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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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, unknown date but should be pretty fresh. Served at around 45F. Thanks to Mark for this one!

Pours clear red/copper/amber with a three finger off-white light beige head that leaves drippy rings of lacing and settles to a small foamy cap.

Aroma is earthy, floral hops, a little citrus, a little pine, caramel and some fruit. Good, but not great strength.

Flavor is nice hops up front with citrus, pine, resinous hops, really nice bitterness, then moves on to more traditional Amber Ale qualities of some fruity malt and caramel. Finishes with more good bitterness and some sweetness, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, moderate to good carbonation.

Quite good, aroma is a little underwhelming, and frankly I don’t find this to be God’s gift to hopheads like some do, but still a real treat to get to try this. Miscategorized for sure...definitely more of a hopped-up Amber than IPA.

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4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into snifter purchased at whole foods.
Bottled on 02-08-13 Batch# 130121 "ten days old"

Appearance-nice amber color, minimal white head that's disappeared very quickly, a little lacing down the sides of the glass. 3.75

Aroma-citrus, grapefruit, orange, dried apricot, lemon. 4

Taste-grapefruit up front but not as heavy as the aroma would lead on, hint of orange and lemon, brown sugar, call me crazy but black cherry warhead candy. 4

Feel-bitter and drying, light bodied, medium hops, I could drink this all day. 4.5

Overall-while I think this is a solid solid beer, I really don't understand the hype this one gets. It's got a fairly high abv and is drinkable as hell but nothing that wows me. I'm on the fense about buying this one again, for the price you could get more value but this would be a perfect beer to take to a party that everyone should enjoy. 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a really good beer. It's more of an IPA than a basic amber ale. It just happens to be pretty dark for an IPA.

This flavor of this beer basically is hoppy with a citrus side to it. I like the idea but honestly I wish that the citrus flavor was dialed back just a bit. Both the strong bitterness from the hops and acidity from the citrus flavor is a bit too complex. At 93 IBUs it doesn't really need as much citrus that is in it. I'm not sure if it's from the hops or if they added orange peel or coriander. It's complex enough where it won't pair well with too many foods because all the different flavors will clash. It's a pretty good beer, but I won't be buying it again.

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4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 1/24/ less then a month old.

Appearance...true to the's amber in color..looks like honey in the glass with about 1 finger off white head...didn't leave much lacing on the glass..yet still a pretty brew

Smell: Citrus for sure...I picked up mostly tangerine and a little grapefruit..but mostly tangerine..sweet tangerine..very pleasant..after tasting I went back for another whiff and picked up a honey scent as well.

taste...honey and tangerine and a little grapefruit..true to the nose

Feel: Medium to full...syrupy with moderate to low carbonation

Overall: Great beer..worth seeking out and purchasing a 6er at minimum. I really don't have much to compare it to since I don't drink ambers, ever actually, yet I liked this one.

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4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a perfect pint glass.

A- 1 finger, thick off-white head. Head lingers for a while, leaving thick lacing on sides of glass. Beer is a brilliantly clear Medium Amber, leaning more towards toffee colored than amber.

S-Fresh fruit, strawberries, pine. Very aromatic and intoxicating.

T-Big robust bitterness, which hides the 7.5% ABV well. A little tang from the alcohol is present, but not overwhelming. GRAPEFRUIT, GRAPEFRUIT, GRAPEFRUIT! A lot of tropical fruit on the finish, then turns bone dry. Very sippable and refreshing.

M- Carbonation seems normal. Tons of body from maltiness and a nice bitter bite. Alcohol warms but doesn't become cloying or hot.

O- This beer knocks my socks off everytime I have one. It is really a fantastic accomplishment and I can't say a single thing bad about this beer. If you are looking for a round bitterness, a crisp dry ale with so much flavor it seems impossible; this is for you.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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