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RATINGS: 1570   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film and medium collar with good spotty lacing. The aroma was right up front with a bold hoppiness (pine, citrus and floral) along with a light grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a pronounced fruity ester (pineapple and apple). The taste was lightly malty with a mild caramel sweetness and a hint of citrus at first, and then became intensely hoppy with a huge grapefruit presence and a slight fruitiness appearing towards the finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel hoppiness lingering on for quite a while longer. Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a dry texture and a carbonation that was just beyond soft. Overall I found this to be a really fantastic Amber Ale with a ton of flavor and an extremely smooth and easy drinkability, which did a great job of hiding all notion of the high ABV. This is definitely a brew I will partake of again… www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews


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stoale85 (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2017 does not count
full review at stoale85 on instagram. One of my legit fav beers. Defs would buy again. Always a trustworthy brewery. full review at stoale85 on instagram let's get fucked up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
beern (156) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Pours golden to light-golden amber with a one-finger off-white head with a hint of pine aroma. Tastes of perfectly balanced hops & amber malt with a heavy body & lively carbonation. Very full, complex, very good. Choc full of ingredients.

3.8
tapefuzz (700) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2017 12oz bottle. Pours amber with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is caramel, floral hops, and a bit of resin. Taste is big caramel, pine, some citrus, and a little resin. Medium body. Average carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel.

3.5
b3shine (9012) - Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle to pint (from notes). Looks good for the style; a transparent amber with off-white head. Smells and tastes of citrusy, floral, and piney hops with notes of caramel and a bit of toast alongside a moderately bittersweet backbone. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied and fairly bitter. A good Red IPA.

3.5
jonno (2844) - 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.

2.5
ginotarugo (70) - 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.

4.5
cwill (97) - Parkesburg, 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.

4.3
meccahh69lol (284) - 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.

3.4
thegreenrooster (4483) - 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.

4.1
JaKeAFC (1247) - 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.


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