Tröegs Nugget Nectar 2019

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by jmdrpi, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (236) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I’ve had a couple 5/3 bottles today which were also very good
     
  2. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,682) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Damn, it’ll be old before it gets here.
     
  3. oneraindog

    oneraindog Initiate (28) Oct 6, 2003 Pennsylvania

    NC orders leaves the brewery starting today (Monday). Beer for these trucks was packaged On Thursday and Friday.
     
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  4. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,682) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Look forward to this beer, I’m not usually much on amber beers, but I enjoy a six or two.
     
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  5. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,042) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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    Looking for NYC sightings of this, especially cans--actual sightings, not Beermenus, etc.
     
  6. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,210) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    Literally had this exact discussion today in the beer store where I bought my NN six pack.
     
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  7. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Disciple (397) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    Nugget Nectar and Hopslam are two reasons why I don't bother with "Dry January". :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  8. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (204) Sep 7, 2006 Virginia

    Grabbed a can in the northern VA yesterday. I've never had this beer but heard about it for years, so I'm looking forward to trying it.
     
  9. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (883) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I remember when I first got into craft beer in 2004. I was elated to simply FIND some craft beers, never mind even thinking to check if they were fresh.

    "Wow, this store has Stone IPA! Score!"

    I imagine riding a dead horse is frowned upon as well. Although I don't think it would get you anywhere either.
     
  10. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,323) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    And I remember the days when Nugget Nectar was sold out at most locations within a matter of days, people even stood in line for it.
     
  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,813) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Keith, you should see the HUGE stack of Nugget Nectar that has been sitting on the floor of my local Wegman's for the past few weeks. I am having thoughts of Pumpking here!?!:thinking_face:

    Cheers!
     
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  12. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,323) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I doubt it Jack, the NN season is just starting, so I think it will sell no problem. Remember, Troegs keeps making it for weeks, so there is still more supply to come.
     
  13. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,813) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And just a couple of months ago I would have told you that a Tired Hands Milkshake would never last a week so...

    Cheers!
     
  14. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (231) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'm with @JackHorzempa here, huge stacks that do not seem to be moving much at all...I predict lots of old NN this year. :wink:
     
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  15. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (236) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Same in my neck of the woods, one large drop that hasn’t dwindled much yet.
     
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  16. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (682) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I see stacks too. I walk by as I’m not paying $14-16 for this beer.

    Not drinking this month I bet a fresh NN for the super bowl would taste amazing. Might grab a single if I can find one.

    Enjoy
     
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  17. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,682) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I asked, and it’s not on the radar here as far as I can tell.
     
  18. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (231) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    $11.49 around here so much more reasonable.
     
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  19. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (204) Sep 7, 2006 Virginia

    Maybe people got tired of pouring a beer that looked like a mix of an actual milkshake and mud :wink:

    And being that I just moved to a market that gets Troegs, I tried my first Nugget Nectar a week ago and absolutely loved it. Will probably grab a sixer the next time I head to the grocery or Total Wine. It may not be a sexy style anymore, but that big west-coast hop bite mixed with a solid malt backbone still does it for this O.G.
     
  20. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,388) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    I used to routinely buy it by the case (2008-2011, at prices ranging between $35 & $42). At one store, where a buddy of mine worked, I had him put 2 cases aside for me and bought them both a few days later.

    The following year (after my friend left), I waltzed into the store for some routine beer shopping, saw a half dozen or so NN cases stacked on the floor as if just delivered, grabbed one and proceeded to the register. When the barcode wouldn't ring up or for some other now-forgotten reason, they called the manager who came over, ripped open my case and told me I could only buy a sixpack. "See ya later..."
     
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  21. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (298) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Just picked up a 12er for my Super Bowl party. Will be drinking good. Hate on NN all you want, but that shit is tasty!
     
  22. Amendm

    Amendm Devotee (429) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    Welcome to Southern N.E. NN! Drank a couple after the big game, finished off the last of the 6-er this evening. Hoppy and malty, one of the best widely distributed beers for me in a while. Looks like its available in Conn. and Mass. only. Maybe the rest of N.E someday.
     
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  23. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (298) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    This beer is just as good at a month old as it was when I had it fresh off the line last year. The malt backbone is unique in a good way and although the IBUs are at 93ish, it's not really bitter. For those of you who are hesitant to pick this up, I think you should give it a try. It's a great change up from the typical West Coast and NE IPAs.
     
  24. onthebusin03

    onthebusin03 Initiate (136) Jan 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Regarding the IBU level vs. bitterness perception, that is a really good point. If I could somehow take away the ten(?) year history I have drinking this beer once a year, and in most cases, far more than once a year, and could drink it not knowing what it was....

    ...Can't imagine I'd peg it at anywhere near 93ish.

    Still, I prefer me the Nitro'd.
     
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  25. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (298) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Agreed. Nitro Nugget is even better.
     
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  26. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (883) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Jeez, if I saw this statement 8 - 10 years ago on this forum, I would have thought we'd entered some bizarro world in 2019.

    I wonder if in 8 - 10 years we'll see the same statement about New England IPAs...
     
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  27. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,813) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    As do I. I really do wonder whether a beer that features a soft mouthfeel and "tastes like juice" has long term staying power. I personally have gotten to the point where these Hazy/Juicy IPAs for the most part all taste the same.

    Cheers!
     
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  28. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (609) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    I think I’ve reached that point - & why I’m really enjoying NN this year. A great counter to the juice bombs. Also could contribute to why I thought SN Celebration was even better than usual this year.
     
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  29. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,682) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I’ve only asked 6 times about this beer, and I’m just lazily looking at beers fairly uninspired by it all, then I see some NN tucked away on the shelf. So with TW being TW I didn’t buy it, I didn’t have my glasses and couldn’t clearly read the date. There was a time it was stacked on the floor on pallets, but it appears that time has come and gone, I’m supposing it doesn’t sell all that well.
     
  30. IronLover

    IronLover Poo-Bah (1,676) Apr 17, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    NN is spot on this year. Have had 2 Sixers and drafts from different places across NEPA and it has been excellent.
    No doubt in my mind that it was sub-par last year. But it is back to old form in 2019.
     
  31. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,124) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    I would love to get a six-pack.
     
  32. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,813) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Be careful here. Providing non complimentary information might get you too labeled as a hater in this thread.:flushed:

    Cheers!
     
  33. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (298) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Have you had this year's?
     
  34. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,682) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Be happy to send you a few, I’ll check the canning dates to see if it cool. We’re not a first run NN stop.
     
  35. CrimeDog

    CrimeDog Aspirant (208) Dec 31, 2015 New York

    I bought a six in cans a few weeks ago and it tasted great....bought a sixer in bottles a week ago and it tasted overly malty.....
     
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  36. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Initiate (49) Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee
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    Hey nc41 is available close to the Knoxville area? was thinking about trying to get some of this in my next trade but if it is available i might just go buy a sixer. thanks cheers
     
  37. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Initiate (49) Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee
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    nevermind nc41, just did a search on their website and the closest to me is Asheville NC. thanks anyway!
     
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  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,682) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Go grab a 6 and have s few Buriels.
     
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  39. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (298) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    What were the dates on each?
     
  40. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,169) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    The cans dropped after the bottles and are fresher.