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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.87/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a distinct amber to red. Easily a finger or more of head on pour. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is all piney hops. The flavor is beautiful and addictive - piney yet malty, bitter yet malty - caramel and molasses. I've gone back to this beer many times this season as a closer for the night. Excellent.

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

12 oz bottle gifted from BostonRyan. Thanks! Unsure of the bottling date, he tells me it's pretty fresh though. I think maybe December? Poured into a 12 oz Bell's Tulip glass.

A: Dark red amber clear body with 2 finger cream white head with good retention and lacing.

S: Surprisingly, very sweet with malt and fruity hops, strawberries with some beets, cherries, orange, mango, a little grassy pine notes but fruit dominates the nose on this one.

T: Immediate bready taste with a sharp hop bite following quickly. Bitter throughout with a lingering on the tongue. Not really following the nose much, but a little sweetness on the back end can be picked out.

M: Average body, average carbonation, dry when it should be.

O: This is a hopped-up red ale. It accomplishes what it set out to do. Fans of bitterness and red ales will love this. Me... I prefer my amber/red ales smooth, easy drinking, not hard to throw back a 6-pack. I'm not sure that a super-hopped red ale is a style that I agree with. That being said, this tastes pretty good, I'd drink it again.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of robhbest
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Aaron for helping me land this long time want in a trade.

A: Deep amber in color, 1 finger tangerine colored head with good lacing.

S: Smells like you are sticking your head into a rainforest of fruits.

T: Wow the citrus characters are coming out, pineapple, grapefruit, mango. Smooth finish. Nice malt balance.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: I shared one tonight with a well known chef and friend. I told him to drink this one slow because it goes quick and when It's gone you'll have no more. He finishes his glass and looks at me and says, damn I wish I had more, that was the best review of beer i've ever heard! This beer is insanely drinkable, get as much as you can, while you can. Hoppy enough to satisfy you, calm enough to drink a lot of. World class brew in my book.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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

(Note: personal scoring system uses whole numbers, rounding down usually)

12oz bottle bottled 1/4/2013 batch #121119 poured into Bell's tulip glass and consumed today 3/7/2013. Thanks to powz87!

Aroma: Quite a lot of sticky-smelling sweetness making me think of caramel and toffee balanced nicely by a crisp, refreshing citrus/grapefruit aroma likely from the hops. Really nice smell that leans towards the malt portion of the brew. Just the way I like it. (4)

Colour: Pours a nice, clear amber colour with a 2cm white head that dissipates within a minute into a thick white collar. The lacing is sticky and lovely looking. (4)

Flavour: Boy this is a nice malty beer with a hoppy ending. I am really enjoying the caramel and sugary sweetness that only gets accentuated by the hoppy grapefruit bitterness that picks up halfway through and takes it all the way to the bitter end. A lot of beers have a lot of malt and a lot of hops- not a great many make the flavors from these contributions blend together this well. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: A crisp, medium-bodied beer with very good carbonation. A bit dry tasting despite being somewhat resinous but otherwise easily quaffable. Aftertaste is a reasonably intense bitter grapefruit that doesn't leave the tongue for minutes afterwards. (4)

Overall: Really a well-put together beer whose bitter quotient rivals that of many DIPAs. I could drink this every day if I could get Tröegs here. Luckily I'll be in Pennsylvania in another month so I'll make it a point to drink some more of this great brew! (4.25)

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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