Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#454
Reviews:
2,575
Ratings:
8,661
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,432
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Ratings: 8,661 |  Reviews: 2,575
Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a rich amber color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of off white, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular, aroma of malt, hops, citrus, pine, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a pinch of pine resin (fleetingly so), a ton of malt (pervasively so), a fair shot of hops, a hint of caramel, light citrus notes (lemon), and some tropical fruit (mango). Kind of a one-note flavor - it seems a like a malt bomb to me - that only partially succeeds. Not terrible, but underwhelming.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a vibrant finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Like a lot of Troegs' beers I've tried, this one is overrated. It's not bad, but not great either.

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Photo of bella1956
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

looks like a typical amber but just a little darker. smells of citrus, some mango and a little piney. this years batch didn't impress me as much as previous year but is still delicious with hints of citrus, mango and herbal qualities to it. Overall a a very drinkable ale that I could drink forever.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mfigueroa713
3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RollDamnTide
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.52/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RodSmith
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HellEsanddoglover7
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tremendously crafted ale

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

Photo of MoMaMe
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little dissapointed after getting this due to the high ratings.

Color is a medium to dark amber - very clear. Medium head that dissapates quickly.

What struck me was an overwhelming malty, caramel,burnt sugar, sweetness, yet not a lot of flavor. For me, this was too sweet, and it lacked the citrusy and piney notes that are typical for an IPA.

Not a bad beer by any means, and it's worth a try as it's different and the sweetness is distinctive, but I probably won't ever get this one again.

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Photo of PDinunzi
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of lebriarjr
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amsage19
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of themayorkoch
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yoshie
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of longarm
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: clear amber hue with average carb for an amber/ipa

Aroma. Wet forest soil, Pine, grapefruit. Even an unexpected a weird hint of maybe dandelion?

This beer just shines when consumed. Not too dry, nice malt backbone to support heavy dose of hops. I love how the ubiquitous but unloved Nugget hop is front and center.

Slightly cloying MF.

Overall: just a nice rounded out amber ale. This has been a solid hoppy seasonal for years and continues to impress.

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Photo of evostudios12
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SteveO419
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,661 ratings