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RATINGS: 1571   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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bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Bottle provided by after4ever. Pours a hazy bright copper with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, apricots, caramel. Medium body and soft carbonation. The taste is a nice balance between the malty caramel and the hoppy citrus. The finish is not nearly as bitter as many IPAs, but it dries out nicely. The main problem with this beer is that there are only 12 ounces of it available to me.

3.5
Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Nice subdued hop aroma, with a hint of caramel behind it. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thin white head. Crisp taste of citrus, with a long bitter finish. A very tasty beer, and one I would like to get more of.

4.3
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2010 Extremely delicious. I wish I could get it year round. Nice Hoppy aroma with some spices. Very tropical with lots of fruit. Some pine and citrus hops with some malt balance. Creamy and delicous body. Hops fade with age, becomes richer and sweeter and more barleywine like, similar to what happened with my Ithaca DIPA.

3.9
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Bottle: Nice orange red pour, with a ton of hop flavor through out. very good

3.9
garthicus (2942) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 Bottle, Orange-red hue, flimsy head. It has a citrus hop flavour with a long bitter sweet finish. NICE - Re-rate, the last rating (3.6) was from my early days rating in Ireland. Now this rating is on the 21st Feb 2010. Almost 3 years later. Appearance: Golden orange with a frothy white head. Aroma: Super hoppy with a lot of pine, mango skins, pineapple and apple. Flavour: Bitter orange, lots of pine, lots of malt with a lovely long bitter hop finish.

4.1
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 20, 2007
In the bottle from Inari Wines. Pours a bright orange amber with a small white head. Outstanding aroma of Tootsie-roll-like oranges and chocolate. This has more of a floral and less of a citrus hop aroma. Delicious taste! Thick chewy malty body. Great oranges and chocolate flavor to match the aroma. There’s a huge malt sweetness that bears the brunt of the high hops. Sure, this has big malt, but it also has big hops. It’s balanced, but it’s crazy amped-up balance. In fact, you might say that this one goes to eleven.

4.2
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Bottle. Aroma is citrus / pine / grapefruit. Flavor is more of the same. Very well balanced beer. A good session beer.

4.1
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2007
12-ounce. Thanks, FranksnBeans! This is a dandy one. Pours medium coppery with a thick, moussy white head that leaves huge sheets of white lace on the way down. Lovely. Big piney nose with lots of mango and grapefruit dancing in with it. Nice medium body, active carb, and hop-forward goodness to the flavor on the attack. The mid-palate boasts more of everything we’ve already seen; tingly carb, lots of pine and fruit. The malt notes are understated, really just there in support, but there’s a hint of caramel and nut to balance the flavor perceptibly as well as subliminally. Nice clean fresh natural piney finish. Awesome.

3.5
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Nugget Nectar
Date: 03/26/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Clear golden yellow, big sweet fresh hop aroma with a bit of citrus character, good body, lots of carmel sweetness well balanced by the hops and a long bitter finish,
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Date: 04/24/2006
Mode: bottle
Score: ii to iii

big sweet grapefruit aroma, well balanced citrus hop flavor backed by lots of carmel sweetness, the definative big IPA

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.7
WankerWeasel (18) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours a nice hazy golden yellow color with a nice big foamy off-white head sitting on top of the brew. The foam sticks around and some settles. Thick layers of bubbly lace cover the walls of the glass and a nice layer of thick foam resides on the top of the beer. Sweet malt comes through but is quickly overpowered by a killer pungent fruity hop aroma. Lots of smooth citrus like grapefruit and lemon. Touch of pine and a hint of berry in the distance. Just a slight hint of alcohol can be picked up at the very end of the nose. Smooth rich malty body with a nice touch of sweetness to it. Hint of caramel in there. The aftertaste has a very nice sweet hoppy flavor with grapefruit and apple coming through. Little bit of hoppy bitterness and then a strange metallic flavor at the very end. Not sure what the deal with that is. Smooth and slightly sweet at the end. No sign of alcohol in the taste. Tasty stuff, not sure what the deal is with the metallic taste.


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