Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by Edwin:
4.47/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I was fortunate enough to get John at Kclinger's to tap this one ASAP. I was also fortunate enough to get the first taste of this brew. Damn, this stuff was worth the wait. (If this is not a true IPA, please make the change, but i'd say it fits).
Appearance - A reddish/golden/amber color with a caramel-colored head. Much like the Hop Back Amber (as advertised). The head disappears, but here is some lacing and a little bit of head that stays to the bottom. Good stuff.
Smell - Ahhh, hops. And a LOT of them. Reminded me of the Hop Wallop for a second with the hoppy smell. Has some hints of pine and a tad bit of fruitiness in there, too. A great boquet for hop heads!
Taste - I am not a huge fan of the Hop Back anymore, but this was one hell of an improvement. Hops abound throughout (Nugget, Warrior, and Tomahawk per the Troeg's website), with some pine, caramel and a pinch of bitterness. Also reasonably sweet, without that hard bitterness on the end. This was truly WAY better than I expected. The look on my face alone got three other people to get this. Troegs has outdone themselves with this complex limited brew.
Mouthfeel - Easy going, smooth, some of that great bitterness from the hops, yet a silky smooth finish.
Drinkability - Yeah, this is a very drinkable beer. 7% alcohol, but worth the plunge. I was tempted to sit and down a few of these, but tomorrow is another day.
Overall - A+!! If anyone in the area an get their hands on this, DRINK IT. If you are a hop head, you'll love it. Even if you are not, it has such a grat character. True Dat!
Serving type: on-tap
02-13-2004 01:42:57 | More by Edwin
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3.88/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought this one in Baltimore on advice of my son. Pours a hazy amber with white head. Aroma is more malty than expected. Biscuity, sweet and some pine notes. Taste is more bitter than the nose, moderate to heavily bitter. The caramel sweetness and biscuits make a nice backbone to the pine, resin hoppy bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel. A solid effort for a hoppy IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:39:31 | More by stoutman
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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