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RATINGS: 1597   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Big hoppy nose--tons of grapefruit, some pine, and a nice caramel sweetness. Clear copper in color, with a lovely sticky off-white head. Really wonderfully balanced flavor: Tons of those fruity hops, of course, but they’re backed by a nice sweet, but not cloying, malty backbone. Up there with the better double IPAs, for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3073) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
What an intense IPA this is! My neighbor in Harrisburg has made a beautifully bitter IPA that wakes the taste buds up and smacks them in the face. Grassy citrus aroma with a bitter hop taste make this beer explode with flavor. Not too overbearing on the hops or the malt which comes out in the end. This stands up to any IPA I have tasted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pet3rman (369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Nice hoppy smell. Pours copper with small offwhite head. Nice sweet, almost citrus taste. Decent hop kick, but with nicely balanced malt. Hides alcohol well. Medium bodied. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Pours a light orange. Smells fantastic, by smell alone I thought I was in for a two hearted, but I was wrong. The taste at first is almost sweet, but not yet floral. Then the hops really kick it, straight nectar style, then you get another taste of sweet, maybe citrus???

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2007
why is troegs best beer limited i dont get it. man. anyway BANGIN. copper/amber not a big head. aroma is pine, resin, and b.o., with amalty backbone. it taste hoppy and herbaceous and resiny but its not too bitter cuz it has some real nice sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber color with full white head. Aroma and taste of floral and pine hops no alchol taste. Hoppy bitter after taste. Very good drink IPA, one of my favorites.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
One of the best tasting beers made.One sip and you taste the nectar. My personal favorite. Very high alcohol but you cannot taste the alcohol.Golden brown with a nice white head.I love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Pours orangy/amber with a nice orangy/tan creamy head. Powerful piney grapefruit hoppy aroma, with a big semi-sweet malt presence. Flavor is a bit less bitter than expected, but still plennty of hops, and very nice balance with the lightly sweet roasty caramel malts. Palate is medium, slightly oily, light bitterness, and dry. Great balance, and super easy drinking. Best troegs I’ve had yet, damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Clear copper and 1cm frothy, off white cap. Huge hops- floral, citrusy, piney, resinous, and a bit earthy. Fresh grains and lightly toasted grains. Easy drinking, balanced, medium body. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Poured an amber color with small head great lacing throughout. Aroma was of pine and citrus hops. Flavor was caramel and the citrus and pine hops. Good balance and not to sweet. Good IPA it was stronger then i thought it was going to be.

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