RATINGS: 1636   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (868) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Dark translucent gold color with small cream head and little lacing. Aroma is faint, but has deep fruity hops, amber malts, and a bit of a latex pool raft scent. Flavor has sweet citrusy hops, grassyness, and just a slight bitter pineyness. Very nice overall.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ahuth (450) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottled. Pours beautiful clear red. The aroma is hoppy. Lemonish. Palate is nice a juicy and sticky. The taste is big hops. The blueberry and berry pops out. Big resin piney taste. Dry aftertaste. The Amber malty backbone is strong and present. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
meyers1023 (94) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Plain and simple this beer gets it all right! The color is a deep amber with a good amount of foamy white head. The smell lets you know you’re getting a hoppy beer with enough malt to hold it’s own, notes of citrus, pine, and caramel. The flavor follows suit balanced well with hoppy bitterness and malt sweetness. I waited a long time to finally get my hands on this and I am not being let down at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (823) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 31, 2017
Âmbar translúcida, espuma alaranjada de ótima formação e persistência. Aroma bastante floral lupulado, resinal, manga madura, pinho em menor intensidade, leve malte, não tem o que melhorar, só levou 9 porque perdeu parte da intensidade com tempo de copo. No paladar resina se traduz em médio amargor e leve dulçor, incrível com o malte se faz presente em equilíbrio. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Final perde um pouco do frescor inicial mas mantém o lupulado e leve malte amadeirado/caramelado bem distintos. Maravilhosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pumpkin87 (245) - - JAN 29, 2017
A very pretty beer, pours from bottle a clear punch color (pinkish auburn) that wouldn’t be confused with amber in good light. The one-finger ivory head dissipates very fast, but does leave some lacing and a hint of skim. Nose is pine resin and a whiff of citrus. Unfortunately, the taste doesn’t get much more complex than that. The palate does add a hint of strawberry and some malt sweetness. That doesn’t predominate but balances the hops a bit, so that it’s not as harsh as the 93 IBUs would suggest. Under the pine, there’s grass, and a slight touch of meatiness as it warms, which is probably the best way to drink this. Not terrible in a pinch, but mainly one for hop festishists.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (619) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2017
strong pine and citrus aromas. amber and clear in color with nice lasting head. taste is mostly hoppy bust had nice caramel malt notes to bring some balance. hop notes are of pine, resin, and faint citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (1098) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Tap into a snifter showing dark caramel brown with a finger of tarnished foam. The nose shows light pineapple and hints of pine. The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Very smooth mouth feel. Flavors of light cannabis and mild pineapple with a strong malt backbone. Moderate bitterness on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pintofjoe29 (30) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Deep amber pour into a pint glass. Aroma of hops, citrus, and caramel malt. Taste is malt sweetness, lemon, orange, and resin. Medium bodied. Semi bitter finish. I always look forward to this release every winter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (422) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Aroma resin, citrus, Appearance amber, clear, off white foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium bitterness, Palate medium body, Overall a sweet maltyness with a nice bit of bitterness. A little orange syrup taste to me. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (734) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Pours up a clear dark amber with a nice finely foamed white head. Aroma is nicely balanced; hops and malts. Notes of caramel malt and bright sweet citrus fruit with dank hops. Taste brings forth piney cascade hops, with a good malt backbone. Slightly bitter finish and aftertaste. A very good IPA.

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