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Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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: 8,568 |  Reviews: 2,551
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Cugabuh
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Just picked this up on February 4th 2013. It was released from the brewery on February 1st, so the hops still have a very nice, fresh character to them.

A: Beautiful amber color. Not hazy at all. I can see right through this red-orange beer and observe anything going in my room through the glass. The 1 finger head tapers off but leaves some nice residual lacing around the glass as you gobble this delicious drink down.

S: The hops are actually tamer than I expected them to be. They are balanced with a sweet, bready maltiness that stands out on the nose.

T: WOWZERS! This is a damn tasty beer! There's a hint of some citrus hops in there, but nothing like your typical centennial/cascade ipa. Instead they add a nice tropical fruity flavor - mango, pineapple, and the likes. This sweetness totally embraces the maltiness and makes a love sesh in your mouth.

M: Some light carbonation that matches well with this fairly light bodied beer (typical amber body). Certainly a chewiness in the beer that lingers for sometime. Your mouth will just be watering for more of this delicious godsend of a brew.

O: My only gripe is that it's not available year round. It's got a sweetness that works in the winter, but a body that could work in the summer. I'd drink this night and day 365 days of the year. It's that damn good.

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4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

FINALLY. Been waiting legit 2 years to try this. Grabbed a 6 pack from Redstone for 11.99

A: Pours a clear amber with a thick sandy colored head. Leaves nice lacing.

S; Mix of Grapefruit and Pine/herbal hops. Some caramel/molasses maltiness. overall smells like a C hop IPA.

T: Starts with a mix of grapefruit rind and pineyness. Then a nice smooth malt backbone comes through. Finishes so sweet, pineapple, mango, tropical, kiwi honey, caramel, bubblegum. Lotta different flavors going on. Some herbal/floral bitterness as well. Bitter but so well balanced.

M: A tad syrupy/creamy and a great chew. . Medium to low carbonation. Crazy sessionable, i could hae 4/5 of these without blinking.

O: This is really f-ing good, the finishing flavors are insane. Drinks like a malty IPA, tons of different flavor profiles going on. I dont need DIPAs and RIS, I need this.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 1/30/13. Super fresh.

A: clear, amber, tight white head, disappears quickly.
S: pine, citrus, some sweetness.
T: balanced hop flavor with the malt base, finished dry.
M: coats the mouth in a muted resinous deliciousness
O: this beer is definitely good. It's my first time having it, with a name like nugget nectar I was expecting a beer with greater hop presence, but then again, it's an amber not an IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Doc_Hops
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Wonderfuly deep amber/copper beer with a tall white head that's leaving a nice lacing

S- Lot'ts of citrus here, mostly grapefruit with a little spice.

T- You can definitely tell this is an Imperial Amber and not a straight IPA given the strong malt base this beer has. A burst of Nugget, Warrior, and Tomahawk hops give this beer some bite too.

M- A little thin for my liking, but at the same time, given the style, it is quite crisp!

O- Ahh the sweet Nectar... I look forward to it every year... and that is why i buy a few cases.

Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle into a pint glass

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

You had this beer. Write a review.

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle

Appearance: Gorgeous amber with tons of carbonation yielding a huge 2 finger head that isn't going anywhere. Lacing is intense.

Smell: Grapefruit and orange dominate with some subtle mango and bready malt. There is also a metallic element to the smell I can't quite put my finger on.

Taste: Malt and subtle caramel blend nicely over some crisp, citrusy hops that are brought to the forefront at the end as the malt profile drops. The ending is a bittersweet finish that is very well balanced, with malt and hops equally evident. My only complaint is the slight metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and super quaffable, not much lacking here.

Overall: This is a great brew, I just take off minor points for the slightly metallic aftertaste I always seem to get from it that lingers into the finish. Other than that it's a solid, sessionable release I pick up every year.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,568 ratings
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