Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear, slightly brownish red. One finger white head. Aroma is super malty with notes of citrus, grass and tropical fruit. Flavors of something I can't quite put my finger on. Hold on, this is a damn good beer. I'm captivated by it. It's a beautiful beer. There is so much depth. I'm totally won over. Been wanting to try this for a long time and it really lives up to the hype. Wow!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Troegs is another brand that takes some effort for a Vermonter to get their hands on, and after reading multiple favorable reviews in addition to many mentioning Nugget Nectar on the BA site, I had to try it, so on a recent trip across the Lake to NY I had my chance.

Beautiful amber color,very slight head even upon aggressively pouring into my Lawson's snifter. What head that appeared dissipated quickly, but the nose draws you in: the blend of hops is happy & peppy & bursting with love, gives off an above average aroma that invites the first sip.

The body and carbonation are medium, and the hops stand out nicely for an amber "imperial." This is what Samuel Adams probably wishes they could mass produce for $9/six pack but the price of admission is $13/six pack if you can find it. Two friends loved it, one was lukewarm on it (certified DIPA nut).

There is a distinct hop blast to this tasty amber that is delivered in a somewhat sweet honey/toffee toned package. Highly drinkable with a certain panache to it, next to no alcohol detected, and complex in character. One of those six packs that tends to be not as well stocked as the surrounding ones in the cooler, and the store owner mentioned that they limit him on how many he can be allotted. Nugget Nectar is a great beer that is not available locally for me, but worth the effort to stock up on as it is worthy of the "beer archive" status in my garage fridge. Fans of IIPA would do well to try Troegs Perpetual IPA, which is of a different character

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been waiting a couple years to finally try this beer, so a big cheers to SliverX for sending this one over.

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 31 Jan 2013

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with good retention. Perfectly clear burnt orange in color with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A nice, full wisp remains until the end and leaves some good lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Caramel, melon and some pineapple notes on the nose. Citrus aromas with grapefruit and some light toffee as well. Aromatic and enticing.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee sweetness with some melon, citrus flavors and some piney bitterness at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of piney hops, lemon and grapefruit citrus flavors, hop bitterness and some nice toffee sweetness as balance. Very flavorful and wonderfully balanced. Excellent stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation, creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes rather dry. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This was well worth the wait. An excellent and enjoyable hoppy ale that went down way too easily. Would love to drink this on a regular basis and I envey those of you who do. Thanks again for the beers SliverX. This one comes highly recommended.

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,569 ratings
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