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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look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into my tulip almost undrinkable. Into my coffee cup a little better. Its early, but probably the worst beer I've has this year.

Pours clear amber, lackluster head, lace. Smells and tastes bitter hoppy onion, leaving a very unpleasant aftertaste. Love onions on my cheesesteak, not my beer. Where's the balance? Malts? Grapefruit or orange flavor?

Onion beer. The Shmaltz Lenny Bruce RIPA I loved this weekend would be a 10, this a generous 2. Lousy. What a waste of money. My bad. Learn from your mistakes.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at Wingharts.

Not much head due to a nearly full pour. Nice amber color with red hues. Extraordinary lacing.

Great grapefruit and pine nose. Touched by a caramel malt support.

Crushingly bitter and hoppy. Explosive grapefruit, lemon, and pine hops burst this one wide open. Very chipper and bright. There's an appealing tangy caramel malt in the blend, but it's a lovely hop showcase. Best tasting amber ale to date.

Drinks remarkably easy. Medium body with a smooth whey-like consistency. Good sweep of spritz spreads the flavors across the tongue. A burper.

A PA classic. This is my first of the year, but looking to buy a case. It's that good.

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

Bouquet of wonderfulness, full of floral and citrusy goodness. There is a great toast component to the nose as well.

The beer looks amazing. I couldn't give it a five because I just wish the head was more prominent. Its a clear amber color with an nice off white head. Lacing just sticks to the glass.

Nugget Nectar is incredibly hoppy, but not very bitter - this is why I love it so much. The aroma and flavors are dominated by these Nugget hops that provide this incredible burst of a kind of spicy floral/herbal goodness. Slight tangerine flavor and the backend is a nice round toasted bread.

The mouthfeel is quite good perfect balance of body and carbonation. Finishes a bit on the dry side, which I like with hoppy beers. Overall this is a fantastic Red Ale.. it's strange that my favorite hoppy beer is not an IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/3/12. Enjoyed on 2/23.

A - Really nice amber color. No surprise as it's an imperial amber. Very translucent. 2 finger pillowy off-white head. Good lacing.

S - Citrus, grapefruit, earthy, and pine. Definitely a strong malt backbone to back up the 93 IBU.

T - Same as the smell. Has an interesting taste on the way down. Very earthy, a little bit of alcohol. The 93 IBU aren't as present as you'd think, with the malt doing a good job at balancing it out. Definitely a solid brew.

M - Very smooth. Slightly thicker mouthfeel due to the lower amount of carbonation. Not really sure if I'd prefer more carbonation or not. The mouthfeel suits the beer well.

O - It's a pretty good brew. I'm not sure if it lived up to the hype for me, but I do enjoy it. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes IPAs. This is pretty much an IPA with enough malt to characterize it as an amber.

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Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 8,650 ratings