Nectar Pale Nectar

Nectar Pale Nectar

Rated 3.538 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Paso Robles, CA, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

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Featuring a bright golden hue and light, refreshing body, Pale Nectar incorporates Centennial, Cascade and Mt. Hood hops for a crisp, complex hop profile that defines both the bouquet and texture. A highly approachable pale ale and a Gold Medal winner at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival, it was also awarded a Silver Medal at the 2004 World Beer Cup.

ID: 16182 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank2613
Overall Percentile94.5
Style Rank50 of 1940
Style Percentile97.4
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.860
Weighted Score3.538
Standard Deviation0.365

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  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Rating from 2005. 12oz bottle. Light orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel malts and floral and citrusy hops. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are fruity and sweet Hops are citrusy (grapefruit and orange peel). A medium bitter American Pale Ale. Nice balance between the bitterness and sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    not a bad pale...a little on the hoppy side for the style, but with more than enough malt to balance. light color and body, but flavorful and aromatic.

  • CADDYLAC 298 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured from a bottle to a slightly hazy orange color with a big white foamy head that soon disappeared to a nice thin head. The aroma was outstanding and had a wonderful citrus hop flavor. The tast was Malt with a nice finish of hops that ended very clean for me. I'm a big fan of Nectar Ales!! Well Done!!

  • AABREWER318 475 reviews
    rated 4.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    a nicely crafted pale ale indicative of its name nectar. From the first sip this was juicy sweet and tasty. My watering mouth called for another taste...............a light orange color and a soft head drips lacing. Aromatic smell of bright hops, flowers, and honey was sweet and seductive. Taste was light and floral and biased to the american hops, which really are showcased here and presented well........... A fruity IPA-like grapefruit bitterness is mellow. A suggestion of pineapple. I must say, it is nectar-ish, like honeysuckle........ A lively bubbly mouthfeel completed the package here and pretty much held up through a light finish.
    All the elements here are made for drinking. Quenching and bitter suchlike homemade iced tea. This was very good and i've enjoyed it warm. I'll order more of this for the rest of summer.

  • NSTALLMASTER 433 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nectar Ales Pale Nectar pours a light copper-gold color with a large head. Aroma is sweet and floral, with good hop notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Flavor has a very nice balance, but leans toward the hoppy end, as suspected. Overall, a very nice ale brewed in the classic west coast style.

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