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RATINGS: 1623   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (191) - - FEB 27, 2016
Draft. Amber caramel color with an off white head. Caramel, toast, and orange aromas. Flavor is a touch of pine, orange peel, citrus juices. Medium body. A bit of an astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (510) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Pours clear Amber with an ample finely foamed off white head. Aroma is nicely balanced; tangy. Notes of caramel malt and bright sweet citrus fruit. Taste brings forth piney cascade hops, with less fruit but a decent malt backbone. Slight tart and astringent. Bitter finish and aftertaste. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Citrus, orange, hoppy, slight piney aromas. Piney, resiny, citrus, hoppy, slight caramel flavors. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (427) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Strong pungent aroma of slightly sweet red berries and fruits. Amber/golden color with small white head and clear liquid. Medium/strong taste of slightly sour, over aged berries, hops and some malts. Slightly unbalanced with medium/wide taste spectrum and long hoppy and fruity aftertaste. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Overall, bold though bit stale. A bit more red berries and this would be a very good imperial amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
Can. Piss-drunk in hotel room, Baousten. Pours dark hazy orange with low beige head, some lacing. Aroma is of hops, fruits, malt, pine, sugar. Taste is of cascade hops, sugar, pine, fruits, caramel. Palate: Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Overall: Good. A bit wet on the hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (275) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours clear amber, huge fluffy white head. Rich piney, resiny, grassy hop aroma. Taste is hop forward,then some malt, then a bitter kick on the finish. Flavors much more subdued than the aroma. Some resin, some light fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iamwired (14) - Avenel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Nice dark copper color. Carmel mixed with bitterness, well balanced. Bright overtones.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2959) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Small can shared at the hotel. Pours a clear strong golden with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of pine, alcohol and citrus. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter offers caramel, bread and fruity flavors. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and alcohol is felt a little bit. Old school but still pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
can. clear copper orange with a small creamy white cap offering good retention and creamy lacing. orange spiciness, peppery mangoes, american C reminiscence, toasted doughy spicy maltiness, very clean - almost lager-like. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; smooth and balanced earthy-spicy-citrusy finish. surprisingly.. american. good harvest hoppy amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
migwell (271) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Can, into a Belgian ale glass. An impressive effort by Tro(funny stuff)egs. I’m sure they’re aware that our keyboards don’t support the umlaut. I guess it gives them some teutonic cred? Anyway, a fine brew. Pours amber, with a decent head. Fruity and hoppy aroma is followed by a similar taste, with a mildly bitter finish. A superbly crafted beer with a remarkable balance. Well, this goes on my list of go to brews, except that as a seasonal it commands a higher price (at least locally) than my other tried and true regular IPA’s. Good effort from the umlaut brewery.

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