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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,725 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,725
Reviews: 2,304
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 1,116
Gots: 750 | FT: 25
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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Ratings: 6,725 | Reviews: 2,304 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

brnavarra, Feb 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

dpmacd, Feb 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Maltus, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of kjb32812
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

kjb32812, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

McBraniel, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at Wingharts.

Not much head due to a nearly full pour. Nice amber color with red hues. Extraordinary lacing.

Great grapefruit and pine nose. Touched by a caramel malt support.

Crushingly bitter and hoppy. Explosive grapefruit, lemon, and pine hops burst this one wide open. Very chipper and bright. There's an appealing tangy caramel malt in the blend, but it's a lovely hop showcase. Best tasting amber ale to date.

Drinks remarkably easy. Medium body with a smooth whey-like consistency. Good sweep of spritz spreads the flavors across the tongue. A burper.

A PA classic. This is my first of the year, but looking to buy a case. It's that good.

thecheapies, Feb 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

ncworster, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Kaetea
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Kaetea, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of rdell17
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

rdell17, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BurghFanSC, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev -7.8%

fiedler84, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bouquet of wonderfulness, full of floral and citrusy goodness. There is a great toast component to the nose as well.

The beer looks amazing. I couldn't give it a five because I just wish the head was more prominent. Its a clear amber color with an nice off white head. Lacing just sticks to the glass.

Nugget Nectar is incredibly hoppy, but not very bitter - this is why I love it so much. The aroma and flavors are dominated by these Nugget hops that provide this incredible burst of a kind of spicy floral/herbal goodness. Slight tangerine flavor and the backend is a nice round toasted bread.

The mouthfeel is quite good perfect balance of body and carbonation. Finishes a bit on the dry side, which I like with hoppy beers. Overall this is a fantastic Red Ale.. it's strange that my favorite hoppy beer is not an IPA.

tlazaroff, Feb 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Ecolello87, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

haddyhustle302, Feb 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

TimoP, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of nrs207
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/3/12. Enjoyed on 2/23.

A - Really nice amber color. No surprise as it's an imperial amber. Very translucent. 2 finger pillowy off-white head. Good lacing.

S - Citrus, grapefruit, earthy, and pine. Definitely a strong malt backbone to back up the 93 IBU.

T - Same as the smell. Has an interesting taste on the way down. Very earthy, a little bit of alcohol. The 93 IBU aren't as present as you'd think, with the malt doing a good job at balancing it out. Definitely a solid brew.

M - Very smooth. Slightly thicker mouthfeel due to the lower amount of carbonation. Not really sure if I'd prefer more carbonation or not. The mouthfeel suits the beer well.

O - It's a pretty good brew. I'm not sure if it lived up to the hype for me, but I do enjoy it. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes IPAs. This is pretty much an IPA with enough malt to characterize it as an amber.

nrs207, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

JustinMatthew, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

MattyMcGovern, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

cestlavie, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

theformula, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Hophead717, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber/orange with one finger of beige head. Decent retention with little lacing.

Aroma carries a lot of weight for this one. Fresh juicy hop oils with a fruity, almost medicinal, quality. Moist tropical fruits, mint, pineapple, grapefruit, peach sweetness, sappy pine.

Fantastic layering of flavors. Hefty amounts of steeped hops, more tropical fruit essence upon a slab of malt. Quick stab of bitterness doesn't hit like 93 IBUs. Bitterness is balanced perfectly.

Prickly, fast carbonation, fairly light. Good for a brief session and fantastic overall. Troegs has mastered the subtleties of a heavily hopped brew.

TheMultiYeast, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Amber body, transparent, thick off white head that stays around.

S- Strong fresh hops. Piney with a little bit of citrus. Maybe a hint of some caramel malt.

T- Hops come through from the beginning to the end with a smooth malty body. Tastes exactly as it smells.

M- Incredibly smooth. A hint of carbonation comes through with a smooth body. Stickiness from the hops is left behind after each sip.

O- I had high hopes for this beer and I wasn't let down. Incredible mix of being hop forward with smoothness from the malt.

stephenjmoore, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

AJD1201, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

hockenbeer, Feb 25, 2012
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,725 ratings.