Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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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  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ehammond1
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for the gift, BdubleEdubleRUN!

Dark, clear auburn and amber with a moderately sized very light khaki colored head. This eventually leaves the glass messy with sticky sheets of lace. Near perfect for the style. Very, very pretty.

The aroma is this beer's best aspect, and is incredibly bright and hop-forward, especially for any kind of amber able. There's lots of citrus and passion fruit aroma, along with a hint of bready malt and caramel character, just there to remind you that this isn't a DIPA. Well balanced, though incredibly bright and hoppy.

The flavor too is hop forward, with more hop bitterness than expected, along with a floral and citrusy hop component. There's also good amounts of bread and sweetness, almost like honey. Well balanced, bitter, and very drinkable.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A delicious, hoppy amber. I imagine this is about as good as this style can get.

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

Pours a gorgeous, sunny amber color topped with a nice carbonated head. It recedes to a thin sliver though, but it does cling to the glass well, enhancing the appearance. The first thing to hit your nose from the aroma is a juicy sweet fruit scent, like strawberry and mango, with a foundation of 'resinous' hops. There a pronounced freshness here, reminding me of clean linen or talc. The flavor is overwhelmingly the earthy hops with only a subtle bit of malt in the background. Wow, this easily could pass for an IPA. The hop bitterness in the finish is great - it really has a great bite! The mouth feel is my favorite attribute - it really coats and the warming sensation hits in just the right spot. Definitely a top notch beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Thanks to nrs207 for this brew!

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful ruby amber color with a two finger head off white head. Gorgeous!

S: Smells of piney hops and fruit, especially mango.

T: Mild floral opening transitioning into roast malt closing with just the right balance of piney hop bitterness crashing in.

M: Perfect silky smooth medium body that's dead on for this style.

O: Having heard so much talk about this beer it was a must try for me even though ambers and reds are not among my favorite styles. I am glad I did. All the buzz about this beer is justfied. Glad I still have five more!

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

Thought it was going to taste like a usualy IPA, I was wrong, it tasted hoppy but not too hoppy and was smooth going down. No bite. Did not have the bitter taste of a usual IPA. The color was a nice tint of red and the scent was of a nice aroma. Best beer I have had in awhile.

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Photo of CheezyBlaster
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eyyyy! It's delicious because I said so! It's the second best well-hopped amber I've had, after MBC's Zoe. Anyhow, sooo good. Grapefruit crispness with a strong, clean tropical edge. Beautifully balanced, moderately roasted, sweet malt body. I'm not telling you anymore. Go buy this perfect, medium body.

If you like exquisitely hopped ambers, go and get this, now, before it's gone until next year. This is my favorite "seasonal" . . . tied with Celebration.

I could, and did, buy a case of this. It's expensive as fuck, but cheaper than Zoe bombers (bomber-like) . . . I love big, hoppy ambers!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle.

Nice clear and rich strong cooper color. Very bright as well. Nice thin off-white head that has some dense bubbles and some larger ones intermingled.

Wow. Aroma is just as expected. I can see how it is compared to Hopslam a lot. Starts off with sweet juicy pine notes. SOme slight citrus grapefruit notes and tangerines. Mildly tropical. Some nice slight caramel malt sweetness can be perceived as well. Nice pine notes are definitely present and some good resinous sticky hop notes. A bit dank and grassy if you know what I mean.

Starts off with a delicious grassy hop presence. Some nice resinous pine notes and more of a herbal grassy hop character than the slightly citrus nose indicated. There is definitely some nice toasty and bready sweet malts present with some good slight caramel notes. These however are quickly overtaken again by some nice dankness and resinous pine notes. Very hoppy Amber Ale. Mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily and a bit sticky actually. Almost like sipping on hop oils.

Very good brew. I can see and now believe the hype. Great notes of pine and some slight citrus notes as well as some caramel malt notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Big props to JBK for grabbing me a growler of this beauty.

A: Poured into my Bucknell pint glass. Pours a beautiful 3 finger head with some sticky lacing all the way down the glass. Ruby amber color that you can see through. Looks great.

S: Sticky smelling hops up front followed by some toasty malt. It's got some sweetness in there too and ends off with some extra hop resins.

T: Just great! Opens up with some hop presence maybe a bit floral. Backed up really nicely by those toasty malts I was smelling earlier, biscuity. That sits around for just long enough to balance it out and then is immediately hammered out of there by hop bitterness. Just a wonderful ride of flavors for the palette.

M: Medium mouthfeel with enough carbonation to wash the flavors over your tongue but leave you with a long finish.

O: Wonderful brew. Love that I had a chance to try it this year. Great brewery that doesn't disappoint with this selection. Only suggestion is make it year round? Either way this rocked and definitely something I would recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super bright deep copper color with a big fluffy white head. Holy crap I can smell this thing being 2 feet away from it. Fresh grilled pineapple and sweet peaces. Notes of citrus and grapefruit and fresh melon. Wow!

Wow. This is amazing clean and super well hopped. A punch in the mouth hop bomb thats somehow elegant as well. Lacing is superb. Crisp clean bite. Malt just detectable to hold the entire beer together into a solid wave of hop enjoyment. hop profile is much like the nose.

This should be a year long release, what's stopping them? Literally cant put this thing down, just wanna chug and chug and chug.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of PDA
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great beer.. Alot of flavore.. I wouldnt suggest it for people who only drink that S h IT light beer thats 5 bucks for a 6 pack.. this has alot of flavor and is worth every penny.. give it a try dont be a puss.

It has a picture of a hand holding a nugget of bud.. how great... but the beer is better i sugguest you give it atleast one try..

I only had it once because its hard to find

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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%

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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