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RATINGS: 1580   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.

JBPortland's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1102) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njager246 (507) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Beautiful amber, smell is malt, citrus hops, and lemon grass, taste is citrus, bread, resin, and some earth, fantastic, would love to drink fresh

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davii2nc2000 (1) - Watsontown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
One of the best tasting beers out there. Huge hop aroma, great malty backbone, slight sweetness at the end. So drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Orange toffee malt and tinny grapefruit peel aroma. Amber with nice head. Sweet orange-butterscotch malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1020) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 19, 2015
Amber color .medium-sized off-white head. Impressive, hoppy aroma. Great balanced taste of caramel malt and hop. long-staying bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (198) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 BIF project. Burnt orange pour. Big caramel malt sweetness immediately giving easy to a huge candied citrus rind hoppy aroma. Nicely balanced with some resin and floral hop bitterness. Smooth. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
tbake93 (1) - Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Tastes like it was already ingested and then ass pissed back into the bottle. It makes Coors light taste like heaven!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2769) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2015
16 oz can. Very fresh: a Feb. 2015 canning date on the bottom. Very hoppy aroma. I could smell hops right after popping the top on the can a good two feet from my nose. The hoppy aroma strengthened when decanted into my nonic glass. Just as impressive, the fine appearance, with a deep, clear amber body topped by an especially creamy tan head, The head had excellent retention and coated the glass with nice lacing patterns. The flavor is less bitter and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. This drinks like a highly aromatic, relatively malty APA, although the bitterness and hoppiness build a bit in the aftertaste, suggesting a mild-to-moderate IPA. Feel: excellent, with medium+ soft carbonation in a medium body.Dry finish. O

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Great beer from a great brewery. Really hopped up hops and heady taste. Explosive IPA with a great aftertaste and smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1116) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
16oz can pours an amber color with a bit of head. Hop profile balances nicely against the malt. Lots of malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Floral nose, ruby orange light bodied beer. Astringent almost rye flavor from this hops blend. Bitter finish.

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