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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pale Amber Color with White Skin. Nice Easy Balance off Wet and Dry Hops on the Nose...with Light Citrusy Notes as Well. Sweet Malt Foundation and Citrus Notes. Well Balanced Mix of Wet and Dry Hops. Wet Hop Aftertaste with a Slightly Dry Bite. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3254) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2007
12oz Bottle Pours out a nice amber topped with a small head. WOW what a great HOP aroma. The aroma was Great but the tast not as hoppy as I was thinking it was going to be. Overall not to bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Pours a light amber with little head. It has a lovely hop aroma; mainly pomegrante and floral/earthy tones. It doesn’t taste as good, but it is still pleasant. The flavor is less sweet and more piney. It is very bitter but that fades after the smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle: Clear gold with a white head. It has a powerful hop aroma full of juniper shrubs and pine needles. It smells better than it tastes, but after a while you start to dig the flavor as well. A pretty good IPA. Thanks BuckeyeBoy for sharing this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a slighly cloudy llight amber color with a med white head. Aroma is pine and orange/citrus rind. Flavor is also full of pine and citrus, with a slight amount of balancing malt. Good dose of bitterness. I really enjoyed this beer. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2007
THOUGHTS: Some pine in aroma, but basically it was dominated by a ruby-red grapefruit juice-like aroma. Much like that juice it’s a little harshly bitter at first but after the first few sips you get used to it and then it start going down easy. This is a beer I avoided for a while because I thought it would be way too bitter, but it is really well-balanced. This was a nice surprise. This is definitely something I will drink again. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium sparkling, amber with a small white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was mostly ruby-red grapefruit as was the flavor with a short to average finish. The body was medium and dry up front with lively carbonation and a finish pretty close to ruby-red grapefruit juice without the pulp.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2007
On Tap at Capitol Ale house in Richmond, VA. Deliciousness. This little nugget is super dank. A real heady experience,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Pours a clear amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Lively carbonation. Very light spotty lacing. Has a wonderful floral, pine, and light citrus hop aroma. Flavor is mostly hops with some very light caramel malt presence. No unpleasant astringent after taste. A big plus in my book. An easy drinking, clean, medium body IPA. Very nice. Thanks Jason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle from MrBendo. Slightly hazy light orange body, thin off-white head. Fresh, bright, piney, grassy hops aroma. Like opening a fresh package of hops flowers. The same fresh, leafy hoppiness carries over to the body. Bright and clean, bitter, with a light bready malt backbone. Damn, this is very nice. Three great IPAs in two days. The other two (Tyranena Bitter Woman from Hell and New England Sea Hag) characterized by complex malts and a stew of hops varieties. This one by fresh, bright hops and a simpler malt backbone. There is diversity in this style to seek out, indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Thanks go out to AxlLives for this grea 12oz bonus! Great hop flavor in this offering from Troegs! This is certainly one of the more refreshing IPA’s I’ve had in some time! This beer had great balance, and a good mix of bitter and sweet. A great flowery and grapefruit aroma with a nice rich head to dominate the glass. Goes down incredibly smooth, I enjoyed it a little below room temp. It certainly satisfied my hop craving for the week!

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