Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Nugget NectarNugget 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  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled dated 3/21/12; Consumed 6/23/12.

Poured into a shaker pint. Nice aroma coming off of this one, noticeable upon the pour. As advertised, pours a medium amber with a half-inch of wite head. Looks & tastes bit more carbonated than expected. Mouthfeel is a bit heavier than expected. Well balanced between hops & malt, with a lingering bitterness.

Overall: above average & well worth trying!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle bought in New York and brought back to Sweden.

A: Pours a dark amber colored beer into the glass. The warm white head is two finger high with lots of uneven bubbles. It leaves massive lacings on the glass.

S: Smells a lot of fresh citrus. Grapefruit, oranges, red grapefruit, pines, apricots, raisins and a bit of honey. I can also find sweet cookies from the malts. Dried fruit at the end. Wonderful!

T: The taste is hoppy up front. I find the taste to be more towards oranges, apricots and pine than grapefruit. There is some toffee somewhere in the middle of the sip. It is also quite spicy and herbal at the end.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Feels smooth and wonderful to drink.

O: I had high expectations on this one. I'm glad that it did not disappoint me even a bit. It is a fantastic beer that I wish I could have more often than I'm going to be.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012, been in the fridge for 10 weeks, poured into pint glass.

A-Orange/amber with minimal white head.

S- Spicy with a little citrus.

T- Hop bite up font with strong malt sweetness and a pleasantly bitter finish.

M- Medium body with buttery, lingering finish.

O- Not as good as when brewery-fresh, but still very good all around. I remember it being more crisp and less sweet in previous tastings. Minimal lacing contrasts to distinct lacing when very fresh. Transcendent when fresh, still very good after a couple of months.

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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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4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had heard the hype, but still wasn't prepared for how excellent this beer really is.

Looks like a red ale should. Massively bubbly, and rising continually.

Smells of nugget through and through.

Flavor is hop punch up front. Popping with citrus mixed with piney flavor. Hops wash over the palate throughout. Slightly drying at end.

Mouthfeel is perfect for style. Carbonation also is appropriate.

Overall, this may be my favorite IPA. And I am a huge Stone fan, so this says a lot. Highly recommended. If I knew how great this beer was, I would have bought a case OR two.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Small amount of head with an aggressive pour but directly from the fridge but does form good lacing. Clear golden color.

Smell - light hop smell with citrus notes. Smell some caramel malts as well.

Taste & Mouth - just the right amount of carbonation, starts with caramels and finishes with hops, which hang around for a while. Very smooth.

Overall - Overall this is a very good beer. The hops are balanced with the caramel malt and lead to a very good beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,649 ratings