Nectar of the Gods (NOG)
White Bluffs Brewing Company

Nectar of the Gods (NOG)Nectar of the Gods (NOG)
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White Bluffs Brewing Company
Washington, United States
American IPA
Ranked #413
Ranked #6,352
4.17 | pDev: 7.19%
Nov 05, 2022
Jul 07, 2017
Nectar of the Gods (NOG)Nectar of the Gods (NOG)
Notes: 60 IBU
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a semi-hazy peach color with a foamy, substantial head that provides ample lacing. Beautiful beer. The nose features dank citrus (tangerine), mango, berry, and lemon zest aromas, along with an earthy herbal note (thank you, Simcoe hops).

The interplay between the berry, tangerine, and that earthy herbal flavor is a winner for me - so much flavor, in perfect synchronicity with a crisp, drying mouthfeel that keeps drawing me back for another drink.

This is my first beer for me from these guys, and I am a HUGE fan. Delicious stuff.
Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 1 Pint can. Canned on 08/25/2022.
A: called a semi Hazy but pours a almost clear golden yellow this a wonderful thick lasting foamy white head and nice lacing.
S: A mild pine resin nose.
T: Big hopped West Coast style? Again pine resins stand out for me.
F: Nice hop balance with good Carbonation.
O: A dam good IPA.
Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Sep 08, 2022
Rated: 3.45 by DOCRW from Washington

Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nectar of the Gods (NOG) from White Bluffs Brewing. 16 oz can received in BIF #15 Brewing, from @Woemad (05/04/22). Stored at reefer at 38 degrees after processing. Reviewed 12/04/22. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom of can stamped “3/1/22”. Served at 38.1 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 49.2 degrees.
Appearance – 3.75
First pour – Pale Gold (SRM 4), hazy.
Body – Deep gold (SRM 6), hazy. When rear-lite, same.
Head – Average (Maximum three cm, aggressive center pour), anti-flash white, high density, and average retention, diminishing to an undulating 0.8 to 1.1 cm crown fed by carbonation and a thin, rocky cap.
Lacing – Excellent! Multiple bands of torn curtain lacing, mostly small to a few medium bubbles, connected by columns of varying width.
Aroma – 4 – Fruity with a bit of piney resin hops, no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Begins slightly sweet and ends slightly bitter. No ethanol (6.8 % ABV according to what is printed on the label) taste or aroma. Fruity (Mango/pineapple). Some malt on the back end. Very weak gastric warming occurs but strong esopharyngeal heating. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, a little thicker than water, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 The whole is better than the sum of the parts. This is a very good take on the American IPA style that leaves me wanting more. Good blend of fruity flavors and piney resin bitterness. Appearance is American IPA, not the NEIPA haze bomb some people are calling it.
Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by shelby415 from Oregon

Oct 18, 2021
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Reviewed by VashonGuy from Washington

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
What a great beer. My favorite IPA in several years. NOG is an apricot color, somewhat hazy, with a big white head and lacing that lasts for half an hour. The smell is mild, mangoes mostly. The taste is terrific ... a blend of fruit (mangoes, citrus) and hoppy bitterness, with plenty of malt. The mouthfeel is creamy.

White Bluffs calls this a "semi-hazy". I haven't liked most hazies or NE style IPAs, but I love this. It's a long way from alcoholic fruit smoothies. This is a fine riff on classic West Coast IPAs, with plenty of bitterness, plenty of hops, and then an interesting mix of fruit flavors. It's one of the best IPAs I've had in years, and in my personal top ten all time.
Sep 20, 2021
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from ABV.

A mostly clear orange with a dense off-white head with excellent retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is great. Mango, citrus, peach, bitter and pungent with a bit of pine. A touch of sugar is present. The palate opens bitter and pungent, Pleasantly so, with pine, citrus, citrus peel, pith and zest, along with lighter, fruitier and brighter notes of mango and peach. The mid-palate has a mild sweetness, a fruity, mildly sugary one. A touch harsh with the hops, a slight burn, but mostly with the bitterness providing good counter. Drying, bitter, fruity on the finish. Very tasty.
Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a murky, hazy, juicy looking golden color. There's a 2 finger white head. The head has crazy, small bubbles. The retention is damn good, and there's some good lacing on the glass.
The nose is pineapple, and grapefrit. Nice aroma.
Taste - Now I didn't get it in the nose, but this is a very mango forward beer. I do get the pineapple and grapefruit on the backside.
The body is juciy, and soft. It is also full bodied.
Delicious IPA.
Apr 19, 2021
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy orangy gold amber with a fine, two finger white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aromatic aroma of citrus and mildly dank hops, mildly caramel malt, mixed tropical fruit, orange citrus and some light stone fruit; very nice. Flavor is light caramel and pale malt, citrus and tropical fruit hops, mixed tropical fruit with pineapple character, orange, grapefruit, melon and a touch of pine in the finish which is moderately bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. This looked like it would not be a straight NE style hazy IPA and it does taste more like some of the West Coast hybrids, with a bit more assertive malt and decent bitterness so it doesn't taste like left over fruit juice. Nice body and very interesting botanicals in the hop bill. I still prefer a bit more bite to my IPAs, but I was quite satisfied with this. Not quite nectar of the gods, but pretty damn good. I'll watch for more IPAs from White Bluffs.
Sep 30, 2020
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a IPA glass.

Look- Off white fluffy head, hazy, deep gold, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Citrus, resin.

Taste- Slightly citrus, resin, bready, sweet finish.

Feel- Medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation.
Jul 22, 2020
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
32oz crowler served in a little Red Hook sample glass. Got the crowler at The Bine yesterday.

Pours pretty clear light golden amber with a medium head and not a lot of carbonation. Smell is pretty mild -- I get some lemon, but not much else.

Taste is less lemon and more grapefruit zest, which also supplies the bitter, and a sweetness that might come across as honeysuckle.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, nice beer.

Revisiting from the can, since I found it dated 2022-05-09. Looks less clear than previously described, and the aroma is screaming tropical fruit. And marshmallow. Taste leans more heavily toward citrus / lemon. Little bit of vanilla. Vague tropical vibes. Strong fruit skin bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

It's very different than what I wrote the last time. I'm not sure what to think. I'll have to try another batch if I can find it fresh again.
May 25, 2020
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Rated by RJLarse from Washington

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light and hazy. A nice IPA.
Dec 09, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
this came to me so insanely hyped up from people i dont really know but kind of instinctively trusted, and it did not disappoint. my first beer from them in years and years, a very modern, very fresh, very distinctive ipa, rightly named, and just gorgeous. hazy and dry hoppy, resinous and bright, with some bitterness too and some oily heft, its bold as they come, but still curiously drinkable, and was easily my favorite of the handful of beers i had from them on my recent washington trip. it smells like smashed mangoes, oranges, and pinecones, all put together, with an obvious weedy aromatic as well, and some greenness without the usual bite, enough bitterness here for this to seem balanced. the fruity hops in the flavor are strong, but its botanical too, juniper and spruce to me, even lemongrass, and good pot again too. its sticky at first in the feel, but then weirdly sort of clean to finish, but not quite dry either. the hops linger in their fresh glory, and people are right to be excited about this one, i was even on a brutal hangover, and i recommend it highly. its been awhile since ive gotten too excited about any ipa types, but this one really turned me on. great stuff from white bluffs here!
Sep 26, 2019
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I received a crowler from @woemad in the NBS BIF #9. Poured into a pint glass. It pours a hazy tangerine with brownish hues and a fluffy, milk-white head and soapy lacing. On the nose there is lemon peel, grapefruit, tangerine, melon, pine needles, and cracker malt. The taste opens with tropical fruit: melon and tangerine, with a backbone of crackery malt. I wasn't able to determine the hop bill but they are moderately bitter and biting. This ale is really well-balanced with tropical fruit, malt, and hop bitterness. It has a nice, thick mouth feel with a pleasant level of carbonation, and the 7% ABV gives it a lot of substance. Overall, this is an interesting American IPA. It looks like a hazy NE, has some malt presence like an English IPA, and finishes with West Coast bitterness. I really enjoyed it. Thanks @woemad!
Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
L - 2-finger dense offwhite head is stubborn to fade, cratering from the outside in, leaving an elevated plateau in the center. Body is a murky, near-opaque orange.

S - caramel, orange candies, warm biscuits, a little floral.

T - citrus and floral hops with a strong caramel malt showing. Orange candy, a little herb. Moderate-low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Low booziness.

F- medium-full, creamy body with average carb.

O - this is another beer that is helping me to fully understand the “PNW NE IPA” sub-style. Supremely balanced, and a little sweeter than NE IPAs brewed on this coast. I absolutely love the body on this one, and look, smell, and taste are all up to snuff as well.
Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 4.66 by srlemaster from Washington

Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Donkster46 from Washington

Jun 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Glengosch from Washington

4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Since White Bluffs moved to their new location, this is their best beer. A cloudy gold color. More fruity and floral than piney on the smell and taste. Smooth to drink with a pleasant bitterness. No need to describe weird hints of flavors. This is a model IPA. Near perfect.
Jun 08, 2018
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

May 04, 2018
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
32oz grunt filled at the Richland, Washington, Growler Guys.

Poured into a glass, this was a hazy, apricot-amber color, with a decent sized off-white head. Lots of lace.

Big, citrusy hop nose. Slightly crackery malt aroma far in the background.

Big, bitter, grapefruity and orangey hop smack to the palate. Where, with a traditional PNW IPA,things would meld with a sharp, piney bitterness, this features a kind of slow burn, grapefruit bitterness throughout, lingering after the more sweet orange flavor fades away. Dry zap at the swallow.

Medium bodied, with a somewhat soft but resiny mouthfeel.

N.O.G. stands for Nectar Of The Gods. It's not quite that, but it is tasty, and a really interesting beer. One of the more original tasting PNW takes on the fruit forward, hazy IPA. I will definitely drink this again.
Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by cherche from Washington

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by rab53 from Washington

Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 4.85 by rrock44 from Washington

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Jul 07, 2017
Nectar of the Gods (NOG) from White Bluffs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 27 ratings