Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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%

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

Enjoyed this on-tap at Revivals Restaurant in Perkasie, PA.
Enjoyed from a standard pint glasss.

A - The beer is a deep copper/ amber color. It came to our table with a one finger, beige colored head that faded to a light skim on top. Good amount of sticky lacing left on the glass.

S - The aroma is very IPA-like. Lots of citrus and hops. Smell is very inviting.

T - This is a really good beer. Tons of hop bite with a nice citrus flavor. A nice maltiness as well that gives it a toffee-like sweetness. The hops are dominate but not to the point that the beer is unbalanced . The alcohol is not noticeable.

M - A medium consistency. Lightly carbonated.

O - A top-notch beer. Troegs has hit on all cylinders with this brew. I would drink this again and highly recommend it.


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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jamesfrazer
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Each and every year i await and hound My craft beer owners about this beer and when it is comming out, i aboslutly love everything about this beer! It is a shame that it cannot win an award at the GABF. It is also ashame that we canot buy this amazing creation year round. I have already consumed 2 cases of it and if i find it again i will buy as much as i [email protected] 7.5 %ABV the drinkability is spot on and it gives you a killer buzz...The resiny hops beg you back for another sip after every swallow. Even if it gets warm on yu its still smooth as silk!

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4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip.

S: Smells like fresh pine, slightly malty

A: Burnt orange, reddish, minimal head

T: Grapefruit, so much fresh grapefruit. There is a malt backbone that's there. Very very drinkable. Taking a sip is almost like biting into a slightly pine flavored grapefruit.

M:excellent, not too thin, not at all thick.

D:So very drinkable. No alcohol can be tasted.

O: If you can try this, do, it's amazing. I've never had such an IPA that tastes so much of one fruit like this.

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4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a Chemay tulip. Heard a LOT of good things about this one--looking very much forward to it!

A: Golden amber. Finger of white creamy head that dissipates. Minimal lacing.

S: Smells caramelly and malty--awesome.

T: WOW. That's like a caramelized grapefruit. So drinkable.

M: Feels exactly like I would expect it to. Fills the mouth nicely. I'm going to go ahead and drink this.

O: I want more. I want a LOT more. I'm sad that it is only avaiable for a short time--I'm going to need to stock up!

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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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

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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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Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,655 ratings