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RATINGS: 1505   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (691) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Pours a deep copper color. Has a amber lager type smell. Not a whole ton of flavor. An amber almost lager like flavor following up from the aroma. With a hop finish. These specific flavors are so strong I find it hard to call it an IPA. Great for the style if you would consider it an amber. Not being my favorite style to say the least. Overall not bad. Was definitely expecting more though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2014
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: sweet, fruity, somewhat hoppy. TASTE: hoppy, bitter aftertaste, sweet, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (256) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap..orange/amber pour with fluffy white head..hoppy aroma with pine,citrus,floral notes..good bitterness...lingers really well on the palate..highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4488) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2014
17/III/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - bottled: JAN/3/14 (2014-296) Thanks to ajax25g for the bottle!

Clear dark orange to amber beer, creamy fluffy off-white head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: piny hops, caramel, sugary, fruity, some citrus. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some citrus, piny bitterness, passion fruits, mango, very nice and fruity flavours, lovely! Aftertaste: fruity, citrus, bit piny, sweet malts, piny hops, resinous, little sour. Good stuff!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2052) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle Thanks to KyotoLefty. Big minty nose with hints of cinnamon. Copper color. Strong malty initial / decent balance in mid / sweetness dominates final. Medium body. Tasty, for sure, but maybe a little too sweet. But it definitely satisfies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leveejr (100) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Nice resiny hop aroma. Taste is similar. Very tasty without being overly bitter. Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1157) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. The freshness date was smeared and illegible.

Appearance: Beautiful orange/flame red hue. Mostly clear with plenty of constant carbonation visible. Pours to an average sized white, frothy head which retains and laces very well.

Smell: Strong aroma of piney hops along with clean, floral overtones.

Taste: Tröegs Nugget Nectar is kind of an anomaly of a brew. Though marketed as an “imperial amber,” it drinks much more like a strong IPA as the hops dominate the palette. The malt does make itself known – providing for some general sweetness, but you wouldn’t likely describe this beer as being malty per se. It also lacks that confectionery sweetness often found in ambers.

This brew uses a variety of hops not commonly found in a lot of mainstream beers. Akin to a classic East Coast style IPA with a strong presence of pine and flowers from start to finish, though nothing earthy, herbal or resiny. The 93 IBUs are nothing to sneeze at. Strong bitterness right away, though the malt base quickly backs it up with some amber malt flavor. Continued hop bitterness at the apex, only dryer than at the beginning, followed by continued dryness on the finish. Thankfully, there’s genuine hop flavor to be found throughout, with pine at the beginning, flowers in the middle, and a bit of rich orange sherbet or grapefruit juice concentrate at the end (probably the impetus for the name). This palette is a bit repetitive, though I’m never bored by it. Consistently interesting and fun to drink.

Drinkability: For a beer that is full-bodied, rather heavy at 7.5% ABV, and aggressively bitter at 93 IBUs, Tröegs Nugget Nectar is remarkably drinkable given these parameters. The mouthfeel is calm and soft, but still crisp going down. There’s a dry aftertaste, but it’s not off-putting and easily tolerable. The alcohol never makes itself known, which makes it quite tempting to drink this en masse rather than savor it (as it probably should be).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (291) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Cask conditioned. Pours caramel in color with thin whit head that lingers. Smells of hops with mild carbonation. Nice fruity grapefruit hoppy flavor with nice complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (733) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 28, 2014
12oz bottle pours bright clear amber with 2 finger head. Nose is soft malt, citrus, piney fruit. Taste is round bitter piney citrus, biscuity malt, soft lemon. Finish is bitter citrus, dried apple, and malty. Clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smitty7997 (3) - Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
From bottle to pint, first sniff i get grapefruit, first swish confirms grapefruit. I’m not fond of IPA but this may make me try more.

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