Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar
8,564 Ratings
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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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Titans77
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on 2/15/13, bottled on 2/5/13.

A - Bronze/Copper/Orange with a good bit of carbonation and some nice lacing on top. That beautiful amber glow shows a little bit of alcohol legs where it touches the glass.

S - Big grapefruit, citrus, and pine notes up front with a hint of caramel maltiness and a bit of booze on the back end. Not as intense of an aroma as I was expecting after pouring it out. But when I first cracked open the bottle I could smell the beer with it a foot from my nose. Impressive.

T - WOW! Huge grapefruit and pine notes up front. Getting a mix of citrus flavors mid way through. The slightest taste of caramel malts is there, but only VERY slightly. Hops, hops and more hops for the big flavors.

M - Bitter and dry finish on this one. The booziness that I could smell is non existent. Every sip leaves you wanting more. Very solid.

O - Best beer I have had in 2013 so far. I expect Green Flash Palate Wrecker will compete with this beast. Easily a beer worth seeking out and buying a case of.

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Photo of Dirte1096
3.35/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Copper/amber in burnt honey. Minimal head and not much lacing on the glass.

S - Pretty underwhelming. Hop-forward for an amber ale. Sweet juicy hops. Some mango, peach, pineapple...your typical tropical fruit hops. Strong malt backbone to this one...very sweet caramel/molasses malts coming in distinguishing this imperial amber from the IPA category.

T - Follows the nose. Citrus hops up front...grapefruit and lemon...followed by the juicy hop flavors of mango, peach, and pineapple...maybe a touch of pine. Then the malts kick in with a strong molasses/caramel-type sweetness. Very sweet on the finish. I think Troeg's marketing division is taking alot of liberty claiming that this beer is in the "93ish IBU" range. Good but pretty underwhelming just like the nose.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Wouldn't mind a little more carbonation to liven up this beer a bit.

O - Man, this beer has a strong following where I live (Philly). People around here wet their pants when this beer is about to release and buy it up by the case as soon as it hits the shelves. I just don't understand the hype. There's also alot of confusion about the style when people rate this's not an IPA; it's an imperial amber ale. If it was an IPA it would have a hard time holding its own with the better IPA's out there, but because it belongs to a completely different category it fairs pretty well considering there aren't a ton of good, hoppy ambers out least compared to how many good hoppy IPA's exist. It's good...not in the same league as Lagunitas Lucky 13, but it's still a good imperial amber...nothing more. If you like the style, or if you like extremely balanced IPA's you will like this. Just don't buy into the's nowhere near one of the best beers out there.

Re-reviewed 1/24 - docking some points from my previous review...just don't think this beer is anything more than good. Sorry, just doesn't do anything impressive for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of AdamF625
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- Amber/orange translucent thin white bubbly head

S- citrus hops

M- light body, not overly carbed, frothy

T- bitter citrus grapefruit with a sublet sweet amber malt

O- excellent and unique beer. I will buy this over and over again. The Troeg brothers have a good thing going.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Treyliff
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- batch #130103, bottled 1/24/13, poured into a tulip glass. Pours a bright and vibrant amber/copper color with perfect clarity, big foamy white head with good retention that eventually reduces to a small sustaining layer, leaving thick patches if lace.

S- bright and fruity hops, picking up notes of grapefruit, pineapple and mango. Some grassy notes and slightly herbal. Just a touch of sweet malt.

T- citrusy and fruity hops up front leads way to a sweet maltiness, providing a bit of honey. The finish is dry-yet-sweet leaving a sharp hop bitterness, but balanced with a slightly toasted malt flavor.

M- medium bodied, low carbonation, silky mouthfeel with a smooth finish

O- for the style, it's easily the best I've had. It could almost be classified as a DIPA, the main difference being more of a sweet malt presence. It's definitely hop dominant but does provide a nice breadiness to the finish

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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Batch number printed on bottle is 130103.

A- Pours a clear amber/ dark orange color. A nice half finger or so of an off-white head quickly fades to some froth along the sides of the glass.

S- I expected more of a hop aroma given the name and description. Orange, grapefruit, and overall citrus notes are noted but not as prevalent as I thought it would have been.

T- The taste does much better than the smell did. Lots of citrus and pine hop notes. A slight sweet maltiness is there as well.

M- Well carbonated, hoppy and bitter, very dry finish. Easy to drink and refreshing.

This is my first beer from Troegs and it was a good one. I’m glad I finally got to try this one.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,564 ratings
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