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RATINGS: 1572   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4445) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle: Clear, copper, with a creamy, off-white head. Floral, almost a rose aroma....orange... Taste is sweet citrus, orange malt, pink grapefruit. A very nice floral/spice/peel bittering. Excellent....really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrMeadMan (33) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Pours a beautiful crystal clear golden orange. Good hop aroma but not overwhelming. Flavor showcases the hops and is very well done. Not over-hopped like many of the hoppy beers on the market yet still very prominent hop flavor. Fantastic!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1871) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Can..Pour is gold with a fading head..Nose is pine, light malt, hairspray, spicy hops..Taste is pine, stale, hop spice, light caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1085) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Can courtesy of Chalemeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours copper with a big light beige head. I can easily smell the citrus and hop aromas from three feet away after the pour. Slight caramel, but overall dry for an amber. Grapefruit and floral hop. Pine comes in at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1564) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Thanks bro for smuggling a fresh case home through a snowstorm! ... and giving me some ... !! Very clear golden amber pour. Sweet fruit, pine, light bread and some caramel malt. Resiny and quite chewy with a smooth and long finish. Very nice!! A white whale conquered. 15.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (388) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Brillant! Aroma is plenty of citrus, stone fruit, and hoppy essence. The taste is off the charts. This is the exemplary design of the style--tons of juicy citrus hops that taste so pure and true it’s hard to wrap your mind around. The malt compliments the hops, but it’s obvious who the star of this brew is... My only quandary is the "imperial amber" label. Whatever. Finish is bitter but it doesn’t overpower the luxurious hop flavor. Dang, this is badass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Blind Tiger, NYC. Rich deep clear gold, thick cresting foam. Deep pine and other riches. Clean, crisp hop bill. Resin and pine, and just the right amount of bittering. Stands up to the strong and tasty malt body. Firm, healthy beer. Everything I want in a pint. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
at My place on a Thursday night while Taylor is at "Girls Night." Pours deep bronze with manly foamy head. Aroma is piney medium strength hops. Taste is sweet pine, juicy tangy pine, heavy bitterness that works, but does leave my mouth a little dry. I like it, but prefer a lighter more floral IPA. really nice flavor though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (96) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a medium amber color with a white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, melon, and caramel. Taste of more of the same. Nice lacing in the glass. Nice and not to overpowering either. Very light on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlioi (22) - - FEB 25, 2015
A great beer. This would be nice at dinner or out at a bar. It has great flavor but nothing over powering.

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