Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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:
#435
Reviews:
2,559
Ratings:
8,616
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 8,616 |  Reviews: 2,559
Photo of Curt3
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of longarm
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: clear amber hue with average carb for an amber/ipa

Aroma. Wet forest soil, Pine, grapefruit. Even an unexpected a weird hint of maybe dandelion?

This beer just shines when consumed. Not too dry, nice malt backbone to support heavy dose of hops. I love how the ubiquitous but unloved Nugget hop is front and center.

Slightly cloying MF.

Overall: just a nice rounded out amber ale. This has been a solid hoppy seasonal for years and continues to impress.

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Photo of evostudios12
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SteveO419
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MMOSNN
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cuy50
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this is phenomenal. Don't find myself writing reviews too often. Incredible fruit aromas. Pine, mango, and pineapple on the nose with some nice sweetness. Balanced bitterness and crisp refreshing tropical fruit on the palate, again with a hint of sweetness on the finish. What a joy of a beer, and it clocks in at a reasonable abv too!

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Photo of JasonLWest
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

A: Beer pours a nice dark red body with almost 3 fingers' worth of creamy white head. Minimal lacing but a nice slight head remained the entire drinking time.

S: Pine like hops are the first thing I smell. Also getting some spicey malt notes too but only to a lesser extent.

T: Beer blends the hops and malt well. The hops seem a bit more obvious than the malt, but both areas are present and nicely blended.

M: Very easy drinker. Soft mouthfeel. The malt gives a slight spicy feel but is well done.

O: If this beer was easier to get in Oklahoma I would drink it in bunches. Malt and hops mix well to make a well balanced beer.

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Photo of djkman
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2018 - review .
4 years drinking this brew. Times have changed.
Reading my review from 2015....... “oh my”.
But here is the 2018 version:

A-ppearance - clear copper filtered color still there.
S-mell - hop is there but malt more present this time, For 2018.
F-eel: STILL PRIVATE ! Mouthfeel was not private way back in 2015, for me, but now, It’s a “Thing”.........
T-aste: Still a “Home Run” Drinkable a 7.5 and 93ish IBU’s(I LIKE that LOL!)
The 7.5 is the “Drink a few and then the alcohol hit is you” thing.
O-verall: Been purchasing it since 2015.. Got Cans this year (and cans last year too!) Always good In My Humble Opinion.
Craft beer Enthusiast’s: Enjoy.

2017 -didn’t write a review. Didn’t have to, it still a great brew! Yes I got cans on this year.

2016 got another case. great beer. Thoroughly enjoying it again this year.

Happy 2015 .. This time I bought a case. IMHO it is still great!
Isn't buying a whole case make that pretty obvious ?
I do enjoy this beer.

A - nice clear copper color. ( if it was an unfiltered copper color I would be totally ok with that also)

S - definite hop aroma.
( i am not a -hop head- as in hop to the tenth power) so i appreciate the malt that is brought into the recipe. I poured the bottle into my Guinness glass.

T - taste IMHOpinion - home run... WOW right up there with dog fish head 90min IPA in my humble opinion. the hoppy taste is there , don't get me wrong, but I like how the malt gives it a great taste.

M - good body. not like arrogant bastard ( which is awesome also, the kind of beer that punches U in the face with flavor, - thats a good thing) this does not punch U in the face with flavor.. IT has it.. don't get me wrong but it has
good drinkability!
I can see drinking a few of these in a row no problem and then finding me under the table with my wife asking -- R U ok? and I would say something like --- ummm yeah... i'm happy.... how U doing ?...
and she would say something else that I probably won't remember...
maybe it has something to do with it being 7.5?

O - Overall - Ummmm overall... HMMMmmmm how about .. must get another 6 pack?!?!!
these guys a Troegs.. keep up the good work... dammit!!

must be the chocolate aroma floating around Hershey!

BYway - i still have 1 bottle left of the mad elf i'm holding in the fridge for myself.

ALSO of all places to find this beer.... A&P in Bergen county. go figure.
I hope the manger has another 6 pack hiding somewhere.

this concludes my review..
(also my first complete review since I joined this site)

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Photo of jgido759
3.44/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really wanted to try this beer at the brewery last year (Feb 2017)as I had never tried it before but was told that they weren't happy with the way that the batch turned out and pulled it. So, no tasting for me. I did finally pick up a 6 pack of bottles earlier this week (I don't know the best by date, though) and tried one last night. Although I have nothing to compare it to, I thought it was a well-made beer. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, it had a mild hop aroma and a 1 finger head. The taste had a mellow, but not overbearing, hop flavor with a sweetness on the back end (not a distinct mango flavor, just a sweet flavor). Overall, I thought it was good and would purchase again.

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Photo of Delta6014
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,616 ratings