Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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: 8,584 |  Reviews: 2,553
Photo of captaincoffee
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep copper amber with smaller than expected head that leaves good lace. Nose is muted compared to expectations. Malt is well present and the hops are certainly West coast style with some resin, but doesn't pop like you'd expect from a highly ranked beer. Taste is fuller, with lots of pine and resin along with the amber malts and some stone fruits. Overall, a very good beer that didn't quite meet the very high expectations.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taigor
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FIN
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz can gifted by a friend - canned 3/27/17

Pours a clear deep reddish amber color with plenty of carbonation and a 3 finger fluffy head

Aroma is vaguely tropical with some cracker notes. This intensifies as the beer warms up and a very strong alcohol aroma grows with temperature as well.

Taste is sweet malt up front but fading into a more citrusy, resinous, bit of candy taste at the end - sort of like a wekly flavored lemon hard candy. Bitterness is present but does not overwhelm, inter-playing well with the malt. Once warmed up there is a strong alcohol burn but the flavor of the beer still wins over the battle.

Feel is a little sticky and heavy at first like an amber should be but it settles out to a very fresh and bright feel at the end. Very unusual and probably one of the reasons this beer rates so well.

I was pleased to finally be able to try this famous classic. It does not disappoint its reputation. A real treat.

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Photo of Phishagonia
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can in to snifter. Gorgeous amber and faint red color, with small to medium sized head. A bit of sticky lacing is present. Smell is of slightly bitter hops, a little pine, and some warm alcohol. The taste is fairly well balanced by malts considering the 93 ibus. I get more hoppy pine notes around the edges as this one finishes. Oddly enough, I did not taste much of the citrus notes that others have mentioned. Either way, this is one of my favorite offerings by Troegs, I will be getting this on an annual basis!

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Photo of htown_engineer
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass because that was all I had clean. Nice clear amber color with a slight head that dissapated fairly quickly. I immedatly got the classic hop smell with a slight pine. The taste is malty up front but then quickly follows through with citrus/ pine. For a 93 IBU it wasn't very bitter, it was crisp and refreshing and so smooth. Overall I loved it, wish I could get this in Texas every year and not just as an extra in a trade. Glad I got the opportunity to try it!

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Photo of daliandragon
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The famously hard to get (my brother says they made more this year) specialty of PA. Decent head leaving impressive lacing. Nose is mostly hoppy with pine and medicine but there is some underlying balance.

Really impressive melange of serious hop bonafides yet extremely drinkable and balanced. Ridiculously poundable for 7.5; these just slide down with no effort. There are malts here, they just get shadowed by pine and sweet citrus everywhere they go. Smooth as heck. I see why this is so highly regarded.

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Photo of npachl
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of geeves
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light amber color with a head that fades fairly quickly. It is very aromatic with hints of citrus and fruits. Great flavor with plenty of hops and citrus taste. One of the best IPA's i have had.

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Photo of TurboBrew
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of mike22ne
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lovely golden amber with a two finger cream colored head produced by an aerated pour out of the can. Aromas are balanced between a caramel malty sweetness and a floral and resinous hop character -- reminiscent of Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA. Taste largely follows the nose: it's not hard to tell this is an amber ale given the sweet caramel malt flavors, but it is backed up by a flavorful bouquet of fruity and floral hops that pushes this brew close to DIPA territory. Not much earthy, herbal, or resinous hops that I can taste, despite what is said on the packaging. Great mouthfeel, balance of flavors, and semi-dry finish. Well worth (at least) one sixer when available!


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Photo of Nhoelzen
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of handyandy
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Deep amber, one inch of head, little to no lacing.
S: Very citrusy with a hint of pine.
T: A bit of citrus/grapefruit with more pine than I expected.
F: Medium to even light feel. Carbonation is on point.
O: Best Troegs beer I've had so far. Nice and refreshing beer, very well balanced. I originally only got one bottle as the six-packs seem a little pricey, but I could definitely see myself spending the money in the future.

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Photo of AlehouseVanHouten
3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJB13
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Freshest by 05 19 17 printed on the label.
12 oz. Bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

Poured a nice clear amber with two fingers of cream colored, thick and and foamy, lasting head. Moderate aroma of piney hops, bready malts and some hints of citrus. Hoppy and bitter all the way through but nicely balanced with malts and a touch of caramel sweetness. Finishes crisp with a little heat. The body is on the low side of medium with good, but not too high, carbonation.

The bitterness and ABV are well above the style guidelines but that won't stop me from drinking it. I'm not a judge anyway. This is a good one, definitely one you have to try.

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Photo of MFMB
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A dark Amber with a white head. Nose is of caramel malts, light pine and very light citrus. Taste of Malts, caramel, toffee, light orange and pine. Medium body with a silky and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Has a nice crisp bitter finish, almost grainy but very good.

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Photo of JustinAbs
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark amber with large fluffy head that sticks around.
Smell: Caramel, toffee, lemon, orange, tropical flavors. Good balance between malt and hops, but the malt dominates.
Taste: Caramel, toffee, lemon, and orange with some pleasant bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Fairly complex for an amber.
Overall: A classic amber. Well balanced and more hoppy than any amber I've had.

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Photo of jacknyr08
4.76/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dmecca
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,584 ratings
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