Review - Troegs Brewing Company's Nugget Nectar Ale
"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." -- Tröegs
Pours a medium yellow color that darkens as it settles to a more hazy medium amber color that produces an off-white head that completely dissipates quickly, leaving some thin rings of lacing. Aroma is of fairly strong apricot hop notes, some nice dark bread malt character, giving it a hefty body with some soft alcohol. Initial taste is peachy sweet that quickly turns to a light bitter finish with a creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied, it has a harsh citrus hop dry finish.
Reviewed on May 27th, 2008.