Nectar IPA | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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Nectar IPANectar IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co.
California, United States
humboldtbrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by avylover on 10-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
870
Reviews:
344
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
95
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 870 |  Reviews: 344
Photo of MattinIdaho
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mojo
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erk0607
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy brownish gold body with foam that subsides relatively quickly. Smell - flowery, cherry, grassy, citrusy hops, with no pine or bitterness. Taste: Soft hops balanced with nice malt body. Slight citrus but more grassy like a fresh spring day. Feel: Good - medium light body and very drinkable. Overall: A good non-hopbomb IPA. Wouldn't seek it out, but would not turn one down.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgedisrespectful
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It's very good.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffdr123
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Exactly what it says it is. A sweet IPA. Pours Honey brown with a half inch head that leaves lots of lacing. Not much of a scent. But a nice light sweet honey taste with enough hops for it not to taste silly. Not a go-to, but a nice change of pace.

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Photo of chrismattlin
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of datalager
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a big, rocky, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, honey, citrus, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a little bit of malt, citrus (grapefruit, especially), a bready quality, some honey, and light hops. Not as hoppy as your normal IPA, which gives the honey and citrus a chance to shine. There's a slightly medicinal quality to the finish, especially in the finish and aftertaste, but this is a minor point.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a dry, slightly harsh finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a solid IPA, if a little uneven. Worth a try, if you're looking for something different.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It has a really sweet taste that can become overpowering very quickly, it's mostly a honey taste.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours copper and orange. Good 1/2" head, decent lacing. Aroma had surprisingly some sweetness moreso than hoppy notes.

Taste quickly recalibrated the sweet/hoppy inversion. Heavy crystal malt. Comes dangerously close to approaching balance, something no CA ipa should really try to do unless they're going English I guess.

Caramel and some residual honey sweetness, tempered by around 45-50 ibu of bitterness I'd guess. Pass. Nothing bad here, just nothing exceptional in the land of exceptional.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vonSchulze
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of redfish2942
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jack74
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 870 ratings.
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