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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Ratings: 8,564 |  Reviews: 2,551
Photo of Cvescalante
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No nonsense review...

A- amber, one finger head, good lacing

S- herbal, floral, citrus, sweet malt.

T- same as the aroma.. sweet malt balances the bitterness well, nice citrus as well

M- medium bodied, nice and smooth

O- Great brew. I'd say it kinda lives up to the hype

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottling; into a chalice

A: bright amber orange beer with tiny little bubbles visible; finger of pale head that left laces and motes down the glass

S: maltiness and hoppiness vie for supremacy - earthy, herbal, and floral hops win

T: caramel-ish malty base suggestive of biscuit and honey; Nugget, Warrior, and Tomahawk hops provide a wonderful hop blend with notes of citrus, pine, and bitter delights

M: light, crisp, fresh, bright; some sparkle and some smoothness

O: super-easy drinking - a great Imperial red for lovers of the hop

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Photo of Treb0R
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 Fresh Release

Better this year than in the past four years. I would have rated it 4.00 overall during that time.

Sticky lacing, moderately high carbonation, 1 finger off white head, and a very beautiful crystal clear orange-red body.

In 2013, NN is more hoppier and drier, with more of a dank focus of Tomahawk. The dankness cuts through the bitter grapefruit and floral orange citrus of Warrior and Nugget, followed by fresh pine sap of Simcoe, and then some fruity Palisade on the backend.

Troegs, write this one down! You have finally come close to almost perfecting Nugget Nectar. I still think more dryhops would help.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of XpensiveBieros
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Great amber/burnt orange color w/a fairly thin cream colored head

S - Welcoming hop aroma with fresh orange peel and hint of yeastiness

T - A good combination of hops, medium bodied with citrus notes, other light fruits and a touch of caramel

M - Medium body and well carbonated

O - Borderline excellent for its style, well balanced, flavors do lean a bit toward the simpler end of things, but it's very delicisous. After some time in the glass the aromas mellow a bit. An amber that drinks like an definiation a perfect change of pace!

***Poured from the bottle into a tulip

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very clear copperish color with .5 finger head

S: Decent amount of piney grassy smell. Expected more aromatics from the hype.

T: Grassy crisp clean bitterness that seems to linger after you swallow. Nice balance of malt to balance the hops.

M: Pretty easy to drink with a light to mod body.

O: Lotta hops and the more I drank the more I really liked this beer. At first I wasn't sure this lived up to the hype but as I continued to drink I became more and more impressed and glad I had 5 more to drink in the near future. Def worth getting your hands on. Also, what a great name!

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Photo of gr0g
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Coppery-amber and slightly hazy. Poured a two finger head with above average retention, leaving a nice unbroken lace ring around the glass. Divinely hoppy aroma, bursting with citrus rind (orange, lemon) and mango notes. A little bit of piney/grassy aroma lurks in the background.

Big IBUs hit the palate at first. Pronounced bitterness, again with citrus rind coming to mind. There's a solid malt presence lurking underneath, bigger than many IPAs of this strength. The combination of malty sweetness and bitter, tropical citrus is excellent, yielding a near perfect balance between the two. Lots of hop oils and a moderately soft carbonation hit the mark precisely in terms of mouthfeel. No booziness at all on the way to a crisp, bitter finish.

The classification of Nugget Nectar as an "amber" is a bit suspect, as the raw IBUs and apparent bitterness put in squarely in the IPA camp. This is both quite hoppy and yet very well balanced, and while that's a pretty contradictory statement, Nugget Nectar seems to defy logic. Regardless of what you call it, it's one of the tastiest hoppy beers out there and must be tried. Extra points for not being priced in the stratosphere: under $12 for a sixer.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dougfur
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a fantastic light amber color, good head, very clear. Nice herbal hops on the nose and in the taste as well. It's got the character of an IPA, but a touch more malt and that works for me. Mouthfeel is good. I've been drinking NN for 4 years now and I find it to be a tad inconsistant. Some years are definitely better than others, but it's a very solid beer and I'll buy some each year.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of PaulD
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- very nice amber color, also very clear nice carbonation when swirled 1 finger head with nice lacing.

S - Pine notes and citrus come shining through

T - starts of sweet with and finishes dry very fruity

M- medium body with creamy trails

O - A very nice amber ale or IPA whatever it is, I liked it very much, will definatley enjoy more!!

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Photo of PatriotsRule
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a clear amber with great carbonation and frothy, lingering white head.
S: Hops to the dome with this one! Grassy citrus and pine notes dominate.
T: Tons of citrus, pine, hop resin out front, with a sort of biscuit-cookie aftertaste
M: Splendid smoothness! Really unbelievable how deliciously balanced this is.
O: For a hop bomb, this beer is surprisingly complex and extremely drinkable. The alcohol content is masked masterfully and the hop resin is slick and palatable, strong in character.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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