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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,450 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,450
Reviews: 2,301
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 1,062
Gots: 671 | FT: 25
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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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GJ40

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a hotel glass. Purchased at Total Wine & More on Robious in Richmond.

A - Copper with excellent clarity and a small off-white head. Some lacing as the glass empties.

S - Mostly piney and slightly citrusy hops with a touch of caramel.

T - Leads malty with a touch of honey then turns to citrusy hops. A nice balance of the two. The bitterness lingers lightly but nicely. It drinks much lighter than its 7.5% alcohol.

M - A bit on the thin side with a moderate yet noticeable carbonation.

D - A very smooth and drinkable beer. I wish this was available year round but I guess it's more interesting and appealing as a seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 23:36:32 | More by GJ40
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hops1337

Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade with lunch, thanks for the hookup!

Poured into a SA perfect pint glass. Nice dark golden to amber color. Small white head that dissipates to medium lacing.

Nice hoppy scent that transitions well into the flavor. Hops up front with a soft malt backbone. Glad i got to try this one, i wish i could get it where i live. Thanks Paul!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 06:59:56 | More by hops1337
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afausser

Montana

4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a crystalline, dark, peach and orange tinted amber with about half a finger of snow white fine bubbly head, and a ton of large carbonation bubbles that quickly move to the top. The streams of bubbles are highly inconsistent--around the edge of the glass, they are fine and tiny, in fast moving streams, but near the middle of the brew they move at different speeds to the point where they look more like they are individual bubbles floating to the top of the glass than small parts of an entire stream. The head doesn't last very long, and is about cut in half within the first couple minutes after the pour. What is left, however, is long lasting--and consists of a fairly consistent layer of foam across the top of the glass and about a wuarter of a finger of head still left. Minimal lacing is comprised of the same fine bubbles as the head and is sticky, web-like, and long lasting.

Smell: Full of sweet honey and floral hops, as well as sweet, bread and caramel malt notes. Plenty of ...nectar-like...daylily notes that are a highlight of this brew. Slight and very light orange citrus notes. When all of the scents blend together, there's some funky note that's a little bit hard to identify.

Taste: Crisp and spicy, with black pepper, and heavy pine hops. A bit of grapefruit in the finish. The aftertaste is excessively strong, slightly alcoholic and flavored with pine.

Mouthfeel is good--highly consistent, light to medium bodied, and not overcarbonated, though does seem a bit foamy at times. A slight amount of alcohol heat is present in the aftertaste and comes across as slight minty spice, and is a bit chewy, oddly enough.

Drinkability: easily drinkable and refreshing, though seems to come across as a bit hot for a 7.5%. A nice session beer, but doesn't blow me away the way brews like hopslam do.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 02:23:24 | More by afausser
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tuckevalastin

Delaware

4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Orangish amber with a small foamy white head

S: Sweet citrusy smells come through very cleary. A bit of a piney note to it as well.

T: Fresh citrusy fruit and loads of bitter hops. Some caramelly malts help keep the flavor from becoming to bitter and keeps the nice sweet fruit tast strong.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation and considerable bitterness. No alcoholic heat comes through.

D: If you like hops it will be incredibly drinkable; for the average drinker the bitterness hurts it a little.

Overall its a "should try" for fans of hoppy beers. I recommend it to others as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 00:14:24 | More by tuckevalastin
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digita7693

Germany

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got a couple bottles of this in a trade, thanks walrusjockey

A nice clear redish orange, nice little head that goes away, good lacing

S WOW, this is wonderful, very floral citrusy, grapefruit, (someone I tried one with said papaya) with some hints of pine, simply amazing

T definitely similar to the smell, with some nice hop bitterness, very smooth

D excellent, another beer I could drink several in a row

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 00:03:45 | More by digita7693
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dogfishandi

New York

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice clear copper/amber color , maybe a little red. nice looking frothy off white head that sticks around the whole pint. really nice sticky lacing as well.

citrusy hops dominate to say the least. some tropical fruity hops come through as well. slight carmelized malt somewhere in there too. a little boozy smell way towards the end.

hoppy, definately more of an ipa, but in my opinion, this is totally subjective to the brewer. citrusy, raw pellet, tropical fruity like hops in the fore front with tastes of piney grassy like hops in the back. some slightly candied caramel malts to round things out. quite bitter finish. hints of alcohol heat as it warms. a nice array of hops.

medium body. a little resiny. really leaves your palate damaged with bitter hoppiness and i love it.

one of most favorite sessionable beers when its around. its a little more than your average six pack cost wise, but worth it by all means. definatly lived up to all the hype for me. get it well you can.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 00:02:06 | More by dogfishandi
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mjl21

California

3.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a few of these during my most recent trades. 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip. Comes in at 7.5% and 93ish IBUs. Bottled on is tough to read and is either 1/12/10 or 2/12/10.

A-A pour right down the middle of the glass results in a clear amber beer with a nice two finger off white head. The head has some nice retention.

S-The hops used do stand out. It has a nice spike of tropical citrus and some pine. Smells very fresh and compared to the aged versions I have tried before, it is definitely better. Deserves a 4.25 in this category.

T-It starts out with tropical fruit flavors that remind me of mango blended into a pina colada. There is a large malt backbone which imparts a definite caramel sweetness in the middle. It also has noticeable toasted malt flavors. The fruit flavors return at the end. It gets sweeter as it warms, but has a dry finish. As it warms bitter grapefruit flavors come out.

M-The body falls on the low end of the medium spectrum. I found it to be coarse in the back of my mouth.

D-Definitely the best bottle I have tried. Would love to try it fresh from the source.

A nice hoppy amber. Worth seeking out if it is super fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 17:31:43 | More by mjl21
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abrand

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Credits to Ineedabeerhere for throwing this in as an extra in his LIF.

The Nugget Nectar pours an amber color into a standard pint glass. A pillowy head sits up top with some nice carbonated bubbles coming up from the base. Great lacing on the glass. Nose is amazing.. Dominated with malts and caramel with some IPA like citrus fruits coming through and a solid hop backbone. Taste is solid but nothing like the nose. Flavor profile is caramel malts up front with a very balanced hop finish that leaves the palate slightly bitter. Only complaint with the taste is that it is somewhat watery. Mouthfeel is fairly thin. Drinkability is solid. One of the more sessionable beers I have had.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 04:47:35 | More by abrand
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jampics2

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the Winking Lizard. I had this one just a few days after it arrived in Cleveland, but was actually fortunate enough to have a 2 day old bottle this summer when a kind BA sent me one from the special batch. I find this beer doesn't fade as much as some of the other hop Bombs but should be experienced as fresh as possible!

Looks great in a 22oz glass - amber bubbly body with a white head that leaves a bit of lace.

Smell is really nice. Hops provide a nice citrus and pine base, and the malt is there too. Caramel with orange, lightly toasted bread with pine needles.

Taste is really quite good. Not an imperial knock-out, but a nice mix of caramelized malt and citrus hops. The Nugget and Warrior have a nice mix of tropical and earthy, and a nice bitter finish that does not decimate. This is much more balanced between hop and malt flavors than West Coast DIPAs.

Mouthfeel is average density and decent carb, slightly creamy on tap, good but nothing groundbreaking.

Drinkability is excellent. This is a session beer for me and I can drink it quickly and with much enjoyment. This is a great beer, nothing that's redefining a style, but something that makes me happy every time.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2010 17:50:39 | More by jampics2
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beertunes

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to hops1337 for sharing this with me. I've been a fan of Troegs for a long time and I miss their beers a lot since I've moved west.

The beer poured a clear, coppery-amber color, with a decent off-white head that had good retention and OK lacing. The aroma was mostly piney hops with a noticeably solid malt foundation. The flavor had that solid malt base to build upon and the hops do just that very well.

The body was solid, full and sticky in the good way. Drinkability was very good, I could have several of these with ease. I know the brewery calls this an Imperial Amber, but really this is a solidly built IPA that would be at home in any beer lovers fridge.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 09:15:51 | More by beertunes
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I drank this from a 12oz bottle into my Orval glass...The beer pours a very clear light amber with a light tope head. Great retention and even better lacing...The aroma is pretty nice but a little weak. Caramel on the front with a hint of rye, and some nice pine... The taste is not as strong as I remember. The hops are muted but bring some nice pine quality that make its really drinkable to me but still displays why you would like hops in the first place. Some really nice toffee shows off as well.

Not as great as I first remember, but still very solid.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 21:57:00 | More by jrallen34
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a crystal glass (split with my brother seeing as I may not get my hands on another bottle of this soon)

A: Rich golden orange under a creamy off-white head that disperses to a ring around the edge of the glass. Good lacing.

S: Bursting with juicy hops- much is going on here. Sweet evergreen is the crown on the head of juicy fruits such as pineapple, pear, slight grape, blood orange, and some malt hiding on the side.

T: Follows the nose in a deft swoop of flavors. First the evergreen and the rest of the hops, which seem as if they are going to demolish the mouth with bitterness, but then don't. Oh these hops are beautiful! The drinkability is fairly good because a good dose of malts show up in the flavor and work at balancing out the hop presence. Nice acidity, pleasing, fresh, and clean.

Mf&D: Mouthfeel is rich but not heavy, with a nice twang but some smoothness to boot. Refreshing. Drinkability is fairly good, but not quite at the level of "nectar".

Overall: A fun take on the style, highly recommended. I am pretty much as far from a hophead as you can get, but I can certainly appreciate a hoppy beer when it is brewed with flair and attention. My only complaint is that this beer does not fit its style very well, with 97 IBUs, can this truly be called an amber/red ale? (which are supposed to be "balanced")

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 20:57:37 | More by allforbetterbeer
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reviewing this at maybe a week old. No freshness debates should arise from this.

pours a red or amber tinted copper with a two finger off-white head made up of very small bubbles. sticks to the glass to leave enough lacing to show where the head once was as it dissipates relatively quickly.

Smells like a pine tree with a bit of orange juice. The pine is oh-so apparent in the nose, and it makes me think of the forest after a rain shower. spicy too. May be the best smelling beer when its this fresh.

Taste falls off from the aroma. Pine is there, citrus is there, malt comes through too, whereas the aroma had mostly all hop. A bit woody and chewy, with a bitter aftertaste. very little caramel malt comes through in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit prickly at first, but watery going down. not enough lingering feeling.

drinkablility is good. best when fresh. high alcohol is very slightly apparent if you take a large sip, but otherwise is well hidden.

one of the most hotly debated beers at the moment. over-rated? maybe. solid? definitely. not an IPA, but hoppy. not as malty as most ambers, it is in-between the styles. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 05:41:34 | More by silentjay
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rawthar

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a local watering hole that has this on tap a few days ago, and my life has slightly changed since. Reviewing off of the last three day's worth of tasting.

A- Loving the amber/red tonality going on here, very pretty body, but not much head to speak of. Only thing I can say is that the keg is in the front bar and I generally sit in the back, so who knows what it looks like between the pour and the walk back. But the color is enough for me to rank this highly.

S- I rate this an average with every intention of bumping it up later. At the bar, I can't get any where near as much of a handle on its aroma as I do when I'm drinking at home. But I can still tell you there's tons of citrusy hops in this monster.

T- Awesome. Super dry, citrusy, maybe a hint or two of floral, just about no malts come through, but you can tell they are there keeping the hops from bittering the hell out of this. There's a lot of the same things going on here as in the PtY I had earlier today, but it's missing a bit of the mystery I found in Pliny. Still- awesome.

M- It's all there. You know its in your mouth when you're drinking it, that's for sure, mostly driven by the hop sharpness, but also by a minor creamy carbonation.

D- Keep 'em coming.

So after a day where a successful PtY quest was completed, I definitely put this in the same echelon, and really only a slight notch lower. My suspicion is that anything that I would ding this beer for is due to the taplines rather than the beer. This is among the best.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2010 23:22:13 | More by rawthar
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billshmeinke

California

4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade with StormKing47. Thanks for hooking me up with a bomber of this one Josh! Poured into a pint glass. Review from notes.

Amber in color. Very clear. Bubbly one finger white head. Calms to a thin bubbly layer of foam that retains well. Tiny effervescent bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Wispy lacing.

Smells a bit like caramel. Citrusy hops smell like orange rind and mango. Pretty pungent.

I taste caramel malts first. Bitter dank, resiny hops produce flavors of lemon, orange rind and mango. A sort of buttery toffee flavor and slight hop bitterness lingers on the palate. Fantastic hop assault.

Medium bodied. Tiny prickly bubbles. Well carbonated.

I could drink this all night. Probably my favorite amber ale that I've tried. I'm not usually a fan of this style, but I can see myself trying more ambers after this.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 20:24:22 | More by billshmeinke
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berkey

California

3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with no freshness info listed but it just arrived as an extra in a trade a few days ago. Poured into a tulip glass.

Clean amber body is capped with a medium sized off white head with slightly above average retention. Leaves some excellent lacing.

Smells more like an American IPA than the Imperial Amber listed on the label. Heavy on bitter and piney hops backed by a sweet but not distracting malt profile.

Smells much better than it tastes in my opinion. Hops are not as pronounced as I'd like and the malt profile dominates more than I'd expect considering the ABV is at 7.5%. It's bitter enough, but is lacking in complexity. Kind of a disappointment after the pleasant aroma.

I'll give this beer fairly high marks because it's a hoppy Amber, not an IPA, and as such it's pretty decent beer. I should note, though, that with a name like Nugget Nectar and a label that proclaims it as "Hopheads Nirvana" this would be a major disappointment if I measured against expectations and not purely what was in the glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 18:46:47 | More by berkey
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amccormi

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

January 14, 2010 bottle poured into tulip pint.

Pours a rich amber that is crystal clear. head it white to off white, and fades fairly quickly while leaving some lacing.

Aroma is a combination of citrus, grass, and herb.

Tastes is a malty sweetness at first, then a the hops come up with a hint of citrus and spice. The bitterness finishes it out.

Smooth mouthfeel and properly carbonated.

Not really my style of choice, but nicely balanced. The hop emphasis is palatable and works well with the malt. Overall a decent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 02:47:18 | More by amccormi
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ButlerBeerworks

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall a beer I would drink regularly. It was a nicely hopped Imperial Amber. It was just faintly syrupy, but not enough to make a bad impression. The name and label suggest it should be an IPA - and has enough hop aroma to be an IPA, but not as bitter as most. 7.5% alcohol - drank it out of a wine glass. Nugget, warrior and tomahawk hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 01:01:46 | More by ButlerBeerworks
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at tröegs poured into a pint glass.

Pours a nice deep red with basically no head and just a tinge of lacing. Nose is fairly light but nice. Has a good earth hop note.

Taste is very bitter and quite harsh but great for a hop head. Malt is really in the back seat. Easy to drink but the finish is a bit harsh.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2010 21:57:52 | More by kingcrowing
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KeefD

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting the chance to try this one thanks to Sparklepants. Pours a hazy orange color (hardly amber) with a small white head that small, spotty lacing down the glass. I could honestly smell the hops from two feet away as it sits in my Sam Adams perfect pint. As I get closer, more fruity, citrusy hops aromas start come out with a just a hint of bready malts to back things up. Taste is alittle muted on the malt end, but the hops are citrusy, with hints of grapefruit and the lightest touch of pine needles. Bitterness is there, but not in large amounts. It's well balanced, and the alcohol doesn't come into play too much, but overall it's slightly muted. I understand that this bottle is a few months old and not at it's optimum flavor capacity, but it still tastes very good and can see how this could be a great beer fresh. Very drinkable for the high ABV and the large hop additions. This seems like just a good ol' drinkable IPA, rather than an amber ale. Good stuff and I would love to get a hold of some ultra fresh stuff next year.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 21:28:21 | More by KeefD
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 12 fl oz bottle traded with 'Scott' at the Pre-Zythos Fest in Belgium. Poured into a 'Corsendonk' badged stemmed tulip glass. Bottled 22nd Jan 2010, so pretty fresh when drank and reviewed.

Bitter hop aroma with a sweetish, honeyish, strange added dimension which although present doesn't nullify the hoppiness of the smell.

Orange/Amber in body colour, clear and clean. Off white head at first, thick collar and wisps then took over as the beer was consummed.

Hops dominate the flavour/taste with that sweetness mentioned in the smell again adding that little extra ingrediant making the beer interesting more than just a 'run of the mill' American hoppy beer.

The 7.5% ABV sits nicely within the hoppiness and although this beer does not have a rich or creamy body, it certainly isn't watery or weak.

Could I drink four in a row? No, would I like another one day? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 19:08:47 | More by BlackHaddock
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Foster for my first taste of the 2010 Nugget Nectar. So fresh!

Review from notes on 1/18/10

A - Crystal clear, burnt sienna amber with a towering, lace depositing off-white head. Well retained. 5.0

S - Holy hops! Lots of sweet, juicy, citrusy hops. Some caramel malt but the hops dominate the aroma. Maybe a hint of pine too. Well balanced. 4.5

T - Good malty backbone, supplements an incredibly assertive hop attack. Lots of grapefruit and pine resin. The bitterness lingers but is well balanced with the sweet maltiness. I can find no fault in the taste. 5.0

M - Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, well carbonated and medium bodied. 4.5

D - This is impeccable. Flawless. 5.0

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 16:56:52 | More by DmanGTR
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Lunch

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, MD into a 12oz.fluted pint glass at the approriate temperature (03/05/10)

A: Pours a glowing, beautiful shade of lushes golden amber with a brilliant ruby hue capped with a one finger off-white head. On-tap bumped my score up to a perfect 5 as the head retention is excellent as is the thick lace that it leaves behind. A beer cannot look better than this!

S: A fresh piney and hoppy scent with malty tones in the background and deep floral bouquet. The traditional American Amber aroma melds so well with the excessive hopping. Great smell.

T: Intense but very balanced hop flavor combined with a rich malt which works in perfect harmony to add a wonderfully complex flavor that is never overwhelming. A floral element rounds out a truly delicious beer.

M: Nice mouthfeel that is on the medium-bodied with a slick characteristic and appropriate carbonation. I will say that this may have just a slight edge on the cask version and out of the bottle.

D: Exceptionally drinkable as this beer with a complex hop assault that maintains and delicate balance of being intense yet never harsh. I could dink this beer all day.

Overall I find this to be the best example of an Imperial American Amber ale that I have tried. Having this beer recently from the bottle, cask and on-tap, I must give the nod to the on-tap version as it leaves the best lacing and adds a bit of fullness to the moufthfeel. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2010 16:44:03 | More by Lunch
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date found. Huge thanks to mb2696 for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a clear red yet brown amber color that produced a bubbly-like off-white/almost orange color head that took a few minutes to dissipate. Left lots of sticky lacing behind in the process.

(S)- Plenty of dry piney goodness that oozes lemon, lime, pineapple, & peach citrus. A generous caramel-like sweetness at the end.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. Lots of dry citrusy pine that has a good bitter kick to it. Finishes rather dry too, but with a slightly creamy-like maltiness that has some caramel & honey in there.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Balance is good, but mostly has a IPA character rather than an amber, however it is rather good besides the point. Dry & bitter, yet crisp & refreshing at the same time; almost creamy.

(D)- A solid beer that I have looked forward to try for awhile now. Good flavor with a surprising crispness I wasnt expecting. Not as malty as I was expecting either, but also more hoppier than I was anticipating too. I am glas I was able to try this. Definitely good stuff and probably the best of the style I have had, but its borderline on an IPA in style, just maltier than most.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 22:02:05 | More by sweemzander
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jlipski

New York

3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

- Beautiful Color
- Two fingers head
- Could be hoppier
- True to American Amber Style
- Could become everyday beer as very easy drinking
- Alcohol is 7.5% and hidden very well
- Slight malty overbearance
- If you like citrus overtones this beer is for you

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 13:29:36 | More by jlipski
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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