RATINGS: 1627   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Poured from 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a clear golden amber. Slight head that quickly recedes back into the beer. Smell is heavenly hops. Not a barrage of hops, but a good hop presence in the nose. Taste is bittery hops. Some nice, juicy, citrusy hops. Not overly bitter or tongue thrashing. This is a very toned down Dreadnaught. It’s quite good, but just isn’t the powerhouse that I was expecting. The mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied. This does come across as something that would be highly sessionable. It being more reserved makes it much easier for more than one of these to go down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Pours a nice light brown color with some orange and pinkish color to it and a small white head. The aroma was very strong hops mostly piney and flowery. Flavor had a pretty solid bitterness that lasted the entire taste. The body seemed pretty light but i didnt notice any alcohol coming through at all. Pretty good ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Solid pour. has a solid body for an IPA, and it was a great amount of bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gallagwar (30) - USA - FEB 13, 2007
Wow! A nearly perfect beer. Very hoppy, yet not too bitter. Troegs has come through once again!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Nice amber beer with an excellent nose. This is one of my favorites. Just enough malty sweetness to balance out the hop bitterness at the end. I like the fact that this is an amber, because it gives it a little different taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, golden-orange color; white head with excellent retention and lacing; a beautiful pour. Sweet, refreshing aroma, showing plenty of watery orange and citrus and light malt character. Full mouthfeel: lively carbonation; chewy orange and grapefruit and citrus hops, backed up by a sweet maple syrup backdrop; well-balanced and ridiculously tasty. Slightly dry finish, showing citrus and brown sugar. So damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2007
bottle . . pours clear/amber with light white head . . aroma is clean, hops, citrus, sweet, pine, fresh . . taste is hops, pine, grapefruit, fresh . . not much of a bitter after taste . . for as light as it is im SHOCKED with its power . . this could well become a premier mainstream recipe (not trying to jinx it !) . . enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2007
This is very good, although I’m amazed that it’s in the 98th percentile right now (251 previous ratings). The aroma is the strongest character by far. Very piney and sweet. It pours with a nice sized head. The flavor is pleasantly bitter without going overboard but it leaves a bit of a sour aftertaste that lingers too long. I totally dig the ABV though, it’s very subtle and appreciated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - FEB 12, 2007
what exactly is an imperial amber? well it turns out it is an IPA, which this site has confirmed. A little too sweet for my liking but it does include a rollercoaster mixture of hops. Just in too syrupy of a fashion. No way is this beer in the 98% percentile.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (3070) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
What a great beer. The aroma is pine. The taste is piney bitter. For a South Jersey Piney, this is as good as it gets. This should be brewed in Atsion using cedar water, not Harrisburg.

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