RATINGS: 1645   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - FEB 15, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into nonic. Perfectly clear, bright copper-orange liquid with a finger of orange tinged white head that settles to a thin layer of foam that stays around but doesn’t lay down any lacing. The aroma consists of orange juice, citrus peel, melon, strawberry, pine, caramel, and herbal hops. The taste is initially sweet with strong caramel, toasted grain, and tropical fruit flavors. The bitterness grows with each sip and features citrus, herbal, and pine hops. Medium body, resinous, sticky texture, soft carbonation, and a dry finish from hops and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2681) - JAPAN - APR 17, 2017
Wow, how times change. Always wanted to try this. Now days it it is a bit heavy handed on the initial bittering and heavy malt body. Definitely not an IPA in the modern sense, but 10 years ago I could see it. Solid, but time has passed it by.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ginotarugo (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2017
Very overrated beer. Bitter, and nothing special at all. I bought a 12-pack with high hopes, but ended up disappointed. I am giving the other 11 away to friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwill (82) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2017
Reddish amber pour with a small fluffy white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, resin and pine. Sweet caramel malt taste up front followed by cirtus fruits and floral hops. Very nice bitter sweet finish. Sweeter and more malty than I expected, but very flavorful, smooth and wonderfully balanced. I thoroughly enjoyed this offering. Can see myself knocking back a few of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meccahh69lol (121) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2017
Hoppy and delightful. Pours an amber-golden color and clear, with a citrusy/piney aroma and a mouthful of yummy hops. Some good clean pine and orangey-grapefruit flavor behind, with hops coming up in front. Good for drinking in bed with cheese fries after a long day at work, as your sweet love tries to make you feel better. Always a favorite for solid and complex hoppy IPA flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4280) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is a melon hop with some pine and caramel malt. Flavor is a fruity hop with a manageable bitterness. I also get some heavy but not overly sweet malt and a little resin left on the tongue. This was a decent beer but a bit too much malt for my liking. It’s not a sweet malt bomb but also not a real hop bomb as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaKeAFC (1095) - ITALY - MAR 22, 2017
35 cl can a fiend brought from NY. Dark amber color, clear, thick creamy offwhite head. Fresh resiny smell. Aroma is resiny, hoppy (dry hopping), caramel malts, yeast, a burnt note, some fusels, vague fruityness, minerals. Taste is structured, balanced, bitter. Texture is quite thick, average carbonation, full body. Aftertaste reminds me of dogfish iipa, mild alcoholic leftover. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3447) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Aroma’s good fresh hops, malt. Flavor’s like nose, excellent balance between bitter, sweet, tang, hops and malt. Great body and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (243) - SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2017 Aroma: Pine and slight citrus. Appearance: Clear dark amber with a white head. Taste: Hops and caramel. Palate: high carbonation but smooth. Overall: too piney for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (317) - - MAR 3, 2017
3/3/17. Draft at Beer Durham. Pours a beautiful copper w a light head and nice lacing. Wonderful floral and citrus nose. Great balance between malt, alcohol, and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaimbb (2) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2017 does not count
Amazing seasonal release from Troegs Aroma: Intense floral Hops; sweet nectar goodness. Appearance: Beautiful Amber Color; Clear; frothy head Taste: Medium sweetness from the nectar, heavy bitter cause of the hops = amazing flavor. Palate: Full body with Slick & thick texture; Nugget Nectar is a lively beer with a sweet & bitter finish. Overall: Always look forward to this time of year where Troegs releases this gem!

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