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Nugget Nectar – Tröegs Brewing Company

Nugget Nectar – Tröegs Brewing Company

Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company is labeled as “Imperial Amber”, but that’s really more like “American Amber” and some people might classify it as an IPA (or red IPA). It weighs in at 7.50% and is hopped with a variety of hops, then further hopped with Nugget hops (obviously, therefore the name). It’s basically a hopped up / stronger Hopback Ale and is a spring seasonal release. It usually gets released near the start of the year (January-March) rather than when you’d think a traditional spring beer would be released. A nice way to start warming up along with the weather. Doesn’t age very well, so drink it fresh. One of my favorites, but I don’t mind skipping it some years.

Rating: 89

Reckoning – Tröegs Brewing Company

Reckoning – Tröegs Brewing Company

Vintage: 2008
Sampled: 2009

Lovely light (ABV-wise) porter from Tröegs. Pitch black with a quick-dissolving white head that laces the sides of the glass, this is the way a porter should look. Still a decent amount of hops despite being aged for roughly a year. Still a robust chocolate malt backbone that stands up to the hops. If you like your porters hopped – Reckoning is a good choice. Excellent choice as a sessionable porter as well.

Rating: 85