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Nebuchadnezzar - Omnipollo

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%


Brewed by:
Omnipollo visit their website
Sweden

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 06-29-2012)
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craftbeersweden

Sweden

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Systembolaget.

Gold color, cloudy with a white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Aroma of citrus, floral hops, clementines, marmelade and pinaple.

The taste is wonderful! Grapefruit, sweet pineapple, pine, herbs and grass. Great body and a bitter, dry, finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 22:43:16 | More by craftbeersweden
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention with some lacing. Aroma of light floral hoppy notes with some lightly sweet malt notes also noticeable. Taste is also a good mix between some floral hoppy notes with some lightly sweet malt backbone notes. Body is quite full with limited filtration. Hops profile was not as powerful as expected but still enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 03:36:56 | More by Phyl21ca
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popery

California

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium-light orangey amber - somewhere between tangerine and safety orange on wiki's shades of orange page. Quite cloudy, fair bit of sediment in this one. Solid white head. Lots of clumping left on the glass and excellent retention. Aroma is tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, grape, peach, mango, guava, pineapple. Nice mix of citrus and tropical hop flavors. There's also a relatively light touch of pine resin. Sweet light caramel, which comes out more as the beer warms. The taste has some solid juicy, fruity hop flavors. Lots of tropical fruit with a pine resin, grapefruit rind finish. Sugary malt backbone. Firm bitterness in the finish cuts out the malt sweetness, though the beer stays medium to dry throughout, at least relative to the abv. Light mouthfeel with good hop oiliness. Very solid DIPA. I'd love to try it closer to its home, fresh as can be.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 05:23:00 | More by popery
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In the mood for a citrus-laden DIPA, I snagged this bottle from the fridge and poured it into an American pint glass. A light orange-amber color with around six inches of beige head, the aroma was exactly what I was hoping it would be: Tangy, fruity, with a ton of citrus rind and flesh, pine resin, dry spice like white pepper, and tropical papaya. The tangy citrus and tropical components were dominant, with the pine lagging behind. A huge citrus and tropical flavor hop showcase with a refined, sophisticated, almost subdued bitterness. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime are all detectable, combining with a medicinal tang to remind me of vitamin C chewables, and bolstered by musky guava, papaya, and pineapple notes. Malt backbone is sweet and smooth, tastes like light butterscotch or brown sugar and gummy worms, with some pine astringency emerging in the semi-bitter finish. The alcohol is pretty well-hidden and this one could be hazardous in its drinkability for such a big ABV. Fresh, bright, zesty, and sweet, with just enough heft and power to satisfy a bitterness craving but underperforming in this regard. Not the most malty or piney of DIPAs but certainly brings the citrus goods.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 01:20:30 | More by CalgaryFMC
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle with date stamped on cap: 24/06/15.

Served cold into a goblet, this beer, however you pronounce it, is a hazy peachy golden ale with about an inch of tight sticky head. It settles slowly and leaves some nice lace behind.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy and very unique with tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, and candied ginger.

Flavor is intensely hoppy but not too bitter for this hophead. Sweetness from the malts just give enough to supprt the hops. Lots of complex flavor, similar to the aroma, with citrus, pine, and ginger.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a really unique and delicious double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 02:22:31 | More by GilGarp
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BierJager89

California

4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Translucent golden with a white head.

S: Sweet nectary pineapple, tropical fruits, papaya, tangerine in an amazing nose.

T: A little malt, some orange, mango, pineapple, tropical fruit. Lightish, but very flavorful if that makes any sense.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: Im thinking maybe I should just move to Sweden.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:12:26 | More by BierJager89
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick bubbly, off-white head into a snifter that left nice lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was amber.
s - citrus peel with a hint of grainy sweetness.
t - citrus peel again with more of a honey-like sweetness.
m - slick and medium at first but becomes more bubbly.
o - first beer from omnipollo and it was a solid DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 22:24:24 | More by GPHarris
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dar482

New York

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours in an amber orange color with a white head.

The aroma has a bright hoppiness of orange and pine.

The flavor follows with the tropical shining through of mango, citrus, orange peel, and then it moves onto a piney bitterenss. There's a light caramel sugary sweetness that balances the beer out.

A really pleasant surprise, although it comes with a price tag $6 for a 12 oz.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 03:52:30 | More by dar482
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Not a fan of this particular contract brewery's labels - artistic, sure, but at least put your bloody name on it! The Imperial nature is duly noted by the name - a nod to the pre-Christian Babylonian king.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, fermenting white wine cap head, which leaves a pleasant array of dry sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of pungent grapefruit, orange, and pineapple fruit, edgy, yet mild enough Belgian yeast, silken pine resin, bready caramel malt, a touch of sugary toffee, and further perfumed floral hops. The taste is more somewhat musty mixed citrus and pine needle hops, tame earthy yeast, grainy, bready, and subdued caramel malt, a hint of warming alcohol, and softly perfumed hops. Simple, but generally heady.

The carbonation is present, but mostly laid-back and innocuous come game time, the body a sturdy medium weight, agreeably smooth given all those hops mucking about, and even a tad creamy. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness of the hops and the lingering caramel malt forcing their way into the deepest recesses of my mind still.

Well, De Proef (I mean Omnipollo, of course) make a mean, almost slavish American DIPA, the only caveat being their insistence on having their house yeast make its mark. No big deal, but it's noticeable, and cute, for the one time I might actually drink this, given the single bottle cost and rather limited availability.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 03:06:04 | More by biboergosum
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JohnG190

New York

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber with a one-finger white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma hoppy, lots of pine resin with subtle citrus notes and faint maltiness. Bitterness up-front, mid palate and finish, a hop assault on your tongue! Balanced by a strong malt backbone. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finishes dry. Overall, a strong bitter IPA, but not overpoweringly so. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 23:00:57 | More by JohnG190
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into tulip 27/10/13

A murky pale orange liquid with loads of the tiniest pin prick bubbles feeding a well retained massive three fingers of foam that leaves partial rings deep down the glass

S De Proef yeast is distinctive and I noticed it right away, sweet orange, tangerine, pineapple, floral and piney hops, some caramel and a hint of booze

T more yeast then the nose, the tropical flesh is a little rindy, vitamin C chewable, some brown sugar, and a little booze, not to far from the nose

M leaning towards full, pin prick bubbles give a creamy feel, quite gritty, a nice bitter snap, lingering yeasty citrus

O pretty solid DIPA, stereotypical even, perhaps a little faded but the hops are holding up nicely, the yeast it a little strong and perhaps holding it back

I was hoping for a little more but not bad at the end of the day, reminds me of a Mikkeller IPA, a few months old by the time it gets here, De Proef house notes, overpriced, and stops short of being great

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 03:39:28 | More by wordemupg
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Bottlecap indicates Best by date of 17/12/14.

A- Pours a semi-murky medium amber color with a 1/2 inch beige head that bears good retention time before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing streaks slowly down the glass.

S- Nice bright hop aroma that has an earthy undertone but mainly brings notes of grapefruit, pine and lemon. The malt adds a complementary sweetness.

T- Very smooth as the hops slowly creep in and only are at full force in the aftertaste. The malt takes a backseat to the hop bitterness and the alcohol is very well masked by the citrus notes. There is a metallic flavor that doesn't go unnoticed which I find to be common in these more rustic European IPAs.

M- Oily and a bit sharp from the hops but, once again, only in the afterbite. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A very well-executed DIPA done in the neo-European style popularized by breweries like Mikkeller and Evil Twin.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 03:14:56 | More by Immortale25
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a golden, somewhat cloudy orange body that had a one-finger foamy head that left lace patches down the glass. A piney, citric hop aroma with scant traces of grape in the aroma and a little bit of bread and sweet (caramel) malt. Smooth, easy drinking, probably one of the lighter IPAs I've had in awhile yet still packs a hoppy punch. Not tastebud nuking, but the hops are strong and always there with citric, piney, and touches of grape tastes and this is balanced with some minor sweet malts. Alcohol hidden and this is more of a regular IPA than DIPA in terms of how mellow the hops taste/feel. Finishes crisp thanks to lively carbonation on backend and possible spices. Not the most flavorful or hoppy DIPA I've ever had but one of the most pleasing as this beer has a great hop profile yet is easily sessionable (a big achievment considering other beers of this style that destroy the pallate after one bottle) and one I recommend to anyone to get before it's gone.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 15:57:24 | More by clayrock81
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent IPA, and one with a little different flavor profile as well. Pours beautifully- a classic IPA color and head with excellent lacing. Smells a bit grainy, but that isn't reflected in the taste. There are also nice grassy, herbal, and citrus aromas. The taste starts very herbal, and a bit grassy, transitions to citrus, and ends with a big blast of bitter pine. There is enough malt to support the hops, but not make it sweet. A great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 02:41:04 | More by Georgiabeer
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this a couple times and just getting around to a review.

Poured into a tulip with a nice three finger fizzy head.

A: hazy deep orange. Very hazy, but most likely a bit of added chill haze. Tons of yeast sediment in the bottle.

S: Aroma is pretty reserved here. Big citrus and fruity sweetness. Subtle floral notes, and a huge sticky-sweet malt smell. MMMM

T: Damn this guy is good. Starts off with a sharp and stinging bitterness. Tastes of pine and resiny hops, that immediately segue into a stark and identifiable grapefruit in the middle. I shit you not, the flavor profile is almost like drinking grapefruit juice, with the nice citrusy sweetness enganged in all out warfare with a massive bitterness. I get a little bit of orange and some herbal spicy notes on the finish, but this is mostly a straight up grapefruit bomb. This guy is good lemme tell you!!! Finish leaves the mouth with a stinging bitterness somewhat similar to hoptimum but less boozy, even more grapefruit, and some subtle grassy hops.

M: Prickly and sharp carbonation up front, that froths up after it sits in the mouth for a few seconds. For a double IPA the viscosity is about medium. I've had both thicker and thinner.

O: I am absolutely astounded how good this is, as it was only bottled once, and I am pretty sure it was last year!! No date on the bottle but without doing any research I believe this bottle is a year old. This IPA has held up better than any other I have ever had, no question. This is one of the better IPAs I have ever had, and its friggin old! No calling bullshit on this either, as I reviewed it immediately after drinking both a fresh heady and fresh pliny. If you get a chance, and are willing to shell out a bit, I highly reccomend it.

Reviewed while listening to Sleighbells Crown on the Ground.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 01:42:21 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
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CERVEZALANDIA

Spain

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Cervezalandia.Smel is a exploding of hops, flowers.Medium yellow/ white head.Orange colour with a litle bit carbonation.Medium body and a long flavor.Pine, citrus, maybe also banana.Nice ballanced.Very enjoyable and of course very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 17:51:13 | More by CERVEZALANDIA
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kguard

Iowa

4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Sampled a bottle from work.
Light amber, hard to believe this is a double. Very little cloud, and pours a 1.5 - 2 finger head.
Smells of oranges and coriander. Really inviting. You can tell this is going to be dry.
Sweet oranges and coriander hit up front. It changes to a little onion like towards the middle and finishes clean and orange.
Dry, very light malt and absense of yeast. Make this just dry with mid to light mouthfeel. Good carbonation and mousse.
That's awesome. Very straightforward and easy to drink, for hopheads. Love it and more. It's not cheap though. One of favorites since dreadnaught but not as sweet.
See one, try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 13:05:54 | More by kguard
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy orange gold color with a massive three fingered head that dies down and still leaves a thick creamy layer along with rocky lacing on the side of the glass. As the beer warms the chill haze goes away leaving a nice, clear beer.

S - Pungent citrus rind of red grapefruit, light orange, and some light spice.

T - The aroma was a little deceptive taking on a different character than what I thought from the nose. Starts with a nip of sweet caramel malt on the tip of the tongue followed with some orange rind sweetness and sweet grapefruit; light caramel and some lemon in the middle ending with an assertive rindy, pithy grapefruit, light grass and peppery orange, lingering and very bitter finish. The bitterness lingers for a good long time and leaves a tropical, metallic-like coating in the mouth.

M - Solid medium body with very sprightly but not too harsh carbonation and a dry finish.

O - The beer got better as it warmed up - the chill haze drops out and the all of the peppery, rindy hoppiness leaves a thick coating in the mouth. In some ways, this beer reminds me of the destructive characteristics of Palate Wrecker. The chill haze really pulls the overall score down but the taste more than makes up for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 23:26:06 | More by jzeilinger
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at When Pigs Fly. In a snifter the beer was a hazy orange color with a small white head. Still, there was a good deal of lace.

Aroma of citrus, pine, and caramel. Very pleasant.

The taste was even better than the aroma promised. Caramel up front, then grapefruit and orange. Some mango. Later the piney hops appeared.

A hoppy beer, but nicely balanced.

I enjoyed this beer, and hope it lasts for a while at the restaurant.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2013 19:09:24 | More by lordofthewiens
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very very cloudy pale orange. Enormous fluffy white head. Head fades slowly, leaving enormous and wide swaths of lacing everywhere. Big island of lacing. Great.

S: Big pungent grapefruit and a little tropical fruit. A little bit of sweet grains but mainly the hops stand out here. A little floral too.

T: Huge huge hops here. Strong, hard-hitting grapefruit primarily. Hints of tropical fruits and pine and especially floral hops. A nice sweet caramel malt pokes through in the finish but can't even dent the hop flavors and waves of bitterness. Pretty much pure grapefruit bitterness in the finish.

M: Pretty light bodied for 8.5%. Big bitterness leads to a quite dry beer.

O: Hop bomb for the hop lovers for sure. Intense hop flavors with decent variety. Intense bitterness. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 02:30:47 | More by Dope
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LarryK

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wow, lots going on here. Pours a fairly lighter orange than expected, with citrus flavors upfront, pine in the middle and a bitter/dry back-end. For whatever reason, a lot of the double IPAs I've tasted of late have gone a similar route. Would have liked the citrus flavor to stay on throughout; the fact that the flavor drops out near the back end is a bit of a red flag for me. Mouthfeel and carbonation are moderate; overall not a bad DIPA, but not necessarily something I'd seek out again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2013 19:31:42 | More by LarryK
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours much more hazy than I expected. Massive pillowy head, nice clouds of lacing along the glass. Seriously, the head looks like well whipped egg whites. shiny and inviting.

I smell actually a sweet malt initially, with some floral/citrus hops hinting at the edge. enticing, but does not foreshadow what comes next.

The taste is much more hop forward. Bitter, but smoothed at the edges with that mildly sweet maltiness, and an earthy aspect to the hops.
To the hops themselves: I'm getting some mango sweet (with bitterness), some pine, and other almost citrus. More earthiness, with some grapefruit as I continue to sip.

There is certainly a strong hop presence, and the lingering citric bitterness certainly does linger. Not crippling, though, but certainly omnipresent. A good way to unwind and ice my foot

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 23:13:09 | More by kemoarps
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Amalak

New York

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had at Torst in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
A. I light caramel color, fully opaque and cloudy. I solid white head that leaves behind a wide web of lacing.
S. a slight hop and caramel scent.
T/M. It has a nice sweet taste. There's a caramel and grape undertone. A mild hoppy bitterness. It is carbonated and the alcohol is tame for an 8.5%. A malt kick at end.
O. It is quite flavorful with a fruity sweetness, but not overly so.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-16-2013 23:57:13 | More by Amalak
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Brenden

Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A solid white head rests for awhile on a mildly hazed deep medium-to-dark yellow brew. Retention is good overall, and the cap that remains drops sticky lacing in patches that distributes itself pretty densely overall.
The aroma bursts out of the bottle; this one isn't kidding. A huge hops boquet never quits, pumping out all kinds of floral, citrus, and tropical fruits with a touch of zest along with a touch of honey-like sweetness, spiciness, and a touch of boozy with not ethanolic alcohol notes.
While not as balanced in the flavor, this is a tasty beer and one for hopheads to seek, though the $6 price tag for a bottle closer to 11 than 12 ounces may hold some back. The fruits are ripe in here, giving a bit more rind and pith than in the smell. Caramel malts are just enough to keep the bitterness from going over the edge. A spicy bite continues through and combines with an earthy note into the finish.
A dryer beer, this one's got a body that's medium but leans light. It's as crisp as might be expected, but manages a nice smoothness considering.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 08:25:27 | More by Brenden
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy apricot to peach in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to large patch of thick film in the center of the beer with an extremely thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops with some lighter aromas of tropical/mango hops.

T: Upfront there is a light amounts of malts with hints of caramel sweetness that is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/orange, citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, and pine hops. Light to moderate flavors of bitterness which lingers. Very light hints of alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with light amounts of dryness.

O: There are rather intense flavors and aromas of hops with fairly aggressive amounts of bitterness and a hint of booze making this beer not the easiest to drink. Very enjoyable and one I would like to have again.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 02:12:05 | More by dbrauneis
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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
92 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.