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RATINGS: 1587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cthulu81 (29) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2007
IMperial amber? Of that claim, I am a little wary. After all, in the glass this concoction seems to be almost a wee bit lighter than its lil’ sibling, the Troegs’ Hopback. Oozing out of the glass is a wonderfully floral aroma of hops and a lightly sticky malt background. Do I detect honeysuckle and hibiscus? I thinks I do. For an ale labeled "imperial" this sucka’ is a tasty, tasty session-style for me. The body starts with a smooth malt-based introduction, but pulls back to a spicy, floral (again) honeyed, yet bittered finish. Refreshing and nicely balanced. Well, considering the beer is now quaffed, I do believe the review is over. On to something else for me to dispose of. What a tireless pursuit of my passion and profession. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2007
bottle: pours a clear orange copper colour with a small white head . aroma is mostly grapefruit and and very fresh smelling as if they were just put in. some pine also follows over a slight malt. fllavour is pine and earth hops with a nice combination of sweet malts finishes very piney hop and a good bitter. overall a very nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
this is an excellent IPA. This is good start to finish. Hops everywhere and just the right blend of them. 7 + acl is hidden very well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2007
12 oz bottle-Pours a golden yellow/orange color w/a slight white head. Fresh crisp hop aroma w/some pine overtones. Has a crisp pine/citrus hop flavor up front, but not offensivly so, has good balance. Traces of spice as well, maybe some orange peel, sugar cane. Long floral hop finish. I’m not a fan of the overhopped IPA’s but this was a good one I would recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 Pours a crisp orange/bronze color with a bright white head that took a while to dissapate. Aroma is huge hops, pine and citrus. This a great balanced taste. I am a big fan of IPA’s and this doesn’t dissapoint at all. Tastes of big time hops, pine, orange, spices. Alcohol is well hidden in this tremendous beer. The hops stay with you for a while. I wish this were available by me all year round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle via The_Epeeist, thanks. Pours a clear copper color with a smallish white head. Aroma is, what else, floral hops, citrus and pine. Flavor is huge floral and bitter hops, citrus, pine, light malt backbone. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, sharp biting bitterness, like daggers to the tongue, semi-dry finish. Wonderful stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
danka zeswaft. clear homogeneity. soooo fucking hoppy aroma.. bitter as balls but tons of flavoring hops. super fresh hops. sooo hoppy. fresh floral type. there is nothing going on in this beer besides hops. so unabashed. might be the hoppiest beer i’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Pours clear orangish amber. mild citrus and pine aroma. pretty hoppy palet with fruit and citrus dominiating. This is a great balanced seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2007
On tap. Clear orange amber, white head. Aroma is tangerine, fuzzy kiwi, caramel, wheat. Flavor is tangerine, floral, hops, malt, kiwi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Clear, amber orange body topped by a small almond hued head that has good retention and nice lacing. Hop aromas of grapefruit, orange, and pinecone dominate. Medium body with good carbonation. Taste is a delicious blend of soft caramel malt and assertive fruity hops. Ruby red grapefruit, mostly, with notes of cut hay, pine, and orange. Subtle malt presence suggests clover honey. Excellent!

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