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RATINGS: 1580   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 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 (3192) - 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 (3694) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7331) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3402) - 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.

   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!!!!!!!!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4981) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Thanks Jeff. Light amber color with a full head of light taupe bubbles. Full fresh hops aromas, with fresh cut cedar and just a hint of oranges and grapefruit. LIght citrus throughout the sip with hints of pale malt and plenty of pine. A pure hoppy IPA. Really no fault in that, it is what it is, and one thing for sure is that it is just a good hoppy brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadieNugget (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Overall a good beer.Nice thick head with a ruby color.Very hop-filled bite with alittle bit of a metallic finish.Would suggest beer is having a steak dinner and a crisp ale was recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10611) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Impressive sight. Herbal and flowery aroma. Spiced and fruity. Flavour is citric piney and has a herbal and flowery fruityness. Is heavily bitter in the end. Quite easy to drink. Light warming. Full bodied. I really dig this one. Thanks to Mullman for this really really good IPA.

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