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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4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottling date appears to be 01-25-13, poured into nonic pint.

A: 1.5 finger, rocky, egg-white head, very slowly fading leaving gorgeous lacing. Deep, dark, pretty amber-copper tones. This is a great looking beer.

S: Woody-citrus northwest hop aroma and not much else.

T: A surge of grapefruit and pine: tart citrus fading to bittersweet and fresh-cut pine compete for flavor dominance. Soft, smooth and sweet caramel malts follow to balance things out. Finishes clean with long lasting hop bitterness and sweet malt.

M: Tickling carbonation, but nothing too harsh. Crisp and clean with a thin mouthfeel.

O: Exactly what one would expect in an "imperial amber": lots of hop bitterness with tons of amber malt backbone. Not my favorite style, but this is definitely a solid brew that’s certain to please the hopheads looking for something a little different.

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

Finally found a pack of these in Toledo - the search is finally over. Pours a sickeningly perfect copper color with crazy-exceptional clarity. A big, foamy, eggshell head posts up on top of the beer and lasts seemingly for days. Amazing traces of lacing on the way down as carbonation bubble streams continuous flow from bottom to top. This beer looks stunning.

The aroma starts off with strong, weedy hops that jump up and spike your nostrils. Resinous, oily, and mildly dank. There is a good amount of caramel malt to be noted, providing a perfectly sound and balanced sweetness to the hoppy bitterness. Biscuits, roses, grass, and toffee are all things I would compare this aroma to. Lots more going on here than you might think from the first whiff. The hops gets stronger and the malts get sweeter - this is starting to make my mouth water.

Nugget Nectar contains an extremely solid, seemingly 50/50 mix of "bitter hop rush" and "sweet malt balance", right out of the gate - this is a very good sign. The hop profile consists of pine resin, hop oils, slight dankness, and mild grass flavors. The malts are packed with caramel, bread, and mild toffee. The execution of flavor envelopment between "bitter" and "sweet" is nearly flawless, as each contributor brings a nearly equal amount to the table, making this an unbelievably drinkable beer. After taking several sips, my mouth is left with a leafy resin and heavily soaked bread - once again, in nearly perfect harmony. Medium bodied, carbonated well, slightly sticky and coating to the palate.

There's no denying that this may be one of the best executed "reds" or "amber ales" out there. Hoppy enough for hop-heads, yet balanced enough for people afraid of D/IPAs. So damn drinkable it's nuts. This stuff needs to make its way to Michigan, pronto.

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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