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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

673 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 673
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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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-01-2014 14:16:28 | More by Latarnik
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Dilbert65

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-31-2014 00:35:42 | More by Dilbert65
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hophugger

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

good amber color. Hop flavor is ok but expected a little more pop from it. carbonation is good, pretty much average. Flavor is good but seems a little light for the ABV. Overall a nice beer and I definitely would recommend it to anyone. Not exceptional, but a very nice beer that lacks just a touch of desired biterness

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 01:19:48 | More by hophugger
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rworkman

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-22-2014 14:03:33 | More by rworkman
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RockAZ

Arizona

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had to go get a second bottle of this and try it another day because I wasn't quite satisfied with the first one, but I do like it. Sweeter than my usual IPA's, but nothing in the realm of "honey". Really liked the smell from both bottles, and the first few sips were the most impressive about it to me. Not so sure about the aftertaste on the first bottle, and the second bottle did not get very high marks from me either. It is like the sweet hop taste left my palate and stuck some sticky bitter juice in the back corners of my tongue afterwards. Oh! That is a terrible exaggeration, I guess I just don't like the aftertaste for some reason.

I did like this overall, would buy it again, and desire very much to try it on draft because the fragrance is very attractive. Recommend others to try, it has some unique fruit notes, grapefruit/apricot, something, something.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 04:12:17 | More by RockAZ
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-21-2014 04:52:24 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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boondogglefob

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-19-2014 00:19:09 | More by boondogglefob
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-18-2014 17:43:44 | More by GRG1313
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-16-2014 22:03:24 | More by MidwestBA
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FightinIrish88

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-13-2014 22:08:19 | More by FightinIrish88
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neckbeered

Montana

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-12-2014 15:53:18 | More by neckbeered
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UncleEmu

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +5%

05-11-2014 07:41:50 | More by UncleEmu
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-05-2014 22:02:59 | More by MikeWard
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whitenads

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

05-05-2014 17:18:12 | More by whitenads
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Beestin

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-03-2014 20:12:12 | More by Beestin
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McStagger

California

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Firestone Walker second label. Woot. Same price as Union Jack. Let's see if the quality is the same.

A: Pours quite a bit darker than anticipated. Beer is essentially an amber. Excellent clarity. Finger and a half of very light brown head. Excellent lacing. Very sticky. Retention is moderate. Carbonation is moderate.

S: The amber colored beer has amber scents. Lightly toasty sweet malts. Sweet, bready, even a bit doughy. Get some banana like phenols in the nose. Hops are a little subdued, but that could be age. I have no idea how old this beer is. Hops that are coming off are mainly stone fruit. Apple, pear, etc. A slight tropical element, but it's very subtle. Not getting much else.

T: Malt splash up front is less sweet and more grainy. Carries through the mid palate, becoming slightly astringent on off putting. Finishes with a burst of fruitiness. Lots of tropical fruit, with that banana flavor coming back up. Takes on a bitter citrus towards the very end. Finishes very dry, with bitter grapefruit rind.

M: Moderate carbonation. The malt is somewhat subdued in the mouth feel, giving this one a slightly thinner presence than one would think for being 6.8% abv. Bubbles are tiny, but invigorating. Carbonation is the main component in the mouthfeel.

O: This one is pretty good. I think it could use some tinkering, especially given the price point it's located at. Can't stand out among the elite IPA's, but is definitely a solid choice. I guess they can't all be Union Jack.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 07:34:32 | More by McStagger
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

04-29-2014 17:20:05 | More by Belittle
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-29-2014 15:37:10 | More by atrocity
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-22-2014 04:08:18 | More by bcsbeer
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

04-17-2014 21:04:38 | More by BeerBeast
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-11-2014 21:50:23 | More by ariceclemson
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gwiedman1

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-30-2014 19:17:24 | More by gwiedman1
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

03-29-2014 02:37:55 | More by BeerNoobNC
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5%

03-26-2014 01:51:30 | More by kybeerdrinker
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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

03-17-2014 23:48:37 | More by Jnet0125
Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.