Troegs “Nugget Nectar”

     I have talked about hoppy beers trending in the U.S. in prior posts and the hop heads that can’t get enough ofthem. Breweries on the West Coast  seem to pump out a large number of these hop bombs. However, I would like to say that the East Coast holds its own when it comes to loading up on the hops! Everyone Knows about the 60, 90, and infamous 120 Minute IPA’s from Dogfish Head, but there are other IPA’s on the East Coast that are on the same level as some of the best West Coast IPA’s. Not too long ago I had the pleasure of trying the legendary “Pliny the Elder” IPA from the Russian River Brewing Company, and it did not disappoint. I would like to submit an East Coast Contender!
       TroegsNugget Nectar” IPA is brewed with Nugget, Tomahawk, Warrior, Simcoe, and Palisade hops. It pours a clear copper color with a creamy two finger thick off-white head. The aroma is citrousy grapefruit, floral hops and sticky pine sap. From the Smell I imagined the taste would be more bitter than it was. It was actually sweet, citrousy and piney without being punishingly bitter. It satisfies one’s love for hops, and is equally refreshing. The mouthfeel is medium and creamy. The finish is long, smooth and bitter. This is a delightfully balanced IPA. The 7.5% ABV is never overbearing. A couple of these should keep a hop head happy all night! This brew is proof that the East Coast knows how to bring the IBU’s to the table! Here’s to Good Beers!
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2 Responses to Troegs “Nugget Nectar”

  1. Rob Crozier says:

    What I always found strange about Nugget Nectar is that the label identifies it as an imperial amber but gets lumped into the IPA camp. Regardless, its damn good!

    I’ve been reading your reviews and want to say thanks, and keep up the good work!

  2. BrewThusiast says:

    I also find it strange that the label identifies Nugget Nectar as an Imperial Amber. Everything about it screams “Amazingly Tasty IPA” to me! Thanks for checkin’ out the site and the kind words! Cheers!

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