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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours nice transparent red amber with a foamy off white head with good retention.
S-Predominately citrus and pine from the hops, with the malt lingering in the background
T-More pine up front with a hint of citrus and the malt providing a ton of balance but not lending alot of flavor until the finishes where it is dry and slightly sweet with more pine as the aftertaste.
M-Medium bodied
O-extremely well balanced beer with excellent hop flavor. Will most certainly have again

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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper orange. A khaki head is thick and compact. Laces the glass nicely. It is very clear.

S - Strong floral fragrance of the hops. Caramel malt notes and fruity esters. Smells like it is going to be sweet.

T - A hop pungency smacks me in the mouth. Makes me think of a ton of Simcoe hops though the label mentions nugget, warrior and tomahawk. I never have homebrewed with nugget as a finishing hop so maybe this is the dominant flavor of nugget? Caramel malts help to balance the crazy hop bitterness and flavor. This does finish relatively dry which is nice.

M - Sticky and full. Alcohol warmth is straightforward. Carbonation is medium to med high.

O - A very nice and aggressive ale. I love the hop flavor and bitterness.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours an incredibly clear amber color. There is a two finger head of off-white foam that fades relatively quickly, leaving thick curtains of lace.

S: The smell is deep, earthy pine and some sweet orange. There is also a good bit of caramel and toffee.

T: Much maltier than I had anticipated and really well balanced. The toffee malt flavor is backed up by resinous orange citrus hops. There is a decided herbal, almost floral flavor as well. After a quick sip or two in succession, there is notable alcohol heat which lingers at the back of my mouth. The finish is fairly clean with just mild bitterness and alcohol.

M: A very smooth and full mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft and mild.

O: A well balanced beer. This is my first time drinking it and I expected more of a hop bomb. The hops give a specifically orange flavor, not just any citrus which is somewhat unique. The mouthfeel is superb; smooth and creamy.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

this thing pours a perfect golden red, amber even. the head is creamy and smooth the smell is a tamed hop sense with some with some sweet sugary fruitiness. the hops show up right away and then slide into a blanket of warm slightly fruity and almost nutty sweetness. there is a perfect balance. i would say it is some chronic nuggets indeed. the mouthfeel is very sticky and a slight lack of carbonation by this point for me. overall i was a little doubtful about this one but i'm happy i got it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled 3/15/12. tulip glass. thanks to WagonCircler for this one!

a - pours a deep amber color with a thin cap of tan foam on top. head retention is good and the foam leaves thin rings of lacing in the glass.

s - toffee, orange citrus, faint berry, honey.

t - definitely a hop bomb but the bitterness remains...undercover. sweet in exactly the right way. toffee malt first then lots of fruity esters. i'm getting notes of orange, grapefruit, berry and also a honey like richness. there is ample bitterness to balance this one but it never takes over your palate the way many other highly hopped beers do. faint alcohol heat in the finish.

m - heavier side of medium in body with enough carbonation to keep that in check. slightly slick from the hop oils. fine co2 profile.

o - a very well executed beer and quite enjoyable. there's a reason this is on the beers of fame list. puts many double ipas i have had to shame. worth seeking out.

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