgod, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MikeDre, May 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

hendge, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

olympicgatorade, May 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Kopfschuss, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

countchunkula, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A = best looking IPA I've seen. Beautiful clear copper with 3 finger super head. Excellent retention. For and American IPA, this is a perfect appearance.

Smell - Somewhat malty for an IPA and a nice combo of citrus and pine notes. Somewhat subdued.

Taste - Very nice IPA. Sweet flavorful and hoppy but very little bitterness in aftertaste. Very great.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and pleasant. Very buttery on the toungue.

Overall - Definitely one of the best American IPA's I've had to date. Its on the upper treshold of standard IPA without straying into Imperial/Double territory but its really a good one.

bubseymour, Apr 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer a couple years back out of the bottle but found myself on the east coast for business trip and found it on draft there. (which is strange I know) Anyway I really missed this beer. A nice sweeter style IPA that is very drinkable.

Not a BIG NW style IPA with a huge nose but rather a softer, sweeter IPA with enough bitterness to balance things out. There were several other great beers on tap at this location but I found myself really enjoying this beer and it turned into my beer for the night.

IPAsteveCO, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MarkyMOD, Apr 24, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle I picked up for $1.69. Bright orange, very clear. Good sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is a little too subtle for me, slight hops, eh. A bit of orange in the flavor and then bitterness then some malt at the end. Overall this is a good IPA but nothing too crazy.

ArrogantB, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

fox227, Apr 21, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler from Oliver's Beverage, poured into a tulip.

Dark golden, nice head forms. Some lacing too.

Aroma of pine and floral hops.

Flavor is mostly floral hops and a decent amount of orange/grapefruit notes. Not bitter. Light cracker-y malt backbone. Flavor is certainly hop-forward, but it's not exactly assertive.

Mouthfeel is medium and a bit creamy in the finish.

Overall this is a really easy-drinking, hop-forward beer--you could drink this all night. But it's not bold, by any means.

musicforairports, Apr 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

rudy0908, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

GiannaG, Apr 14, 2012
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theempire, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

TaySuth, Apr 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

andylipp, Apr 02, 2012
Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.