RATINGS: 1641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6179) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a deep amber/orangey color ale with nice foamy head with some good retention and light lacing. Aroma of bitter hops is well balance with some malt. Taste is a good enough mix between some semi-sweet malt and some citrus and bitter hops. Full body with some medium carbonation. Overall, while I thought this was interesting beer, I still think it lack some hops to make this as hoppy as they claim it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2007
poured into a tulip. pours a golden cloudy amber. very fresh citrus/hoppy aroma. citrussy hoppiness, sweet and light on the palate with a mild bitter finish. great balance between sweet citrus and hoppy bitter, very good stuff. sweet on the front, bitter on the finish, with a great transition in the middle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Thanks MP! Dark golden copper with medium head. Beautiful floral citrus aroma. Good IPA with lots of hops, but balanced just enough. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Not as good as I heard everyone say it was. A bit of a dissapointment. Not my favorite ipa, although it does claim to be an "Imperial Amber Ale" on the label.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (13011) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of orange, peach, pineapple, caramel and grapefruit. Flavor of toasted malt, citrusy hops, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
12 oz., delicious honey, floral hoppy, grapefruity aroma. Color is light yellow, not so great looking, head is meager. Body is very frothy in your mouth and hides any abrasive nature. As carbonation subsides, you find a slightly wet, medium body. First touch of the tongue reveals sweet honey. Tastes very much of grapefruit with some sourness accompanying the bitter finish. The bitterness has some mild off taste and sticks around a long time. Better off with lagunitas, dfh or hopdevil IPAs

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2007
This is a great hoppy beer. Hoppy and Malty. You can really smell the fruityness of the hops. It’s up there on the IPA list for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4163) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle from JB175; Nose of citrus and floral hops; copper-orange with a medium straw colored head; flavor showed lots of sweet caramel with some hop bitterness, well balanced, almost to much malt. This is an IPA I could drink all the time, you don’t notice the alcohol, but it is a little sweet for an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Bottle thanks to adrian910ss poured a hazed orange with a nice cream colored head. Aroma was resinous pine and citrus hops with a good amount of caramel malt to back it up. Flavor was malty yet very bitter and hoppy at the same time. Such a good balance of sweet malts and hops made you want to keep comming back for more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mk70 (64) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Possibly the hoppiest beer I’ve had? Orange amber color and memorable pine nose. Hop heaven! Full flavored and balanced. Too bad it’s seasonal (Feb)as I’d like to try it again to put against some of my other favorites.

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