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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mattbk
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%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of palma
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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Photo of CowsCanBark
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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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1/5  rDev -76.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of vobr0002
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- perfect bronze amber color, crystal clear, big white head that fades to leave nice lacing.

S- pine, citrus, slight malt, not quite as strong as I expected.

T- bitter, slick on the tongue. Citrus, pine, it lingers for a while in your mouth. Malt on the back end helps balance it out nicely.

M- medium body with nice carbonation level.

O- this is a good beer. I wish I was able to get a hold of it more often.

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Photo of TVolt1
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful Amber color with extreme clarity. Poured in a snifter with a pinky size amount of off-white head.

S: Smells of caramel maltiness intially and then hits you with some citrus hops of grapefruit and bananas.

T: Very good hoppy bitter taste that lingers in your mouth for quite awhile. I taste more of an orange peel type citrus hop more than grapefruit or banana.

M: Crisp, clean, light mouthfeel.

O: Overall, this is a very good beer. I enjoyed it very much!

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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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