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RATINGS: 1625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopslam (3) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2016 does not count
From the new attractive can. What has happened to this once marvelous hoppy beer? The overly sweet malt completely hides any good hop flavor. Once aggressively sought out, this was likely my last one, unless they return to the old recipe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1193) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Can. Pours clear golden with some white head. Nose is citrus and grapefruit. Taste is lots of tropical fruits. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (3621) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2016
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of malt and citrus. Clear medium orange amber with lots of effervescence. Thick 2" ivory head, lots of lacing. Taste is strong malt that is in cahoots with strong citrus hops. Both elements move smoothly through a medium carbonated swallow to a long satisfying finish. Really solid big IPA. May be the best of Troegs’ offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2687) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Pours a bright orange color with a foamy white head. Notes of massive orange and pink citrus, with brown sugar and a fat malt backbone. Really well balanced and integrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacNJ (28) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2016
The nose is not particularly noticeable, but the amber color and quality lacing help in terms of appearance. The mouthfeel is so creamy that it feels like it was from a handpump, when in reality, it was from a standard tap. The mix of hops and malts is so enjoyable. Got this one in a growler at Total Wine on Route 92 in DE. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
screigh (607) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Pours a clear copper color. Very thin, almost not there, white head. A spicy hop aroma with some malt. A bit of caramel, grass and malt. Aggressive bitterness that lingers like eating a grapefruit peel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1452) - ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle sample, thanks DSG. Clear orange golden color. Aroma of fruity hops, a bit stale, some herbs and malt as well. Sweet malt, tropical fruits, green, nutty flavors, dry bitter finish. Medium-bodied, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1204) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle sample at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Thanks DSG. Clear golden with off-white head. Aroma of almonds, fruit cake and candy. Bitter flavor with notes of citrus peels, some almonds, a bit grassy. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (501) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Cask pour into shaker pint glass at Jimmy’s Culpeppers. Aroma is strong herbal and citrusy hops. Appearance is clear amber with finger-width white foamy head with fair retention, decent lacing, fair sparkle. Taste is strong herbal over citrus hops, dominant over malt backbone, well balanced mix of bitter and sweet. Palate is medium bodied with lively carbonation but in an appropriate, refreshing way, crisp lightly bitter finish. Overall, a more flavorful than bitter IPA with a nice refreshing quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 3, 2016
Draught @ Top Hops. Copper red with large off-white foamy head, caramel aroma, medium carbonation, lavender flavored slightly bitter caramel taste, thin, smooth body, long bitter caramel finish. I did note feel it like an IPA at all.

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