This bottle came in an exchange from Virginia, there were actually two in the box and I had one within days of getting the box to ensure freshness and then opened this one a few weeks later. My review below is based on the original bottle as it certainly lost something in the few weeks it sat in my beer fridge.
The first thing you will notice about Nugget Nectar is the excellent label art, love the hand wringing the juices out of the hop. One might assume with a name like Nugget Nectar that it would be an IPA or a DIPA however this is actually an Imperial Amber. The appearance is what I expect from an amber, deep copper coloring with a bright white head. Lots of lacing on the glass and very clear.
Aroma is a nice mix of sweet malts and piney hops. Taste follows with a very sweet start followed by those piney hops and a slightly bitter finish. Overall Nugget Nectar is well balanced and tasty for an amber. Certainly worth tracking down if you know someone that has access to Troegs beer.
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 93
Brewers Description: Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up! 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.