Nebuchadnezzar - Omnipollo
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4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
05-19-2013 19:09:24 | More by lordofthewiens
3.48/5 rDev -16.1%
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
08-06-2014 00:46:52 | More by BGDrock
4.26/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
04-14-2013 08:25:27 | More by Brenden
4.16/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
11-09-2013 03:06:04 | More by biboergosum
3.88/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
07-19-2014 02:21:30 | More by Bilge
4.21/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
01-26-2014 02:22:31 | More by GilGarp
4/5 rDev -3.6%
Pretty nice drinking IPA. Wonderful aromas of grapefruit and orange. Enormous lasting white bubbly head on orange body. Big hops, lots of citrus flavours. Bottle from recent Premier Gourmet trip. Not too much of an obvious palate eraser. I would have again.
02-22-2013 01:07:42 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev -3.6%
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)
08-24-2014 05:59:16 | More by russpowell
Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
92 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.