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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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Ratings: 8,568 |  Reviews: 2,551
Photo of jb413
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours an amber hue with over a finger of slightly tan/khaki head and good retention. Pretty clear with lots of rising bubbles. Looks like autumn. Lacing sticks in rings.

S - Lots of hops in the nose as expected. Big floral with some piney, resiny, and fruity notes. Reminiscent of Harpoon IPA.

T - Big juicy floral hops. Some of the piney/resiny is there as well. Good, moderately strong bitterness throughout. Underlying amber/malt profile rounds it out, with a bit of balancing caramel and sweetness.

MF - Smooth, amply carbonated, slight fizz on the tongue. Medium in body and moderately drinkable. Kicks back like a 5-6% brew. Solid finish.

O - Nice combination of caramel backbone with hop-forward bitterness. Very tasty and super drinkable for 7.5%. Worth looking for.

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Photo of demgoth
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Azurescens
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle bottled on 2/14/12 poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 3/14/12.

A: Pours a clear orange-amber with whitish head that has a slight hint of orange, leaves some nice rings of lacing around glass.

S: Hop forward with lots of pine, citrus and other fruit. A touch of sweet malt and only a hint of alcohol.

T: Hop bitterness balanced by malty sweetness up front. Bitterness fades revealing lots of sweet malt with resinous fruity and piney hops. Delicious hop flavors linger around until the next sip.

M: Slick, resinous mouthfeel with medium body and moderate carbonation, nice clean finish.

O: Great hoppy amber, beautiful beer with great flavor to back it up. Definitely one to seek out year after year.

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Photo of BrokenStones
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber orange with a little white head that dissapates quickly.

Smells of fruit, resin, pine, and a little malt comes through. Beautiful smelling beer

Great tasting beer!! Really upfront hops with a nice, but small malt backing to make it one of my favorites. I get a little soapiness, but it doesn't detract from the overall flavor. A floral attack on your taste buds.

Mouthfeel is light and clean. Dry with perfect carbs.

Bought this at the Rte 59 Bottle Shop in Nyack NY...crazy place with ridiculous beers. 4 cinderblock walls, a dog, dust, a whacky lady owner and some GREAT beers.

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Photo of partypak
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ommy
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nugget Nectar pours clear and is a bit like a darkish copper color. The white head is small and fizzles out rather quickly.

This beer has an amazing nose. It just smells so fresh, like the sweet hops were just squeezed of all their oils and mixed up just last week.

The taste is equally fresh tasting. It is very bitter, but I like that it holds mute the malts, and just lets the hops do their thing. So obviously a floral note, but lemon notes also dance around on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is great, doesn't taste flat, and isn't overly carbonated.

Overall this is a style of beer I would love to see more of. We have so many different IPAs and other beers which are bitter, but focus a lot on the malt side and don't allow the hops to show their true power.

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Photo of clifcox
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rlee1390
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear deep red orange, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Peaches, citrus, hops and hops. Some caramel.

T-Caramel malt, the red malts ends with solid bitterness great balance, citrus hop notes.

M-Medium bodied, smooth, not much carbonation.

O-A wonderful beer, great balance for a Red Ale.

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Photo of foulhooked
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a nice deep amber color with a small white head that dissipates fairly quickly, but has nice lacing. Smells of hops and malt, very sweet with slight floral aroma. Has a nice malty body with the bite of an IPA, very unique. The malt have flavors of caramel, but sweet hops dominate the finish. This is a nice medium bodied beer with perfect carbonation and nice finish. Overall, a very good beer, one that is a great one to have around even if it is a little different from your typical red or IPA.

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Photo of Dan25D
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of MaseFace
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mounty4Life
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear light amber with disapating head but significant lacing
All kinds of malt and subtle hops that linger in aftertaste with alcohol present for sure
Delicious malt backbone with medium Carb and nice Imperial taste. Different than what I'm expecting for amber but great job by troegs, lucky local hole has surplus so I will indulge in this seasonal.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Burnished copper. Bright and clear. Slight chill haze drops with a little warming. Head is off-white and creamy. Leaves some nice sheets of lacing. Carbonation is solid and inviting. Almost glows.

Smell: Big malty backbone throws out fresh biscuits and caramel sweetness. Hops are oily, full of resin, and leave a nice lingering citrus rind aroma. Big and bold on both fronts. Juicy and loaded with fresh citrus flesh. Orange and pine. Mild sweetness.

Taste: Pine needles (grassy pine) and caramel malts. Nice big sweetness with a grapefruit rind bitterness lingering in the back. Big malty backbone brings a nice counterpoint to the big hop attack. Nice depth without being overwhelming. Oily and slick. Slightly floral.

Mouthfeel: Chewy malts and a nice carbonation level out and make a nice medium body. Smooth and creamy with a lingering dry bitterness.

Overall: It's big and bold, but it's delightful. Nice big level of malts and hops in good balance. Nugget hops are piney and delicious...I think. Lingering biscuit makes it sweet and chewy. Well done.

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Photo of patfoley17
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Koel
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TheLastEngineer
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of misterdork
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MichaelDobbins
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tugg407
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Treebs
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle served in a Bell's tulip. Bottle 2/13/12. Huge thanks to Holland (Eric) for the great trade as always.

A: Pours a clear and bubbly amber color with a thick and frothy, 1.5 finger head that has some very nice retention. the head slowly dissipates to very thick collar that leaves some splotchy and soapy lace.

S: A heavy caramel and rich malt backbone is layered nicely with a some grassy and light piney hops. There is a nice sweetness in the background that plays nicely with the hops.

T: Candied syrup sweetness with a rich caramel malt backbone and some bready grains. The hops pop up mid-palate with some subtle dankness and some mildly bitter pine and tangy grapefruit. The malty sweetness shows itself on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a sticky and slightly thicker mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on and the blend of hops and malt sweetness on the finish is nice.

O: A very solid "Imperial Amber" that I would relate to Imperial Red by Lagunitas. I think I may like the latter a little more because it has a little more hoppy flavors, but overall this was a deliciously balanced beer.

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Photo of leschkie
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of areich6
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying with my good friend pschul4.

A: Pours with very little head and looks great for an amber. Very dark copper/orange color.

S: Really hoppy forward, in a good way. Smells a lot like an IPA.

T: This is very unique to me because I have never had an imperial amber ale. This brew is quite hoppy but the hop flavor mixes with the caramel malt backbone which is indicitive of this beers amber quality. The hops are very strong at the beginning and then the bitterness suddenly recedes and the grainy/caramel characteristic of the beer is made evident.

M: Quite smooth with a small amount of prickly carbonation. A little bite from the alcohol.

O: I usually do not like amber ales very much, but this is causing me to turn on a new leaf. This is a fine beer.

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Photo of pschul4
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with my tasting partner areich6.
Thanks to Corbet for the bottle!

A- Pours a modest red/brown with a nice 1/2" of head, very fitting of an imperial amber

S- Lots of hops in the nose. Big piney to start with some citrus coming on the backend

T- Wow! Very flavorful with a lot of amber malts counteracting the fruity hops marvelously.

M- Smooth in the front, prickly in the back. Total mullet mouthfeel

O- Really enjoying this, wish it was available in Chicago, Cmon Troegs get it together!

Edit: 2000th review of NN!!

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Photo of MDDMD
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-orange amber color with a generous white head and great lacing

S-citrus and pine, some bitter hints

T-nice blend of citrus, pine and malt flavors and moderate bitter hoppy finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel

O-delicious amber ale with a great blend of flavors

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