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RATINGS: 1491   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry courtesy of Thaichile. Pours a clear orange-amber with a spare diminishing white head. Aroma of funky hops (I mean a teenager’s gym bag funky but in a good way) along with some pine and some sweet malt in the background. The flavour’s not as wacky as the aroma suggests but it’s damn tasty nevertheless. Flavour of strong resiny hops along with some floral and citrus hops, a mild malty sweetness and a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. This is a terrific IPA and I wish I could call it one of my local session beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle scored from the man, LarryPitonka. Pours a brilliantly clear medium amber color. A pleasing white head issues forth and fades at a moderate pace to form a persistant layer and ring. Fair lacing is left behind. The nose on this is truly fantastic. Peachy caramel, layers of citrus, esters out the wazzoo. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level that amplifies the flavors nicely. Toffee and caramel are awash in a sea of citrus and flower petals. More peach influence. Balance is nicely pulled off, a lingering hop finish that never overwhelms. Terrific!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (688) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Dang. Thanks Lou. I consider myself a hophead, but this borders on ridiculous. Pours a nice amber color with a medium head, good lacing. Aroma is pure hops, like I just rubbed fresh hops in my hands. Stunning grapefruit and pine bouquet, I wish they made air freshener that smelled like this. Flavor is sharp and piney, but still makes some attempt at co-mingling flavor (I wouldn’t try to call it balance, per se), some warm malts accent the hops well. Lots of citrus, and a lingering, grassy finish. Pretty amazing, if not somewhat one-sided.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2006 From Bottle

Poured copper, with huge fluffy white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Huge hop flavor from first sip. I must mention the first sip was a little off, sour. But when the beer sat in the glass for a minute or two then flavors of wood, pine, and grass with earthy tones. Nice lingering sweet aftertaste. Medium to full bodied. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavors really meshed well together. Nothing was overpowering. Easy to drink.

On-Cask. at Sharp Edge Creekhouse.
Poured Copper, thick creamy 2-inch white head that was present until the last drop. Beautiful lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, and fresh hops. Flavor of grapefruit, grass, and a sweet hop kick in the finish which mellowed into a sweet candy-like taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Again the flavors mixed well. This is a treat in the bottle and a treat on cask.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2006
Nice hoppy aroma. The color was a burnt orange with a small white head. The flavor was very grapefruity. The finish was pleasantly bitter because of the light mouthfeel. A good solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
Strong resinous, woody, pine, herbal, grassy, fresh hop nose could be considered unidimensional or perhaps just focussed in its intent. Hazy copper coloured body is topped by a decent, off white head that recedes rapidly to ring. Fresh, grassy, spicy, resinous hop flavour with some tannins and light malt sweetness. Bitterness is lingering and builds on the tongue. It gets quite strong but never overwhelms. Alcohol offers an occasional counterpoint. Medium body with moderate to lively carbonation that is somewhat prickly in texture. Sampled on tap at the Extreme Beer Fest 2006.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2006 Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, his bottle. Poured clear bright pale copper with a decent diminishing off-white head. Quite a strong pungent funky-resiny hop aroma to this one - we were thinking almost fear-sweat pungent, but in a good way - the opys just got funkier and more pungent, almost like sour crushed mint leaves - oh, there’s some sweetish malt and yeast here too, it’s not entirely 1-dimensional ... sort of smelled like a balsam Christmas tree after a while. Tasted mostly of hops (duh - look at the artwork!) - resiny hops, dry floral hops, still those funkified hops, I even tasted some orange pekoe tea (with a squeeze of lemming - sorry! - lemon) as it warmed and developed a moderately long bitter finish. This seemed almost creamy to me (body almost like an ESB), definitely astringent - really liked it, not the usual hop-character to it, and I’d love to be able to buy sixes of this ... ah, Ontarioa, land of bland beer and beer protectionism. Which makes sense, because if most of us could buy stuff like this, there wouldn’t be many (non craft) beers sold. I like to think (sigh).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Reddish amber pour with a nice off white large head. Aroma is cirtus and hops. Flavor mimics the aroma with some added sweetness, possibly honey? Nice even if it’s a little too grassy. Would make a great summertime porch sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Callahan09 (7) - USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
This is a good beer by all acounts. There’s a strong citrus flavor, hinted with a sense of straw. It’s a little bit like chewing on grass on a hot summer afternoon while rocking back and forth in a wicker rocking chair. It reminds me of the 1930’s, it’s a little like the moonshine of India Pale Ales. Overall, I’d recommend it even over the Dogfish Head 90 Minute.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
Double amber, IPA, whatever, it’s a terrific beer. An IPA, and not too bitter. Very drinkable. This would be a standard back home, thanks to Dan123 who will correct me, whom I enjoyed a good trade and lots of good beer in Atlanta with. Smooth with orange worked in..

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