Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
4.48/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.
A: Pours a perfectly pristine copper-esque amber (obviously). A light tan (nearly off-white, maybe?) head sits about 2 inches thick after the pour, taking its time to deflate to a perfectly creamy cap that's well-maintained and retains nicely. TONS of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Super hoppy! Lots of floral and herbal hops with some citrus fruit and maybe even hints of passionfruit? The hop aroma is unfathomably complex and off-the-charts. A little bit of malt presence underneath doesn't even attempt to get in the way of the hops—just enough to let you know it's there.
T: I hate to be vague, but it basically follows through with the nose. TONS of hop goodness, hop complexity, hop presence. Did I mention the hops? Seriously, though... this brew is chock full of hops and there's a lot of complexity in the flavor; it's not just a full-on hop assault. A fantastic wave of bitterness that isn't pungent, but is strong enough to please any hophead. A nice jolt of toasted malts in the finish cuts through the bitterness.
M: Not quite full-bodied, but definitely hovers above medium. A well-controlled carbonation keeps the brew crisp, but doesn't detract from the silky smooth texture. This one feels sessionable for sure, but at 7.5% ABV, I might think otherwise after a second pint...
O: Nugget Nectar is an absolutely fantastic release from Troegs that I admittedly wish was a year-round brew. It offers a wonderfully complex hop profile that's an absolute delight to any IPA fan, but it also has a controlled bitterness so it won't come across as too pungent for those that aren't really into hop assaults. A masterpiece, for sure.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 03:37:14 | More by ThePaintedGrey
More User Reviews:
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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