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RATINGS: 1507   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle thanks to gputty: Clear orange color with a smallish white head. Aroma has some nice citrus, grapefruit/lemon, some floral notes, really nice. Some more citrus in the flavor, a little herbal. There is some malt back bone, but this definitely leans more toward the hop flavor. Big plus in my book. Pleasent lingering bitterness, it isn’t a crazy assault on your tounge, just enough to let you know you have a nice IPA in your glass. No date on the bottle, but I’m assuming this is pretty fresh. Very, very enjoyable. For my first troegs brew, it makes a very good impression.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Dark amber body with a frothy head. Full bodied aroma and flavor. Citrus and fruits, some strong herbs especially in the aroma. Deliciously hopped body, with just enough well-balanced sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear, amber golden with a handsome, creamy, white head. Fresh, citrusy nose. Surprisingly light body - almost a bit watery. Somewhat perfumy aroma hops. Dry, hoppy finish. Quite lovely. 220406

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle and served in my Goose Island IPA tulip: Pours a lovely bronze hue with a small but lasting frothy white head that produced very good lace. The aroma has notes of pineapple and tangerine, mild pine, clove, white pepper, biscuity malt, and mineral water. NICE and inviting!

The flavor profile follows suit to a tee, pure juicy and crisp hops at the forefront supported by sharp pepper finish with a light handed dose of malt for good measure. This is one rocking IPA, just pungent enough to grab you by the nads but never so over the top you want to scream for mommy. The feel is equal in balance to all other aspects of the brew, sharp and biting yet never really astringent or soapy.

GREAT JOB brewers, you did this genre right with this brew, gosh how I would love to have tried this straight off of tap. Underrated in a big way!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Delicious! What a great style. "Imperial Amber". Bright orange color, Thick pour, gives off a sweet hop aroma. The first sip is sticky and coats your mouth. Mellow yet robust. On my top 5 "BIG LIST". To bad they didn’t make enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Rerated from draft, Apr 2012: Deep amber with a wicked viscous character. Disregard my 5-year rating -- this absolutely fits the label, a robust hoppy kick. <<Original: Bottle: Shiny orange with little for a head. Couldn’t get much of an aroma into my possibly challenged olfactory senses, but this did have a nice little citric hoppiness to the flavor. Not quite worthy of the hop-squeezing label, but quite enjoyable, nonetheless.>>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2006
bottle thanks to RLB from a trade at DLD ’06. pours a bright orangey gold with a small white head. aroma is citrus: peach, grapefruit and orange. flavor is a mix of the aforementioned citrus and some, but not as much as I expected caramel malt. I must be becoming a hophead, ’cause I thought it could have had more. thanks Rich, this was a nice IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Amber with a frothy head and spotty lace. Herbal hops in the nose. Slightly soapy with pine and a little alcohol. I thought the flavor was soapy and malty. That’s it. The soapiness mars the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2497) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Clear rufous. Thick white lather produces dense sheets of lace after each sip. Mandarin oranges, pine sap, dried apricots, and aspirin comprise the bright aroma. Airy and toasty to a degree. Wonderfully fresh and pungent. Fluffy pillow of carbonation, but it has a touch of hardness, as well. Very soft and slippery upfront, with a deeply quenching juicy hop burst supported by a crisply toasty malt backbone. Unpleasantly metallic and borderline brash, however, with subtle aspirin textures depositing a gritty dryness upon the palate. Gooey, yes, but oppressively sappy. Poignant spiciness comes and goes in a flash, as it’s blanketed by vividly defined toasted malts. Deceptively bitter due to how succulently flavorsome the hop character is, but the metallic notes and raspy aspirin textures wind up tainting some of the brightness. Texture turns to gooey, late in the stage, and exhibits a honey-drizzled apricot sweetness. Finishes fluffily dry with a delayed arrival of grassy bitterness which amplifies the juicy hop oils which deliver a gentle sting to the tip of the tongue. An array of citric hop flavors ensue with each burp. While the metallic notes are somewhat of a detriment, there’s still plenty of cleanly extracted malt flavors to match the refined hop profile which is just bursting with freshness. Tröegs knows how to extract hop flavor like no other. Great stuff. Thanks, richlikebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5101) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2006
The body was orange with a slightly off white head. The aroma was oranges and caramel with some bread. The taste had some dry grapefruit and pecans. The body was medium and this is a nicely balanced IPA. However, nothing stood out at me while drinking this one.

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