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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

674 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 28 | 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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babaracas

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with two fingers of cream colored foam, thin rings down the glass. Smell: lemon, sweet tea, grapefruit, soft pine. Fine, but subdued. Taste: honeyed biscuit, grapefruit, pine, lightly herbal. Feel is fluffy and prickly, leaving a semi-oily grapefruit and pine residue. It's maybe a tiny bit sweeter than appropriate, but the main flaw is the subdued aroma. Otherwise it's quite enjoyable and an easy drinker. Bottle date 10/23/12 (just hit area shelves last week) so if it's a fast-fader, has potential for a re-try.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 03:36:45 | More by babaracas
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-19-2012 00:31:50 | More by chasmandocharles
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-16-2012 04:58:55 | More by jmccraney
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is amber to brown. Finger thick head at pour. Sticky and strong lacing on the glass. The nose is promising with lots of hop aroma. Piney. Some sweet malt presence. Malts come through on the taste as well - not totally dominated by the hops. Sweet Belgian candy flavor with a strong bitter backbone.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 02:18:08 | More by Oakenator
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DocJitsu

California

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous, crystal clear, deep golden color with a cotton foam, eggshell colored head. Clumpy asymetrical foam laces the glass as the head subsides. The head is perpetually fed by carbonation bubbles migrating from the bottom of the glass. This is avery nice looking brew. Vibrant, citrusy and piney nose, without any abrasiveness at all. Very pleasant bouquet. Mouthfeel is extremely wet and slick with some carbonation scrubbiness and a little hop hotness on the back of the tongue. Nothing utterly remarkable about the flavor, but it is tasty. Pine is ushered along by some sweeter citrus as well as an underlying grapefruit bitterness. Painfully drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 01:04:28 | More by DocJitsu
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powpig2002

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

12-11-2012 05:07:52 | More by powpig2002
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scootsmal

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-02-2012 16:12:18 | More by scootsmal
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a remarkably clean looking amber witha finger if slightly tanned head, dissapates nicely and leavses some nice lacing.

S: wow, this smells delicious, tropical fruity hop deliciousness, mostly pinneapple, a nice light touch of pine a well... I don't know what exactly it is but I love the aroma of this beer. Nice and juicy... Like hop nectar

T: taste is nice with lightly floral/grassy hops on the front going into the pine and citrus on the finish... The finish is what mostly reminds me of the nose, lightly sweet citrusy hop juice... Nicley rounded

M: medium bodied and very drinkable, has medium creamy carbonation, and a lightly sweet citrusy finish to round it off.

O: this is a great ipa, I really like this one, particuarly the aroma... I can deffinatly see myself drinking these alot more regularly. Glad i tried it.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 04:15:56 | More by PeterIngemi
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C-Dog


4/5  rDev +5%

11-27-2012 05:55:51 | More by C-Dog
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

11-26-2012 03:48:10 | More by bigfnjoe
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-25-2012 22:40:18 | More by shockrocker65
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

11-25-2012 01:28:57 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-22-2012 22:12:20 | More by djrn2
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khooke

California

4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 06:19:23 | More by khooke
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2012 04:04:33 | More by KickbacksSteve
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 01:31:42 | More by spinrsx
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-13-2012 00:07:57 | More by IPAchris
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NeutronMan

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

11-08-2012 14:49:27 | More by NeutronMan
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aresonantvoice

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

11-05-2012 18:48:01 | More by aresonantvoice
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

10-28-2012 13:04:21 | More by oldvines
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-25-2012 22:30:06 | More by Blaze5445
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-14-2012 19:46:57 | More by TheBigBoy
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skyisland

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-07-2012 22:53:08 | More by skyisland
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crowsoup

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-03-2012 19:04:35 | More by crowsoup
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 04:13:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
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