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RATINGS: 1573   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (217) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Beautiful deep amber color with nice white head. Aroma is really nice and deep with honey, alcohol and orange marmalade. Taste is complex, smooth with a nice malt backbone and citrus. This is definitely worth seeking out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brianc44 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
It is labeled as an amber, but feels like a red. A bit citrus on the nose. A burst of dry hops that fades quickly into a malt finish. An outstanding pour, whether you call it an amber, an Ipa, or a red. Nice work

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zickbeer_ye (321) - Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Fresh juicy hop aroma and some orange and dry citrus. Off white head and sunburnt body. Crisp dry orange and dry citrus with a fresh hop balance. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (462) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2015
It pours amber and orange with a white head that produces moderate lacing. It has aromas of citrus, pine, caramel, very hoppy. A burst of hops combine with citrus, pine, and a bitter bite on the finish. It bitter is something you love, this will hit the spot. It also has lively carbonation to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4784) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2015
No idea why this amber ale is rated so high. It’s good for style, but nowhere near a hundred percent. A complete legacy rating. Anyway, light citrus with a touch of pine. Medium bitter finish. Copper pour with OK head and lacing. Tap at Glens.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
rollsrace (62) - - FEB 13, 2015
Not a fan of ipas. So score is low because of that. As far as they go it’s OK with a redish tint

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Big and hoppy up front, but hops don’t follow through to finish (which isn’t a bad thing). Reddish copper color, small tight off white head. Citrus nose, initial hop blast, fades to malt, slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. About 3 weeks old. Pours a rich red color with large white head. Crystal clear. Aroma is a light caramel with some light citrus and pine. Taste is initially bitter followed by a light caramel presence. Overall the hops seem a bit muted for an ipa. Good but not a hop forward as I’d like to see.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (787) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
16fl oz can. Canned 01/14/15. Pours a clear copper/caramel with a finger and a half of cream head that thins but sticks around forever. Aroma has bright notes of pine, resin, citrus, slight floral, bread, caramel, and a hint of something tropical. Taste is balanced but bitter. Pine, resin, citrus, grass, and caramel with a drawn out, bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Resiny in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a very good beer. Bright flavours of pine, resin, citrus, and bready caramel. Wish I had gotten more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (241) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
One of the best off the market. Hoppy, fresh, Light fruit, aroma is great. So amazing. Go get 1000 now

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