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Nectar IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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Nectar IPANectar IPA

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very good

735 Ratings
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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 13
Gots: 42 | 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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Photo of MrBoh
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant copper with a frothy one inch cream head that's dense and lingers.

Resin, floral hops, mango, nectarine, and pine form the initial aroma. There's a solid caramel malt sweetness present.

Flavor tarts things up a bit, with underpinnings of grapefruit, lime, and tart orange preceding a deep caramel malt, bready backbone, finishing resiny and fairly bitter.

Body is a tad light, with moderate carbonation and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Good balance of flavoring and bittering hops, with enough malt to balance, as well. Not the most complex, but a solid ipa. Could use a bit more body.

Photo of RobertJBeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of schoon
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of steelshell
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of EricDu
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of grubefresh
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of RyanAU
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of somelikehops
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ChrisMon02
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of ninaturner
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of BRLockwood
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bnes09
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful goldenrod color with lots of visible bubbles. Thick and creamy head blankets the top of the liquid and clings to the glass in thin threads of lacing.

Bright floral, mild citric and sweet honey aromas.

Bready malt, pine and citrus hop bitterness, honey and apricot nectar sweetness. Well balanced with medium bitterness overall.

Light to medium bodied and a bit sticky. Quick burst of carbonation disappears leaving a void on my tongue. Somewhat dry in the finish.

Interesting IPA. Definitely one of the sweeter examples I have yet to try.

Photo of schoolboy
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was initially so good and I was so thirsty, that I pretty much guzzled it.

The appearance is very appealing, with nice lace, good color, and it is very clear.

The initial taste is somewhat creamy with no bite. It is a well balanced, not very over the top AIPA, still that is the correct style as it is very full bodied.

The aftertaste is very foodie. There is a thick substantial feel to this ale. Overall, it is not as good as it's parts, but it is a very nice ale.

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Curloftheburl
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of hosehead83
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle with an attractive hummingbird label.
Clear, copper-gold with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint floral hop note
Taste-Toasted malt, soft floral hops. Nicely balanced but more of a pale ale feel than an IPA. Innofensive and pleasant, would make a good "starter" IPA for those just venturing into the wonderful world of the hophead.

Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.