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RATINGS: 1636   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fly (1466) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2006
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Super tasty - both in bottle and draft. Cool logo as well. Once the last sips of the bottle I have remaining are gone I will be pining for another.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle Pours a flat gold with an average frothy white head. Head deminishes but produces good lacing. A very good spruce hops aroma with a little touch of sweetness. Has a light body with a thin texture. The carbination seems a bit soft. Has a kind of watery finish. The flavor starts good and fades nicely. I would perfer more of a kick but its still good. Has a good aftertaste, seems to load up on it bitters. Its a very refreshing beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2568) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Good sized frothy head of white bubbles. Very creamy on top. Light carbonation. Thick sheet of lacing. Wonderful, big hops aroma with a whole grapefruit in the glass (not really) a whole bunch of dried flowers (again not really) and about an 8 foot douglas fir tree (you get the point). Makes the mouth salivate just from the smell. Color is a bright orange brown. Smooth and easy drinking with a boat load of bitterness. More grapefruit rind, and spruce. Some malts for balance but this is all about hops. Sof in the mouth yet dry and puckering at the finish. Little spicy also but I am sure that is from the hops also. A great brew and one that will have a permanent home in my fridge.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattShizzle (607) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
A better than average IPA. Nice and hoppy, while still malty. Hops dominate. Can tell this is a strong beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Clear, orange/amber body with an offwhite head. Strong hoppy(pine) aroma, with a nearly hidden background sweetness. Flavor is dominated by hops, but along the way a nice maltiness comes through. Finishes with nice dry, but not overpowering hops on top of a mild malty sweetness..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 I’m down to my last 2 bottles out of a case of this stuff, so it is time to rate it. Clear amber body with big creamy, off-white head that fades to a cover, nice lacing. The aroma has some caramel, but is dominated by supper juicy, pine and citrus hop notes. The flavor is also very juicy, very fresh hops, lots of pine and grapefruit. Solid malt backbone with a relatively low bitterness makes this a suprisingly well balanced IPA. Mouthfeel is smooth but slightly thin.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Fantastic. Crisp clean flavor, loads of hops but not overly bitter, a mix I wasn’t even aware was possible. Utterly smooth, tastes a little fruity and green, the respectable ABV is completely hidden. Solid body too, not watery like some IPAs. Delicious, complex, and insanely drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006
On Tap. Not a huge fan of IPA’s, but this one is worth a try. A frutiy hoppy scent is present. Very hoppy tasting, but not overwhelmingly bitter or yeasty. Makes Victory Hop Devil seem fairly pedestrian. Very smooth flavor which is easy to drink despite the alcohol content.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2006
One of the best IPA aromas I’ve had to date. Wonderfully fruity, like fresh apricots and pears, yet with great hoppy resinous. Lacks the harsh tone that some IPAs impart to the nose, leaving a fresh hoppy fruity scent floating around your head. Dull medium amber clear, with medium foamy lacing off-white head. Medium-heavy watery body, almost like apricot nectar, with medium carbonation. Goes down a little too smooth, if that’s possible. Starts with medium acidity and good hit of hops. Sweetness seems like it comes from apricot nectar rather than a grain, but it’s just enough to stave off some really possible bitterness from all the hops. Light sugary finish underneath a big hit of fruity hoppy bitterness. Bitterness intensifies as the after comes along, leaving a dry puckering palate in need of more nectar. The circle is complete. Nice IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Looking forward to trying this one. I can tell from the aroma that I am going to love this beer. Has a piney hop aroma. Oh wow, i love this beer. Has a wonderful hop flavor but also has a nice sweetness that ties everything together wonderfully for a perfectly balanced beer. The aroma and flavor have a great fresh hop to them, and as a hophead, this beer soothes my soul. Also has a great smooth texture out of the bottle that reminds me of what I would expect from a draft. If you enjoy hops, this beer is for you. I don’t know how i didnt try this sooner.


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