The Nugget Nectar Imperial Amber Ale from Troegs Brewing Company in Hershey, Pennsylvania pours out coppery-amber in color with a slight haze and is topped with a two finger, off-white head that slowly reduces to a film. On the nose, aromas of caramel, marmalade, mango and orange rind. Good bitterness in the mouth with a solid malt backbone. Flavors of citrus rind, orange marmalade, brown sugar and pine. Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Thick sheets of lacing on the glass. Oily mouthfeel. Long, mouth watering finish with the citrus flavors and bitterness riding right to the end.
What a wonderful craft brew with some serious hops, a big malt backbone and very easy to drink. A treat indeed. One of the best brews out there. Highly recommended.
12 ounce bottle, 7.5% ABV, Batch #121119
A big thanks to Ken for sending this bottle to me!