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
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GClarkage
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/02/04- Purchased from my local Safeway in San Mateo, CA

Appearance- Pours a nice golden color with a 3/4 inch white head and fair lacing.

Smell- Mmmmm, nice floral and citrus scents hit you right away. Lots of bitter hops also in the mix.

Taste- At first it seemed a little watery, but as I kept sipping, it became clear that this was a good IPA. Citrus and hops abound. Not too harsh, but about what you should expect out of an IPA. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation level. Hops are not huge, so it doesn't burn going down.

Drinkability- As with most brews from Humboldt, this one doesn't dissapoint. Very yummy beer that I will be buying again.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear dark amber color, nice carbonation, tiny head, a little bit of lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of slight hops, sweet malts.

T - I'm disappointed in the taste, not hoppy at all like an IPA should be. The taste is sweet malts. This does taste very nice, especially if it was an amber ale instead.

M - Medium body, nice carbonated feel.

D - Drinkable. Humboldt fell short on this one, should be an amber ale, instead of an IPA.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow, clear, soft white head, no lacing really, low retention, moderate to low carbonation, looks like a beer.

Aroma is sweet with citrus hops and malt.

Beer is medium in body and has a mildly bitter finish, there is also a grainy aftertaste. The leadoff is the malt sweetness and some mild cascade-like hop flavors. Overall it is fine but nothing special.

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is hoppy, some citrus. Taste is milder than the smell. Some hop bitterness, a touch of citrus, light pine as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good but unspectacular beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 2" head that slowly falls. Some spotty lace develops.

Smell: light orange citrus and some soft floral bitterness are pleasant on the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, plum sweetness, a hint of grapefruit, and some mild floral bitterness make up a straight forward IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with some hints of dryness late.

Drinkability: this is a very easy IPA to drink through a long session. Not a great IPA, but it hits the spot.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours an amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a wonderful floral hop aroma that balances nicely with the malty base. It's refreshing to the nose. The taste is good. It has a very good malt palate that boasts of pale, crystal, and bisquit malts. It is well balanced full of hop flavor as well. This is an excellent IPA. It has a nice earthy finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This brew rocks. It's full of hops and a nice malt bill; a good drinker.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Waterfront, Brooklyn, New York.

Poured a medium to dark copper hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured an oily citrusy hop and an understated caramel.

The taste consisted of juicy orangy, piney and slightly herbal hop.

The mouthfeel wax typical of the style but mildly undercarbonated.

Overall a tasty and hop forward IPA.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium dirty golden brown color with a white head and lacing. Slight chill haze. The aroma is citrusy, grapefruit like and has a touch of nutty malts. Sweet, bitter, hoppy, nutty, and pretty decent overall. Just a mild IPA with more of a brown ale base than some examples.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of flagmantho
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: darkish orange hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Pretty attractive!

Smell: there's a quite-sweet maltiness with an undertone of resiny, citrusy and dank hops. Decent, but a little muddled for my taste.

Taste: much like the aroma; sweet malt with a bit of caramel character, then a dose of dank, resiny hops underneath. Not a big, sharp bouquet, but rather a seething underbelly of hop flavor and bitterness. That said, it's still pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with an OK carbonation and concomitant creaminess, which isn't so bad for an IPA.

Overall: this beer is decent, but it doesn't really tickle my fancy.

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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass

Nectar IPA is a dark golden slight bronzish color with a fair amount of white stuff up top. Small lines of lace on the way down. Scents include alot of floral arraingements under a bed of citrus hops and caramel malt. For being two months old since bottling, this has a fair amount of hop citrus and a bit less bitterness than I need, but this is still some good stuff. The lower bitterness makes way for a very floral appeal. Flowers, grapefruit, slight sweet caramel, nothing to extreme. Feel is less than medium with some life. I liked this enough to hope that Nectar Ales makes it's way to SEPA sometime.

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