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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2779) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 Bottle, Orange-red hue, flimsy head. It has a citrus hop flavour with a long bitter sweet finish. NICE - Re-rate, the last rating (3.6) was from my early days rating in Ireland. Now this rating is on the 21st Feb 2010. Almost 3 years later. Appearance: Golden orange with a frothy white head. Aroma: Super hoppy with a lot of pine, mango skins, pineapple and apple. Flavour: Bitter orange, lots of pine, lots of malt with a lovely long bitter hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 20, 2007
In the bottle from Inari Wines. Pours a bright orange amber with a small white head. Outstanding aroma of Tootsie-roll-like oranges and chocolate. This has more of a floral and less of a citrus hop aroma. Delicious taste! Thick chewy malty body. Great oranges and chocolate flavor to match the aroma. There’s a huge malt sweetness that bears the brunt of the high hops. Sure, this has big malt, but it also has big hops. It’s balanced, but it’s crazy amped-up balance. In fact, you might say that this one goes to eleven.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Bottle. Aroma is citrus / pine / grapefruit. Flavor is more of the same. Very well balanced beer. A good session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6563) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2007
12-ounce. Thanks, FranksnBeans! This is a dandy one. Pours medium coppery with a thick, moussy white head that leaves huge sheets of white lace on the way down. Lovely. Big piney nose with lots of mango and grapefruit dancing in with it. Nice medium body, active carb, and hop-forward goodness to the flavor on the attack. The mid-palate boasts more of everything we’ve already seen; tingly carb, lots of pine and fruit. The malt notes are understated, really just there in support, but there’s a hint of caramel and nut to balance the flavor perceptibly as well as subliminally. Nice clean fresh natural piney finish. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Nugget Nectar
Date: 03/26/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Clear golden yellow, big sweet fresh hop aroma with a bit of citrus character, good body, lots of carmel sweetness well balanced by the hops and a long bitter finish,
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Date: 04/24/2006
Mode: bottle
Score: ii to iii

big sweet grapefruit aroma, well balanced citrus hop flavor backed by lots of carmel sweetness, the definative big IPA

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WankerWeasel (18) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours a nice hazy golden yellow color with a nice big foamy off-white head sitting on top of the brew. The foam sticks around and some settles. Thick layers of bubbly lace cover the walls of the glass and a nice layer of thick foam resides on the top of the beer. Sweet malt comes through but is quickly overpowered by a killer pungent fruity hop aroma. Lots of smooth citrus like grapefruit and lemon. Touch of pine and a hint of berry in the distance. Just a slight hint of alcohol can be picked up at the very end of the nose. Smooth rich malty body with a nice touch of sweetness to it. Hint of caramel in there. The aftertaste has a very nice sweet hoppy flavor with grapefruit and apple coming through. Little bit of hoppy bitterness and then a strange metallic flavor at the very end. Not sure what the deal with that is. Smooth and slightly sweet at the end. No sign of alcohol in the taste. Tasty stuff, not sure what the deal is with the metallic taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2764) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle pours a slightly hazy light orange/amber. Lots of nice pine and citrusy aroma. Light malt notes as well. Big hop flavor and plenty of bitterness. Nearly a Double I’d say. Just enough carmely malts to balance, but leaving the dominant hops to maintain top billing. Slightly papery. Not very dry, and softly carbonated. Modest lingering bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pours orange red out of the bottle. Smells very nice, classic red ale fuses with a nice IPA. Taste is incredibly balanced. Nice malt backbone blended with citrusy hops, finishing with a nice hop bite. This is not a super crazy hopped beer, but it is a very enjoyable brew. Wish I had another bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnicole (15) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2007
pours a cloudy golden color. a nice citrus hoppy aroma. sweet on front with a bitter finish. a nice crisp refreshing brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a deep amber/orangey color ale with nice foamy head with some good retention and light lacing. Aroma of bitter hops is well balance with some malt. Taste is a good enough mix between some semi-sweet malt and some citrus and bitter hops. Full body with some medium carbonation. Overall, while I thought this was interesting beer, I still think it lack some hops to make this as hoppy as they claim it is.


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