Nectar IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
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.
04-26-2012 00:45:25 | More by bubseymour
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
04-25-2012 23:59:44 | More by IPAsteveCO
3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
04-21-2012 20:53:59 | More by ArrogantB
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
04-21-2012 02:52:34 | More by musicforairports
3.33/5 rDev -12.4%
Served on-draught into a nonical half-pint glass at the Firestone Walker taproom in Paso Robles (on its second day of operation). Paired with a steak and fries. Expectations are average; I don't particularly care for Firestone Walker's beers. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a half finger head of nice cream, decent thickness, and fair retention. Colour is a clear copper.
Sm: Hops - floral more than bittering. A simple but pleasant moderate strength aroma.
T: Hoppy. Floral hops, spice, citrus hop notes, and clean bright malts. Balanced to a degree. Well built for the style, with no bitterness overall. Pleasant and enjoyable, with a tolerable hop burn.
Mf: Coarse and wet. Adequately carbonated. Suits the flavours alright, but certainly isn't tailored to them. A bit too thick. Entirely too coarse, reducing drinkability.
Dr: Drinkable for the style, but unremarkable. Nothing special here. Hides its ABV well. I like it, but it's far from great. Not at all unique or experimental.
03-15-2012 19:14:12 | More by kojevergas
3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
A: Poured from the growler into a pint glass. Body is coppery-amber (orangey when backlit) with very small off-white head. Left some small patches of lace.
S: Not terribly strong in the nose. Some caramel malt, some citrus and a touch of grassiness or pine.
T: Caramel malt foundation then a spicy, leafy hop bite with some citrus (mainly orange).
M: Modestly creamy; call it medium-bodied in heft.
O: Good, just nothing earth-shattering. In a world full of great IPAs, this one's just good. That's not necessarily a knock against it; if it were local and I could get it fresh and relatively cheap, it'd be a go-to. But it's not going to make you divorce your wife to shack up with this mistress.
03-09-2012 18:49:43 | More by Kendo
Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.