Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a clear medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film and medium collar with good spotty lacing.

The aroma was right up front with a bold hoppiness (pine, citrus and floral) along with a light grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a pronounced fruity ester (pineapple and apple).

The taste was lightly malty with a mild caramel sweetness and a hint of citrus at first, and then became intensely hoppy with a huge grapefruit presence and a slight fruitiness appearing towards the finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel hoppiness lingering on for quite a while longer.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a dry texture and a carbonation that was just beyond soft.

Overall I found this to be a really fantastic Amber Ale with a ton of flavor and an extremely smooth and easy drinkability, which did a great job of hiding all notion of the high ABV. This is definitely a brew I will partake of again…

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into my Stone Brewery pint glass. Pours a nice golden brown color with a beautifully smooth and fluffy white head. Smell isn't very strong, but is very sweet. It smells almost like peach (or nectarine to be more appropriate). The bitterness and sweetness are very well balanced here with just a hint of pine aftertaste. Mouth quite smooth and tastes very crisp and refreshing. Not very heavy either. After hearing so much about this ale, I have to agree, this is a great tasting beer. Incredibly different. I would recommend this to not only hopheads, but any beer advocate out there.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nugget Nectar is the liquid gods imbibe. It tastes as gorgeous as it looks. The smell is more intoxicating than it's ethanol. It's olfactory properties is like a forest nymph puking up lemons. It's piney, citrusy with a dash of floral hops, all at once. When it hits your tongue, it's the Bunny Ranch of parties in your mouth. If you see it in the store, buy it. As close to perfection of a hoppy beer I've encountered.

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A: A light copper colored beer with great clarity. The persistant head is made of rocky, off-white foam with an orange hue.

S: Moderately strong hops aroma of citrus, pineapple and some resinous pine. The malt brings moderately-light biscuit and caramel aromas. The light alcohol note is foral and soft.

T: Bitter hop bliss on the first sip with a moderately-high hops bitterness and high hops flavors again mostly citrus and pineapple with some pine. A bit of malt character is able to make itself know under all the hops being initially sweet followed by some caramel character. The balance is pretty strongly towards the bitter but there is some malt sweetness for support. The finish is dry with a linger hop bitterness and piney, citrus flavors in the aftertaste. A slight touch alcohol sweetness towards the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a moderately-strong level of carbonation. A slight alcohol warmth in the back of the throat.

O: This beer brings out a huge amount of citrus hops character with more malt character and a bit less bitterness than a typical American IPA and is a go to favorite for the hops lover in me. If you like hops you should get your hand on this.

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 8,552 ratings.
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