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RATINGS: 1577   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2007
12-oz bottle, 6-pack purchased at Latela’s in Jessup. Why is Troegs trying to call this an "Imperial Amber?" It’s IPA all the way! From the fresh fragrant aroma to the citrusy, sprucy, full, pleasantly bitter, tantalizing hops, which might be overpowering but for a light maltiness that reins them in, to the lasting aromatic finish, this is a hophead’s dream. Glad it’s back, and I hope it stays around more than last time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Draft at Capone’s. Clear amber/orange with a medium head. The most fragrant IPA I’ve run across. Citrus and pine and lot of tropical fruit. It smells like your putting the freshly crushed hop flowers under your nose. Fairly balanced with caramel and biscuit, but they are definitely not the stars here.
The picture on the label says it all. You really have to try this fresh. It’s like hop-nugget nectar. Heaven.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Got some sweet malts and citrus hops in the aroma.Pours an orange/copper with a thin white head.Get lots of citrus fruits in the flavor.Thin to medium mouthfeel with a citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Illinest (14) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2007
On tap in the tasting room. Troeg’s best brew, I think. Not a true IPA. They call it an Imperial amber, which is probably a better description. It’s close to an IPA sort of flavor, but it’s a little bit sweeter, with ’pilsner, vienna, and munich’ malts according to the brew sheet. I REALLY like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle: Light copper color with a bubbly, smaller yet thick white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, fruity, and lots of citrus and floral hops. Taste starts off smooth with sweet malt and fruit. It grows a bit into a dry, citrus hop tail. Crisp finish, nice IPA. Hops certainly could have been more intense, thus the rating could have been higher. Thanks DocLock for sending this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to Styles. Porued a slight murky golden color with carb bubbles also a short white head. Aroma of hops, lemon, and apples. The taste is of lemons and apples with a hoppy finish. Very well put together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Aroma is all citrus hoppy goodness. Pours golden amber with a small white head. They call this thing an imperal amber ale, interesting. Taste is suprisingly sweet for such a "hoppy" beer. Mouthfell is really nice as it lets you know ther is somebody behind this thing. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 12 oz Bottle via Mystery Swap (thanks Degarth!). Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Nose is mostly orange & grapefruit. Taste is very sweet. I have to say that the malts rule on this one. Caramel, molasses, some pine, orange and pineapple hoppiness. Very tasty, refreshing easy to drink. medium body. Syrupy mouth-feel. Light carbonation. Would prefer more hops and less malts since this is an IPA. But style aside, this is tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3148) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
12 oz bottle from AxlLives. Thanks Bryan! -- Tröegs Nugget Nectar Ale (Imperial Amber) pours a vibrant orange color (hazy) with an foamy ivory head and minimal lacing. Light sweet tangerine and sugary malt aroma. The flavor is a very nice blend of pine and tangerine citrus hops with a nicely done malt base underneath that complements the intricately blended hoppiness without overshadowing it. There is also a nice lingering grapefruit-like bitterness in the extended finish. I was expecting a bit more hoppiness, but maybe this one is just that well blended. The alcohol content (7.5% ABV) is quite undetectable in this brew! This is a beer that could easily be enjoyed over and over and one could find something new in it every time. I really liked this beer and thought that it was much better then the Oatmeal Stout from Tröegs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3679) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Glowing orange color out of the bottle with a thin off white head. Fresh hoppy nose. Sweet candy taste with tange tangerine, orange and apple sauce. Long tingling finish like sweetened grapefruit. Very hoppy beer, but seems a little thin under all those hops.

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