Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got it from the cask at Wolf's 1-11 in Colonie. Thursday night is apparently "Firkin Night" there. . . .

A: Served in a pint glass. No head at all, no bubbles. Body is orangey-amber. Oddly enough, despite the lack of head, there's a decent ring of lace left behindup top, some splotchy lace thereafter.

S: I wrote "awesome." Sweet caramel malt with candied oranges -- Cointreau? Southern Comfort? Also big on citrusy hops. Very nice.

T: Spicy and citrusy hops over caramel malt foundation. Good strong lingering bitterness, remins me of pine resin, even pine tar. Results in a drying feel in the aftertaste.

M: A bit slick in feel, moderately oily, but also smooth and creamy. Medium in weight.

D: Excellent. Goes down very easily, though there seemed to be a bit of spiciness in the hops that was more prevalent than when sampled from the bottle. That slight "bite" seemed to slow me down a tiny bit, and so I dropped this to a 4.5 rather than the 5 I gave it in the bottle.

Notes: Not sure if this is any better in the cask over the bottle, but I'm glad I had a chance to try it.

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Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,655 ratings