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Nuclear Nugget Imperial Honey IPA - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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Nuclear Nugget Imperial Honey IPANuclear Nugget Imperial Honey IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: VeganUndead on 06-02-2014)
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -9.4%

08-30-2014 00:29:33 | More by vrbulldog22
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours a copper brown body with decent head and little lace retention for some lace patches.
Aroma is a mix of citric hops along with touches of sweet honey malt (surprised I even picked it up) along with possible caramel malt as well.
While this is a hoppy brew, naturally, the hops do not overpower beer like I thought they would and this is a genuinely sweet, honeylike IPA that hangs on to both sweetness and a prolific citric hop profile.
This combonation, or the sweetness in general, might irk some people but I really loved it and the over 10% ABV is well-hidden so I was able to really enjoy this beer.

08-27-2014 16:29:25 | More by clayrock81
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-14-2014 13:28:47 | More by ncstateplaya
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-13-2014 23:44:41 | More by ChrisKayler
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HookemHoos

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-13-2014 14:02:19 | More by HookemHoos
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julielynndubee

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-11-2014 13:17:16 | More by julielynndubee
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IPAFrEaK888

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-10-2014 19:54:38 | More by IPAFrEaK888
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blbarnett3

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-10-2014 01:00:08 | More by blbarnett3
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Goodwire80

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-07-2014 03:02:59 | More by Goodwire80
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-01-2014 16:11:18 | More by IPAchris
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-01-2014 01:41:37 | More by hollywood_15063
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77apm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-31-2014 03:12:22 | More by 77apm
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-28-2014 12:09:55 | More by Rhettroactive
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TechTriumph

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-27-2014 23:05:35 | More by TechTriumph
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Gadun76

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2014 20:39:08 | More by Gadun76
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TomnRVA


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-27-2014 01:01:04 | More by TomnRVA
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ONEBEERGIRL

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2014 00:32:52 | More by ONEBEERGIRL
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2014 13:18:08 | More by thufflife
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.86/5  rDev -7%

750ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a murky dark brown color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade. Retention is excellent, and combines with the creaminess of the head to create some nice aesthetic appeal (even if the body isn't that attractive). A thick ring of lacing is left behind.

S: This nose is ridiculously candy-like - I'm immediately reminded of those little fruit snacks with its notes of stone/tropical fruit and sugar. Caramel malts lie behind it, with bittering notes being nearly imperceptible. Might be too sweet for DIPA standards, but it really works as a barleywine.

T: Follows the nose well. I'm getting an initial hit of juicy fruits - peach, pineapple, mango, and perhaps even cherry. Yeah, cherry in a DIPA. Honey flavors really dominate the midtaste, while it finishes with a combination of caramel malts and piny touches. The malts have a real richness to them that reminds me of a barleywine (and it's not just LC using a buttload of Crystal malt to 'balance' it, either). While quite delicious, it's still too sweet at the end of the day.

M: This is full bodied, soft, and creamy; but then the finish is dried out by the honey presence. Actually, it might be too dry - it's creating an astringent sensation that practically parches the palate. Carbonation is hidden behind the rich texture.

O: Malty DIPAs (which sounds redundant) can be wildly hit-or-miss with me. Some can pull off the sweetness well...others can't. This is the former, mainly because it's closer to a barleywine than a DIPA. The big caramel sweetness works quite well with the almost candied hops and impressive honey presence. It's a very rich beer - hell, I'd even suggest it would be great for dessert.

07-15-2014 04:26:03 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-13-2014 14:50:51 | More by Drknight
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Rmbr2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-12-2014 00:42:59 | More by Rmbr2
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-07-2014 02:01:52 | More by jtladner
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Wattie

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-02-2014 23:30:46 | More by Wattie
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-29-2014 00:58:50 | More by 2dogbrew
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-28-2014 02:09:13 | More by nmann08
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Nuclear Nugget Imperial Honey IPA from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.