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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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7,622 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,622
Reviews: 2,450
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 1,272
Gots: 1,328 | FT: 42
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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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/13/12

A: Pours a ruby reddish orange color. Completely translucent. Fluffy, silky, 1.5 finger head. Head dies down quickly but leaves a nice rim and laces the glass well.

S: Strong citrus. Lots of pine. Big hop character in the nose. A pretty hefty malt and sweet smell underlying everything.

T: Lots of hop bitterness right off the bat. Strong piney taste, finishing with some sweet malt and lots of citrus - grapefruit and orange peel.

M: Medium body, but unbelievably drinkable. A little dry, but good moderate-high carbonation.

O: My first experience of the Nectar did not disappoint. Definitely lived up to the high expectations. Virtually nothing about this "missed the boat". I could get in trouble after drinking 5 or 6 of these, as it is remarkable how drinkable it is.

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4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aroma: Big punch of pine forest in the nose. Some malty sweetness.

Appearance: Golden amber color. Half a finger of head with nice lacing.

Flavor: Bitter grapefruit and pine forest hoppiness up front, some sweetness across the tongue, then lingering bitterness with a slight astringency. Well balanced overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation.

Overall: Excellent hop forward beer, with enough malt sweetness to balance all that wonderful hop flavor and lingering bitterness. By far my favorite Troegs beer and well worth the wait. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Bottled 1/30/13...

A: Pours a translucent amber with about a half finger frothy khaki colored head. The foam takes only a moment to settle, and a rocky ring forms along the edges of the glass.

S: The nose is big pine, some orange-y citrus, and a decent helping of malt. It's stinging, yet sweet. Smells great.

T: It's hoppy bitter and slightly stinging up front with massive pine. The sweetness begins to take shape in the middle as the malt character builds. As it reaches the finish, the bitter return with more pine and sharp citrus peel.

M: Medium bodied beer. Hop bitter up front, the flavors envelop the palate as it transitions to the malts. The finish is big hop bitters.

O: I love this beer from years past, but something about it isn't sitting well with me this time around. It's seems overly harsh and astringent at times. It's not as juicy and insanely drinkable as I remember. It's still a great beer, I'm just a little let down this time around.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Each year it seems to get worst. Def hope they can turn this been back around

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

Pours a beautiful clear amber color. About a half inch khaki colored head with lacing left as it goes down. Hoppy and malty, a very nice balance. Each whiff and each sip brings out different flavors. Citrus zest, tropical fruits, pine/resin, caramel sweetness, malts. Medium body, pleasant carbonation, smooth and sticky. This brew will also be close to my heart as it put me deep into the craft beer world.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 012113, poured into a snifter.

A: Beautifully clear, ruby-red and amber in color, just off-white head, about 2 fingers to start but fades fast. Thickly webbed lacing, tight foam. Looks delicious.

S: Pretty citrus-forward aromas blend, mostly grapefruit and orange, with some sweet brown sugar and malt.

T: Flavors are similar, with a nice hop profile. Pine is present, along with citrus, and then some sweetness on the end.

F: Feel is unique. Pretty smooth up front, but that changes to reveal strong carbonation and bitterness.

O: I seem to like Nugget Nectar a bit less than most folks, and, after having it several times, but finally reviewing it, I think I may like others in the style better. Anyway, NN is a good beer, one of the best offered by Troegs. If you can get it, you should, it's worth a try, but not what I remember from last year. Times change, cheers.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Just picked this up on February 4th 2013. It was released from the brewery on February 1st, so the hops still have a very nice, fresh character to them.

A: Beautiful amber color. Not hazy at all. I can see right through this red-orange beer and observe anything going in my room through the glass. The 1 finger head tapers off but leaves some nice residual lacing around the glass as you gobble this delicious drink down.

S: The hops are actually tamer than I expected them to be. They are balanced with a sweet, bready maltiness that stands out on the nose.

T: WOWZERS! This is a damn tasty beer! There's a hint of some citrus hops in there, but nothing like your typical centennial/cascade ipa. Instead they add a nice tropical fruity flavor - mango, pineapple, and the likes. This sweetness totally embraces the maltiness and makes a love sesh in your mouth.

M: Some light carbonation that matches well with this fairly light bodied beer (typical amber body). Certainly a chewiness in the beer that lingers for sometime. Your mouth will just be watering for more of this delicious godsend of a brew.

O: My only gripe is that it's not available year round. It's got a sweetness that works in the winter, but a body that could work in the summer. I'd drink this night and day 365 days of the year. It's that damn good.

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4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

FINALLY. Been waiting legit 2 years to try this. Grabbed a 6 pack from Redstone for 11.99

A: Pours a clear amber with a thick sandy colored head. Leaves nice lacing.

S; Mix of Grapefruit and Pine/herbal hops. Some caramel/molasses maltiness. overall smells like a C hop IPA.

T: Starts with a mix of grapefruit rind and pineyness. Then a nice smooth malt backbone comes through. Finishes so sweet, pineapple, mango, tropical, kiwi honey, caramel, bubblegum. Lotta different flavors going on. Some herbal/floral bitterness as well. Bitter but so well balanced.

M: A tad syrupy/creamy and a great chew. . Medium to low carbonation. Crazy sessionable, i could hae 4/5 of these without blinking.

O: This is really f-ing good, the finishing flavors are insane. Drinks like a malty IPA, tons of different flavor profiles going on. I dont need DIPAs and RIS, I need this.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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