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RATINGS: 1487   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2006
From bottle. pours a clear golden orange with white head. Has a HUGE floral nose that you can sniff on for hours. The flavor is a great balance between the hop bitter and malt body. A solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Pours a cherrry reddish brown with a small white head. Strong hoppy aroma of earthy, floral and pine hops. Malty taste with a good hoppy finish. Dry body.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 2/18/06. Clear amber color with a thin frothy white head. Aroma of hops pours out of the glass. Flavor of strong hops but not overly bitter. 9/3/8/4/16

Tap cah-d 01/31/2011. Clear golden amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet citrus and resiny hop aroma with some pale malt. Sweet pale malt flavor, light fruit, and lots of citrus and resiny hops. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.8/3/8/4/16/3.9

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Heavy hop aroma, earthiness is also evident. Extreme hops in the taste, very evident compared to other beers of this style. Some cheese seems to also be present.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 18, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours an ultra clear dark gold with a big white head. Big, lovely floral nose, some pine resin. Thick lacing all the way down the glass. Flavor is, again, floral, some veggie notes, and a piney hoppiness. Finish is bitter, but not overly so, touches of citrus sweetness. Really a nice drinker, you can put away several easily!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Mine is 7.5% based on the label. As others point out, the hops are on the resiny-piney end of the spectrum and are nicely integrated into this IPA. Really excellent balance in this one. Tried this year’s batch recently (1/08) ... as excellent as I remember. Sparkling clear, perfect carbonation, juicy hops, perfect sweetness, excellent balance. A session IPA? Just great .. my favorite beer from this fine brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MLdragoon (14) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 Clear amber w/ small white almost non-existant head. Nose of skunky buds. Floral hop flavor, not overly bitter. Nice smooth finish. Comparable but not quite as good as DogFishHead 90m. Noticed an iron taste in there somewhere. Nice brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1324) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle. Bottled on: 02/02/06. A clear orange pour with a thick light-tan head that is creamy, lasts a long time and leaves rings of lace. The aroma makes my salivary glands tingle. SO pungent. The resiniest aroma I’ve ever smelled. Piney too. Medium-bodied. A unique hop taste. More than enough caramel and malty sweetness upfront to compensate for the ridiculously hoppy, piney, resiny finish. This doesn’t feature many of the typical citrusy qualities that other hoppy beers do. This one exudes the true essence of what sucking on a real hop nugget must taste like. Or something like that. This is also smooth and incredibly drinkable. Shockingly well-balanced for a beer that contains such a hop kick. The 7% ABV is hardly noticeable. A damn good beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2006
1st pour from the hand pump at Ortino’s Northside. Pours a very cloudy brownish orange with a very foamy off white head with sticky lacing left. Aroma of orange, caramel, floral, pine and just a lot going on. Very solid aroma. Flavor was chewy hops a great bitter bite. What a great IPA. Also had from the bottle. My ratings stand the only difference I noted was that the bottled version was more of a translucent orange amber in appearance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 (Imperial Amber Ale) (Bottled) Well, well the nose is packed with piney goodness that tickles my olfactory senses. The palate is nice and bitter, but not over done. Overall, a fine hop forward brew that perhaps would benefit from a little bit more malt in the backbone.


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