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Nathalius - Omnipollo

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84
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Omnipollo visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 11-02-2013)
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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33 cl bottle poured into a tulip glass. Interesting approach to a DIPA ... Brewed with adjuncts to accentuate the hop flavors and keep the body light, not unlike a few world class examples of the style that feature hefty sugar additions. Anyhow, has a classic orange-yellow amber color and an initially massive frothy white head that does settle down some. Very bright citrus aroma, navel and blood oranges, kumquats, tangy Vitamin C tablet, overripe papayas, underripe pineapple, flower petals, coriander seed, strawberry-kiwi fruit chews, peppercorns, starfruit ... All kinds of weird and wonderful scents are assailing the olfactory bulbs and I've yet to take a sip. On the palate the citrus still comes through, although things get decidedly herbal, flinty, vegetal, and dare I say dank (what does this term mean?? Depends on who you ask!).. Minerals and some toasted crusts come though, medicinal juniper and pine needles, strong flower water, bitter licorice root and sundry witch cauldron herbage, and any fruits from the nose take a decidedly green turn. A hint of onion. Its not bad really, but the contrast between sweet vibrant nose and earthy resinous taste is jarring. Wow. Body is indeed on the thin side for the style and the carbonation is brisk. Finish does not dissipate quickly and is essentially an ultra-dry continuation of the root cellar and forest floor flavors cataloged earlier. This one is indeed a wild ride. Insanely bitter. One wonders how purposive this beer was ... Did these guys intend to deliver such a nose-mouth dichotomy? I am not in a position to judge. As Charlie Papazian says, "relax ... don't worry"...

CalgaryFMC, Thursday at 05:39 AM
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Hohnbaum, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of DaniloCabral
3.3/5  rDev -12%

DaniloCabral, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured a somewhat clear (not translucent) golden body with two finger well-carb'd head that died slow and left lace down glass.
A sour, dirty hop aroma that gives off not just citric but almost a sour fruit/veggie aroma and even that grassy aroma one can get from cheap macros.
Light to medium bodied, this beer is all about the hops as a bread/cracker malt base that comes across as grainy, and sweet caramel and sweet fruit notes are buried under dry, bitter, dirty/spicy, earthy hops that even come across sour/tart/funky.
Not a bad beer but not my favorite for an IPA because the hop bitterness is strong enough to nuke my taste buds and basically dry them out before I can even finish my beer, which naturally leads to a very dry, almost tart, finish as I find myself not wanting to finish the beer due to my tongue feeling like I just ate burnt toast and I need water.

clayrock81, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of masterofsparks
3/5  rDev -20%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev 0%

jrenihan, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +6.7%

hilgart1, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Stoutsman
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Stoutsman, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Faroveryonder
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Faroveryonder, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of AgentMunky
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A: Three fingers of head churns and fades. Hazy auburn with effervescence.

S: Citrus and herbal. A whiff of onion, a strong strain of sweet malt, pleasant fruit.

T: Surprisingly spicy/herbal/floral. It's....obnoxiously full of coriander, roots, raw onion, bitter flower petals. Perhaps this was a super-hoppy beer than become too old? I still think they've added flowers or spice or *something* to make it so bizarrely herbal/earthy. Generally pleasant-hoppy aftertaste.

M: Generous but not overwhelming.

O: This is one of my least favorite Omnipollos yet, but it's still tasty-ish. Not recommended. Wouldn't have again.

AgentMunky, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of aztraz
2/5  rDev -46.7%

aztraz, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

thatoneguymike, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with an imposing, bubbly white head.

S: Aromas of navel orange, mandarin orange, kumquat, lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, grass, herbs, minerals, and biscuit are present on the nose.

T: Assertive notes of mandarin and navel oranges, lime, lemon, kumquat, tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, honey, crackers, biscuits, minerals, herbs, grass, and bready yeast fill the mouth. The finish is bitter and long with plentiful notes of yeast, herbs, grass, lemon, lime, and orange.

M: Medium-bodied and oddly dry for the style. There is a subtle hint of chalkiness that develops around mid-palate and lingers through the fade. Carbonation is extremely active and intense. Very airy in texture for a DIPA.

O: For the most part, this is a very solid and respectable DIPA. I would recommend it to fans of the style who are looking for something a little different.

mrfrancis, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

coobstar, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

mpenning13, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

afsdan, May 27, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light yeast sediment cloudiness and amber yellow body sporting a thick, lasting, chunky, white head. Pepper, lemon, and grassy aroma. Strong bitterness from the start; fair malt juiciness to rein things in a bit; leather. Medium-light body; smoothly effervescent; dry finish.

A tongue ripping IIPA with the bitterness screaming for attention and not really letting go. The brewery's web site states this beer is brewed with rice and corn which probably accounts for a relatively lightweight quality to the body and the strong hop bitterness throughout. There appears to be some traditional malt qualities present, and a bit more would have been welcome to balance things out more, but if intense hop bitterness is what you crave, this beer will deliver.

beergoot, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Mersh, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev +6.7%

smutty33, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

psoriasaurus, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Focusf111
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Focusf111, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/30/2015. Pours hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright/dank citrus/earthy hops with light-moderate malt presence; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, pine, floral, grass, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of bright/dank citrus/earthy hop flavors with light-moderate malt sweetness; with lightly cloying pine bitterness after the finish which isn’t all that bad. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA. Good complexity of bright citrus/earthy hop flavors with light-moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of TheBrewo
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of clean golden yellow coloring. This supports a three finger head of white foamy, snowy bubbles, showing great retention. Patterned sheets of lacing are left around the glass as it slowly dissipates, with macro holes of honeycomb popping and buzzing throughout the remaining foam. Haze is wildly pervasive, but no sediment is found. Carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma gives sweaty caramel and pale grain as its base malt bill, with fruitiness of banana, passion fruit, and mango, white sugar sweetness, lemon rind and juice, bubblegum esters, grapefruity and green grassy hop oils, black pepper and boozy spiciness, salty porcine freshness, and seaweed. With warmth come more exotic notes of prickly pear and cactus meat fruitiness, wet clay, and jasmine florals. Our first impression is that the flavoring is bright and bold, but the massive bitterness of herb and hop alike take you a bit by surprise. The taste opens with mustard green, insane mustiness, gravel, pencil woodiness and lead, passion fruit, green bananas, fresh avocado oiliness, crystal and Munich maltiness, bitter grapefruity hops, lemon, oily pine bark rind, and white sugar sweetness. The middle comes to a peak with cardboard, wet cotton, bitter grapefruit and orange pith, dandelion petals and flower pollen, shoe polish chemicals, strawberries and fermented kiwi fruitiness, with a more synthetic bite of acetone. The end comes washing through with a spicy nectary quality of fruitiness and herb of hops, bitter cut grasses, pale and amber malt metallics, clover honey, passion fruitiness, juicy bubblegum wetness, black pepper spice, and some green, weedy, twiggy resins. The aftertaste breathes of tonic water bitterness, lemon and lime skin zest, basketball leathers, grapefruity and bitter grassy hops, heavy creamer, celery and leafy kale vegetals, salty MSG flavoring, parsnip root, wet and worn cardboard, and rose petals. The body is medium to thick, and the carbonation is light to medium. Slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop are all decent, with the mouth left feeling full and satisfied. This precedes a brisk, chalky astringency stretching to all corners of the mouth. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back well enough.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is its uniqueness of flavoring, for both the brewer and the style. You will certainly find hints of a classic IPA, such as with the heartiness of the hops, but even those are brightly odd and distinctly bitter throughout, taking an interesting blend to the other more soured, bittered ingredients. The malts fall away quickly, as well, allowing for said ingredients to bring this chemical, biting balance to a tipping point. That said, the beer is quite cleansing and decently refreshing for what it is. The nose shows fair concordance with the tongue, giving a final product that will keep you curious and pensive for the remainder of your night. On a side note, the bottle sports one of the coolest labels we’ve seen in quite a long time, and that too, is fitting to the beer, and to the brewer quite well.

TheBrewo, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

LightnerLiquorKS, Mar 08, 2014
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Nathalius from Omnipollo
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