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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

693 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 37 | 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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Ratings: 693 | Reviews: 322 | Display Reviews Only:
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-29-2012 22:02:18 | More by DelicateDelirium
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countchunkula


4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-26-2012 19:37:46 | More by countchunkula
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bubseymour

Maryland

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
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IPAsteveCO


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
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-24-2012 07:42:42 | More by MarkyMOD
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ArrogantB

Colorado

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
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fox227

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-21-2012 20:53:25 | More by fox227
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musicforairports

New York

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
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rudy0908

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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


4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-13-2012 23:59:37 | More by GiannaG
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theempire

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-10-2012 01:07:23 | More by theempire
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thebornotaku

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-08-2012 07:53:40 | More by thebornotaku
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +31.6%

04-08-2012 00:43:39 | More by Rempo
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +25%

04-03-2012 21:45:32 | More by karatebartender
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TaySuth

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-03-2012 01:01:02 | More by TaySuth
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andylipp

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-02-2012 00:55:36 | More by andylipp
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-01-2012 04:32:41 | More by mdillon86
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jhb138

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-31-2012 02:22:23 | More by jhb138
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fDOTbear

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-27-2012 01:09:40 | More by fDOTbear
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-26-2012 20:47:04 | More by WestSideAmish
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dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-24-2012 12:30:08 | More by dgeebs07
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Reed

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-22-2012 04:59:59 | More by Reed
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kojevergas

Texas

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.

Low B-

03-15-2012 19:14:12 | More by kojevergas
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Kendo

New York

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
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electtodefer

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-28-2012 19:23:10 | More by electtodefer
Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.