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Nectar IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Nectar IPANectar IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

764 Ratings
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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 14
Gots: 52 | 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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Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of khooke
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: foamy head, light carbonation, toasted brown color

S: piney hops, but hints of honey sweetness

T: piney hops, not overly bitter. Bitterness doesn't linger, gives way to honey sweetness aftertaste

M: light, dissipates quickly, no lasting bitterness, leaves honey sweetness on tongue

overall: very drinkable, easy going - the sweet aftertaste is the selling point of this beer. The hops are not too agressive but are very present, but the fact that it gives way in the mouth the lasting sweetness is unexpected for an IPA. Very drinkable.

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Almost white head on a clear, bright copper body. Clear, oily lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma is beautiful grass and pine. Taste is simply delicious. Nicely hopped, citrusy on tasting, nice malt sweetness for balance. No alcohol taste or smell. Rediculously good.

Photo of spinrsx
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Wegmans Syracuse NY for 2$

Appearance - Slightly hazy light copper colour with an above average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, grapefruit, oranges

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with caramel. There is also some pineapple mixed with oranges and grapefruit. It ends with a sweet and mildly hopped aftertaste.

Overall - Not that much different from a Union Jack in my opinion. I'd like to open the 2 side by side. My bottle was a little out of date but I can tell this is still a fantastic IPA. I'll try it again.

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of NeutronMan
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of aresonantvoice
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Blaze5445
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of skyisland
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of crowsoup
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki tan that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a really nice looking orange color, it looked clean and clear with a thin white film on top after the head settled. Not much retention or lacing here. The smell of the beer has a generous amount of hops on the nose as well as some sweet aromas of malt in there too. The taste of the beer starts off sweet with a touch of lemon in there followed by the bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel was a bit thicker than i expected which I enjoyed. The beer felt slick and smooth yet drinkable. Overall I thought this was a pretty good IPA.

Photo of inlimbo77
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz, 5/31/12
Tulip

A: Filtered clear orange color. Half finger of off white head. Good carbonation streaming up the bottom of the glass. Not a lot of lacing initially.

S: Still getting some piney fruity hop character on the nose. Diminished with age, but there. Some orange marmalade. Then some maltiness. Leading to breadiness.

T: Nice sharp bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Fruity and piney hop flavor is still there nicely. Nose has died not the flavor. Getting some of that orange character that I smelled. Nice balancing malt presence, but still more West Coast hop forward for sure. Nice dry piney finish that lingers.

M: Medium bodied with nice mouth coat.

Photo of Petershib85
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have to say I was very impressed with the uniquness of this beer.
Appearance: Creamy head. Lots of carbonation.
Smell: Immediate hoppiness and fruitiness, as if it was infused with grapefruit.
Taste: Tastes like it smells. Pleasently hoppy and a very unique citrus presents especially grapefruit. Hops are definatly west coast.
This is a beer that I would definately try again and again.

Photo of Mazarate
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Durge
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at Yesterday’s Ale House in Newport, RI this IPA shows a clear golden amber color with a very healthy light tan head and tons of lacing. The aroma offers a scrumptious citrus toffee blend that seems near perfect. A subtle floral sweetness and bready malt. Just a well blended concoction that any hop lover will appreciate. The flavor comes on with more of the same, luscious citrus-pine hops and malt biscuit. There’s a touch of mild seaweed and sweet vegetable but those are nuances for the imagination, the hops dominate without challenging anyone. So perfectly fused and easy drinking. It’s medium bodied, pleasantly carbonated for a lightly lush feel. The usual “A” for a Firestone related product!

Photo of hoptitsbrews
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of CheezyBlaster
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Warning: maybe this is an old bottle. No date I could find easily, but the hop profile seems diminished, and the malt profile just isn't impressive enough to make me think this was intentional. I'll plan another review down the line.

Very malt forward. Mild dark fruits forward, touch of ripe banana. Thin caramel, agave nectar flavors. Some extremely attenuated piney, hop resinous notes force through. Nothing citrus oriented. Meh, serviceable.

Photo of andrewborstein
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This IPA pours with a light copper amber hue with a white head on top. Fading quickly it leaves some spotty lacing. Very light carbonation.

Smells of hops and bready toasted malts.

Taste finds a solid malt base similar to the nose with a biscuit or toasted malts. Hops have a floral or citrus aspect but are on the light side.

On the palette it's medium with a grainy husky bitter aftertaste.

Overall a good solid brew.

Photo of JRBecks
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.