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RATINGS: 1585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.

xShanex's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12oz Bottle Pours golden Copper. Dissipating slightly off white head. I have lived 3 hours from this brewery for over a year now and this is the first beer I have had from them. I must say this beer is phenomenal! Being a hop head, and loving 100+ IBU goodness, this 93ish IBU amber colored beauty steals my heart. Everything you would expect from a quality IPA backed perfectly by malty sweetness. Not too grassy or green as some overly hopped IPAs, but balanced nicely. Its brewday today and I can only hope my IPA is half of what sits in my glass. Have another? Just run a tap from the brewery to my house please...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lorenzo69 (8) - Giulianova, ITALY - AUG 31, 2015 does not count
Intense aroma of hops, but not sharp, complex malty backbone, slight sweetness at the end. deep caramels, malts, pine and citrus hops. Interesting beer with a not common hops in Italy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1213) - Garching, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2015
Amber color with big white head. Aroma is piney, caramel malt, very intense. Taste is more of the same, oily mouthfeel, quite rich, lots of forest. Bitterness is not too heavy, quite good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (2603) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Pours clear amber, small white head. Smell is very fruity, mango, full. Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity, mango again, together with a pine aspect. Bit bitter, clear crispy amber malty taste. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Poors an amber/dark caramel color. smells of citrus and hops. tastes of resin, citrus and earthy bread. good lacing and head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (707) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
Aroma is deep caramels, malts, pine needles and that odd slight smell of compost that I think appear in all red ales. Taste is actually awesome, which I was totally unprepared for. Big hoppy sensation with heavy malts. Incredible bitterness for being this style, and if you are going to brew a red ale / amber ale, hop that shit to kingdom come just like Tröegs . Awesome! And I don’t even like amber ales?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njager246 (645) - 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 (9261) - 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 (1145) - 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 (213) - 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.

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