Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 8,553 |  Reviews: 2,548
Photo of geeves
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light amber color with a head that fades fairly quickly. It is very aromatic with hints of citrus and fruits. Great flavor with plenty of hops and citrus taste. One of the best IPA's i have had.

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Photo of TurboBrew
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of mike22ne
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lovely golden amber with a two finger cream colored head produced by an aerated pour out of the can. Aromas are balanced between a caramel malty sweetness and a floral and resinous hop character -- reminiscent of Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA. Taste largely follows the nose: it's not hard to tell this is an amber ale given the sweet caramel malt flavors, but it is backed up by a flavorful bouquet of fruity and floral hops that pushes this brew close to DIPA territory. Not much earthy, herbal, or resinous hops that I can taste, despite what is said on the packaging. Great mouthfeel, balance of flavors, and semi-dry finish. Well worth (at least) one sixer when available!


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Photo of Nhoelzen
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of handyandy
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Deep amber, one inch of head, little to no lacing.
S: Very citrusy with a hint of pine.
T: A bit of citrus/grapefruit with more pine than I expected.
F: Medium to even light feel. Carbonation is on point.
O: Best Troegs beer I've had so far. Nice and refreshing beer, very well balanced. I originally only got one bottle as the six-packs seem a little pricey, but I could definitely see myself spending the money in the future.

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Photo of AlehouseVanHouten
3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJB13
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Freshest by 05 19 17 printed on the label.
12 oz. Bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

Poured a nice clear amber with two fingers of cream colored, thick and and foamy, lasting head. Moderate aroma of piney hops, bready malts and some hints of citrus. Hoppy and bitter all the way through but nicely balanced with malts and a touch of caramel sweetness. Finishes crisp with a little heat. The body is on the low side of medium with good, but not too high, carbonation.

The bitterness and ABV are well above the style guidelines but that won't stop me from drinking it. I'm not a judge anyway. This is a good one, definitely one you have to try.

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

A dark Amber with a white head. Nose is of caramel malts, light pine and very light citrus. Taste of Malts, caramel, toffee, light orange and pine. Medium body with a silky and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Has a nice crisp bitter finish, almost grainy but very good.

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

Photo of Phineasco
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark amber with large fluffy head that sticks around.
Smell: Caramel, toffee, lemon, orange, tropical flavors. Good balance between malt and hops, but the malt dominates.
Taste: Caramel, toffee, lemon, and orange with some pleasant bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Fairly complex for an amber.
Overall: A classic amber. Well balanced and more hoppy than any amber I've had.

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Photo of jacknyr08
4.76/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dmecca
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colbster92
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of challenja
4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz Bottle poured into Boulevard tulip glass
I have tried this beer for years and get it every year but this is my first review of this golden little nugget of IPA love..ok ok.. it's a fucking Red Ale..but tell that to your taste buds..
L: This beer has a great deep amber glow. The moderate head dissipates to a death grip white lace head that stick to the glass.
S: Sweet caramel/bready malts with suuuuweeet ripe ruby red grapefruit. The ever present Alcohol esters tickle your nose as its sweet core hides the hop bitterness that lies just beneath the surface.
T: Awesome, in your face over ripe red grapefruit bitter hop bomb wrapped in a beautiful surgery caramel whose bitter pine cone resin tackles the taste buds once the beer has passed your gullet.
M: Perfect for this style. Full, chewy, perfectly carbonated.
O: This is my must buy every year when the Old Man Winter shits all over my BBQ by the pool fantasies. If you need a close cousin to this as a year round option I would point you to Stone's Double Bastard.

Buy this beer you cunt.. Don't think twice.. just do it.. and then write a review and make your friends buy it, and then tweet about it ,so we can have a ground swell that this becomes a year round option, and not only a Winter release.

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Photo of Dan2016
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Love the amber red color and the carbonated bubbles spectacle that rise from the bottom of the glass. Several cans poured and a nice head formed on each pouring and lancing holds. Hop and citrus aroma rates high as it stays with each sip from the glass and the hoppy bitter-resin flavors you get with each sip. NECTAR RATES :) Get it early.

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Photo of flgimp
3.62/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good but overrated. Poured golden amber with a substantial foamy head. Smell is faint of citris and pine. Taste is bitter grapefruit, overtones of apricot. Not fond of apricot. Mouth is medium. Overall not sure what the race is all about with this one.

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Photo of MosaicFlyer
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was once a stellar beer. Since the brewery moved from Harrisburg to Hershey the bottom has dropped out. It was once a beer I waited the entire year for and would horde as much as I could. Now, I buy a six and hope it has changed. The fresh citrus/hop punch that made it so unique has been replaced by blandness with very little mouthfeel. This year, like the past couple, I will be limiting my consumption to one six. However, I still look forward to Nimble Giant - which has stepped up to replace NN has my favorite beer from Troegs. June cannot come soon enough.

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Photo of MikePacheco12
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kstgeorge
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluecrow
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-clear, amber bottle pour with a fruity hop aroma. The flavor is dominated by fresh hops. Apricot and some grapefruit are dominant. The hop bitterness is only moderate. There is a caramel note in the malt base. This is tasty and welcomed.

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