1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,413 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,413
Reviews: 2,300
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 1,053
Gots: 659 | FT: 25
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:
IBU: ~93

(Beer added by: Edwin on 02-13-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 6,413 | Reviews: 2,300 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
Photo of ThisWangsChung
ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-reviewing this one. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a lighter copper color. The head is a two finger pale yellow shade. I love how creamy the head looks in particular. Retention is pretty solid, and lacing is plentiful.

S: Well this bottle is over two months old, so the big grapefruit notes have faded somewhat, replaced with tons of caramel malt. Right now, I'd say it's a 3.5 - but of memory of fresher bottles, I'll give it a 4.5.

T: Obviously, the hop qualities aren't going to be the best here due to the age. But, they still exist in a decent capacity. Grapefruit opens the flavor profile, while the finish is pure caramel malt. A distant aftertaste of pine, black pepper, and toffee also shows up. The trump card here is the balanced finesse - no, it doesn't have the enchanting hop profile of some other IPAs, rather it features superb hop/malt integration. Just amazing.

M: I really like the balance between sweet and dry here on the finish. Many times, IPAs loaded with crystal malt create a rough palate; this has a softness to it most (really, just about all of them) lack. It goes down easily enough, to be sure.

O: Honestly, I know why this has a few detractors - it doesn't have a shouty hop personality, fresh or otherwise. Rather, it features a degree of elegance just about unheard of in the style (whether it be IPA or imperial amber). Hands down, still the best amber ale on the planet.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 19:34:34 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
Photo of jeffstinson
jeffstinson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

07-22-2014 04:44:31 | More by jeffstinson
Photo of MitsuDjentleman
MitsuDjentleman


4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-22-2014 04:22:01 | More by MitsuDjentleman
Photo of tywhite
tywhite

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-21-2014 20:33:31 | More by tywhite
Photo of curlybird
curlybird

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

07-21-2014 19:29:33 | More by curlybird
Photo of nickrossello
nickrossello

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-21-2014 18:34:07 | More by nickrossello
Photo of Justinsosmart
Justinsosmart

California

4/5  rDev -8%

07-20-2014 21:58:43 | More by Justinsosmart
Photo of coneybeer
coneybeer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-20-2014 21:46:00 | More by coneybeer
Photo of HawkeyePA
HawkeyePA

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2014 21:00:11 | More by HawkeyePA
Photo of ambiguousfigures
ambiguousfigures

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -42.5%

07-20-2014 20:03:12 | More by ambiguousfigures
Photo of hambone
hambone

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

07-20-2014 19:13:36 | More by hambone
Photo of lorenwhite7
lorenwhite7

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-20-2014 16:25:09 | More by lorenwhite7
Photo of fugazidps
fugazidps

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2014 14:36:00 | More by fugazidps
Photo of BcOneSeven
BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

07-20-2014 13:59:54 | More by BcOneSeven
Photo of johnhiltz
johnhiltz

Delaware

4/5  rDev -8%

07-20-2014 13:27:41 | More by johnhiltz
Photo of myuncle
myuncle

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

07-20-2014 10:32:56 | More by myuncle
Photo of JennieOhMy
JennieOhMy


4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-20-2014 01:57:26 | More by JennieOhMy
Photo of peaches7
peaches7

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2014 01:36:06 | More by peaches7
Photo of iwillechu
iwillechu

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2014 23:14:18 | More by iwillechu
Photo of Skramer82
Skramer82


4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2014 20:36:23 | More by Skramer82
Photo of JimmyChevrolet
JimmyChevrolet

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2014 19:27:06 | More by JimmyChevrolet
Photo of CellarDoorTim
CellarDoorTim

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

07-19-2014 19:26:25 | More by CellarDoorTim
Photo of malthead
malthead

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2014 04:59:54 | More by malthead
Photo of dangelop
dangelop

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-19-2014 01:00:13 | More by dangelop
Photo of Lowin
Lowin


5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-18-2014 22:37:54 | More by Lowin
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,413 ratings.