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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Tröegs’ newest single batch brew, Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

While the brewery considers this an "Imperial Amber Ale" RateBeer considers it an IPA due to the hopping rate. There is no need to send any other corrections on the style.


lemasney's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Style; glass: India Pale Ale/Imperial Amber; tulip 22 fl oz x 7.5% ABV = 165 / 60 = 2.75 beers * 150 C = 412.5 calories (est.) Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $5.99 A beautiful deep amber body under an off white head. Full of sweetness and bitterness so very nicely balanced. Pine, citrus and rind all meet in a deep and delicious beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6974) - Utah, USA - JUN 11, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to obguthr
Pours cloudy dark orange with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of citrus, dusty and pine. Flavor of sweet malts, citrus, grassy and pine resin
Good. This bottle is 5 months old so I would like to try a fresher bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a peppery crisp dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blueshockey24 (418) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours golden/amber with off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and piney. Taste is sweet and hoppy (grapefruit/piney) with a piney grapefruit sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Carlisle (499) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours orange with thick white head and substantial lacing. Citrus and pine hop aroma. Citrus and pine flavors with malt backbone. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troupis (208) - - APR 29, 2016
Almost takes like a triple IPA because of the tar hints. Also really hard to call it an IPA because it's such a forward ale taste too but sooo hoppy that it is. Not a beer you can have a lot of but flavorful as heck. Bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smboselli (146) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2016
Love this beer. It's the best amber ale, IPA, and brown ale rolled into one! Every winter, keep your eye out so you can get it while supplies last ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (3962) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of pine, light caramel, lemon and grapefruit. Taste is medium bitter with a lightly fruity finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (13677) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
Bottle @ home. Clear amber golden color, full sized white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly strawberry jam, lightly floral. Taste malts, hops, again a sweetish hint of strawberry, but also some caramalt and malt bitter. Decent to medium body and carbonation. Hmm a little disappointing, or perhaps I just don’t like this hop - combination. Label says "an explosion of pine, resin and mango", but I didn’t get that unfortunately.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (837) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2016
DATE: April 17, 2016... OCCASION: celebrating the first day of grilling and the Cavs’ first playoff win--fifteen more to go... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... APPEARANCE: crystal clear dark copper amber body sits squarely below a thick, creamy white head with sincere staying power... nice stratified lacing, paralleling as a sunset might... AROMA: the nugget releases strong floral, resinous aura while the tomahawk releases a bitter, orange peel/pineapple... PALATE: at 7.5ish% ABV, more than palatable--one could see why Troegs tried to call this an Imperial amber, as the back end suggests a maltiness that clips its bitterness and enables swift sipping... medium-bodied and "easy," with a slight pill at the teeth and a mellow movement to the throat... TASTE: an earthiness grounds a complex profile, with orange, pineapple, mango and soft fruits eliciting the lion’s share of attention... malts are sweet bread and caramel... a combination that is mellow, reasonably weighted, and balanced... OVERALL: a lot to like about this one... after having heard so much about it, I had no fear of being let down, but rather a feeling of hop-head conflation... into the second bottle, an aromatic, resinous experience--can stand up to or next to the many illustrious IPAs out there... another win from Troegs....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hiledd (76) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2016
Clear copper red color, pepper and herbal or floral aroma, tan head that dissipates quickly, sweet honey, lemon, malt / toffee flavor, medium body, bitter but not overpowering, more of a red ale or imperial red ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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