Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev -2.5%
On Tap at Craft Ale House in a Avery Pint Glass. Nugget Nectar is a great name for a beer, I just had to say that.
The Nectar pours out the spout pretty lively. The color is a golden bronze in appearance with a frothy tannish head that stays and sticks. Not many active bubbles.
The difference between the Nectar and your average IPA is that, this is not an IPA, unlike many would assume because of the hop assult. The biscuit like scent from the malt and some grain are embedded in the juicy nugget hop nectar. Signature troegs pine with some dannk hops.
This tastes really good, I gotta admit, this is great beer. Dank piney resinous hop with some citrus appeal and pine, backed by a dry biscuit backbone. Some small sweetness reminding me of hopback. Some vegetal aftertaste that is shortlived. This is a different animal.
Between an Amber an an IPA place, the not obscene amount of bitterness really shows how this is indeed an Imperial Amber. Carb is spot on. No complaints here.
I love this stuff, I don't buy much when it's out, a few six packs and some pints on tap, but that might change this year.
03-06-2012 04:28:49 | More by BARFLYB
4.53/5 rDev +4.4%
Haven't had this yet. Clear and definitely amber. Slightly lighter than their HopBack Amber Ale. A decent off-white cap follows the beer down.
Smells are caramel malt and musty, sweet hops. Straight out of the bottle you get a fruity smell but give it a minute and the hops become much more earthy.
The taste is phenom. It pops out like I would not expect given what initially reminded of the grapefruit/mango/floral bouquet of a nice IPA. But the kick is very different; it’s earthier and weedier. Compared with an IPA again, the flavor ordering is reversed: love how it’s sweet at first, and then bitter second. Caramel malts nlinger on the tongue for a while. If we’re grading in style, an "Imperial Amber" class that's definitely small, it’s the benchmark.
Very nice, the scales tilt toward bitter, dry, and burning from the alcohol on the backburner.
O: epic beer if you like a bitter ale. I’m a fan of HopBack Amber, and what they do with the hops in this Nugger Nectar iteration is awesome. I’ve been looking forward to trying this one. Snagged some @ D’s off Regent Square. Brewed 02/14/12. So three weeks ago.
03-05-2012 23:15:36 | More by NardiByNature
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
Had on tap at wfm Columbus circle- poured a clear dark amber color. One finger head, solid retention and lots of lustrous lacing.
Smell is unimpressive but pleasant. Piney hops and a good dose of hop resin.
Pine hops dominant this delicious nectar. Well balanced by a Carmel/rye malt profile (I don't know if there is any rye but it tastes like it). Thick dry finish.
Mouthfeel is good but not stellar- medium bodied, lightly carbonated, and pretty oily. This is definitely a great amber ale.
03-05-2012 22:32:08 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
12 oz bottle, 2/27/12 bottle on date making it one week old.
A - Dark amber crystal clear body with a foamy head that sticks around. Decent lacing and retention.
S - Peach, mango, papaya, pine, and some light caramel malts. Super tropical with just a hint of dank hops. Wonderful aroma.
T - Follows the nose with super fresh tropical fruits leading to some bready malts. Really well balanced with a lightly bitter finish. Mouth feel is medium with perfect carbonation. This is a really easy drinking beer.
O - This is my favorite hoppy beer. Its even more amazing when its this fresh. Loads of mango and papaya with a pleasing bitter finish that is never too aggressive or over the top. Truly a world class beer.
03-05-2012 20:20:05 | More by davey101
3.98/5 rDev -8.3%
Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: The beer pours a nice amber red color with a great head that lingers and leaves nice lacing.
S: The aroma of this beer is a great balance of hop bitterness and aroma and mixed with a strong caramel/toffee smell. The beer has a great floral hop aroma.
T: The taste is wonderfully full and smooth with a very present sweetness that is balanced by a burst of hops. The high IBU doesn't seem overly biter due to the high level of sweetness present in the beer. The aftertaste is a flowery hop flavor.
MF: The mouthfeel on this beer is slightly thin at times but yet very refreshing. I would like this beer to have a little more body.
O: I enjoy this beer and every February when Troeg's releases it I have to grab at least one case.
03-05-2012 14:58:49 | More by jifigz
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
12oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A - Brilliant clear amber with a frothy off-white head.
S - Strong aroma of fresh cut grapefruit, pine, and floral hops. Just a bit of caramel sweetness. Really tempting.
T - Delicious grapefruit and floral hops. A sweet caramel malt backbone lends a little balance, but this brew is all about the hops. Finish is bitter with some earthy citrus notes.
M - Smooth and sticky with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
O - This is an outstanding beer. The intense hop flavor and bitterness is impressive. It only gets better as it warms, the malt flavor opens up increasing the complexity. I want another.
03-05-2012 02:02:00 | More by mooseo
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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