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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

694 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 36 | 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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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-02-2013 19:50:14 | More by wertschy
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Immortale25

North Carolina

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
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bdtva

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-19-2013 04:55:51 | More by bdtva
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-17-2013 00:37:56 | More by Lare453
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-09-2013 04:57:40 | More by WDJersey
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shand

Florida

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
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Swim424

Florida

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
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jpd026

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-03-2013 06:15:29 | More by jpd026
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uturn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-02-2013 23:45:31 | More by uturn
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leedorham

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-22-2013 19:09:05 | More by leedorham
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Azteceinstein


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-20-2013 18:10:17 | More by Azteceinstein
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nickfl

Florida

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
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brbrocc

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-06-2013 01:46:44 | More by brbrocc
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-05-2013 15:55:01 | More by ryser2k
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-04-2013 07:55:42 | More by sloelco
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Weekiwachee

Antarctica

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-02-2013 22:35:57 | More by Weekiwachee
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-02-2013 03:06:28 | More by blindpiggie
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kylehay2004

Florida

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
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JPerruccio


3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-23-2012 01:28:25 | More by JPerruccio
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larrynevins

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-22-2012 00:46:25 | More by larrynevins
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babaracas

Florida

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
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Pennsylvania

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
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DocJitsu

California

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
Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.