Nectar IPA | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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870 Ratings
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 870 |  Reviews: 344
Photo of JoeMans
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of midlifec
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 VABA
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was thick and cloying. It definitely had an immense malt presence, but it also kept true to it's name with a very present honey like flavor and consistency. It was thick and slick, very filling for an IPA. You hardly taste the hops as the cloying sweet flavor takes over and sticks on your tongue.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flashback #27

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

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice malty IPA.

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Photo of agjohnson82
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gonzo000
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On the pour - Golden orange color with a two finger head. Great lacing. On the nose - there is some spice that does not sit right with me, but overall good, not just OK. I assume this beer is dry hopped. It poured thick (someone described a beer pouring this way the other day and I thought they were nuts, but it did seem thick). The beer tasted better as it warmed - would have given the taste a 3.5 when at 36- 38 degrees but at 40 it looses some thickness and drinks easier. Feel at the higher temp is excellent. Good - Very good beer.

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Photo of zak333
2.92/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Barleycorn
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A: Medium amber in color, with a light tan head.

S: Piney with orange peel, and a touch of floral notes in the back.

T: Grapefruit and citrus peel up front, which eases into a pine thing. There is definitely some caramel sweetness, but I think the balance works well.

M: Medium, with aggressive carbonation, I think without the carbonation this would start to become alittle too sweet.

O: Overall enjoyable, but not earth shattering. Something new and interesting.

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Photo of smithj4
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darbycopenhaver
1.46/5  rDev -61.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Absolutely disgusting. Save yourself a few bucks and just buy Pine Sol, put it on ice, and pour it in a glass. This is the worst beer I have ever tasted.

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Photo of delgotit99
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of da_beers
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 13tido
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boca-X
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's ridiculous to read the negative reviews and then realize they actually say the beer they are drinking is old...one review says the beer is a year old? Really? Please dump that crap...and in the process feel free to dump this review...the beer was good...better than an average IPA.

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

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