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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4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ericdixon for my first taste of this sweet nectar.

Pours a bright mahogany with only a wisp of white head. The aroma is not quite what I was expecting. The hops are potent but not in the sweet citrus arena. Instead I get deep sticky resin pine that was mixed with thick dark caramel and two cranks of a pepper mill. I really like that this displays a different end of the hop spectrum than is usually used. The taste is really nice. The thick dark caramel malts really create a solid thick base for the strongly herbal spicy hops to jump off from. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, not quite imperial stout thick, but definitely thicker than anIPA. Overall I really like this unique beer. It feels like a hybrid combining the best elements of a strong amber ale, with the hop forwardness of an IPA. Definitely worth seeking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a blood red copper hue with a finger of slightly off-white head and a solid coat of lacing.

Smells of sweet caramel malts with a good earthy hop bite to balance it out.

Starts out with a strong caramel tinged bread flavor. Strong pine/earth hops take over and more than compensate for the sweetness.

Thick and chewy almost like nectar. Fantastic mouthfeel.

One of my first forays into craft beer and one I go back to every year. There's a lot going on here yet it somehow it all ties together well. Absolutely one of the best easily accessible beers available.

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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: Unknown (6-pack no mention)
Opened: 03-20-2012

Poured into an American Flag laden pint glass.

A: A thick two-fingered head that retains well covers a clear cedar-amber ale.

S: A blunt fruity hop aroma is present. Nothing too strong; a dark impending hoppy fragrance.

T: A full blend of hops that blankets the tongue. No sharpness to the bite of the hops but an evenly thick bitterness that bluntly covers the taste buds. A delectably sweet malt flavor corresponds well with the power of the hops.

M: A very crisp elegance to the mouthfeel. excellent.

Ov: This is a must-have beer for a hops-lover. One of my personal favorites. It is a strong hoppy flavor that is the perfect amount of 'whelming'.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Nice clear, dark amber color. 1/2" head leaves quite a bit of lacing.

Hardly any aroma whatsoever. What's going on here? Maybe just a little alcohol scent.

Tastes malty with a very slight hop bitterness.

Thin, but still carbed.

I don't know what happened to this beer. It's basically non-existent. Very disappointed.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into snifter

A Amber with thick head that lasts and lasts
S Great floral and citrus hops, lightly malty
T Nice malty sweetness, citrus hop flavors, just a great clean and smooth taste
M A bit thicker than expected, medium-low carbonation, goes well with the flavor
O Damn this is a nice beer, smooth, clean, flavorful, I could drink it all day.

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