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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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6,823 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,823
Reviews: 2,305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 1,141
Gots: 773 | FT: 23
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)
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Photo of aorloski
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a beautiful golden amber, about a fingers worth of head, clear, no haze whatsoever.

Smell - Pine, citrus, grapefruit and resins dominate the nose.

Taste - Nice smooth bitterness right up front followed by a nice citra sweetness all wrapped around a nice malty backbone. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel - nice carbonation allows the drink to be light and crisp

Overall - I dont know, last year this beer blew me away, not so much this year. Dont get me wrong this beer if PHENOMENAL but it just goes to show how much a palate can change. Do a side to side comparison to lagunitas imperial red, do them blind and see which you prefer.

aorloski, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of sdaly3
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

sdaly3, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of druptight
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

druptight, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of hagbergl
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

hagbergl, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/8/2012.

Amber pour, plenty of head, strong lace and retention. A quick swirl awakens the frothy fury after settling. Fresh, piney hops in the nose. Citrusy fruit peels join the fray.

Strongly (nugget) hopped, still retains the sharp piney flavor profile of an IPA. A touch of sweetness midway through reminds me of citra hops. Good malt backbone initially, but this fades quickly to leave a lingering bitterness with some bite to it. Nice body and feel.

I can see how many would like this, but it's really not for me. Don't dislike it, don't love it. I'm not a hop-head, though I do LOVE citra hops. That said, if I were in the mood for a beer like this, it's gonna be Zombie Dust every time.

brystmar, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Riley
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased at Giant Eagle in Robinson, PA

A: A dark amber color with a head that is only about one finger thick.

S: Citrus and hops. Sweet, but not candy like.

T: The hops aren't overwhelming, but provide a nice after taste.

M: Not quite full bodied, but it fills the mouth with a very clean and drinkable flavor.

O: I would love to drink this beer again, and very often. Troegs has really crafted a terrific ale.

Riley, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of ales4baldo
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

ales4baldo, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of wesley14
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

wesley14, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Goobastic
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Goobastic, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of jacewg
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jacewg, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of jiboo22
5/5  rDev +15.2%

jiboo22, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of ZackH
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

ZackH, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of CFHMagnet
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An aggressive pour yields a finger and a half of sandy colored head over a beautiful copper body. Light lacing noted throughout consumption, and a good ring sticks around as well. Slow but steady stream of bubbles from top to bottom.

Citrus and strong pine hops blend together for an amazing nose. This is backed up with good malt and something sweet, like honeyed fruit.

Malt tries to compete with the hops in the beginning, and the two work really well together, although the hops definitely do a good job of upstaging, especially a very good pine note. Light caramel comes in to help the malt out after a little while. Honey is also very complimentary.

This beer is medium bodied and on the creamy side. Carbonation bites your tongue in the beginning, then helps propel the beverage over the tongue and down the throat.

CFHMagnet, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of TMath524
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

TMath524, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Brewsky29
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a deep amber red with half an inch of pillowy head that dissipates slowly to a coating and laces thrown ropes.

Smells of citrus rind and wonderful hoppiness.

The taste is excellent citrus hops slight pine resin and a malt backbone that is perfect.

Smooth with slight aftertaste.

Overall this beer is great at pretty much any temp, this is one of those beers that you have to try it is that good especially for an east coast IPA flavored amber ale. I'm on the second case of the season and both batches are excellent.

Brewsky29, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of TobinMitnick
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

TobinMitnick, Mar 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

headyhopzhead, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of moniello
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

moniello, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of DruD
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

DruD, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of HopHeads1506
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

HopHeads1506, Mar 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

2378GCGTG, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

HarmonMW, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Lukeh789
1/5  rDev -77%

Lukeh789, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of pgofman
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer ever made. Hoppy and clean. Amber in color but the taste is way more complex.

Have had it on tap but just brought home my reserved case of bottles.

Flavor is immaculate. On tap pours with great head color.

ABV is just right. A few beers will give you the right buzz.

Love this stuff. Too bad it such a limited release.

pgofman, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev -7.8%

oldp0rt, Mar 26, 2012
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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