Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Imperial 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of coombuyah26
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Samichlaus tulip. Pours a really nice, deep red color, with a solid head. Smells of straight hop resin, and pine. The smell does nothing to prepare you for the taste when it hits your tongue--amazingly powerful! I was really glad to find that this was a heavily hopped beer with real malt balance, unlike so many other extremely hoppy beers. The balance and mouthfeel are where this one really shines: a perfect amount of malt to back up all those piney hops, and a decently heavy mouthfeel, but not one that makes the beer heavy overall. Honestly, I had trouble putting this down and before I knew it had downed most of it. Definitely worth picking up as much of it as your fridge/wallet will allow!

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

Tanks JD!

Pour is a nice amber with a small head. The smell is full of juicy citric hops. Lemon zest and orange juice. Theres a nice hint of resinous hoops with some citrus and pine hops in the nose and taste. Its so balanced, and one hell of an amber ale. The sweet malt backbone reminds me of Lake Erie Monster. Powdery sweet.

Ive had it before, and I can see why its so highly rated.

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

Appearance: Deep reddish-brown, light tan head. Looks like a whiskey almost. Very nice color and appearance.

Smell: Like a nice lighter IPA. Not overpowering killer hops. Sweet as well. Nothing unbelievable, nothing wrong here.

Taste: Bitter and sweetness very well complemented. Not a heavy or overpowering IPA, although it is fairly rich. The hops are grapefruit and pine. The malt just hits the top of the throat, but gives way towards the bitterness. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Low on carbonation. Not as heavy on mouthfeel as I was expecting. Not especially great.

Overall: This is good, very good even, but I was kind of expecting mindblowing from the reputation. It is a strong red ale and solid, enjoyable darker IPA-style beer.

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

Color of this beer is beautiful. Amber with gold highlights.extremely clear for an ale. Unique. Nose is very malty but with some zesty american hops and caramel fragrance.
This has got to be one of the most balanced american ipas out there. Very malty with caramel and bready notes in the start. Piney fruity hops in the middle. Great mouthfeel. Juicy. Pairs well with almost any food with flavor. This beer is up there as one of the best amber ipa's I've had.

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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adam's pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear copper/amber hue with a short one-finger off-white head. A nice amount of lacing lines the glass as I drink.

Smell: Juicy as fuck. The name really reigns supreme, it smells just like pear or peach nectar with a subtle malt undertone, as well as a subtle hop spiciness.

Taste: Delicious. It's a very hop-forward brew, juicy tasting and with a light malt backbone. The 7.5 percent alcohol is non-existent, with a moderate bitterness to it. It's really something how the beer is so hop-forward, yet not insanely bitter.

Mouthfeel: A nice mouthfeel; moderate bodied and light carbonation. I'd give it an even higher score if it had a bit more carbonation to it, though.

Overall: An amazing brew that I'm glad to have finally tried. It seems more like an IPA than an amber/red ale, but fans of both kinds will enjoy this for sure. This is one hell of a beer.

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4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle date was smudged, but I believe it was 3/24, which would make this bottle a week old. Very excited upon seeing this. Poured into my Duvel tulip on a grey Sunday afternoon.

A: Solid amber hue with a small white head. Very clear.

S: Pine all over the place. Good amount of caramel and butterscotch as well. Needed to be reminded that this isn't an IPA, but an Imperial Amber instead.

T: Pine, resin, some malt. Some more of that caramel sweetness coming into the taste as well.

M: Very smooth and drinkable. Have a six pack in the fridge that I feel like I could finish one after the other. At 7.5%, probably wouldn't be a good idea.

O: Maybe not worth the hype in my perspective, but still a very good beer overall. I will have no qualms finishing my 6er.

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Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,673 ratings