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Tröegs 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:
#423
Reviews:
2,551
Ratings:
8,568
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,426
Gots:
1,913
Trade:
25
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Ratings: 8,568 |  Reviews: 2,551
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a brilliant amber with 2 fingers of fluffy off-white head. Excellent clarity and head retention. A good layer of lacing clings to the side of the glass. Low carbonation.

N: Welcome to Citrus Heaven. Tangerine, navel orange, clementine, papaya, mango, lemon, sugary caramel and hints of pine.

T: Apricot, tangerine, papaya, lemon and navel orange are upfront. Mid-palate brings in clementine, mango and a hint of pineapple along with caramel and candy sugar to balance everything out. Finishes with notes of resinous pine and green florals.

M: Medium-full bodied, silky, juicy, smooth, clean and simply mouthwatering.

O: Because I like trying new beers I'm not one to normally buy a six pack of anything; or several for that matter. Troegs Nugget Nectar seems to be one of the few exceptions in my case. When the season comes around for these I seem to buy a six pack every week until it's gone.

After a few years and numerous taste bud changes, Nugget Nectar still remains as one of my all time favorite beers.

Exceptional drinkability. Incredibly juicy and balanced with only a modest bitter edge. Indeed world class.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle, thanks to my buddy Rob, into a shipyard tulip.

A- pours a nice, slightly burnt orange amber with a finger of off white head, that dissapates nicley and leaves sticky lacing, no haze to this beer, very translucent. A nice looking beer.

S- tropical fruity hops, caramel, a nice hop aroma, could be a little more pungent.

T- a nice citrus, hop and caramel balance, nice amber body, everything works together very well here, very well rounded. A bit of resinous pine mixed in there, nicley done.

M- medium body, with light/medium carbonation, nice and drinkable, with a slightly dry bitter finish, a bit resinous.

O- a great beer, one I greatly look forward too every year.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of quirkzoo
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ericdixon for my first taste of this sweet nectar.

Pours a bright mahogany with only a wisp of white head. The aroma is not quite what I was expecting. The hops are potent but not in the sweet citrus arena. Instead I get deep sticky resin pine that was mixed with thick dark caramel and two cranks of a pepper mill. I really like that this displays a different end of the hop spectrum than is usually used. The taste is really nice. The thick dark caramel malts really create a solid thick base for the strongly herbal spicy hops to jump off from. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, not quite imperial stout thick, but definitely thicker than anIPA. Overall I really like this unique beer. It feels like a hybrid combining the best elements of a strong amber ale, with the hop forwardness of an IPA. Definitely worth seeking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a blood red copper hue with a finger of slightly off-white head and a solid coat of lacing.

Smells of sweet caramel malts with a good earthy hop bite to balance it out.

Starts out with a strong caramel tinged bread flavor. Strong pine/earth hops take over and more than compensate for the sweetness.

Thick and chewy almost like nectar. Fantastic mouthfeel.

One of my first forays into craft beer and one I go back to every year. There's a lot going on here yet it somehow it all ties together well. Absolutely one of the best easily accessible beers available.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: Unknown (6-pack no mention)
Opened: 03-20-2012

Poured into an American Flag laden pint glass.

A: A thick two-fingered head that retains well covers a clear cedar-amber ale.

S: A blunt fruity hop aroma is present. Nothing too strong; a dark impending hoppy fragrance.

T: A full blend of hops that blankets the tongue. No sharpness to the bite of the hops but an evenly thick bitterness that bluntly covers the taste buds. A delectably sweet malt flavor corresponds well with the power of the hops.

M: A very crisp elegance to the mouthfeel. excellent.

Ov: This is a must-have beer for a hops-lover. One of my personal favorites. It is a strong hoppy flavor that is the perfect amount of 'whelming'.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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1.81/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Nice clear, dark amber color. 1/2" head leaves quite a bit of lacing.

Hardly any aroma whatsoever. What's going on here? Maybe just a little alcohol scent.

Tastes malty with a very slight hop bitterness.

Thin, but still carbed.

I don't know what happened to this beer. It's basically non-existent. Very disappointed.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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