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RATINGS: 1512   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willisdavis (1) - USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
I was glad to see this beer brought back and bottled this year. Hoppier and more piney than their hopback, however a better, smooth finish than their signature mass distributed hopback.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2006
12 oz bottle special thanks to this EXTRA from pineypower. Awesome Aroma. Sweet, Fruity, Fruit Cocktail, Kiwi, Pineapple. Flavor really different. Bitter hopps and decent malts. Dry finish was a surprise after that aroma. Not Bad, but not my favorite IPA

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2006
12 oz bottle. A Big Thanks to willblake for sharing! pours a glowing amber with a nice flothy white head. hints of earthy hops, soil, citrus, and caramel malts in the nose. Lots of malt and hops in the flavor. A very nice hoppy amber ale. Not quite as hoppy as most IPA’s and I like it. Its a nice change. Very well balanced beer. Thoroughly enjoyed. Make this available in Massachusetts! Thanks again, Jon!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kps100nj (6) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
great beer. they should make it all year. I would but it no matter what season. I like it more than most beers i have had ever.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma is very strong with piney and fruity hops. The flavor is very strong with piney and fruity hops with an impressive sweet malty base and a sweet fruity hop finish. The mouthfeel is moderately thick. The beer is intensely hoppy and bitter on the front but mellows into a wonderful malt balance. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pours a light clear orange color with a nice amount of froathy white head. Aroma is extremely hoppy, citrusy, grapefruit, and flowers. Flavor is light and malty sweet then bitter and hoppy and slightly dry. Overall, a very nice ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Monster resiny hop aroma, and that gets me axcited, but then the flavor profile is very weak, watery and soapy, with some lemon and grapefruit acidity. This one has a mild after dinner flavor with a finish that just drops off and goes nowhere.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Thanks Whaleman! Pours a med-light clear (filtered) amber with a white sticky head. Aroma is med. caramel with a balancing piney resinous hop character. The body is med-light with no astringency. The flavor is very clean with a great balance of caramel malts resiny hops, very little citrus and a nice biscuit quality. No diacetyl. The finish is a very clean bitterness, only med. dry. This is a very well balanced IPA. I was expecting much more as far as the hops were concerned, but this was made in the East and no one could argue that this isn’t a well made beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Oh man, I know already I’m gonna love this. 12 oz. bottle. Pours an attractive, fiery clear copper with a dense off-white head. Intense citrusy, piney and fruity hop aroma. Flavor has base notes of sweet caramel then comes big notes of pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit/orange/citrus and a slight touch of vanilla. Pleasantly sweet, expectedly bitter but well-balanced (not harshly bitter). Medium creamy body, smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Good head retention and spider web lacework left on the glass. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with slob! - Thanks Bert! - Pours a beautiful clear copper color witha nice creamy tan head that stays pretty well and laces the sides of the glass pretty well. Nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit, apricot, some pine. Flavor is not as hoppy as the aroma but still plenty. It starts out very sweet with caramel but that is quickly smothered by pine, grapefruit, and floral flavors. Spicy dry finish. Palate seems almost watery for a beer this big. Alcohol is covered pretty well. A bit too dry for an IPA in my opinion but I can see why the hopheads love this one.


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