Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Imperial 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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - It's a beautiful amber color. Incredibly clear. Off white cream colored head that pours to about a figer.

S - I could spell this one from the pour without getting close to it. Very nice citrus hop nose. I can pick up apricot, peach, and grapefruit. There is a syrupy pine sweetness to it as well.

T & M & D - Hoppy without a bitter bite. There are fruit flavors of grapfruit, some orange and other citrus notes. The pine is in the taste and there is a carmalized malty sweetness on the tounge. There is a little bit of bread flavor on the middle. The taste finishes smootha nd does not leave a sour back throat feel. Incredibly smooth and very well balanced.

This beer was incredibly balanced with sweet notes, hop, and depth. I think I could drink it any time of the year becuase it appeals to so many parts of the palate.


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From notes on 03/13/12:
Bottled: 02/24/12; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - One inch off-white creamy head with good retention; Clear appearance with an amber color; Nice lacing left behind

S - Very balanced smell, but still loaded with citrus, herbal, grassy, and floral hops; Nice presence of sweet caramel as well

T - Really good dose of hops here, just like the smell, but with plenty of malt character to bring a well crafted balance; Hop flavors include the grapefruit, grassy, herbal, and piney varieties, accompanied by pretty mild bitterness; There's lots of sweet caramel malts as well that become more toasty and biscuity towards the end of the taste

M - Moderate carbonation; Medium bodied; Just a bit dry in the finish; Leaves a slightly hoppy, slick feeling within the mouth

O - This is just an all-around excellent beer that deserves every bit of praise it receives. It's super drinkable and very well balanced, but still manages to pack a big, delicious hop flavor. As a result, it's quite the challenge to stop after having just one. I'll be looking forward to when this beer comes around next year as it's truly an offering that's worth stocking up on.

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I’m convinced after having 10+ bottles of this that it is infinitely better in bomber format. Pours a clear orange amber with a dense, sticky lacing, yellow, creme head. Insane retention and sticky lace. Aroma is fresh starfruit, coconut, oily tropical nuts, vanilla, ruby red grapefruit. Taste is fruity, fresh, juicy, oily, lightly sweaty, lots of melon and mango peel. Softly bitter. No dry bitterness and no astringency. Simple, fresh, fruity. Probably the best east coast IPA aside form batch 1 super fresh Humidor Jai Alai, which I will never have again.

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Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,673 ratings