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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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7,420 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,420
Reviews: 2,419
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 1,263
Gots: 1,232 | FT: 46
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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark copper with one finger of white head that dissipates to a ring and leaves thick lacing.

Sweet apricots dominate the nose. Never smelled a beer like this. Some grapefruit and earthy notes.

Packs a bitter punch up front. More bitter than expected. Sort of a orange or lemony fruit rind type of bitterness. Very pleasant and drinkable. Each sip makes me want more.

Very sticky and thick mouthfeel.

Wow! Unlike any beer I've ever had. Closest thing that comes to mind would be Green Flash Hop Head Red, but this blows it away and is much more drinkable. At 7.5% this one could be dangerous. Wish I could buy it in TN.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy copper-amber hue with a one finger head foamy head. The head is a beautiful caramel color. Good lacing and decent retention.

S- Mostly citrus and pine fragrances from the hops. Slight malt sweetness undertones.

T- Good doses of cascade hops. Malt backbone balances nicely with the bitterness. Finishes clean with a few lingering hints of the hops bitterness.

M- Slightly thin, but very drinkable. Weight is adequate to support the flavor profile.

Overall, this is a terrifically balanced brew that could be easily sessioned.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The ale is clear copper toned amber, has a high off-white head leaving good lacing, some curtains.

Sweet smells, apricot marmalade with chunks of oranges and lemons, fresh lime and newcut grass.

Starting with toffee vibes, then tropical fruits, pine needles and resin. Cheese and grass.

Medium low carbonation, smooth and sticky, a big body and a dry finish.

Very well done, would probably see it more as an american IPA.

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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer that I've had countless times but never reviewed.

Beer pours a clear reddish-brown with a fluffy white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is nice, but not overwhelming - some nice citrus hops mix with caramel sweetness. Flavor is a little sweet and malty up front with a bitter hops finish - not nearly as smooth as this beer sometimes can be. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer, but this particular bottle is a little disappointing. I had it on tap a few days ago and I would probably go 4.5 for smell, taste and overall for the draft version, but those only get 4s with this particular bottle.

The draft version brings a much more significant citrus hops flavor and aroma and isn't nearly as bitter. The balance on the draft version is nearly perfect, but bottles can sometimes fall a bit short.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 7,420 ratings.