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RATINGS: 1576   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehinge (279) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2006
Lively orange pour with a white head. Bready aroma that I’m not in love with. It doesn’t lace much and appears to a little thin. Love it’s balance though....piney on the front end with a good hop bitterness in the finish. This one is for hopheads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2006
Pours a clear copper with a large, sticky head. The aroma is nicely hoppy and tingles the sinuses a bit. The flavor is less in-your-face than expected. There’s a bit of an egg-custard aroma under the hops. The bitterness tingles the tongue in a pleasant way, but is less assertive than expected. The maltiness is a nice caramel, but seems a bit one-dimensional and slightly candy-like.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1382) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
This is wonderfully plesant - big thick aroma, heavy sweet sour flavour, wonderffullly creamy head and body, just really really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2006
Medium-amber color. Creamy off-white head. Hop aroma… piney cascade that have some stemmy edges that dry out the aroma. Nice hop flavor… a little grainy with some orange citrus and pine hops. Very smooth and creamy... nice balance. This is a pretty good IPA, but seems to have a lot of hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - APR 15, 2006
a standard hop juice that is nicely done. huge grapefruit aroma and hops flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 10, 2006
This IPA Pours an orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is sweet, pineapple, pine and herbal. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are piney and floral. Medium to highly bitter IPA. Nice blend of warrior and tomahawk hops. Nice orange malts. Nice balance. Very decent IPA. Lots of malt sweetness with all that hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2006 Wow. My wife brought some back from her recent trip to PA. This could replace Terrapin Rye as our daily beer. The aroma was something else. Very, very hoppy, but also with a different, more mellow, not so resin-based smell. The mouthfell makes one feel like you’re tasting nectar. No hop bitterness or chewiness. I hear that the lucky folks in PA can get this on Cask. I’m moving.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours amber\gold with a average sized off-white head. Aroma of pine wood smelling Hops, and citrus, and malts. The flavor is malty, slight sweetness up-front, citrusy, with a hoppy dry finish. Good healthy body, good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2006
Clear, medium amber body with little head. Aroma is spicy and hoppy, but fades away too quickly. The first sip is an immediate hit of piney, peppery hops. This is balanced by a thick (but not syrupy), creamy maltiness. The hop profile is really, really pleasing. Plenty powerful but not overkill. Palate is smooth, with a sticky, spicy finish. Super good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2006
Man… I can’t remember who the heck sent me this not more than a month ago… Maybe zathrus13?? Anyway, Thank You!

Rating #945
A beautiful copper body and a luscious ivory head… coats with heavy sheets of lacing! The aroma is an intense effect of dry hopping… very floral, very clean and fresh, very piney / citric! I totally dig that aroma… it’s a hop tea! The flavor has a nice bready caramel presence and a citric, oily / zesty super dry bittering finish. I have to say… the body seems a bit weak for the intense aroma… and the flavor gives off a slightly astringent feeling about 3 seconds after the beer has been swallowed… it reminds me of overly ripened cumquats that I picked off trees and ate as a kid. Anyhow, I am all about the hugely bright and hoppy aroma!

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