Double Nugget Nectar
Tröegs Brewing Company

Double Nugget NectarDouble Nugget Nectar
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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Imperial Red Ale
Ranked #3
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,789
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 6.38%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
127
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 12:49 AM
Added:
Feb 09, 2021
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  6
Let's take Nugget and double it. Well, it wasn't quite that easy, but it sure was a fun balancing act. To start, we boosted the Simcoe, and this complex hop's notes of apricot, peach rings and bright citrus are the star of the show. Azacca enters the picture to add hints of juicy orchard fruit, and Munich malt brings a bready sweetness. To strike a balancing note, Columbus joins Nugget hops, grounding this limited release with a layer of dank pine.
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Rated: 4.25 by lic217 from Connecticut

Today at 12:49 AM
 
Rated: 4.39 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Saturday at 10:23 PM
 
Rated: 4.15 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Friday at 10:26 PM
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2024-02-18
16oz can served in a snulip. "Fresh by" 05/14/24. @jonphisher sent it to me.

Pours dark amber with about a finger of dense, light khaki-colored head, settles into a thick skin, moderate active carbonation. Smell is toffee, pine resin, grapefruit rind, maybe a little whiff of nuts. Smells great.

Taste is all that again, maybe in a different order. Pine resin and grapefruit rind are very bright, toffee is slightly burnt and brings a lovely sweetness.

Mouthfeel is satisfyingly hefty, not sticky but weighty. Overall, this is super good and exactly what I was looking for.
Feb 18, 2024
 
Rated: 4.05 by Oktoberfest from Ohio

Feb 14, 2024
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2024
 
Rated: 4.15 by jdg204 from Pennsylvania

Feb 12, 2024
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Semi-Murky orange amber appearance with a fluffy beige head and modest lacing. Bold citrus, apricot, caramel, and pine notes. Thick body for the style, moderate carbonation, creamy crisp mouthfeel. Very robust and decadent, about as good as a red ale can get.
Feb 12, 2024
 
Rated: 4.19 by Mikexw from New York

Feb 10, 2024
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Reviewed by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this on 2024-02-10 near Pittsburgh, PA from a 160z can.

Candied orange, wheat bread, very light caramel, herbal-medicinal spice, orange rind bitterness.
Feb 10, 2024
 
Rated: 3.64 by swierczt from Connecticut

Feb 09, 2024
 
Rated: 4.33 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Feb 09, 2024
 
Rated: 4.34 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Feb 09, 2024
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L: Clear amber body with a 3 finger off white head.

S: Big nose of peach, orange, and pine. Some caramel malt.

T: Follows the nose. More malt forward than the original Nugget Nectar.

F: Syrupy. Warming.

O: Excellent sipping beer, but I can’t finish a 16oz can. Have to say I still prefer the OG Nugget Nectar for its hoppiness and drinkability.
Feb 03, 2024
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2/1/24, Industry, on the way home from Mom Bell's and my trip to Florida.

Wow, wow, wow! I love Nugget Nectar, but this takes it to a whole new level!
Most definitely a favorite!
Feb 02, 2024
 
Rated: 4.25 by craigbelly from Iowa

Dec 09, 2023
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Rated by GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
wow, easy drinking...nice mellow approach with upfront malty sweetness, nice hop mid-palate, and smooth, sweet, grainy-bread beer finish. Excellent
Sep 06, 2023
 
Rated: 4.08 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

3.76/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Looks and feels right, but the taste is unrecognizable from anything resembling Nugget Nectar. Do not expect a similar beer; the malt character almost completely dominates while regular Nugget Nectar is a hop-forward beer.

First, this beer lacks several of the hops present in Nugget Nectar; Warrior, Tomahawk, and Palisade are gone and replaced with Azacca and Columbus. Warrior and Tomahawk missing actually cuts back significantly on the bitterness. Furthermore, Flaked Oats are added to the malt bill (but this might actually help with making the beer less syrupy). The combination of the insanely strong malt and Columbus hops with a lack of bittering hops make it more like an aged Imperial West Coast IPA.

Ultimately this beer is far less bitter and much more malty than Nugget Nectar. There are hints of Nugget Nectar in here thanks to the Nugget hops, but it's like a distant relative. That being said, it isn't bad. If you like Double Two Hearted, this is a very similar experience but a little more fruity.
Jul 03, 2023
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Double Nugget Nectar pours a clean dark red with a large, long-lasting head. The aroma is harsh hop notes, a bit of earth, and honey. The flavor is a bit bitter and harsh, with vegetable notes, then finish sweeter and smoother, with a hint of honey. Good body and feel. Overall, very complex, without adding anything, amazing.
Apr 20, 2023
Double Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 127 ratings