Nebuchadnezzar - Omnipollo

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Reviews: 76
Hads: 402
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 6.52%
Wants: 59
Gots: 59 | FT: 1
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Sweden

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: bark on 06-29-2012

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Photo of Sintech
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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) (158 characters)

Photo of antott0523
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
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. (830 characters)

Photo of kitch
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
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. (1,234 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
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. (1,386 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

this is probably a better beer than the ratings i am giving it, at least according to everyone else, but for me, it lacks the omnipollo magic, which i have experienced in all of their beers to date before this one, and its there here too, trying to bust though a bigger malt profile than is necessary in terms of caramel notes, or maybe too long of a boil where some sugar caramelization occurred, i dont know for sure, but it cant get out. it also cant get out from behind a brick wall of bitterness that starts mid palate and lingers for half an hour. the hop complexion of the beer is otherwise awesome, but its masked a bit more than i would like it to be here. there is a peach or nectarine juicy character to the hops, and it comes out right before the finish in a huge wave of crashing carbonation, stirring up a turbid mix of malt residuals, strange new wave euro yeast, and oils that coat the palate and then disappear. i could drink a bunch of these, but i feel like i would pay for it. the mouthfeel is its best asset i think. if this were a single ipa with a scaled back malt base and more emphasis on late kettle timing with the same dosage, it would be a vastly superior beer in my mind. the bitterness is a distraction and the alcohol leaks through just a bit. that said, a treat to get to try another beer from these guys, who are absolute awesome as on outfit on the whole. (1,390 characters)

Photo of BlarpBlarp
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An explosion of exotic tropical fruits, honey, and hops. Sweet and bitter all at once. Extremely smooth drinking and well balanced. Very complex DIPA with the alcohol extremely well masked. This is a smart, well-crafted beer. Beautiful to look at in the glass as well. (273 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: murky medium gold body, a few fingers of head o'er the top, some messy lace trails behind

S: lots of bright citrus and fruit, subtle grain and dank pine impressions below

T: citrus and tropical fruits dominate the malt grains and dank hops that lurk beneath; bitter and mildly sweet, impressions of pith up-front, resinous notes only suggested on the finish

M: medium body, mild carbonation, bittering in full effect, nice lingering aftertaste

O: an excellent American-style DIPA from Omnipollo - lean and mean, way closer to the IPA than the barleywine on the DIPA spectrum - fresh and full of flavor and feel - recommended (631 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, herbs, kumquats, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, tangerine, biscuits, and crackers fill the nose.

T: Notes of bitter, funky yeast, caramel, biscuits, crackers, minerals, herbs, grass, kumquats, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and tangerine fill the mouth. The finish is incredibly bitter with huge herb, yeast, lemon, lime, and kumquat flavors.

M: On the lighter side of medium, smooth, and slick. Carbonation is active and airy. Alcohol is a bit prickly, but not really problematic in any way.

O: This is not a bad DIPA at all, but to this point, I have been slightly more impressed with some of the brewery's other offerings of this type. It's still a solid ale though. (770 characters)

Photo of patre_tim
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Bruised (browned) gold, butter in the pan, cloudy with no visible carbonation. Topped with 2 fingers of what looks like the butter foamed in a pan. It’s a sort of brownish yellow tinge to the whitish head.



S: Fruity, onion, pineapple, passion fruit, garlic, I seriously get tom yum in this as well. (No wonder the Thai guy I got this from loved it!) Lemongrass, red peppers, and red curry paste.



T: Much dryer than I’d expected but holds the fruity qualities. But at first, I’m overwhelmed with the red peppery bitter hop character throughout. The pineapple, tropical fruit, fruit loops, onion and garlic are present. Tom yum and lemongrass as well as red curry are also there but subdued. Very light sweetness.



M: Good solid dry and bittering, moderate foamy carbonation.



O: Got this at Mikkeller Bar in Bangkok. Saw it listed as in the top 30 IPA’s to try before you die on Wishbeer. Honestly, having travelled the US and tasted some of the best in this style, it is up to par for sure, but what’s most impressive is seeing this one come out of Sweden and not the US. So true to style it’s surprising. Drank in Kunming March 25th, 2015. (1,173 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden and hazy. Small white head.

Smell - Tons of grapefruit. A little astringent and boozy. Sweet pale malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. A little more monotonous. Boozy and a bit astringent. Bready malts. Pretty sweet. Grapefruit bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. A little boozy.

Overall - Good beer. No idea how old it is, but has a great hop profile. (417 characters)

Photo of FLima
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber orange color with a thick head with short retention. Turns hazy at last pour.
Nice aroma with predominant notes of lychees, passion fruit, pineapple, honey, orange marmalade and peaches.
Interesting citrusy flavor that stands out among the crowd given subtle differences in its mix. Notes of grapefruit, spices, hop resin and oils, honey, mango, pines, papaya (though manifest in a more pleasant way than usual, maybe because is more towards lychees), oranges, American yeast, grass, flowers, melon and pineapple juice. Quite dry with a long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. I was even forgetting to comment in the alcohol, the 8.5% passed unnoticed.
Excellent DIPA with great fruity complexity, hop juicy and with a better balance the most traditional DIPAs that can be too malty.
I could announce that great DIPAs are no longer an exclusivity of our fellow North Americans, partially thanks to their consistent preach. (962 characters)

Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Purchased at the LCVBO for just over $4.00 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- 4.0- Opens well and pours a small white head that is gone pretty fast. Unfiltered and very dark gold

S- 4.25- Lots of hops. Citrus galore. High alcohol

T- 3.75- Not as much hops as hoped on but for a European IPA it is a lot which explains some of the high scores by some
Grrrapefruit!!

M- 4.0- Wicked dry. This is in the top 3 driest beers I have ever had. WOW it's dry

O- 4.0- Overall a good beer but too expensive and can get some good IPA's from Canada just as good

Food Pairing

This pretty good IPA went well with..... Spicey chicken wings

Enjoy (660 characters)

Photo of biegaman
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Nebuchadnezzar may be hard beer to pronounce but it's pretty easy on the eyes; bright honeyed-orange tones light up the glass wonderfully. Though it has a dense and icy tone not even the little bit of sediment that sneaked its way out of the bottle could soil this clean and colourful complexion. Fine white suds coat the beer like fresh-fallen snow.

The aroma is chalk-full of bitter citrus pith notes and festering tropical fruits. But there's also a tall order of malt; the smell conjures to mind a carnival fair's worth of crunchy caramel apples and moist sponge toffee cakes. The combination of exotic fruits and English confections is a winning one, albeit a rather intense and somewhat boozy one in this particular incarnation.

You might know the name Nebuchadnezzar from one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Or, just the same, you might come to know it by the earthy and herbal bitterness, intense florals, and plethora of tropical and exotic fruitiness of the Double IPA that bears the same name. Indeed, this is sure to be memorable to many...

Hardcore hop-heads, however, may or may not be among them. In fairness, this may have to do with it traveling some 6000+ kilometers (though the brewery claims it's still "best" for another 2 years. Insert eye-roll here.) But I doubt it; this is a well-brewed, considerably balanced and still overtly hoppy Imperial IPA - it just doesn't stand out as 'special' in my mind.

All in all, Nebuchadnezzar is exactly the kind of immodest and grandiose offering you'd expect from something named after a king. If you're the type who likes your palate whopped by big and bitter flavours there's little to complain about. If you're one, however, who, like me, has been around the DIPA block and back, there's nothing new here. Just (awesome, hoppy) business as usual. (1,867 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Better second time around, I forgot I had tried this silly me... Still not worth the crazy price..

BBD of 5/24/15, yeah.. right...

Pours an effervescent honey color with 4 fingers of fluffed up pearl colored head. Looks more like a barleywine. , plus a little bit of haze, good head retention & stellar lacing (4.50)

S: Much pine, breadyness, pineapple & little bit of leafy hops (3.5)

T: Pineapple, pineyness, herbal hops, breadyness, mangos & dryness up front. Grapefruit, a little bit of gummy worms, hay, & orange peel as this warms. Finishes dry, bready, with some grapefruit & pineapple

MF: Medium bodied, slightly overcarbonated, nice balance, slight thickening of the body as this warms (4.0)

Drinks fairly easy, glad I tried it, but a one & done at this price (over 50 cents an ounce) . Could damn near buy a stone ipa 6-er for this price (3.75) (868 characters)

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.85/5  rDev -7%

Thick creamy white head on a somewhat clear dark golden body. Thick lacing sticks behind.

Some sweet caramel lingers through the hops that come across on the citrus side. Some floral.

Big pine and grapefruit flavor. Caramel malts. There's a bit of heat from the alcohol creeping in.

Smooth and fairly heavy for a IPA. Bitterness isn't too much for something this big. Leaves the mouth dry.

Pretty hefty stuff. A little less malt and alcohol and it's a solid 4. (464 characters)

Photo of Alex-Alkis
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer is very cloudy. The color is bright orange.

The aroma is great with hints of banana, lemon and lots of hops. The flavors explodes as the beer touches the palate. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple and orange. An unusually sour and sweet IPA. (247 characters)

Photo of peensteen
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%

Hazed golden orange, 2 fingers white head, lots of lace. Smell is a of grassy citrus and pulpy grapefruit, orange, fairly substantial malt back bone, pineapple on the back end. Taste is also earthy-citrusy hops, lots of grapefruit and orange flavours, fairly bitter with only a bit of malt in the periphery, dry with a tropical fruit and citrus aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, full body with an oily-slick drying feel. Really quite good, a very easy drinking DIPA, one of the better euro IPA's I have had in a while.

4.12 (525 characters)

Photo of BGDrock
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: murky, pale orange with a fine, tan head that has several minutes retention

Aroma: bright citrus - orange, with pineapple, kiwi; a nice mix of sweet, tart, and exotic; floral too, and honey; bitter resin lingers in the background

Taste & Mouthfeel: intense spruce-flavoured bitterness gives a solid burn with only hints of citrus presented in the aroma making it's way to the palate; pithy and heading towards window-cleaner territory, especially in the finish - that of course goes on forever; smooth, medium body; it's like licking the sap off pine needles

Overall: too bad the taste is such a departure from the tantalizing aroma, it had hints of being great, which makes me think this may have been had too long after bottling (another possible casualty of the LCBO); would give it another go given the chance (828 characters)

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

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick bubbly off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus (mainly oranges and grapefruit), some pine resins, some floral notes and some sweet bready/caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some citrus, papaya, light grapefruit, some light pine resins, floral hops and sweet bready/caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Solid DIPA. (649 characters)

Photo of byronic
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with shades of gold. Very lively forming a nice thick white head.

Citric fruit forward with touches of pine followed by a mellow sweetness.

A nice blend of bitter and sweet. Although I found it to be overwhelmingly bitter at first it definitely evens out after a few sips. The nose promised more fruitiness but that wasn't delivered.

Mild carbonation and creamy, very smooth.

A very nice brew, quite bitter but does a nice job complementing burst of bitter with fruit flavour. (500 characters)

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle served fairly cold into glassware. Purchased from LCBO for $4.25 CDN. I'm very excited to see this in stores.

Appearance - light and vibrant orange color with some honey hues. Thick two finger white head that has great retention. Pretty hazy with some lively bubbles. Clumpy lacing remains behind.

Smell - very fruity with huge burst of pineapple and some mango. Some very light piney aromatics as well melding nicely before succumbing to the fruit explosion.

Taste - the fruit explosion continues with pineapple and mango and a surprising burst of lychee fruit. Moderately bitter with a bit of heat on the tip of my tongue at the close. The lychee and mango are not especially to my liking usually but it works well in this concoction.

Mouthfeel - creamy, good feel with a dry finish. Heavy carbonation which works well with a bigger beer.

Overall - a wonderful double IPA with plenty of fruit flavours especially a distinctive lychee and pineapple combination. Also plenty of bitterness and hop presence for hop head lovers. Highly recommended for all beer lovers. (1,085 characters)

Photo of Bilge
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very, very hoppy IPA from Belgium (It's not actually Swedish - read the fine print on the label).

Orangey pour with medium head that flattens out fairly quickly. Great hoppiness.

If you like very hoppy IPA's, as I do, you'll like this one. Maybe the best IPA I've tried. (274 characters)

Photo of dcmchew
4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best before 05-02-16, so i'd say it's fairly fresh. Sure smells like it, right after popping the cap.
Pours hazy orange, building up a rich two finger and a half fluffy white head that doesn't rush anywhere. Later on a thin cap remains and a very sticky lace.
There's a perfect marriage of citrus and pine in the smell, all atop quite a lot of caramel, with some sweet tropical fruit (papaya, pineapple, faint lychee and mango) and orchard fruit (apricot, peach, pear). This should be great.
Huge pineapple in the front, probably the clearest i've found in a beer, followed by tons of bitter citrus, like grapefruit and lemon peel, getting sweeter in a flash second, with tangerines, pomelo, limes, also some peach and perfumey mango. Nice caramel helps the sweetness, also some honey with quite a lot of floral notes. Big green notes, like pine resin, weed, hop oils, a huge fresh leafiness follows, and sweeps away any sweetness, giving room to a huge, dry, spicy bitterness.
Medium body and carbonation, creamy, almost oily. Fitting for such a rich heavy IIPA. Aftertaste is a hop nuke fallout, leaving nice fruitiness and big bitter green notes. You don't have time to feel any alcohol.
A rollercoaster, with a big surprising complexity, but in the end perfectly balanced, great flavours, incredible hops. (1,309 characters)

Photo of kevinlater
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into snifter. best before "05/02/16" on the cap, enjoyed late night on july 11, 2014

a: fully opaque but beautiful orange colour with a finger of foamy off-white head, looks great. decent lacing

s: great citrus to open up the aroma, mostly juicy orange. sweet malt, floral notes, pine. onion & garlic notes as well -- hello simcoe/summit hops! some shy tropical fruits too, definitely getting some mango and papaya

t: noticeably bitter at first, but tasty. orange, mango, melon, grapefruit, slight peach, papaya and pine up front. flowery and floral. leads into good sweet malt flavours which aren't too overpowering, in order to let the hop presence shine through. onion/garlic flavours are less prominent than they were in the nose. little to no alcohol detected. very bitter on the finish, leaving your palate really dry

m: killer mouthfeel -- full and creamy with mild carbonation

o: the aroma and taste are really reminiscent of victory's dirtwolf, which means this beer is super delicious and has a great fruit flavours. it has a much stronger bitterness than dirtwolf though, which is tough to get through (1,130 characters)

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.36/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Hazy amber colour with a lovely thick frothy head that lasts for good long while.

S - Citrus and some light caramel. A little pine as well.

T - Pine and resin. Some malt, flowery notes, grapefruit rind and a fairly bitter finish. Not tasting much of the citrus that I expected from the nose.

M - Medium body and decent carbonation.

O - A little too bitter on the finish for my liking. I prefer a little more balance. (426 characters)

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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
91 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.