Nugget Nectar
Tröegs Brewing Company

Nugget NectarNugget Nectar
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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Imperial Red Ale
Ranked #1
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,034
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 9.49%
Reviews:
2,652
Ratings:
8,880
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 08, 2024
Added:
Feb 13, 2004
Wants:
  1,452
Gots:
  2,019
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
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Rated by mpk2020 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Draft at City Kitchen in Pittsburgh
Feb 08, 2024
 
Rated: 4.36 by gongfu from Connecticut

Jan 31, 2024
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2024-01-27
12oz bottle served in a footed pilsner glass. Bottle says "Freshest by 042624." @jonphisher sent it to me.

Pours clear dark amber, big fluffy head that settles fairly quickly into a thick, dense skin, clinging to the glass in thick webby lacing a good inch and a half above the surface. Smell is pine and citrus hops with a background of toffee and earthy bitter.

Taste is following the promising nose very nicely. Toffee, light biscuit, earthiness come forward a little bit. Toffee sweetness is definitely there. Pine and citrus are clearly there, balancing nicely with everything else.

Mouthfeel is light, clean, and dry. Overall, this is really nice, lots going on, very well-balanced.
Jan 27, 2024
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Rated by FRANKHAZE from Florida

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful copper red, tastes of citrus, piney malty goodness. Nice bittering end. Light mouthfeel. Great ale.
Jan 23, 2024
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Reviewed by mcgiants from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Just learning that this is a Red Ale and not an IPA. I have drank many over the years and always thought an IPA.

Anyway.... 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a beautiful copper with nice head. Can see the carbonation. Smell, taste/feel: Malty with hoppy bitterness. Very, very nice.

Troegs does really great work.
Jan 12, 2024
 
Rated: 4.6 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Dec 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.43 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.11 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
 
Rated: 4.49 by mehollin

Jul 10, 2023
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16 oz. can 'Freshest by 05/06/2023'. Poured a clear copper color into a Samuel Smith Imperial pint glass with visible carbonation and a frothy white head that lingered & left loads of lacing. Earthy pine resinous overtones in aroma with hints of tangerine, peach, apricot, tropical fruits and malty goodness. Flavor follows nose with a nice malty bitter-sweet backbone for a finish. Sits mid to back of palate with slight carbonation tingle on the tongue. A little past it's prime but this is the last one I was saving to see if it changed with age. Remember it pretty much the same; an outstanding offering from Tröegs. World class indeed.
Jul 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Jun 12, 2023
 
Rated: 3.89 by QuintusHorace from California

May 18, 2023
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a light clear amber. Thick foam. Dank hop aroma. Big sticky hop body. Very dank. Heavy bitter finish. Thicky thick. If you like hops, hops, and more hops give this one a try.
May 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark copper colored with excellent clarity. There’s a quarter inch of densely packed beige on top. Heavy, soapy lacing is present. The aroma is of bready malt and piney hops. I’m tasting sweet, bready malt and a flourish of pine in the back of the palate. The mouth is resinous and there’s a nice long hop burn at the end.
Apr 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.21 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania

Mar 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.53 by Dewpoint79 from Delaware

Mar 05, 2023
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Rated by Followthebeer from Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Scored the last sixpack at local deli. The flavor profile is fantastic and love the resiny mouthfeel. Wow, this beer deserves a mic drop!
Mar 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.2 by Cider

Feb 27, 2023
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Flavors of apricot jam, peach preserve, brown sugar, graham crackers, toffee, orange zest and savory mango. Malty, soft and smooth with hints of tropical fruit. Aroma follows the palate, but with more emphasis on the orange zest. Mouthfeel is crisp and highly drinkable, but still relatively full bodied and rich.

Easily one of the best Imperial red ales on the market.
Feb 26, 2023
Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 8880 ratings