RAR Nanticoke Nectar India Pale Ale

Today’s beer is from a brewery that I’ve never heard of, nor does it get distribution to New Jersey. Val picked it up on her last trip back from DC.


ABV: 7.4%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our flagship brew, and a year round offering in kegs and cans, Nanticoke Nectar starts with citrus notes that progress into bold grapefruit and pine, then finishes clean with a balanced, hoppy bitterness. A subtle yet deep English malt profile elevates the hop notes while a slight sweetness underlines the brew.”

Random: The can art is interesting, although how the brewery name was set up, it was a bit hard to read.

This beer poured with a one finger, thick white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It did, however, leave a small crown on top of the dusky orange body. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose was strong with notes of fresh pine and bitter grapefruit rind and pith. I couldn’t pick up any malt on the nose. The taste wasn’t nearly as bright, which was to the beer’s detriment. It had a green onion character along with old grapefruit rind. There was some nuttiness from the malt as well. It had a medium body with high carbonation. The finish was long with onion and old citrus. This was $2.08 for the can ($.17 per ounce). It was another middle-of-the-road IPA that I would have again if someone handed it to me, but I wouldn’t search it out.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0