Nectar IPA | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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Nectar IPANectar IPA

Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by avylover on 10-03-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy gold with a thick one-finger head that slowly died and left some lace patches. A hoppy smell that is citrusy and there is some caramel malt as well as a lil' bit of spice. Like the aroma the taste and mouthfeel are textbook IPA w/ a floral, citric hop taste that is balanced in a medium body with caramel malt sweetness and finishes dry and crisp due to good carbonation. Nothing exceptional or outstanding but for pricepoint and representation of this style you can't go wrong with this beer.

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

Had on tap tonight at Churchkey in Washington, DC.

a - Pours a clear reddish amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet fruity malts, citrus hops, and sugar. Kind of reminded me of fruity pebbles, which I liked.

t - Taste is again, sweet fruit, citrus hops, light pine hops, and floral notes.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a reall nice IPA; something that was heavy on the sweet fruit and that I would want to have again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured a clear copper color from a 12 oz bottle, with ABV on the label. The date of bottling is visible only when the bottle is emptied.
Towering head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind some really nice lace.
Aroma upfront is predominantly pine. In between the pine, there are tropical fruits, citrus notes. Very aromatic IPA. As the beer warms up, the malt notes come through.
Taste is slightly bitter on the tongue upfront. Compared to the aroma, the taste is nowhere as bitter. Fruity, citrusy notes in the middle with a nice, clean crisp finish.
Overall, this is a decent IPA. Very good drinkability and mouthfeel is not the most pleasant, but it isn't bad either. Good IPA for those who are venturing into the hop territory. Worth a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good brew from Humboldt brewing. This is a lovely glowing orange colour with a nice, off-white head. The aromas are of hops and malt in nice unision. The taste is very citric with the hops being acidic in nature. The malt is their hardcore but it does not really stand out in anyway. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for this style, but it still works quite well. The drinkability is very good on this brew!

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Nectar IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 871 ratings.
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