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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,984 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5984
Reviews: 2288
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Edwin on 02-13-2004)
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From: Trade with tommyguz, much thanks!
Date: Bottled 2014-01-06
Glass: Tulip

Troegs' Nugget Nectar is a good, hoppy amber ale, with an enjoyably complex aroma that improves as the beer warms. The flavor is primarily dominated by hop-related flavors and associated bitterness. Good, but I was hoping that some flavor aspects of the malts used would be present, but they are completely overshadowed by the hops. Very nice, but I would not go out of my way to pick this up again.

Pours a 2cm tall head of whitish foam, composed of small-sized bubbles that yield a frothy appearance. Retention is about average, the head lasting a bit more than one minute, fading to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass and a medium-sized island of thin foam lingering atop the body of the beer. Lacing is excellent, with thick washes and medium-sized dots and lines clinging to the walls of the glass. Body is a dark amber red color, with light bringing out brighter orange-brown-red hues. Carbonation visible through the transparent body, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma is lightly fruity and sweet, with accents of grapefruit rind, floral hop scents, light base malt sweetness, and pine resin.

Flavor is of fairly clean bitterness, with a bit of dried grassy, floral, grapefruit, and pine flavor, hooked to a low pale malt sweetness and extremely faint light-colored caramel-like flavors in the background. Front of palate tastes floral and dried grass-like hops, a bit of grapefruit rind, and a bit of lightly toasted malt sweetness. Mid-palate of high hop bitterness, but which is yet not overpowering. This allows for other flavors to show through as well, including grapefruit, flowers, dried grass, pine resin, and ethanol; little to no malt character. Back of palate tastes strong hop bitterness, grapefruit rind, pine resin, hints of toasted malt character, and ethanol. Aftertaste of dry, grapefruit and pine-like bitterness, pine mulch earthiness, and a bit of toasted malt character.

Beer is medium bodied, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a subtly foamy (1/5), mostly smooth (4/5) mouthfeel that suits the beer adequately and is within stylistic boundaries. Ethanol lightly detectable in the nostrils and the back of the throat, but not unpleasant. Closes quite dry, with heavy stickiness on the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 00:38:43 | More by falloutsnow
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LeRose

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into SA perfect pint glass.

Appearance is a very clear amber with a reddish tint. Head - couple fingers worth of white fluffy foam that subsided pretty quickly, did leave some lacing but not a lot. Pretty beer in the glass. It was a bubble factory with a constant stream from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma - more laid back than I expected. Hops were not overwhelming - tropical/citrus fruit notes, a faint hint pf pine and earthiness. Stayed true to the amber ale origins with a nice bready aroma from the malts. Felt it was "topped off" by the hops rather than dominated by hops.

The taste followed through with some very clean citrus zest notes - I thought pink grapefruit but could lean to tangerine-like. A nice sweet balance comes through with a pretty hefty hit of bitterness about midway. Some herbal qualities in the taste - just barely there as it warms up a bit. Picked up some tropical notes - seemed to fall into the mango category. Very nicely flavored beer, much more balanced than I expected.

Feel was medium bodied with ore than adequate carbonation to keep it lively. Did not expect it to be so drinkable - goes down smoothly with some bitterness and lingering sweetness and tropical fruit on the end. Aftertaste certainly reminds me of fresh mango.

Overall this is a very good, highly drinkable beer. It met my expectations in an odd way - it did not taste like I expected it to but I was not disappointed in that. If it was just another hop bomb, I would not have enjoyed it nearly as much. A nice "meld" of IPA and amber styles.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 19:51:10 | More by LeRose
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruby red transparent color. Light head on the pour and only present on the edges of the glass. Sticky lacing left behind at each level. Minimal active carbonation.

Smell: Initial nose of bitter hops. Body is filled with amber malt, caramel, and lots of molasses. That malty body continues to stand out very strong throughout. Piney hop poke themselves through the malt toward the back end.

Taste: Pretty much what you'd expect after the aroma. Splash of hops on the front when that big malty body makes itself known. Toffee is definitely the biggest player, stifling the palate. The finish lightens up with sweeter malt tones.

Mouthfeel: Rich malt body is truly impressive. Interesting combination of bitter hops and dominating malt. Very low carbonation.

Overall: Impressive amber ale. Hop tones get somewhat hidden by the malt tones. The palate getting taxed drinking this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 05:19:29 | More by KFBR392
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into stone snifter.

Pours a great ruby/amber color. Lots of carbonation. Smell is close to that of pine forest that has been transplanted with citrus fruit trees/flowers - some floral notes are present. Taste is quite clean and balanced with lots of citrus and a hop presence as well. I have heard this years batch does not compare to the previous years but I am still a big fan.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 02:41:28 | More by hops202
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Pours a perfectly pristine copper-esque amber (obviously). A light tan (nearly off-white, maybe?) head sits about 2 inches thick after the pour, taking its time to deflate to a perfectly creamy cap that's well-maintained and retains nicely. TONS of sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Super hoppy! Lots of floral and herbal hops with some citrus fruit and maybe even hints of passionfruit? The hop aroma is unfathomably complex and off-the-charts. A little bit of malt presence underneath doesn't even attempt to get in the way of the hops—just enough to let you know it's there.

T: I hate to be vague, but it basically follows through with the nose. TONS of hop goodness, hop complexity, hop presence. Did I mention the hops? Seriously, though... this brew is chock full of hops and there's a lot of complexity in the flavor; it's not just a full-on hop assault. A fantastic wave of bitterness that isn't pungent, but is strong enough to please any hophead. A nice jolt of toasted malts in the finish cuts through the bitterness.

M: Not quite full-bodied, but definitely hovers above medium. A well-controlled carbonation keeps the brew crisp, but doesn't detract from the silky smooth texture. This one feels sessionable for sure, but at 7.5% ABV, I might think otherwise after a second pint...

O: Nugget Nectar is an absolutely fantastic release from Troegs that I admittedly wish was a year-round brew. It offers a wonderfully complex hop profile that's an absolute delight to any IPA fan, but it also has a controlled bitterness so it won't come across as too pungent for those that aren't really into hop assaults. A masterpiece, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 03:37:14 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip.

A - Wow, this beer has a masterful appearance. Deep ruby amber tones emit from the glass with a hefty white head that doesn't quit. Lacing is ridiculous.

S - Damn, this smells heavenly. Lots of orange peel in this one, as well as pineapple, lemon peel, grapefruit and caramel.

T - Kind of similar to the scent, but not as strong in my opinion. There's orange, pineapple, and the distinct malts you get from amber beers. Bitterness is medium to high (~95 IBU), but it works very well in this beer.

M - Mouthfeel is medium or so and goes down easily. Barely any alcohol detectable, if at all.

O - I'm glad to have tried this beer, and it is an amazing example of an amber, even if it drinks more like an IPA. It stands out and is worthy of its high praise. I wish I could get this locally, but perhaps next year I'll have to try and revisit this brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 20:17:21 | More by DemoniChris
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Trade extra from Chitownbandit. Thanks!

Ap - Brilliant amber, fairly lively carbonation keeping a small off white head afloat. Scattered lace throughout.

Ar - Dank piney hops, caramel malts, and a tangerine like citrus aroma.

T - Similar to the nose. A more bready malt shines through to... Fluff up the hops?

M - Sticky, clean, perfect carbonation, slight drying sensation. (from the hop bitterness?)

O - Dangerously drinkable, would recommend to anyone who is a hop fan. Glad I finally got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 05:37:44 | More by KVNBGRY
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SteveB24

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearence: clear, brownish amber, finger of thick white head, lots of visible large bubles.wi

Smell: sweet fruit, tangerine and others, slight malty caramel.

Taste: incredibly balanced flavor, hoppy fruit, citrus, backed up by malty sugar.

Mouthfeel: light/ medium body, medium carbonation, very crisp.

Overall. I've looked forward to tasting this beer all winter and rightfully so. This, alo g with lagunitas sucks is a beer of incredible balance. Buy it. Plain and simple. Not light but not heavy, not bitter or sweet. This is a balanced beer for shen your not in the mood for any specific style, just something great

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 06:07:38 | More by SteveB24
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dar482

New York

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a crystal clear light ruby amber color. A large white fluffy head.

The aroma has sweetness and juicy hops. Tangerine, candied citrus peel, red grapefruit, overly sweet orange, and then some sugary sweetness, like confectioner’s sugar or tropical Skittles. Some piney hops and dankess in the back. Almost some raw onion and cat pee.

The flavor follows with that bright sweetness in the front. Again, almost like sugary rock candy. Then there’s some fruits of papaya, red grapefruit, citrus peel, tangerine, orange. A light bready malt in the middle, but the beer moves with a light body and lots of carbonation. The finish is of oily and resinous pine. Medium plus bitterness on the finish.

A different hoppy beer in the sense that there’s a smack of sweetness in the front, but along with familiar fruity hops and a piney bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 02:46:41 | More by dar482
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 02/05/14 Poured into a pint glass.

A- Medium amber with a high degree of clarity. Had a medium slightly off-white head that dissipated to a thin film.

S- Tropical fruits of papaya and pineapple then some medium dank pine and finishes with some light toasted malt.

T- Some fruity sweetness of the tropical notes. More floral than in the nose. Medium long bitterness. Nice medium malt and pine character on the end.

M- Nice medium mouthfeel, great drinkability.

O- Pretty good beer but the best imperial amber/red I've had is Roundhouse IRA from Bell's. I think this one is a bit over-hyped and while the aroma is great the flavor is a little tame compared to many other offerings out there right now. Still I really liked it though.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 18:48:09 | More by PaulyB83
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Mongrel

Maryland

3.81/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So I buy a sixer of this stuff every year just to try and figure out what all the hype is about. It's a good beer, don't get me wrong, but I think it's still a bit overrated.

Appearance in the glass is nice - an orangey amber with about a finger of off-white head that pretty much disappears in a few minutes. Decent lacing.

Smell is a hint of things to come in that it's very bright. Includes pine and citrus for a cool and juicy effect. There is also a faint hint of cool booze on the nose. Nothing really bursts forward - it's somewhat mellow.

Taste is nice and juicy at first - a good mix of juicy, piney hops and sweet honey/caramel malts. Again, all in a very bright fashion. The sweetness fades a little too quickly though and the back half of the sip is a bit too thin and dry. Could use more sweetness to balance out the somewhat astringent booze and abundant hopping. That said, the hop profile is pretty classic - big and robust enough to keep your attention, but far from a palate wrecker.

Mouthfeel - again, really nice at first, but a bit too thin and dry towards the end of the sip. Lighter in body than you would expect from a 7.5% imperial red/amber.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 16:34:20 | More by Mongrel
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a bonus at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured and reduced to a puffy layer with nice lacing on the glass already. It is a nice deep copper color with good clarity and vision of a plethora of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Looks awesome. Nice frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Nice citrusy, resiny, and piney Nugget hops followed by caramel, chocolate, and toasted malts.

Taste: Boy do I love Nugget hops. Tangerine, pine, resiny, tingly bitterness, pine, grassy, and spicy. Nice compliment of caramel, chocolate, and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, medium bodied, tingly bitterness, medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: From one year to another, this beer never fails. World class and top notch. Definitely having several more before it's gone for the season. It is good to know that they have a few kegs of this. Definitely having a fee more.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2014 06:41:38 | More by Flounder57
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AnthonyBeerdain

Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 5-Feb-2014.

Aroma
Fresh piney, spicy hops. Caramel maltiness. Maybe some pilsner malt. No alcohol detected. No indication of yeast.

Appearance
Crystal clear, orange/amberThin white head that quickly disappears. Tiny bubbles continue rising from the bottom of the glass throughout the experience. It could have a larger and/or long-lasting head to improve its appearance.

Flavor
Nugget Nectar quickly makes an impression on the taste buds. First impression is a welcomed malty/caramel sweetness followed by some hop dankness, exhibiting an impressive citrus and pine assault. A very nice and lasting hop bitterness sticks around long after the beer is gone. Could benefit from a bit more of a malt presence.

Mouthfeel
Medium- to light-bodied. Lighter carbonation.

Overall Impression
Used to be one of my favorite beers. It's still up there, but I'm less impressed now than I have been in previous years. It could be that my overall beer experience, having grown and expanded, has changed my opinion of the beer as a whole. Definitely more of an IPA style than an Amber. It's well-made and I'll continue picking it up every year.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 00:57:51 | More by AnthonyBeerdain
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was a handsome deep copper color with a bubbly white head topping the glass. No sediment was noted, lacing was left all around the glass.

Smell - The citrus hops are noted with pine following closely behind the citrus. The aroma was quite potent.

Taste - I could drink a lot of this one. The resin notes are mild at the front, yielding to orange, orange rind, pine, with malt becoming more obvious toward the back. What is remarkable is the balance in this beer. No aspect really jumps out, but all are very present. The bitterness comes to the front in the aftertaste, yet it does not overwhelm what comes before it.

Mouthfeel - the carbonation does not overwhelm making this a smooth beer. It allows the taste of linger and be appreciated.

Overall - I could drink this all day. I wish we got this in Indiana.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 00:30:31 | More by JohnnyHopps
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Part of a trade with BigStein88. Thanks again George!

Bottled 1/14/14.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Clear amber with an inch tall white head which receded to even surface foam and very dense lacing.

s: Moderate citrus and pine

t: Fruity hops forward gives way to pretty intense pine over medium malt base. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue. Some fruit tones in the otherwise dry finish.

m; Moderate, good body. Good carbonation tingle.

o; I have not been a huge fan of Troegs up to now, although I have tried most of their lineup. But this is justifiably a top tier amber IPA. I understand it is 93 IBUs. It tastes it, and the 7.5 ABV is well-concealed. I also understand it is here in Mass. now, so I'll be out looking for a sixpack this week.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 06:59:59 | More by scotorum
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - bright orange with ruby red highligts. A big froathy white head sits on top and leaves webs of lacing on the glass.

S - hops totally dominate the nose. Very grassy with hints of sticky pine needles. Big juicy grapefruit pulp and tangy citrus rind.

T - small hints sweet caramel and burnt sugar which are quickly demolished by a tidalwave of grapefruit and bitter orange peel flavors. The malty sweetness comes back around the backend of the palate. Finish is sticky and resiny with hints of citrus.

M - meduim bodied with a smooth creamy texture. carbonation is on the higher side.

D - this is the beer that got me into hoppy beers. Always glad to be sipping on this stellar ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 02:12:42 | More by Teleweizen2
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into my Tröegs tour tumbler.

A- Crystal clear, just darker than amber. Beautiful color. Tower of an off white head. Great retention. Wonderful rings of lacing.

S- Pine, citrus, and spicy hop notes in the nose. Great malt sweetness in the background. Slight earthy tone comes out in there too.

T- Citrus, some evergreen. Sweet caramel and toasted malts. Very tasty.

M- The feel is fantastic. Juicy, medium body. Very "nectar" like. Slightly dry and bitter finish, but not overwhelming. this one really goes down great.

O- This is an amber that is really a step up. Very tasty and great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 01:35:36 | More by BWED
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weiserr

Connecticut

4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

There's nothing like waking up to hops on your doorstep. A special shout out to joecodename for executing the plan to perfection. 12 oz. bottle poured into an AleSmith pint. Blood orange in appearance, this crimson colored ale is giving me flashbacks of my first encounter with Sofia Vergara. Aye! The last time I saw this much lace I was backstage at a Victoria's Secret fashion show. The nose detects candied citrus, sugary malts and enough dank hops to make a weed distributor salivate. The taste follows the nose and, quite ridiculously, is easily one of the best all-around beers I have ever consumed. YES -- it lives up the hype and then some. The feel is very smooth on the front side, with some lingering grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Beers like this leave me eternally hoptimistic. As I sit underneath palm trees being fed grapes by naked concubines, I bid you all a fine day. LA Woman, Sunday afternoon!

Thank you, Troegs.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 19:54:52 | More by weiserr
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Jaycase

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: translucent amber. frothy white head (~1 finger)

s: bready malts. sweetness. light hops in the background

t: piney hop immediacy gives way to light, sweet bready maltiness. nice balance

m: medium-high carbonation. medium body. slightly juicy.

o: Nugget Nectar is a solid, well made beer. Just the right amount of hops to give this amber ale a nice punch. Will seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 01:52:57 | More by Jaycase
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bryanbullock

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful caramel amber color with cascading carbonation, Malt forward aroma with hop undertones and the smell of sweet and citrus. Hop forward taste but malty backbone hits you on the finish, the carbonation last from start to finish and provides a quality drinking sensation. Nugget Nectar balances hops and malt very well t making and easy drinking amber beer that borders on imperial ipa.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 00:46:10 | More by bryanbullock
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delta490

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- a deep clear amber with about one-ish finger of foamier white head. Moderate to low retention but big lacing from what's left

S- lighter malt permeates (bready and sweet), with some light hints of floral hops

T-big malt flavors (caramel) balanced superbly against the floral and citrus pine flavors

M- has a nice full feeling on the palate and a nice crisp finish

O- this is a delicious, hopped up amber ale

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 22:45:05 | More by delta490
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BA SammyJaxxx for sending these along. I've wanted to try this one for awhile. Poured out of a brown 12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 01/14/14 stamped near the neck of the bottle. Poured into the IPA-specific Speigelau glass, as I've heard that this one is very hop forward, so it might benefit from the features of the glass.

Appearance - Pours the color of it's style name, with a clear, jewel-like rust red with amber highlights and an active bubble show rising up from the laser etching on the bottom of the glass. The carbonation bubbles stream up to replenish a one-finger head the color of off-white that retains for several minutes before dissipating to a fairly thick film across the top that remains. Lacing is minimal, leaving some faint rings as I drink the beer down.

Smell - I honestly expected the hop presence to be more aggressive based on what I'd heard about this beer, but in many ways, I'm happy that it retains it's "amber ale" roots. Notes of bright tropical fruits and some more subtle citrus zest, along with a more bready presence from the malt profile.

Taste - The tropical fruits and hops aren't quite as present in the taste, giving way to the gentle sweetness of the caramel malts alongside some pleasantly pungent bitterness. But as I let it warm and continue to drink it, the hoppiness becomes more obvious with some citrus and herbal notes alongside the tropical components, reminding me a bit of mango and pineapple.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light bodied and moderate carbonation, with a great juiciness that makes for a deliciously drinkable beverage. Aftertaste has a slight bitterness.

Overall, a very good amber ale, but I have to disagree with the fact that people call it an IPA. Yes, it's got a more aggressive hop presence than many of your more traditional amber ales (Fat Tire comes to mind), but this beer is more amber than it is "india pale". Regardless, I will enjoy drinking the rest of these bottles very much.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 16:39:18 | More by LambicPentameter
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap in Philly. A delicious strong amber IPA with a refreshing fruity citrus profile, lots of earthy spice. Notes of lemon mixed with woody aspects, leafy with a robust body and finish with a big resinous hit. Really tasty, malts are smooth, drinkable with a strong fresh hop profile, worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2014 02:57:54 | More by mick303
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into nonic pint glass. Appearance is a light amber with sparkling clarity, generous white foamy head that leaves plenty of lacing. The nose features notes of resin, pine, fruit, and lemon zest. Taste is hoppy with notes of pine, woody notes, lemon zest, and toasted grains. Nice balance here and very refreshing. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Well balanced brew with an assertive hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 06:45:21 | More by homebrew311
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lochef81

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another buy from a recent trip to Ohio. This one pours a beautiful golden copper color with a one finger foamy head and very substantial lacing. The nose is spectacularly hoppy with notes of pine and lots of citrus. Very very fresh smelling. The flavor follows suit and is super hoppy and fresh. Lots of bitter Grapefruit, mango and pine notes. There is a little underlying malt that balances this beer wonderfully but lets all the gorgeous hops shine through. This is an outstanding beer that I cant wait to enjoy more of. Very glad I bought a sixer and not a single.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 05:22:58 | More by lochef81
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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