Nectar IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.
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4.01/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says 10/11/12.
A- Pours a copper color with a 3/4 inch beige head that retains very well before becoming an 1/8 inch head and thick, sudsy lacing adheres to the glass.
S- Sharp, citrusy hop aroma with a sweetness from the malt following through. Decent-sized alcohol fume commingles with the intense hop punch.
T- Balanced hop/malt duality with the hops displaying a tangy, zesty characteristic and once again the malts being sweet and toasty. Alcohol is nicely subdued and bitterness is there but restrained and somewhat lingering.
M- Semi-slick with some noticeable twang from the hops and alcohol. Medium carbonation and a light-medium body.
O- Pretty good for being over 4 months old. Caught this one right at the last minute.
03-01-2013 03:51:35 | More by Immortale25
3.99/5 rDev +5%
Nectar IPA pours out copper with a small head. The aroma features a sharp citrus, spicy and floral hoppiness over caramel malts. The taste delivers on the nose, with a well integrated spicy and floral hop packed up by a decently strong, slightly toasted caramel malt backbone. Light citrus tones lurk until the finish, where they amplify slightly. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, and the drinkability is great. Overall, a solid, fresh tasting floral forward IPA. Tastes much lighter than the ABV suggests.
02-07-2013 17:17:45 | More by shand
4.21/5 rDev +10.8%
Enjoying this one on the porch to sabbaths paranoid album. Pours a nice copper oranga into my sam adams perfect pint glass. Has a nice small head that seems to be hanging around for the past few minutes. Smells quite delicious. Smells like a sweet, flowery, honey. Damn thats tasty. Has a taste similar to the aroma upfront, become sweetly bitter as it slides down the esophagus. Nice bit of carbonation with a well balanced hop bite. Nothing overpowing for a IPA but very well balanced. Has a nice drinkable medium body that fits the taste or the beer how it should. Overall I highly recommend this beer, and maybe even as an intro into IPAs. I could see myself having enjoyed this before I fell in love with the hops.
02-06-2013 23:24:03 | More by Swim424
3.46/5 rDev -8.9%
A - Poured with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, amber brown body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves light lace.
S - A spicy aroma of hops with a touch of pine and lots of caramel malt in the background.
T - Thick, sweet malt up front with lots of bready notes and toffee in the middle. Finishes with a bit of pine, spice, more toffee and moderately strong bitterness.
M - A moderately thick body, average carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.
D - Not terribly good, the hop character is subdued and the malt is just a bit too heavy for my taste. Very bland, I almost wonder how fresh this is, but since it has no packaging date I am forced to assume it is fresh.
01-09-2013 09:14:43 | More by nickfl
3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
Single finger head on a clear orangey copper body. Aroma of citrus hops and toasted malt, very simple. Flavors are also of citrus, mostly orange and floral notes, on a toasted and caramel malt base. Well balanced overall. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a very memorable IPA. Not a bad beer, just a little simple and boring.
12-30-2012 20:08:21 | More by kylehay2004
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
12-19-2012 03:36:45 | More by babaracas
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
12-15-2012 02:18:08 | More by Oakenator
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
12-15-2012 01:04:28 | More by DocJitsu
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