Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar
8,564 Ratings
Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget 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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Photo of JWU
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- a crystal clear amber with ruby highlights. A small semi-dense white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S- note of a sweet biscuity base with citric notes of pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and papaya or passionfruit possibly.

T- the sweet malt bill starts things off, but is quickly balanced by the hop bill. The hops follow the smell and really blend nicely with the syrupy sweetness of the malts. On the end is an almost pilsner like malt taste and bitterness which really throws a complex note on this one. The tastes really have definitive transitions from sweet, to hops, to pilsner like bitterness.

M- Slightly slick, and fairly dry on the end, I really like creamy mouthfeels on imperial ipa's/ambers/red ales, and this one really doesn't have it.

O- a very, very good beer. While it doesn't rise to the level of the Hopslams of the world (for me at least) it's very good, and one that everyone should try.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of yamar68
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to HopsMatt for this extra!

This one pours a healthy looking deep amber without much beading. The head swells to fill the glass. The aroma is bitter tropical fruits balanced by some dense pine - very inviting. The taste isn't as aggressive as I was anticipating. All the right qualities are here but they don't hold on long enough to support the abstract bitter finish. Still a great beer. Overall, this is a solid big IPA that I wouldn't mind having in my distribution area.

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Photo of mains
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: Bottle

Appearance: Nice Amber red color. Nice.

Smell. Fruity/Tropical Fruit/Hops. Nice.

Taste. Peach, Mango. Tropical fruits. Hoppy. It's great. Citrusy. A little Piney. Fucking tasty, and fucking great.

Mouthfeel. Medium. Great mouthfeel.

Overall. Fucking great. Amazing. Nice.

Reviewed on March 18th, 2012.

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of litheum94
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2/20/12. Reviewed 3/12/12.

Brilliant, copper body. Moderate off-white head that settles to a thin cover.

Good dose of malts, with caramel and brown sugar on the nose. Tons of tropical fruit sweetness and floral hops. Some pine.

Caramel and biscuit malts, with some nuttiness as well. Floral hops and some soft tropical fruits, mostly papaya and pineapple. Woody and earthy hop bitterness on the finish. Nice balance and highly drinkable.

Easily the best amber/imperial amber I've ever had. Wonderful flavors and I could down a 6 pack. Send more my way!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,564 ratings
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