Nebuchadnezzar - Omnipollo

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396 Ratings
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 59
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 metter98
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of grapefruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of orange citrus and grapefruit along with hints of pine and a moderate amount of bitterness. The orange flavors linger through the finish, when slight hints of alcohol also appear.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a rather bold IPA that packs in a lot of citrusy aromas and flavors along with a substantial amount of hop bitterness. The alcohol is mostly well masked from the taste.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of dcmchew
4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of BGDrock
3.54/5  rDev -14.9%
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

Photo of Brenden
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
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.

Photo of Bilge
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of GilGarp
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.

Photo of Sammy
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BlarpBlarp
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.87/5  rDev -7%
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.

Photo of russpowell
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
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)

Photo of antott0523
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
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

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a nice two finger white head that slowly dissipates to a thick film with heavy lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus, aromatic hops, slightly floral and piney. Flavor starts out subtly with light caramel malt, stone fruit, citrus and hops and then the hops develop into a nice pine, citrus and herbal, resinous hop finish that is quite satisfying. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A sneaky DIPA that appeared to be underwhelming at first and then developed nicely leaving a complex hop residual flavor. I've been quite impressed by all the Omnipollo ales I've tried and will return to them every time they make their rare appearances.

Photo of mtomlins
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 341ml bottle in a stemmed tupil glass
Best Before Date: 05/02/2016

A: Pours a really nice orange-hued, rich straw color, hazy (unfiltered!) with a big, 3+ fingers of off-white sudzy head, falling slowly while leaves curtains of lace.

S: Big sweet citrus nose (oranges and tangerines with hints of lemon) and grapefruit hits first followed by toasted caramel malt and buscuits and ending with some sticky resinous pine.

T: The taste follows suite and the oranges and grapefruit really take center stage with a nice wack of bittering hops and pine needles. The malt holds the hops in check but just barely leaveing the finish dry and with lingering bittering hops. What a nice balance.

M: The mouthfeel has smooth but refreshing feel with medium body and nice carbonation

O: Overall, I really liked this brew, sticky, juicy hoops and nice toast caramel malt...what’s not to love. In the end, the whole beer is greater than the sum of its components.

Photo of Immortale25
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.

Photo of Amalak
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Photo of spicelab
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Slowbeer.

Dirty kumquat with a vigorous just off-white head that rises strongly before taking a little over 5 minutes to recede with sporadic lace patches and a healthy ring.

Nose delivers highly appetising candied hop aromas in spades. Mandarin, pineapple, orange-mango. Quite sweaty, with doughy notes and a pleasant woody edge.

Taste is even better. The upfront tropical blast is leavened by moderate pine and a rich green, herbal presence, particularly spearmint.

Appropriately full and oily with creamy carbonation that spreads it across the palate nicely. Bitter finish kicks in pretty smartly and hangs around for a surprisingly long time.

Basically a nice, tight, ass-kicking US IIPA executed very well. No bad bits.

Photo of AndreasDif
3.02/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strange aftertaste would prefer something more!

Photo of papat444
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

Thanks to byronic for this. Very raw, resiny, earthy, bitterness coats the mouth. Bitter grapefruit flavor, very nicely done.

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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
93 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.