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RATINGS: 1576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.4
thebeerbandit (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2018 2/21/18 Had with Abby after a looooong day of thoracic surg. Made her French toast and chocolate strawberries. Poured from bottle. Deep amber with moderate head. Nose is all piney hops. Floral and inviting. Taste is similar. Floral and piney. Bitter with a bit of malty sweetness. Not as sweet/malty as I expected from it technically being a red ale. Medium feel. Somewhat sticky with lingering bitterness. Overall, a fantastic beer! Tastes more IPA than “Imperial Red Ale.” Very hoppy and very delicious!

3.3
Aggiebob (1432) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2018 It poured gold with a white head. The aroma was hoppy with floral notes and some carmel in the taste. It was mildly bitter but boozy.

3.4
unclefrito62 (412) - Stow, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2018
Draft pint at Winking Lizard Peninsula Ohio. Thinner white head, some film on glass. Deep golden in color Earthy and hoppy in aromas. Taste is earthy and smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. Pretty decent India pale ale. Drinkable. Cheers!

4.9
GregM05 (23) - - FEB 15, 2018
Hands down one of my favorites. Love Troegg's, and enjoy the nugget nectar a lot. Love when it comes around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
rcorbey (3) - Broad Run, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2018 does not count
Well made very good hoppy beer from a top class brewery Look forward to it's release every year

4
Bill Becker (2054) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Sep 2006 Poured from 12oz bottle a clear amber gold with lots of bubbles and a huge head of foam that likes to start coming out of the bottle upon opening. The foam *does* settle down after a while but there's still a solid layer and lots of lacing right through the entire session. The smell is all hoppy with lots of citrus and some sweet malt. The taste is big on hops up front...the citrus in the smell is there but it's not super bitter as I expected and wait, the malt shows up mid way through with some caramel sweetness and it does a good job of balancing out the overall flavour. Nice. Very nice indeed. The finish just reiterates the balance in flavours that I mentioned and makes for a pretty darned delectable aftertaste. Wow. This is a goody! Bottom line: This is an awesome Amber that is so drinkable despite the rather high %abv and a *must* try in my book! Thanks to ggaughan and jwc215 for the samples I got in trade!!

5
stoale85 (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2017 does not count
full review at stoale85 on instagram. One of my legit fav beers. Defs would buy again. Always a trustworthy brewery. full review at stoale85 on instagram let's get fucked up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
beern (250) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Pours golden to light-golden amber with a one-finger off-white head with a hint of pine aroma. Tastes of perfectly balanced hops & amber malt with a heavy body & lively carbonation. Very full, complex, very good. Choc full of ingredients.

3.8
tapefuzz (981) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2017 12oz bottle. Pours amber with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is caramel, floral hops, and a bit of resin. Taste is big caramel, pine, some citrus, and a little resin. Medium body. Average carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel.

3.5
b3shine (9351) - Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle to pint (from notes). Looks good for the style; a transparent amber with off-white head. Smells and tastes of citrusy, floral, and piney hops with notes of caramel and a bit of toast alongside a moderately bittersweet backbone. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied and fairly bitter. A good Red IPA.


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