Nebuchadnezzar | Omnipollo

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Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bark on 06-29-2012

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Photo of brian44556
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip at 45 degrees. No date on the bottle.

Pours a hazy amber with a thick off-white head. Huge groups of lacing stick to the sides of the glass.

Smells of fresh citrus, a bit of yeast, and pine trees.

Tastes of pine resin, tropical fruit, a touch of sweet caramel and faint alcohol.

Very well balanced, crisp, and refreshing. An easy drinking 8.5% beer.

So far Omnipollo can do no wrong in my eyes. This is a great example of a DIPA.

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Photo of MaxMinardi
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. Poured a beautiful hazy orange/gold. Great fluffy head retention and active carbonation bubbles. Nose bursts with strong hop and malt aromas with delicious sweetness. Bright, floral, and bitter on the initial taste with the sweetness coming through after. It bequeaths a lovely bitterness with a weightless feel on the palate after the swallow. Leaves with a delicate, almost flirtatious mouthfeel. I'll be enjoying another very soon.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thanks, Xenoreactive!

Pours a cloudy amber color. The head is three fingers high and off-white in shade. Retention is quite good, excellent even. As the head fades, webs of lacing stick to the glass. Haziness aside, this has that classic Cascade-hopped DIPA appearance.

At the first whiff of the aroma, I was ready to go "herp derp hurr it's aping Heady", but there's a lot more to this than that. There are the requisite notes of grapefruit, pine, and flowers coming from the hops - the latter note being the most dominant. I'm also picking up some caramel, brown sugar, honey, and toffee. But in general, it's quite floral. Smells like a classic DIPA rather than a new-school one; there's less excitement to be found with this beer's nose, but it's reliably solid.

I taste lots of floral bitterness to start. Aside from light grapefruity touches near the middle, there isn't a lot of fruitiness to this beer - it's mostly flowery and embellished by malt near the middle and back end. I get nice notes of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar (pretty much what I got from the aroma). This is a tasty beer with good balance, but there aren't many nuanced, standout notes to be found. It's a fairly standard-tasting DIPA to me.

Despite the relative maltiness to this brew, it has a dry, crisp finish and excellent drinkability. And the unfiltered quality gives it a creamier texture than it might have had. Carbonation is fairly timid, allowing this beer to rely on its natural dryness to cleanse the palate.

Decent, but I fail to see how this stands out from the pack. It's a little crisper and easier to drink than the competing field of Cascade-heavy IPAs - too bad the price point renders that advantage moot. I'd buy it again if it were $10/6 pack, not $10/little bottle.

3.52/5: A good DIPA, just not a good value

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy honey color with one fingers worth of head that cleared to the edges of the glass. Smell is spicy, piney, and citrusy. The flavor starts off with a good amount of bite from the bitterness as you get pine followed by a little bit of biscuit before the citrus comes through strongly. The feeling is medium as it has a good amount of carbonation. This is an excellent Double IPA! I'm glad they scaled up this home brew without changing it.

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Photo of SaisonedNovice
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells sweet heaven, like ripe grapefruit. A cloudy, slightly-bigger-than-one finger head. Tastes just the right amount of malt and hops for me, where yeast and pine dominates and a slight citrus lingers with the alcohol being just enough noticeable; very balanced. One of the better ales I've had and the best DIPA I've tried.

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Photo of Tone
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, maize color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, citrus hops, yeast, slight grass, slight alcohol, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong citrus hops, floral hops, slight pine, hint of sweet malt, alcohol, hint of grass, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, complexity, and feel.

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Photo of Suds
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a honey-colored, slightly hazy liquid, with a tall off-white head. The aroma is grainy, backed with grassy hops and a hint of tropical fruit. There is also a bit of spice, and an odd, almost sour note. The taste is semi-sweet with plenty of warming qualities. Lots of hop flavor as well. Full in body. This is an interesting, but very dangerous brew.

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Photo of cfalls
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - cloudy honey, two finger head, good retention, lots of lacing

S - maltier than I would like, but nice floral and grapefruit notes as well

T - maltier and more bitter than most American DIPAs, with some citrus pith and lots of pine

F - medium carbonation, a bit oily feeling, the ABV is noticeable but not over the top

O - a huge and well-balanced beer of the old-school kind, kind of like Stone Ruination 1.0

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Photo of brewskis
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden orange color with over a finger of an off-white head.

Aroma is definitely suggests that this one has some age on it. I do get a good amount of sweet orange (like orange marmalade), some pine, grass, and lots of herbal (tea-like) notes from the hops; however, there is a significant amount of a bready and sweet, sugary malt too.

Taste starts with lots of bready malt and carmel sweetness, along with some light orange and herbal notes. The orange note becomes stronger into the middle and takes on an orange marmalade flavor to go with more herbal notes and sweet bready malt. Finish dries out the beer nicely and brings with it lots of pine resin bitterness and sweet orange.

Medium body. Smooth carbonation and creamy. An oily and sticky finish.

Although this one undeniably has some age on it, I cannot hold that against them being overseas. Despite the age, this one has some nice hop flavors and is balanced wonderfully. I can tell that a fresh version of this would be awesome.

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Photo of M_chav
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Malt forward but nice. It's good but just not my jam. Awesome looking pour, great head retention and nice lacing. It's a bit dull as far as flavor goes and the hop can't come out like I wish it would but it's not bad.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazy, cloudy golden orange color with, with a half inch head, and tons of lacing.

Smells like orange, pineapple, and pine, with a really strong herbal and earthy aroma as well.

This is definitely a unique IPA. It's really really herbal, marijuana, tea, and pine, with some fruitiness as well, your typical blend of grapefruit and orange, some pineapple, too. It's got a really bitter finish, and the finishing taste is a little bit soapy, which detracts slightly.

This has a pretty thick mouthfeel, creamy and slightly soapy/slick, with a moderate level of carbonation.

An interesting IPA from Omnipollo, but definitely not perfect.

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Photo of aleigator
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful, hazy orange color, with a big, bubbly very long lasting head.

Has an utmost fruity nose, defined by incredibly juicy orange, getting wrapped up by grass, crisp lemon, gently balanced by sweeter toffee malts. The hops unfold a perfumy, floral quality, blending flawlessly into the omnipresent orange, with a lurking yeast skunkiness underneath, adding to the malts.

Has a medium carbonation, while the beer provides an extreme hoppiness, revealing a pungent hop burn on the tongue, successfully balanced by an otherwise very creamy mouthfeel. It remains pleasantly drinkable throughout, with a medium bodied, dank refreshment to it.

Tastes of cakey malts, while its initial sweetness vanishes immediately to a minimum, balancing effectivly the uprising hop onslaught. While beginning with a soothing herbal quality, hops unfold a huge load of crisp lemon pulp, producing instantly a bold bitterness, coated up by wet grass and a note of pine. This subtle sweet hint is enough to build a bridge for a more profound maltiness, while maintaining an outstandingly smooth mouthfeel. This leads to a long lasting, ripe orange juice quality, accompanied by water melon, kiwi and a dank dryness, leaving the palate in a very clean fashion.

While producing a breathtaking depth, as for its juicy hop profile, the beers mouthfeel is outstanding. It exhibits an immense taste intensity without giving any clue about its higher alcohol content. Its soft creaminess, mellowed even more by a profound dank quality, coates up the taste very effectivly, creating a fantastic beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/6/2015 at Natty Greene’s Tavern, in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong earthy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of drpimento
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice. Appearance is a large fluffy thick head with a lot of lace. Flavor is a huge bittersweet hop malt soft textured delight. Super easy going down.

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Photo of Sorphus
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opalescent bright yellow golden colour with a fluffy pretty large white head offering excellent lacings. Aromas of fruit, grapefruit, lime, sugared oat, mango and pine develop. Exciting on the nose and expectations rise before the first sip. Lovely fine carbonation, lightly slick and a harmonically elegant structured body. Some bright sweetness up front with more fruityness in the centre building the bitter backbone on the back of the palate. Short fruity finish asking for another sip. Quaffable and interesting.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled dated 7/13/17, meaning it was bottled on 7/13/15; drank on 10/17/15 in a tulip glass; not sure I would want this beer to age an extended period of time

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Photo of smakawhat
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep opaque amber orange, with a little bit of rising carbonation, and also a bit noticeable. Head is relatively small, manages at least slightly larger than two fingers, and has very good retention. Soft white in color, with some creamy character and island puck appearances, with ring like lacing as well. Decent looking IPA.

Aroma takes a turn for hop bomb, but manages excellent balance with some distinct characters. Creamy vanilla aromas and mild sweet malts, with sensing amounts of caramel and icing sugar. Hop angle goes for subtlety with slightly dank, slightly juiced but with a tea like earthy quality. Inviting, not large, but also buried.

The first taste is quite surprising as a quick biscuit malt hits the palate at first. This is quickly knocked down with a sharp hop cutting through nicely in the middle, juiced but also pine and very dry like in flavor. Lots of sharp tea and similar qualities with a very light body passing over the tongue. Finishes with a nice mix of powdered dry grain malt and flour, with a large hop bent, that accents much of the tea and dry herbal angles present. Big leafy herbs and slight orange on the finish as well, just a touch of toast in a style that doesn't exhude malt character which is a nice surprise.

Real interesting take on a large DIPA for a change. Not mind blowing, but definitely in a unique realm all it's own.

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of your typical IPA. Nothing special or new to stand out. By no means a bad beer, but with the glut of better beers on the market for cheaper, not one I'll be returning to soon.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: beautiful orange to neon red hue background.

S: citrus, tropical fruit, hops at the end.

T: balance of hops and citrus. some lemon and orange peel.

F: smooth palate coating. soft mouthfeel.

O: really solid. fantastic american style IPA by the Sweeds.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar
Hazy orange with film. 3.75
Resin, sugared grapefruit, and nectar - very Lagunitas. 4
Powdered sugar and croissant then tangerine, slight dank, and flowers. 4.25
Candied lemon peel and nectarine end and chalky linger.
Lt-med, salty, oily. 4.25

Old school C hops. Very California all around. I never get tired of this when it’s fresh and done right. 4.25

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Photo of GmAn613
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy orange/amber hue. Nice head that fades fast with some lacing. S: caramel, malty, toasty, orangey/citrus. T: malty caramel flavors burst through strong. Followed by an orange pith. Bitterness becomes over bearing near the end. No booziness for 8.5%. M: carbonation is solid, crisp and biting. Not creamy or juicy. O: solid DIPA, but less caramel flavoring would make it a more impressive beer. The lack of booziness is superb and is quite an easy drinker. Wouldn't pick it up again unless it was in tap.

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Photo of Sintech
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Can

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Pine and malt.

Taste - Malt and pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium attenuation.

Overall - Decent IPA

Grade (B)

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Photo of antott0523
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Bright, hazy amber with some floaters after nearly draining the bottle. Significant lacing. Airy, white, one finger head. Some visible carbonation.

S: Nose of hops including honeydew melon, lemon rind, lemon pith, honey glazed grapefruit, granny smith apple, with some
sweet notes of carmelized sugar.

T: Ranging from tangy grapefruit and passionfruit to more bitter lemon rind, then shifting to a more sugary sweetness and perhaps even a hint of cotton candy. Finishes dry and modestly bitter.

M: Pretty thin, especially for 8.5%.

O: Extremely drinkable and by far the best IPA/DIPA I've had from Sweden. 8.5% does not shine through. This beer exceeds most standard IPA from the U.S. and will go up against many that are highly regarded. Not without it's flaws, but by far the best IPA I've had in Sweden this far.

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Photo of kitch
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was an 11.2 fl oz bottle dated best before 7th August 2016 on the bottle cap and poured into a snifter glass.

A: It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving nice spotty lacing.

S: Right from the pour you get a strong tropical fruit aroma. Mainly mango and pineapple followed by some citrus grapefruit, zest and pine. I thought the smells were amazing and raring to burst out at me.

T: Citrus hop bitterness up front of grapefruit and mandarin orange followed by some light tropical fruit… maybe pineapple and peach, but still the bitterness pushes through. There’s also a strong malt caramel background and slight sweetness from this, but it gets covered by the bitterness quickly and the lasting aftertaste is bitter with a small hint of tropical fruit.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation and dry finish.

O: This was a very nice DIPA. The strong aromas set a high standard to begin with. I find most DIPAs have too much malt caramel sweetness in its taste for me, but in this case I absolutely loved the hop bitterness shining through. The slight fruitiness also helped here. Its on the expensive side, but I will definitely consider buying this again.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with a slight chill haze. Head is off-white and dense. Creamy and dense with decent retention. Bubbly with some solid streaks and notches of lacing.

Smell: Pine needle. Touches of pineapple. Solid hit of grapefruit flesh and zest. Orange zest and juice. A touch of honey. Malts are relatively light with just a touch of caramelization. Some biscuit and caramelized malt sweetness. Tons of pine. Needle, oil, branch, it's all there. Some mild tropical elements...tangerine. Floral as it warms.

Taste: Hints of tangerine and pineapple over some soft peach. Loaded with pine needle and sap. A touch of woody and herbal elements coupled with a solid floral backing. Malt backbone offers a touch of biscuit dough with some mild caramelized sweetness. Tons of lingering bitterness. Each sip builds on the bitterness. Aggressive bitterness that just sits on the tongue. Pine and flowers...pine flower is a thing right? Did I mention it's bitter. It just sits there and sits there.

Mouthfeel: Medium slightly sticky and oily body with a moderate carbonation. Minimal astringency.

Overall: Must be a prototype.

It's solid and then some and it's definitely a DIPA. Screamingly bitter and unrelenting. Worth picking up, but I feel like there might be a freshness issue here. Fresh this would be something to truly impress, as it is, it's good almost great.

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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
91 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.