Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar
BA SCORE
94.6%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 8,561 ratings
Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#430
Reviews:
2,551
Ratings:
8,561
Liked:
8,096
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
9.49%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,426
Gots:
1,907
Trade:
25
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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottiethebody
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SailIntoTheStout
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of al2913
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass with sediment roused.

Overall: Excellent brew. Surprised at how good this is.

Look: orange tinged amber. Hazy. Frothy head that stayed til the last sip. Lacing everywhere.
Smell: fresh and juicy. Not as off-putting as an IPA can sometimes be. Fruity like fresh mango and pineapple.
Taste: very hoppy, yes. But not as extreme or unpleasant as I expected. A fruity hop burst that twisted to a sweet, bready, caramelized malt finish. An excellent balance of malts and pine.
Mouthfeel: substantial body. A little sticky. Smooth.
What a great hoppy amber ale.

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Photo of Manthon
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McDermott203
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ems_backpack
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Imperialjake
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 8,561 ratings
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