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Nectar IPA | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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Nectar IPANectar IPA
BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
873 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#17,720
Reviews:
345
Ratings:
873
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 873 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby copper tinted body floating in my chalice with a big off white cream colored head chunky appearance of clouds floating in the sky. Aroma big earthy hops, citric notes with herbaceous qualities of Humboldt county recipes an provide...I know it's currently brewed and bottled in Paso Robles which is Firestone Walker country can't beat that I hope it means that this beer coming back to Ohio equates to the fact that we want to drink DBA, Union Jack, and the other standard beers that FSWBC makes. Flavor big streaks of undying hops in each sip this is IPA at the West Coast perspective and everyone that enjoys good IPA, hops are bodacious in their undertaking here with big citric, earthy notes, and floral aspects I love this IPA. I'm down for more of this kind of brewing quality control lasts the trip across the country true West Coast IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied IPA flowing carbonation good mix of hops and body on the palate great WCIPA, overall solid in every way I want to drink more.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-murky burnt orange color with a cap of a little white foamy head. Light touch of messy lace.
The aroma had some grassy chilled hops, light citrusy hop effects, some pine, and ended with a little bit of earthiness.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a touch of bitterness to round out the edges. Light aftertaste pulling in a bit more malt, but nice and clean.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps a touch under with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Semi-bitter citrusy to earthy finish.
Overall, it's a pretty good AIPA that I could come back to.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of GClarkage
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
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 Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Wasatch
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
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 IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -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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Photo of sendbeer
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.78/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of drabmuh
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
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 Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of flagmantho
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
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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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 sd123
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
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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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 873 ratings
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