Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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7,748 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,748
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 1,296
Gots: 1,383 | FT: 33
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:
Beer added by: Edwin on 02-13-2004

Squeeze those hops for all they're worth! Nugget Nectar will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of American hops. Our Imperial Amber Ale is further intensified with whole flower Nugget hops added to our hopback vessel, resulting in an explosion of citrus, resin and pine.

93 IBU
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Ratings: 7,748 | Reviews: 2,469
Photo of Reds76
3.37/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was expecting more hops and less malt with the name and label. Good beer but not outstanding. I prefer a lighter malt bill and let the hops shine through - the beer seemed a bit heavy on the malt.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perfectly balanced beer, makes me want to use nugget in my next homebrew. So smooth that I put down 3 of them like they were low abv brews. Very enjoyable and will buy again.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, a little to malty for me.

Photo of spoony
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 16 oz can (canned January 27, 2015) to a tulip.

A-The beer is a nice-looking medium-amber color. It is crystal clear with about one and one-half fingers of off-white head on top. The head is dense and leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass

S-The aroma is hoppy with zesty, juicy citrus flavors like orange and white pepper. As it warms I get a bit more pine and bitterness. The malts are semisweet and smell like caramel. Nice balance.

T-The taste is similarly hoppy with orange, tangerine, vague suggestions of pineapple, and a sharp pine needle flavor that grows more assertive as the beer warms. The finish is more bitter and pine-forward than the first gulp. Malts are caramel and provide a nice, balancing sweetness.

M-The body is medium in heft with a smooth, moderate carbonation. The beer drinks very easily and leaves just a bit of oily hop coating on my palate.

O-This is a tasty beer: it is flavorful without being lopsided in any one direction. The ABV sort-of sneaks up on you as you drink it, but I could see sitting down and drinking a few of these over the course of an afternoon with friends. It is good looking too; love the clarity.

Photo of JBMD
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honestly, for the past few years this has been a beer I wait for, both on tap and in bottles. But for some reason, this year both the aroma and taste seem to be off, not nearly what I recall. So for 2015 I can only say average at best...

Photo of G_Z_a
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reminds me of some of my favorite Ambers from WI (Capital, Sprecher), but with an aggressive hop profile. For a West Coast Hop-head, I thought it was really well done.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was just ok for me. The smell is really nice, but the hops weren't as balanced for me. It was good, but not great.

Photo of modidia
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, not fabulous, above average

Photo of leantom
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic. Maybe a tad overrated, but it's still a great beer. Here goes:

A: Beautiful, dark orange-amber with a large head and great lacing. Pretty well carbonated as well.

S: Very sweet. Albeit, the beer's a month old, but there should still be more hops than this. Honey, caramel, a smattering of piney and citrusy hops. Overly malt-forward.

T: Follows the nose. Very sweet and malty; rich and creamy. Lots of honey and caramel against a faint malt background. What hops are present are very piney.

F: Rich and creamy. Good.

O: Good beer. Solidly above-average.

Photo of jakewatt135
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much going on in the way of hops here, or maybe that's just just the west coast in me talking. Very malty wish there was a lot more hop aroma and flavor. Overrated for sure.

Photo of JoshFrantz
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Top notch. Mainstay in the rotation. Not much else to say

Photo of BergBeer
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: A bright clear amber with a thick egg shell head. Mild activity and lacing.

Smell: Pungent citrus, grassy hops, and a strong malt that pleasantly balances on the nose. Smells excellent.

Taste: The taste buds a smacked alive with big citrus hops that's fades to let a strong tasty amber body then there is a second rush of bitter earthy hops that lingers on the tongue. Mouthfeel: Big, juicy, wet on the tongue with a lingering bitter. Overall: An excellent brew. I love the nice balance between the big hops and the Amber body. They play very well and it's evident that this beer has been fine tuned to let both shine. A very well crafted brew that is fun to find but not a pain the in ass to get. Will definitely be on the search for it next year and should not be looked over.

Photo of JPowell712
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a fantastic beer. It had a lot of hype behind it and it certainly lived up to it. The pour was a deep amber color with a white creamy head to it. The aromas was of soft hops and citrus and pine. The taste was almost identical. It was a beautiful combo of hops, citrus, pine and something sweet like honey. It worked beautifully. I like this beer because it was refreshing and tasted of liquid happiness!

Photo of Hammertimeee1
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Amber Beer on the market. A must try!!

Photo of Jimmy_Sprinkle
2.83/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

An incredibly fruity beer. Disappointed with the current #2 from PA breweries

Photo of GregJ
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rich malty smell, floral and pine. Tastes of malt, barley, floral, earthy and pine resin. Nice medium/heavy body from the heavy malt base. Pine resin aftertaste.

Photo of cshafer7
2.98/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not a fan of Ambers, however there are some good ones out there(MBC) and some overrated ones (Troegs). Not a lot of flavor, very malty.

Photo of BigGerm
4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection personified. Great balance of malt and hops taste.

Photo of Brevbin
3.34/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Way over hyped! It's a decent beer, but nothing amazing.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty but a little over hyped for what it is. Great everyday drinker but its not near as hoppy as the hype suggests.

Photo of SierraFlight
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into nonic. Perfectly clear, bright copper-orange liquid with a finger of orange tinged white head that settles to a thin layer of foam that stays around but doesn’t lay down any lacing. The aroma consists of orange juice, citrus peel, melon, strawberry, pine, caramel, and herbal hops. The taste is initially sweet with strong caramel, toasted grain, and tropical fruit flavors. The bitterness grows with each sip and features citrus, herbal, and pine hops. Medium body, resinous, sticky texture, soft carbonation, and a dry finish from hops and alcohol.

Photo of MattR2014
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Its very good. Had on draft. Not my favorite but good

Photo of MunsonRoyE
3.4/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tried this along with a Hopslam. The Hopslam was delicious where as the Nugget Nectar just didn't do it for me.

Photo of Ploohblaah
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent representation of the category. Lighter drinking with a pleasing refreshing that keeps you coming back for more. Not the hoppiest of brews, and the malt is well balanced with the hops but the malt comes through more.

Photo of Erikberglund
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great Imperial Amber Ale

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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