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RATINGS: 1583   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2885) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (584) - 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.

4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3287) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3738) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle thanks to Mista Styles! Poured a deeper peachy amber with a well-retained cap of creamy beige head and significant rising carbonation. Nose was of juicy pear and floral hoppage, rich resiny malts, and a whiff of alcohol. Flavor had pine resin and sweet lightly-toasted caramel at the base with a moderate dose of juicy pear, citrus, and floral bitterness... pale malts and some herbal notes apparent at the finish. Carbonation was a tad too high for my liking, but otherwise it felt very good on the palate. Left a long citrus, pine, and caramel finish. Good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle 2006. Poured a clear, light amber. Nice size white head. Aroma was the standout; smelled of pine and hops. Similar to Stone 10th Anniversary. Taste was mainly hops; not much complexity. Would have liked more complexity. It was above average for me, but not fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Thank you to DocLock for this one. Pours a lightish clear amber with a small head. Pretty nice carbonation from start to finish. The aroma is fantastic. Smells of sweet hops and has a light grapefruit and malt flavor. I remember the day when I did not care for IPA’s. Damn fool I was!!!!!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Slightly reddish honey body with thin loose head. Nose-clean resinous hops without the overly sweet stickiness I associate with this PNW style hops. Taste-medium bitter, grapefruit, piney, fruity pebbles, PNW hops, medium acidity, good CO2. An excellent example of how to use hops! The beer showcases all of the great hop flavors and lets them take center stage without trying to overpower them with a thick, syrupy, sweet malt bill. Excellently crafted and balanced. Only complaint is a slight medicinal aftertaste and finish, but with such a well-made beer, that is very easy to ignore.


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