Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 7,721
Reviews: 2,460
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 1,290
Gots: 1,375 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Edwin on 02-13-2004

Squeeze those hops for all they're worth! Nugget Nectar will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of American hops. Our Imperial Amber Ale is further intensified with whole flower Nugget hops added to our hopback vessel, resulting in an explosion of citrus, resin and pine.

93 IBU
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Ratings: 7,721 | Reviews: 2,460
Photo of MA_hops
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In season this is an outstanding ale/IPA! Citrusy flavors galore with a strong hoppy goodness to finish off the drinking experience!

Photo of 50marathons
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great flavor. Nice sweetness to balance out the hops. Great dark Amber color and rich aroma. Definite peach notes.

Photo of logicalparadox
3.29/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my favorite from this brewer.

Photo of keithmurray
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - amber color body with white head

Smell - pine, grapefruit, caramel

taste - caramel, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, resin

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, sweetness upfront from the citrus and caramel and bitterness out back

Overall - good beer that borders closely on IPA territory

Price Point - $10.99/4 pack 16 oz cans

Photo of do_ob
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Pours a clear, deep copper with a thin white head of foam. Quickly fades into a light lacing. Good carbonation. Strong aroma of pine resin and grapefruit along with notes of citrus, peaches, and green apples. Light weight and decently creamy mouthfeel. Sweet yet bitter with lots of pine and grapefruit. Sweet, malty finish with a bit of bitterness on the back end.

I'm not a huge fan of amber/red ales, but I decided to give this one a try because of all the hops that are used to brew it. I'm glad I did. This beer, in my opinion, drinks like an IPA in most aspects. Maybe a little more malty than your standard IPA, but just as good in terms of flavor. Either way, definitely a quality brew.

Photo of Harrell106
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty by not unexpectedly so--hoppy enough for me especially considering the run of the mill nature of most ambers.

Photo of Sweeneydawg
3.46/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

mediocre to me, decent enough but way over hyped.

Photo of JB62
2.21/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Not a hop head. So not what I would normally drink.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very Good! Reminds me of Ballast Points, Big Eye. Sooo yummy. Want and need more!

Photo of John_Squires
3.1/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Lotsa hops just like ^^^he^^^ said.

Photo of chinchill
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Nice and fresh with a Feb. 2015 canning date on the bottom.

Very hoppy aroma. I could smell hops right after popping the top on the can even at a good two feet from my nose. The hoppy aroma strengthened when decanted into my nonic glass. The appearance is just as impressive, with a deep, clear amber body topped by an especially creamy tan head, The head had excellent retention and coated the glass with nice lacing patterns. The flavor is less bitter and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. This drinks like a highly aromatic, relatively malty APA, although the bitterness and hoppiness build a bit in the aftertaste to suggest an IPA. The three(?) hop varieties play well together.

Feel: excellent, with medium+ soft carbonation in a medium body. Dry finish.

O: exceptional

Photo of danh53
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bill for sending this as an extra. Pours a crystal clear amber with a three finger head. Aroma has caramel malts and some vanilla, burnt sugar, pine, and pineapple. The caramel is the strongest part of the smell and reminds me a little of a barley wine. Taste is a nice balance of sweet malts and bitter hops with a slight alcohol kick which is nice. I was expecting more of a pale ale, but this is a nice change of pace.

Photo of Bisco42
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NN is awesome for the style.

Photo of mabermud
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Deep amber body...imperial amber...burnt orange...Very clingy and pillowy, slightly off-white head.
Smell: Sweet and spicy hop aromas.
Taste: The taste is sweet and smooth throughout. Laid back hops and laid back tropical fruit tones. The taste fades away nicely.
Feel: Medium body. The semi-dense carb comes in at the back end.

Overall: Not bad. Not over-the-top in any category. Balanced and obviously, a go-to type of beer.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip

A. Pours a mostly transparent amber beer with 2 finger khaki head. Very nice head retention. Cobblestone lacing.

S. Sweet biscuity malts and tropical hops. Some pine, and pineapple.

T. Nice hop flavor. Juicy, grape, pine, pineapple, and sweet malts. Some nice bitterness. Followed by green leafy aftertaste.

M. 5 out of 10 on body thickness. Some pretty good carbonation. Finishes pretty clean.

O. A very nice beer. Drinks more like an APA than an amber to me but it does have a decent amount of malt flavor. Hops are the star though i'd say. Smells like it tastes and that's nice. The mouthfeel is also very nice IMO. Very nice beer.

Photo of tlema1
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful color and aroma, nice hoppiness, excellent beer

Photo of Reds76
3.37/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was expecting more hops and less malt with the name and label. Good beer but not outstanding. I prefer a lighter malt bill and let the hops shine through - the beer seemed a bit heavy on the malt.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perfectly balanced beer, makes me want to use nugget in my next homebrew. So smooth that I put down 3 of them like they were low abv brews. Very enjoyable and will buy again.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, a little to malty for me.

Photo of spoony
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 16 oz can (canned January 27, 2015) to a tulip.

A-The beer is a nice-looking medium-amber color. It is crystal clear with about one and one-half fingers of off-white head on top. The head is dense and leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass

S-The aroma is hoppy with zesty, juicy citrus flavors like orange and white pepper. As it warms I get a bit more pine and bitterness. The malts are semisweet and smell like caramel. Nice balance.

T-The taste is similarly hoppy with orange, tangerine, vague suggestions of pineapple, and a sharp pine needle flavor that grows more assertive as the beer warms. The finish is more bitter and pine-forward than the first gulp. Malts are caramel and provide a nice, balancing sweetness.

M-The body is medium in heft with a smooth, moderate carbonation. The beer drinks very easily and leaves just a bit of oily hop coating on my palate.

O-This is a tasty beer: it is flavorful without being lopsided in any one direction. The ABV sort-of sneaks up on you as you drink it, but I could see sitting down and drinking a few of these over the course of an afternoon with friends. It is good looking too; love the clarity.

Photo of JBMD
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honestly, for the past few years this has been a beer I wait for, both on tap and in bottles. But for some reason, this year both the aroma and taste seem to be off, not nearly what I recall. So for 2015 I can only say average at best...

Photo of G_Z_a
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reminds me of some of my favorite Ambers from WI (Capital, Sprecher), but with an aggressive hop profile. For a West Coast Hop-head, I thought it was really well done.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was just ok for me. The smell is really nice, but the hops weren't as balanced for me. It was good, but not great.

Photo of modidia
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, not fabulous, above average

Photo of leantom
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic. Maybe a tad overrated, but it's still a great beer. Here goes:

A: Beautiful, dark orange-amber with a large head and great lacing. Pretty well carbonated as well.

S: Very sweet. Albeit, the beer's a month old, but there should still be more hops than this. Honey, caramel, a smattering of piney and citrusy hops. Overly malt-forward.

T: Follows the nose. Very sweet and malty; rich and creamy. Lots of honey and caramel against a faint malt background. What hops are present are very piney.

F: Rich and creamy. Good.

O: Good beer. Solidly above-average.

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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