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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2006
12 oz. bottle generously provided by slob - thanks! Pours a clear orange-amber with a small white head. Nice hoppy nose with balancing fruity and toasty malts, bit of dust, somewhat vegetal with citrus and sprucey pine. Nice rich malt with lots of herbal, dusty and lightly citrus hops, juniper and spruce bitterness in the finish. Medium body, gently tickling carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1439) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 Huge pine aroma escapes from the bottle. Transparent copper color. Strong citrusy and piney bitterness. A good amount of malt but no more than a good IPA. I’ve heard this is even better when fresh...rerate, huge vegetable hop flavor. sharp bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
(from 1faststi)see through amber body with a nice thick white head.very nice citrus hop aroma,with a bit earth as well.flavor was citurs,floral,and sticky sweet hops.nice full mouthfeel.this is awsome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle. Amber gold and clear pour, foamy head that leaves decent lacing. Huge citrus hop aroma - some orange, sone grapefruit, alittle earth/rind, balanced really well toasty caramel malt. Similar flavors, the malt has a sweet full body, giving a nice palate for this IPA. Good bitter finish is smooth and not harsh. Very well balanced between hops and malt. Extremely drinkable. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2009 Re-rate: Aroma is really nice in the begining. Apricots and resiny fresh hops. But it changes as it warms into a werid combination of caramel and hops, which doesn’t taste all that good. Flavor is just not what I really want, weird combination of sweet caramel maltiness and hop flavor. The flavors really clash now and they didn’t to me at one time. oily thick palate that is enjoyable. Just not a good combination of flavors 6/1/2008 Re-Rate The biggest difference in my perception is that I really liked the combinatoin of hops and carmal malt flavors this time. it seemed to add balance and complexity and not the clash as I thoght before. just a side note: this beer goes very nicely with blue cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Thanks to Zathrus13 for sending me this one. Clear dark gold color, nice white head. The aroma is great. The picture on the bottle pretty much sums up what I think of the beer, and I love it. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (559) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
In pretty Westmalle glass @ Naven’s. This was delicious and is a perfect compliment to the soothing sounds of Cannibal Corpse and Celtic Frost. Great hop power chords and deep, growling malt notes. I wish I could get more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Shared with Bartzilla @ Saturday night death metal tasting. Of the 9 or so beers we tasted, this was one of our favorites. Very citrusy, floral, hoppy. Great amber color. Taste was perfectly balanced. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Bottled. Via trade with Doclock. Pours a clear, slightly dark shade of copper with an ivory head. Big hoppy aroma, pine, oranges, flowers and a bit of grass. Very lemony flavor with tons of grapefruit as well. Malt, a bit of caramel. Clean bitter finish. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2006
smells like grapefruit juice. mimimal head.., light amber color. not enough hoppiness for my tastes initially but as it warms, the hoppiness really comes through. there is some grapefruit-y aftertaste but i will up the rating for the later hoppiness effect

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