Saturday, February 23, 2013

Troeg's Nugget Nectar Imperial IPA is among the very best IPAs I have had. It's exceptional, beginning with the appearance. This is the prettiest beer I’ve seen in a long time, it has a beautiful, crystal clear amber body that turns light sources into glowing embers across the room. That ugly-ass label doesn't do the brew itself any justice at all. The head is medium but very consistent, hangs around and leaves a lot of lace. Huge pine and citrus hops in the aroma, this thing just screams Imperial IPA from the glass to your nose, and the flavor is outstanding. The hops are strong and bitter in the front and back, and there’s a buttery, rich malt that floats through the middle and dominates the aftertaste. I will be buying this again, and in six packs.