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RATINGS: 1580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
12oz bottle. Thanks to Eaglefan538 for this brew. Pours a brilliant, somewhat clear, orange color with very little white head. Smells pretty awesome. Nice and clean, sweet hop smell. Just a hint of greenery in the nose and a touch of citrus. Tastes hoppy sweet, a bit grassy. Really complex hop flavors, many layers. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Drinking this at 8am on a Sunday, damn fine brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Courtesy of DIM on BA. Thanks!
Pours a clear amber with a big cream colored head. Smell is brimming with hops and bursting out of the glass. BIg fresh citrusy, grassy, and earthy aromas. Creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation and a smooth flavor. Hops are nicely balanced with the malt along with a zesty, spicy twinge at the end of the swallow. Moderate bitterness, and a bittersweet creaminess make this more drinkable than I imagined it’d be. Definitely a great, and sessionable IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Aroma is huge amounts of piny hops with touches of some soapy citrus. Hops overwhelm the aroma and get me a little happy in the pants with this one. Taste is initially slightly harsh and alcoholic. I definitely get notes of an amber malt base. The more I drink this however the more the alcohol diminishes and a biting citrus/pine bitterness stings the palate instead of the alcohol. Slight malty sweet backbone provides just enough body to make this interesting. Overall, a very solid IPA, not my favorite of the style, but damn good. I am also getting a lot more juiciness out of this one now. This is getting better and better!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2008
2008 bottle. Poured cloudy orangish gold in color with small white head. Great big piney hop aroma with touches of citrus. Taste is piney with hints of grapefruit, orange, and a medium level sweetness that ties it all together very well. Balanced very well. This year’s batch is better than last and I didn’t think they could beat it. One of my favorite IPAs for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heylrule (46) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2008
very piney taste and smell. has ALOT of hops. I will definatly need to try this again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2008
2008 bottling, just released! 12 oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass A: A wonderfully rich-looking dark amber color flows forth from the bottle, loads of variously-sized carbonated bottles floating upwards from the bottom of the glass. Awesome to look at, and the lovely creamy head doesn’t change that. S: Wow, just wow. Can you say, "hops?" I thought you could. This will NOT disappoint. The Warrior & Tomahawk hops really overwhelm the senses here...and just the right touch of malted backbone round out the smell here. Exceptional. T/M: Fear not worrying that this beer won’t taste as good as it smells; it does all that & then some. A tasty, bready malt teases the tongue to begin, and then the hops & body kick in, pulverizing your palate with wave upon wave of resinous, hoppy goodness. An exceptionally balanced level of carbonation simply beckons each additional sip. Just about damned near perfect. D: At "only" 7.5%, drinking several of these won’t kill you. And as good as it is, you WILL want several of these. Like, several dozen perhaps. Another HUGE winner for Troegs. Highly, highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Nice orange color pour with a nice white fluffy head. Great hop aroma with huge pine and citrus notes. Nice initial hop bitterness with a malty body and bitterness at the end. The aroma and flavor hops blend nicely. Yum. Would like some more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Courtesy Santa. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a thin layer of off-white head. Great aroma of freshly-cut grapefruit rind, crushed flowers, and pepper. An inital taste gives a blast of bitter grapefruit and some backgound sweetness, with the finish having a smooth floral character. Great aroma on this one - would love to try on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Pours amber orange with a finger of head that dies down pretty quick. Nice lacing and looks like a delicious amber/red ale. Smells of citrus, malt, pine, rind and HOPS. Wow, this is an amber/red right? Nothing pleases me more than to smell intense hops, regardless of the style. I have been instantly seduced. First taste is beautiful. The smell was not decieving, hops are there front and center but followed by the citrus and a sweet finish balancing it all perfectly. Tons of flavors, not just a hop bomb, but I do love these hops. Zero alcohol present. This is a delicious beverage. Finishes a little dry and bitter but its balaced out extremely nice. A 6 pack of this is trouble and would be a delight, a 12 would be my demise though I would not rule it out with the right circumstances. Overall an absolute must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4/07 KC tasting. Thanks Tim! Piney, caramel, vanilla aroma. Taste is sweet caramel, pine and citrus. Nice.

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