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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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6,606 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,606
Reviews: 2,305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 1,090
Gots: 717 | FT: 26
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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Beerme09, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mendvicdog, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

RKing44, Mar 06, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

poured from a bottle. bottled on 01/27/12 amber in color almost orange very fruity smell with the hops up front very nice carbination an nice thin head that stays with the beer and clings to the side on the glass i love this beer and its my favorite seasonals

mingo1968, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a vibrant, crystal clear, copper gold coloring with a tight, dense, foamy white head that clings all over the glass. Aromas of rich, resiny, wet, green hops on a subtle caramel backbone, with some subtle grapefruit highlights. Flavors are extremely complex and layered, with a hop forward blast of peppery and resiny hops, with grassy and cedar characteristics as well. Caramel malt backbone remains subtle, serving as a canvas for the diverse hops profiles more than anything. This is a tasty beer. The aftertaste is rich and bitter, with a resiny, oily, and peppered hop profile that helps to dry the tongue, transitioning to a clean, slightly slick finish. You get a bit of a cut grass and cedar linger on the roof of the mouth, which is very pleasant. Very solid, tasty brew!

GarthDanielson, Mar 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

douglasgoodman, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

bradleyjay34, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Durb777, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

WestViewBrew, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

drperry11, Mar 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

TheNightwatchman, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
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.

BARFLYB, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Paul68, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bigclydeoliver, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Motozappa, Mar 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Mark5252, Mar 06, 2012
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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.

NardiByNature, Mar 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

abcramer, Mar 05, 2012
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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.

Hopdaemon39, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ichorNet, Mar 05, 2012
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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.

davey101, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

wrath98, Mar 05, 2012
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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.

jifigz, Mar 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

KnightRider, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Independant, Mar 05, 2012
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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