Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Squeeze those hops for all they're worth! Nugget Nectar will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of American hops. Our Imperial Amber Ale is further intensified with whole flower Nugget hops added to our hopback vessel, resulting in an explosion of citrus, resin and pine.

93 IBU

Added by Edwin on 02-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8,553
Reviews:
2,548
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
1,416
Gots:
1,897
For Trade:
25
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Photo of Rebrown221
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.86/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AmitC
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ebwang
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonB25
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ead73
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burgh1328
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dms1767
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lr300
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NMA
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmerchlinsky
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip.

Pours a clear copper orange color with a finger of effervescent off-white head. The head has great retention, settling into a thin film. Leaves a minimal amount of lacing.

The aroma brings notes of caramel and bready malts, followed by a wave of piney hops and citrus.

The flavor is the perfect balance of sweet malts and bitter, piney hops. There are notes of caramel and toffee, finished off by pine and grapefruit, with a touch of orange rind.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky, yet incredibly smooth. Has a beautiful lingering bitterness that coats the mouth in piney hops resins.

Overall, a truly great Amber ale that definitely lives up to the hype. It's very hoppy, but it's also very balanced. I would drink this all year long if I could.

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Photo of jjchristiano
4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Troegs redesigned all of their packaging and I saw Nugget Nectar in cans for the first time with this release.
Gave it a try after years of not having and was really impressed. Remember it being good but this time taking one from an ice cold cooler at a pregame tailgate it was just perfect. Says 96 IBU but does not feel overly bitter hopped. I ran out to get more thinking this beer was readily available and the liquor store was down to last case. So I took it.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep copper amber with smaller than expected head that leaves good lace. Nose is muted compared to expectations. Malt is well present and the hops are certainly West coast style with some resin, but doesn't pop like you'd expect from a highly ranked beer. Taste is fuller, with lots of pine and resin along with the amber malts and some stone fruits. Overall, a very good beer that didn't quite meet the very high expectations.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taigor
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FIN
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz can gifted by a friend - canned 3/27/17

Pours a clear deep reddish amber color with plenty of carbonation and a 3 finger fluffy head

Aroma is vaguely tropical with some cracker notes. This intensifies as the beer warms up and a very strong alcohol aroma grows with temperature as well.

Taste is sweet malt up front but fading into a more citrusy, resinous, bit of candy taste at the end - sort of like a wekly flavored lemon hard candy. Bitterness is present but does not overwhelm, inter-playing well with the malt. Once warmed up there is a strong alcohol burn but the flavor of the beer still wins over the battle.

Feel is a little sticky and heavy at first like an amber should be but it settles out to a very fresh and bright feel at the end. Very unusual and probably one of the reasons this beer rates so well.

I was pleased to finally be able to try this famous classic. It does not disappoint its reputation. A real treat.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can in to snifter. Gorgeous amber and faint red color, with small to medium sized head. A bit of sticky lacing is present. Smell is of slightly bitter hops, a little pine, and some warm alcohol. The taste is fairly well balanced by malts considering the 93 ibus. I get more hoppy pine notes around the edges as this one finishes. Oddly enough, I did not taste much of the citrus notes that others have mentioned. Either way, this is one of my favorite offerings by Troegs, I will be getting this on an annual basis!

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Photo of htown_engineer
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass because that was all I had clean. Nice clear amber color with a slight head that dissapated fairly quickly. I immedatly got the classic hop smell with a slight pine. The taste is malty up front but then quickly follows through with citrus/ pine. For a 93 IBU it wasn't very bitter, it was crisp and refreshing and so smooth. Overall I loved it, wish I could get this in Texas every year and not just as an extra in a trade. Glad I got the opportunity to try it!

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Photo of daliandragon
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The famously hard to get (my brother says they made more this year) specialty of PA. Decent head leaving impressive lacing. Nose is mostly hoppy with pine and medicine but there is some underlying balance.

Really impressive melange of serious hop bonafides yet extremely drinkable and balanced. Ridiculously poundable for 7.5; these just slide down with no effort. There are malts here, they just get shadowed by pine and sweet citrus everywhere they go. Smooth as heck. I see why this is so highly regarded.

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Photo of npachl
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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