Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer wasn't exactly what I expected, but I liked it quite a bit for what it was. I thought it was going to be a really BIG beer, teetering on the edges of what is possible with hoppiness...packing as much hop bitterness into a beer as is zymurgically possible on this earth. And it wasn't that, which surprised me, given as much hype as this beer gets. Instead, it was a very hoppy, yet still fairly light and eminently drinkable beer. It didn't, as the commercial description suggests, make me "pucker up," but it did have more than enough hops to satisfy my cravings for bitterness, while being sessionable enough to have several. This beer looks beautiful - it is a copper red, but has a brilliant body (unlike a lot of other highly hopped DIPAs which seem to become cloudy and opaque with their increased bitterness). Aroma is hoppy with lots of citrus undertones. Flavor is surprisingly balanced, with a good amount of maltiness under-cutting some of the hop bitterness and perhaps explaining why this beer didn't seem as BIG as I expected. Hop characteristic in the taste was more the sweetly-sweaty-sock variety - think a toned-down Moylan's Hopsickle. Mouthfeel was mildly sticky, but pretty good.
All in all, a nice beer. A bit pricey at $12.99/6-pack, but certainly worth the price of admission if you've yet to try it.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2010 21:38:53 | More by BeerBelcher
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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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