Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.53/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
We pour a brew of deep golden orange, not dissimilar to the color of the label. The pale yellow head stands two fingers high, and is of big, sticky bubbles. They cake the glass all the way around as the head disappears at a medium pace. While the beer isn't hazy, and no sediment is noted, the translucency is not complete. Carbonation looks to be fairly active. The aroma explodes with floral, somewhat grassy hops up front. There is a strong fruity, nectar-like sweetness about it, with notes of honey, strawberry, and passion fruit. As the beer warms the alcohol increases in presence. The hops also add wisps of citrus that float to the back of the nose. As we sip, flowery hops hit first. These are accompanied by fresh tropical fruits, with a heavy sweetness that really digs into the tongue. This acts to carry the flavors to the middle, where sugary sweetness runs with biting citrus, all contained within a hop-whirl. The taste evens out towards the end, and the hops cool down to take on an earthiness, with a bit of lingering bitterness. The aftertaste breathes of fresh hops that are bittering and sweet. The barky earthiness is also retained, but so is some fruit. It is like licking a sap covered, tropical fruit bearing, hop bush, in the best way. The body is medium and the carbonation is medium. The bubbles create a heavy froth to each sip. The sweetness and hops on the other hand lend a syrupy feel, which leaves the mouth partially coated, and happily wet and satiated. The abv is slightly above average as the beer is an "Imperial", but it is hidden expertly.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the aroma. It was as hoppy as promised, but included some wonderfully fruity, sweeter notes, to cut any bitterness that may have been presented otherwise. Not only was the aroma refreshing, but the taste followed through to attest to the aromas boasted for. The feel was creamy and smooth, and made drinking this beer, which is a standout for the style, that much easier.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2011 00:38:56 | More by TheBrewo
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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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