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RATINGS: 1629   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Bottle (Lars). Unclear orange - white head. Caramel, sweetness, ambermalty, bread, nice but medium hoppy. A bit boring, but nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (4013) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2007 Big thanks to axilla for this one. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a white head. Smells of hops with pinapple. The beer is medium sweet and tastes mostly of hops with some fruity flavors of pinapple and grapefruit. Also some amber malts and eldeberry flour hints. Medium carbonation and body. Slightly dry and pilsnerish towards the end. Very bitter finish with some fresh hopsnotes. I had an older bottle (different label) a few weeks ago it seemed much more maltier. Nice with the IBU# on the bottle. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3984) - Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 Bottle, at csbosox KC tasting 4/14, purchased at Oak Tree in NJ. . Pour is golden, with a slight haze. Aroma is hop, balanced with the malt. Taste is sweet malt at the start, that turns hop / bitter towards the end. Nice beer, interesting taste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2007
Crystal clear amber with not much to speak of in head. Really clean hop aroma. Lots of pine. The flavor seemed more earhy. Maybe a touch of pine. Really kind of thin and oily. The bottle said imperial amber. I dig it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2007
From a bottle pours almost orange with no real amount of head. Nice hop flavor, good finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 bottle.....poured a transparent orange-brown with very thin, short-lived head...aroma: hoppy but very mellow and subdued, i would agree on the musty sensation received by some as wel....taste: doesn’t make my mouth pucker and it has a good balance of malt. body was medium with mild carbonation.....not a bad ipa by any means.

had this again from a left over bottle from DLD09....good dose of piney hop resin and caramel in the nose. flavors maintained a nice bitter feel to it with a decent sweet caramel backbone. bitterness lasts long past the swallow.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1161) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 12 oz bottle courtesy of adrian! yet another beer i have been looking forward to, especially considering its excellent reputation. it leaves a cylindrical coating of lace around the glass despite a smaller-than-average head. few bubbles escape the pale amber liquid, but those that do cling immediately to the small amount of foam on top. hops are the forefront, with some earthy, musty, lemony aromas and flavors domination. in the background is malt, and its only purpose seems to be to prevent this beer from puckering up your lips. purebred hops in this beer, and it doesn’t have to punch you in the face like many IPAs and IIPAs. this beer easily rivals two hearted ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2007
Thanks Immy! clear orange amber with a nice white head that leaves good lacing. jucy orange hop aroma. nice balanced flavor. bittersweet. nice and fruity orange pineapple. nice bittersweet finish with a nice hint of lime. medium to almost full body with a silky smooth mouth feel. very nice IPA. my notes dont do this beer justice........i guess i will just have to drink it again..........very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2007
12oz bottle from MrBendo. Aroma: Pine, resin, deep grapefruit, and spicy hops. A touch of cat piss, as well. Some light bready malt behind all them hops. Appearance: Dark amber in color and clear. Off-white head was medium sized and foamy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Bready malt, Spicy, resin, pine, and light citrus hop flavors. Bitterness is assertive and a little rough. Finishes very, very dry. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: I like the fact that they didn’t go with the same hops we see over and over in American IPAs. A very different hoppy beer experience. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 12oz bottle. pours clear pale-amber with white head. nose is loaded with PNW hops, piney and grassy. flavor just isn’t that bitter (freshness unknown), some piney hop (almost juicy) flavor, along with toasted biscuit. carbonation is a bit fizzy. alcohol is well hidden. this bottle wasn’t quite bitter enough so i’ll have to re-rate some day, but this was still tasty and fun to drink.


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