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Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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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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Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double amber, IPA, whatever, it's a terrific beer. An IPA, and not too bitter. Very drinkable. This would be a standard back home, thanks to Dan123 who will correct me, whom I enjoyed a good trade and lots of good beer in Atlanta with. Smooth with orange worked in..

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jmpizzo for sending me this one!

Bottled 2/20/12.

Pours a clear copper/amber with a 1 inch foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of lots of citrus zest, herbal hops, and some tropical fruit aromas. Taste is super hoppy with citrus zest and tropical fruit flavors up front with a herbal hop quality on the finish. There is a pretty assertive bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a wonderful hop presence in the aroma and taste.

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

its like the hopback on steroids. the pour is almost ruby red, super radiant amber color with a few inches of fading white fluff. it looks pretty dense. the nose is real hoppy, more like an imperial ipa than the red its listed as here, piney and resinous, like strong ganja, with a nice dusty caramel red malt underpinning. i like the hop flavor of this beer, its complex and tricky, some citrus in there amongst the trees, pleasantly refreshing for its gravity, and really well balanced by the malts. troegs has gotten the big beers down pat, with the mad elf and the troegenator, in your face beers that still retain some degree of drinkability. id happily attempt a sixer of this! nice carbonation and a lot of body, long sticky hop finish. the label is just right for this beer, it tastes like what comes to mind when looking at the bottle, its perfect really. i like the red malt bill for this, it makes the standard big ipa a whole lot more interesting. very well done.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Imperial Red is one of the best out there I think. It pours out as a really nice amberish color with a strong thick head that leaves a great lacing. The aroma on this beer is wonderful. It smells like a citrusy floral IPA. It's makes my mouth water just smelling it. The taste is piney and citrusy. It's very bitter and pretty much a kick in the mouth. The mouthfeel is slightly heavy, not heavy enough to keep you from having multiple over the course of some time. Overall this beer is quite good. Highly recommended upon it's release. Do yourself a favor and try this if you haven't already.

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Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber and a thin, white head. Not much carbonation is evident.
S: There's a gentle aroma of piney hops with some subtle hints of citrus.
T: There's a big, rich taste of hops and the finish is somewhat dry and bitter. The hop flavor is rather strong, but balanced to some degree by the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate.
D: It's relatively easy to drink but I got slowed down to some degree by the bitterness. This beer packed in a lot of hop flavors and I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just moved from Connecticut to Maryland, always heard about this beer, never got a chance to try it. Walked into a MD liquor store and saw a huge display of it.

Pours a nice amber color, medium sized head to it. Smell is of nice piney hops. Taste is medium bodied and full of flavor. Some absurd amount of hoppiness but a great malt backing to it. Finishes clean and smooth with a great, tasty bitterness. Superior drinkability for a 7.5% ABV beer. A little expensive at $11.99 a 6 pack but it is well worth it, easily met my expectations. A nice malty, hop bomb that goes down smooth... perfect.

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

Quite possibly the best IPA I've ever had. A serious bronze, copper, golden hue; mostly clear except a light haze; with a dense bleached white head. Difficult to want to drink--you just want to keep your nose in the glass; the aroma is that good! Serious grapefruit, grassy, and citrus characters in the aroma travels flawlessly into the flavor. Could be easily mistaken for grapefruit juice if not for a moderate, yet firm malt base. Citrus flavors with low level bitterness and bite-eyness because of the caramel barley sweetness. Smooth and silky to the mouth with a lightly alcoholic and hop drying sensation. The perfect summertime refresher and a treat for the senses at any occasion.

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Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a brilliantly clear light amber color with a billowy head that sticks and laces nicely

Smell: Loads of grapefruit but there is more; floral and slightly herbal, too

Taste: The toffee malt jumps out but is quickly joined by the grapefruit, though the hops bring an herbal element, too; after the swallow, this is all about the bitterness, although there is some residual sweetness on the tongue at the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Tasted within two weeks of bottling, it doesn't get much better than this for hoppy beers

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Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Bright and perfectly clear copper with an inch and a half of off-white foam.

Smell - Clean and fresh. Beautifully balanced between semi-dry malts and big floral hops.

Taste and mouthfeel - Lightly toasted caramelly malts; grapefruit and a touch of resin from the hops with a slight mineral quality in the background. Pleasantly bitter in the finish, with a pleasant aftertaste of caramel and grapefruit. Light on the tongue and very crisp.

Notes - Very impressive; quite possibly the best example of a red ale I've ever had. Many thanks to london1o1 for an awesome extra.

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Photo of kojevergas
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Schlimenhaumer for shipping me this one from New York. Label is predominantly orange. 7.5% ABV confirmed. Brewed with Nugget, Warrior, and Tomahawk hops. 93ish IBUs. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its current ratings. I can't read the bottled-on date; it's smudged.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a healthy 5+ finger beige-khaki colour head of smooth frothy cream, great thickness, and fantastic retention (5+ minutes) for the high ABV. Body colour is a rich clear vibrant copper; translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Light sticky lacing as the head slowly recedes. That's a hell of a head. Looking great for an Imperial Amber; the best I've seen since Alesmith My Bloody Valentine. Soft and appealing. I'm excited to try it. That's fecking gorgeous.

Sm: Evocative floral and nectary hops balanced well by lightly sweet pale malts. Subtle pine and grapefruit. Clean, pleasant, and fresh. I don't get any hop bitterness or signs of imbalance from the aroma. A bit of spicy character, actually. Light toasted malt. Some oily hop character. Juicy citrus. Quite appealing, all around. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. A fairly strong aroma. I'm impressed.

T: Juicy citrus with light grapefruit very well balanced by the amber malt/toasted malt backbone. Sugary in the third act. It's nectary indeed, evoking bright fruits and soft floral goodness. Light subtle spiciness; it doesn't seem to be from the yeast though. In any case, it's well integrated and betrays a masterful complexity often unseen in any hoppy beer style - let alone an Imperial Amber. I get some restrained kisses of orange peel. A bit of tangerine. Estery and clean. Very pleasant to drink. The balance is fantastic. Light caramel malt is subtly worked in. The sweetness/bitterness balance is near perfect for my tastes. Juicy grapefruit and evocative pine are dominant. I love it.

Mf: Soft, smooth, and wet. Juicy and chewy. A touch oily. Refreshing. Carbonation is almost ideal; right on the money for the style. None of the bite or sharpness of inferior Imperial Ambers.

Dr: Obscenely drinkable for the high ABV; I could down this one all night. The ABV is very well hidden. I'm a big fan. I've heard this is inexpensive and widely available in New York; how fantastic. Probably the best Imperial Amber I'll ever hope to have. This is a style definer for me. Lives up to the hype. This would be a staple if I was lucky enough to live in a region where it's distributed.

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02/06/17: Living in NYC, I had to pick up 2 sixers based on my memory of how good this stuff was and how high my previous rating is...even though the best price for it in the city is $13.99 per 6 pack (at Whole Paycheck). Brief impressions below from revisiting it via the 2017 batch:

Pours a vibrant gold with a reddish tint and a healthy frothy head, amber malts tempered by pale malts in what looks like a fusion of an amber ale proper and an IPA.

Aroma hints at resin and onion, implicating simcoe. Vague fruits are in there too couched in the sweetness of amber and pale malts, suggesting a more biscuity heartier hoppy ale than you'd find in an IPA - and a hoppier beer than you'd expect of a traditional amber ale. Nectary is a good word for it, with sticky resins abound. A blip of bubblegum phenol indicates additional yeast-derived flourish. A complex aroma promising a balanced yet approachable and somewhat unique imperial amber ale. If I'm nitpicking, I suppose it could be still more fresh and expressive, but this aroma makes me eager for the first sip. Aromatic intensity is moderate.

TASTE & TEXTURE: How I didn't find the oily pine in the aroma is beyond me, but it fuses brilliantly with the amber malt backbone in the taste. Oniony simcoe is there too, along with a hug of floral and resinous hop flavours. Hop oils meet amber malts and the result is a lovely harmony of flavour with more body and nuance than most IPAs or amber ales...this is a true imperial amber, and may be one of a kind.

Highly drinkable for the ABV.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a deep amber/orangey color ale with nice foamy head with some good retention and light lacing. Aroma of bitter hops is well balance with some malt. Taste is a good enough mix between some semi-sweet malt and some citrus and bitter hops. Full body with some medium carbonation. Overall, while I thought this was interesting beer, I still think it lack some hops to make this as hoppy as they claim it is.

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Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice hoppy Amber courtesy of markgugs ('07) & PEBKAC ('08)...

Two fingers of thick foam appear, some yeast/sediment floats under the surface, without dispersing into the full body of the liquid. Sticky lacing coats the sides of the pint glass. Color is a deep amber with fine clarity.

Piney, resiny aroma of fresh picked hop cones, some vague citrus and malt also.

Taste has a big grapefruit component, some tangerine, with a light malty back end. Hoppy bitterness lingers briefly. Very malty and smooth on the palate. Sessionable.

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Photo of oline73
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this on cask at Frisco Grille. This is the first time I've had this beer on cask, and I was not disappointed.

Appearance: Pours a reddish amber with a finger of off white head that went away completely.

Smell: Quite simply put, this beer smell awesome! There is a sweet herbal hop smell initially with a nice malty background. The hops and malt are in a perfect balance.

Taste: There is a wonderful herbal hop bitterness throughout the whole sip, but it doesn't wipe out the other flavors. In the background there is a bready malt sweetness and a little bit of alcohol at the very end.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium and there is little to no carbonation (this is a cask ale after all). There is a very little bit of dryness at the end of each sip.

Drinkability: This is the best beer on cask that I can remember drinking. It is very well balanced and I would love it if I could find more.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper-amber color with an off-white head and a decent amount of lace.

S: Lots of hops back up by sweet amber malt.

T: Lots of hops going on here as promised. A very unique taste, and I really, really wish that more breweries would get behind this and start up the Imperial Amber style.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Hoppiness throughout.

D: Much more drinkable than the typical IPA. There's something very smooth about this one and I look forward to having it fresh again next year.

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

Received this as a birthday gift from Bill (ScobbyDank).

Poured into my La Chouffee tulip.

Pours a 1/2 finger slightly off-white yellowish head. Color isn't very amber. It is more of a clear golden color with the slightest touch of amber. Good head retention and some great lacing.

Aroma: Very hoppy. Pine hops. Very earthy. A little honey pokes out. Pineapple and citrus. Bready malts.

Taste: At first this reminded me a lot like Surly 16 Grit, which is amazing, but I like this one more. Earthy hops and very bready. Honey. A little bit of citrus. A very great tasting beer.

Mouthfeel:A little bitter. But I can tell it has aged a bit. Medium bodied. Carbonation is good for this type of beer. Leaves a very dry aftertaste.

Overall, this is one amazing beer. I am really glad I got to try this one. A big thanks goes out to Bill! Very drinkable at 7.5% abv and I am really wanting more. This bottle just doesn't have enough beer in it!

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Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear deep copper with a creamy-like white one finger head that settles slowly leaving a sheet of lace behind.Sharp citric,piney hop aromas abound there was a very noticable nutty malt character underneath as well.I like the almost creamy mouthfeel its full in body but smooth and pleasant going down.Although a big hop profile flavor wise going on its neither brash or bitter its just a long smooth piney,herbal character that lasts from beginning till end.Lightly sweet caramel malt base holds up well to the hops.It a very enjoyable beer to drink just smooth as hell and of course hoppy enough to keep me happy.

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

12 ounce bottle into tulip. Pours slightly hazy orange-amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger off white head with amazing retention that reduces to a lacing cap. Some good lacing on the glass. Aromas of strong grapefruit, with orange, pine, caramel, and spices. Taste of strong sweet grapefruit and orange with light caramel up front, that leads to a very strong citrus and pine bitterness on the finish that lasts. No alcohol was noticed at all in the taste or finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body. Very smooth drinking as well, and very tasty. Overall I highly enjoyed this one, very drinkable and delicious.

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Photo of jlindros
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Can't wait to try this, it's my first!

A: Pours a light frothy head into my snifter. It fades quickly. It's a golden amber orange color with hints of a reddish hue and very clear.

N: Fresh hops glaore! Fresh musty wet hops hit right away. It's got some spicey hops, slight citrus and pine, as well as a juicy chewy hop aroma. A slight juicy fruit as well.

T: Spicy chewy juicy hops hit right away. More musty fresh hop taste. Slight juicy fruit taste. Very chewy fresh hop taste. A very slight malty flavor adds a slight sweetness and maltness. A bitterness hits a peak quickly and sits there, its a nice bitterness, not too heavy. No booze at all, its very pleasant and tasty.

M: Pretty thick for the type, decent carbonation.

F: It finishes slightly dry, with lingering heavy bitterness, but it doesnt grow beyond the point where its too bitter. It has some lingering juicy fruit tastes as well. A chewy fresh hop taste also lingers. With the hype behind this beer, I was a little worried it wouldn't stack up. I was also worried it would be too heavily hopped for being an amber. On the contrary, this is an awesome beer! It has some great hop characteristics, flavors, keeps itself light and doesn't go overboard. The only thing I can possibly see wrong is I would have liked a little more head and carbonation.

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

I think what most people miss about the beautifully hop-dripping Nugget Nectar ale is the malt base underneath. It's not the common, normally expected pale and crystal malt base (and that may seem a bit odd given the "amber" designation - at the very least it's not expected, more English malts are the usual) but this is really a beautifully formulated "lager-type" malt base. Of course they use an ale yeast, but the malts are so much softer and smoother and, in actuality, not really caramelish. It's really more of an Oktoberfest with ale yeast and bold American hops - and that's what sets it apart.

The hop selection of bold Americans (Nugget, Warrior/Tomahawk, Simcoe, Palisade), and the fact that they haven't slammed you over the head with them is the second half. But that's what Troeg's have always done... they take their beers to the edge and stop, giving you just enough to make you want to jump over the ledge, but also enough to make you want to stay and have another one before you go more! They keep it drinkable! Arrrghhhh.... perhaps TOO drinkable!!! You raise the glass to your nose and you smell that pungent, resinous, fruity, citrusy, grassy, and piney/spruce-like hop chharacter and it's like sticking your face in the opening of a freshly opened 44 pound bag of hops!

The flavor is velvety smooth in its roundness of flavor, despite the rock solid bitterness (once again, not overdone!), and displays the malts first and the hops second (at least until you get halfway into the glass). It finishes with a film of lingering maltiness and grassy, citrusy, and piney hops left on the palate.

In conclusion, I've found this beer to be a personal favorite for all-around drinkability due to depth of character (both in malt and hops), and drinkability. It packs strength, but it's still along the lines of an IPA. It's got a great malt and hop component, and it's superbly balanced. I enjoy it on tap any time I can find it, and I highly recommend you give it a try!

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Photo of chinchill
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Nice and fresh with a Feb. 2015 canning date on the bottom.

Very hoppy aroma. I could smell hops right after popping the top on the can even at a good two feet from my nose. The hoppy aroma strengthened when decanted into my nonic glass. The appearance is just as impressive, with a deep, clear amber body topped by an especially creamy tan head, The head had excellent retention and coated the glass with nice lacing patterns. The flavor is less bitter and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. This drinks like a highly aromatic, relatively malty APA, although the bitterness and hoppiness build a bit in the aftertaste to suggest an IPA. The three(?) hop varieties play well together.

Feel: excellent, with medium+ soft carbonation in a medium body. Dry finish.

O: exceptional

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Photo of Kegatron
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle into a pint glass. From the brand new summer batch that was released @ the brewery on 8/25/09. I've actually reviewed this beer 3 times now, and this is the first time out of the bottle.

Pours an absolute brilliant clear copper, with 2+ huge foamy fingers of eggshell-white colored head. Near finger of foamy froth hangs tough, just drenching the sides with rich lace that hangs in thick swathes down the sides of the glass. The aroma is basically just a HUGE blast of hops in the face! Flowers, herbs, spice, pine, pretty much any kind of hop accents that you could ask for. A robust tang of pineapples, oranges, mangos, and toasted grains add a certain amount of stickiness to the this hoppy bouquet. Man, does this pop in the nose though!

The hops in the taste are bitter, spicy, and sticky, yet drying. Herbal qualities and a rich and sweet tangy blast of tropical fruits guarantee that there is no lack of hop flavors here. An undercurrent of toasted malts give this a grainy texture in the back, which gives the hops something to nicely lean on. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharpness to the carbonation that runs the whole way through, yet this stays just so silky and easy feeling in the mouth. Just an effortless body here, and I would never guess in a million years that this was an nearly 8% beer.

I don't know if I was just extra fired up to be drinking a fresh bottle of this in the summer or what, but I'll be damned if this wasn't probably my best experience with this beer in the bottle. The flavors just POPPED so much here and I can't remember the body on this ever being so ridiculously smooth. God, I love this beer!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Acquired via trade from SilentSabre, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: Healthy hops aroma blended nicely with some good malt and citrus sweetness as a compliment.

T: Just like with the smell, the taste is extremely well-balanced with hops bitterness and citrus sweetness. Both flavors remain in harmony the whole time you drink this beer. Even the after-taste maintains the balance between the two.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, very clean finish.

D: Very tasty, extremely easy to drink, there's a good kick to it, this is an excellent beer to drink all night long.

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

First had: on tap at Eulogy, Philly, PA

I've seen this labeled as "amber ale," "imperial amber ale" (which I believe is what the bottle says), "American IPA," "imperial IPA" "hopped red ale" (?) ... Whatever it really is, is up to the imbiber, I suppose, but needless to say, one thing it surely is, is a freakin' tremendous beer, and easily one of my favorite off-the-shelf selections.

Pours a orangey golden-amber, often with a slight haze. A nice rocky, white head retains well, and leaves a nice layer of lacing on the glass and your lips. Aroma of fresh citrus and pine, hops of all's so juicy and tantalizing. Explosion of hops on the tongue, yet mellow enough to just ride under the border of being an IPA, even with a 90+ IBU count. Orange zest, orange blossom, sweet pale malts, grapefruit, tangerines, pine, resin,'s all here in perfect quantities. Medium body, full flavor, finishes smooth and dry and leaves you wanting more.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a clear, orange-amber body with a tall head of off-white, long lasting foam. Thin delicate sheets of lace on the descent.

Smell: Sure, there're some mild notes of bready malt to be sniffed up, but, for the most part, it's a nose of fresh, moist, juicy hops. All at once, it's richly floral, grassy, citrusy, and spicy. Nice.

Taste: Lightly bready, toasty, but adequately sweet malts jump-start the taste. Next, in charges a vibrant, multi-faceted American hop character: fresh florals, light pine saplings, ground spices, refrigerator-chilled ruby red grapefruit, and fresh, juicy tangelos. Moderate bitterness, though while it's jam-packed with hops, it thankfully never becomes harsh or unpleasantly astringent. Soon, a staunch, firm grassiness enters the taste. Finishes predominately bitter, though a bit more malty sweetness is encountered, with a lingering grassiness and ever-so-slight alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Just a hair above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, soothing mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Top notch expression of hops. For me, it's just the right amount and right blend of hops to make for a very enjoyable brew, with enough malts and not a drop more alcohol than is needed. Well done, Tröegs!

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

A: Pours a crystal clear amber color with no visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that reduces quickly to a thin layer of bubbles with some concentration at the edges. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Aromas are nice and hoppy - I get a lot of grapefruit with some citrus and pine.

T: Flavor is hops up front - dominated by grapefruit but also citrus and pine - followed by a nice malt flavor and finishing with a pleasant sweetness which was unexpected. I think the beer shows a great flavor profile and good balance.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: This is my first time trying this beer as I previously did not live in a distribution area - I picked up the six pack yesterday and have been anxiously awaiting the sampling. I really like this beer - the amber/red ale with almost IPA hoppiness is very enjoyable. Easy to drink, I think that I could enjoy a couple of these in a sitting. Can't wait til the rest of them cool in the fridge.

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