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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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottled in Feb.

Pours: Orange/golden color with 1.5 light khaki finger head.

S: medium aroma of citrus, hops, pine, biscuity flakey bread. Caramel notes sliver through as well.

T: Solid hop bitter but not over powering, slight citrus, caramel malty backbone. Slight juicy grapefruit with a slight bready after taste. Really fantastic stuff.

M: Medium bodied, juicy feeling, ideal carbonation with a refreshing bitter clean finish. Slight sweetness lingers on the palate.

O: Fantastic beer that lives up to the hype and delivers some interesting unique flavors. Imperial HOPPY amber would be a better category. More toned down sweet American Strong Ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: translucent copper. A nice 1 inch head with great retention and lacing. If you served my an imperial amber this would be the standard for appearance. Not sure what could possibly be improved upon. It is what I thought it was.

Smell: strong hop aroma. Very light citrus. I love hoppy beers but really don't like the pine aromas/tastes that are making their way into so many brews these days. The absence of any pine aroma is a big time plus for me. Again the aroma sets the bar for me in this style. I'm nitpicking but just a little something extra to give more complexity would be nice.

Taste: strong hop characteristic but not overpowering. Slight citrus notes in middle and finish. Very balanced hop profile throughout. Bitter finish but again not overpowering. Just a great well balanced hop flavor. Again I'm nitpicking but maybe a little something to give more complexity would be nice. But this is just a great straight forward hoppy amber. Just executes its simplicity to perfection.

Mouthfeel: light and refreshing. Great for welcoming in spring. The hips and bitterness leave your mouth tingling wanting more.

Just a great simple hoppy amber. Executes the style perfectly. Great to see a brewery executing with simplicity rather than just making crazy brews that don't work. Definitely a yearly purchase in February.

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

Bottled 012913

A: Pours an amber color with a fingers worth of head that slowly settles to a cap that retains for a while

S: Floral and lightly fruity hops along with a good malt backbone that lends some caramel and spicy notes

T: Follows the nose. Floral, fruity, and slightly earthy hops with a light caramel sweetness from the malts. Also get a light crackery pepper in the background from the malts

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Definitely a top-tier amber ale. Nice and hoppy with a nice balance of maltiness. Great seasonal beer that is always in demand in the spring. Highly recommended if you like ambers or IPAs

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3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into GI pint

Pour: Beautiful crazy burnt orange with awesome reddish hues on the edges. The foamy off white 2 finger head stuck around for a long time leaving a huge amount of lacing behind. The clarity on this beer is stunning actually.

Smell: Resinous, oily pine hop greets the nostrils first with a slight touch of grapefruit. There is a sweetness in the background reminiscent of caramel and a bit of light toasted malts.

Taste: Pine hop hits the front of the tongue first with its bitterness and I do get some of the citrus notes (grapefruit) also. It is bitter but not overly bitter since the amber ale qualities even things out with a slight sweet caramel and malty finish. It finishes very dry actually and leaves the palate ready for the next sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium and sticky with a moderate level of carbonation. Like noted in the taste it has a very drying finish making it highly drinkable.

Overall: Nice easy drinking balanced beer. Not too bitter but enough to know that you are drinking a beer claiming to be 93ish I.B.U.'s

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Month old can
Look:Crystal Clear, ruby red, nice white head, lacing
Aroma: Citrus, pine, and tropical hops slight malt
Taste: Starts sweet, finishes bitter. Bitterness slightly lingers, feels like resin coats the mouth, citrus fruit (mostly orange a little grapefruit), a little tropical tasting (not really any particular fruit), piney, light caramel,a little cherry like flavor that I also get in torpedo (centennial hops?), and the slightest taste of alcohol as it warms up.
Feel: Smooth, perfect thickness for what it is. Not watery, but not thick. It works well for this beer. Its not quite a sipper, but rather a slower drinking beer.
Overall: A well made beer. There are some similarities between this and SN Torpedo I like this better, but I taste similarities. I am happy to have tried this again. The last time I tried it was a couple of years ago. This might end up being a yearly drink for me. Its a nice treat.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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