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RATINGS: 1627   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iamwired (15) - Avenel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Nice dark copper color. Carmel mixed with bitterness, well balanced. Bright overtones.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3318) - 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 (7723) - 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 (277) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CircleBeerGuy (1) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
Love me some Nugget Nectar! Every year it does not disappoint! Great job Troegs, with both the delicious brew, and the new label design.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Sample from HO1K. Pours a light caramel brown with a thin off-white ring. Pleasant semi sweet aroma that isn’t too powerful. Starts out smooth but has a harsh finish. Reminds me of Great Lakes Nosferatu. Not bad but could have been balanced better for me to enjoy it more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2891) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Clear copper pour with a soapy white head and sticky lacing ..... Aroma of floral, earthy and citrusy hops with rindy grapefruit zest and mango also has biscuity malt ... Taste is of citrusy hops, light lemon, mango, orange and grapefruit with a zesty and rindy hop bite .... Has floral and earthy hop flavors as well ..... Had a biscuity malt backbone ..... Finish is dry with malty and lingering orange .... Mouthfeel is moderately bitter ... body is medium .... Sessionable and tasty but Overrated and overpriced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (300) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Very good, slightly sweet red ale. It starts out with a sweet, mouth filling hop tastes. The bitterness builds on the palate and a nice soft burn is left on the gums. I like that the hoppiness is mellow and fades at just the right speed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimcman (4) - USA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
Near perfect blend of malt and hop. Great IPA’s and amber ales are not created by the hops, but rather by how the complimentary malt bill works with the big hops. Troegs nailed it with this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lasancan (21) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
Pale golden, crystal clear, low pillowy head. Aroma grapefruit, lemon zest and light herbal notes. Palate watery, carbonation medium. Taste tropical fruit, green apples, grapes. Balanced bitter finish. No long lasting or characteristic bitterness. Balanced. Pretty mild, pretty decent. Like 5 am, aroma is richer than taste.

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