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Nebuchadnezzar - Omnipollo

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BA SCORE
93
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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%


Brewed by:
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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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kguard

Iowa

4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
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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BierJager89

California

4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
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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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle purchased for me by @LaitueGonflable for Christmas.

Pours a beautiful hazed peach colour, with a full, frothy head of white, that sticks to the edges as persistent lace. Body is solid and juice, and hold a small amount of fine carbonation. That colour is lovely, and it's the main deal of the beers appearance. Looks wonderful.

Nose is fragrant with stonefruit sweetness, dusted with a slightly peppery overtone. Clean, fragrant hop resin sticks in the sinuses, while the solid sweetness provides richness and depth. Awesome. So fragrant, but well integrated, and pleasingly different from the stock-standard IPA.

Taste is delicious: big stonefruit juiciness again, with mellow preserved lemon, quince and lilly-pilly edges, bitten back by a crisp peppery finish. Sweetness forms as a beautiful nutty amalgam of hops and malt, leaving a sweet-savoury mid-palate that coasts into a comforting finish. Very nicely balanced indeed: juicy, rich and flavoursome, but checked and balanced and masterfully reigned in.

Feel is clean and light, but with a bestowed body to support the flavours on the palate.

Wow. I'm very much impressed. This is my first beer from Omnipollo, and it certainly shall not be my last. This is a superb IPA, up there with some of the best I've tried. It's so fragrant and delicious, but balanced and supremely drinkable. Extremely good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 02:25:23 | More by lacqueredmouse
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet from a 12oz. Best by date, Aug. 23, 2014.

Pours out a hazed peach with a thick, 3/4 inch head. The lacing leaves rings for days. Beautiful beer!

Grapefruit, bandaid, tobacco, pale malts and slight candy sugar make up the smell.

Great kumquat and grapefruit start, pale malts and fresh cut grass make up the middle. What a well balanced, yet hop forward brew. Slightly heavy on the carbonation, but still smooth.

This could easily be described as a West Coast DIPA even though it's from Sweden/Belgium. Hop forward but well balanced in every way! So glad I got a chance to grab one up! An easy recomendation for any hophead!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 02:40:47 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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dar482

New York

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
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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AgentMunky

California

4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Best before 23 August 2014.

A: Three fingers of solid, fluffy head from even a gentle pour. There is sediment inside the bottle, and the beer is hazy, but translucent. A dull orange in color.

S: Breathtakingly fresh pine, subtle citrus, and a touch of sweeter fruit. (Nelson Sauvin hops?) Simply great.

T/M: This is great. I'm not sure how it manages to hit all the high points of a the American (D)IPA style -- aggressive pine; intense, dry bitterness; topnotes of grapefruit and passionfruit -- without being in the least astringent or unpleasant. Heavy on the pine, but soft and full on the finish. Expertly balanced and incredibly enjoyable.

O: Topnotch IPA. I will definitely be seeking out more Omnipollo beers and their minimalist labels. Highly recommended. Two weeks and two bottles later, this may be one of my favourite DIPAs of all time. I would rather drink this than Pliny the Younger.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 04:55:51 | More by AgentMunky
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danieelol

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cool understated label.

Pours a lightish yellow orange with great head and lacing.

Great potent, fresh, hoppy smell. Citrus, jasmine, pine. Hop forward but with a malt presence.

Great taste too. Just a great encapsulation of hoppiness with more citrus, jasmine and pine. Only subtly detectable alcohol.

Mouthfeel features good hop oils, a slightly detectable note of booze and only moderate body. Very drinkable.

Nailed it. This is far closer to Pliny the Elder than Opperbacco's Overdose, in colour, ABV and flavours; and yet it doesn't claim to be based on Pliny.

Just a fantastic beer and probably the closest you can get to premium US DIPAs in Australia currrently. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 09:28:59 | More by danieelol
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bark

Sweden

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The liquid is a bit hazy (yeast sediment in the bottle); the colour is amber with a tint of orange (15 EBC). The two finger compact head is off-white. It sinks very slowly leaving lots of thick lacing.

The smell doesn’t fill the room as some DIPAs tend to do. However, the smell is medium strong. Fresh citric fruits (grape fruit, bitter oranges, tangerines, lime...). The bitterness is elegant rather than aggressive. Multifaceted notes of bitter almonds, grapefruit peel, sour fruit drops, and sour fruit liquors. Some herbal and flowery notes. The malts are quite dry, they stay in the background. Some fat/oily hints of motor oil come and go.

The taste... got a robust ground of clean sweetness. Apart from that, it is all about the hops. A hint of alcohol passes quickly. The bitterness is grand but not harsh. Grapefruits, bitter oranges, lemon/apple acid, sour fruit candy and a touch of wood. Medium body. The aftertaste is somewhat sweet with elegant hoppy flavours, some fat/creamy notes and even more grapefruit, fresh lemon juice, ginger, ripe apples, pineapples and a hint of white rum. The finish is bitter and dry.

The carbonation is strong, the large bubbles fresh and short-lived. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A very elegant and well thought-out DIPA (as I expect with a beer from Omnipollo), not as aggressive as the Russian Roulette one. Highly drinkable and enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 18:06:37 | More by bark
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
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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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.35/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New York

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Murky golden orange. HUGE fluffy brilliant white head that lingers on forever and dies slowly leaving a wrapping of sticky, chunky lacing all over my DFH glass. Quite a site to behold.

S- Pinapple, mango and grapefruit with a touch of something funky. Little tiny chunks of caramel malts, honey, freshly cut grass with an underlying compost/brown sugar cookie. What? I know!!! Nice bitter pine and citrus punch! Really opens up the tropical citrus as it warms up.

T- Your mouth gets slapped with a dull pine sap/orange peel at first, but as it rolls down the tongue, tons of tropical mango, pineapple, mangosteen, papaya, yellow grapefruit, but with an almost dry feel. I love how the yeast develops on the finish and leaves a grassy, almost compost rolled in tropical citrus note. This is very unique. Has just a touch of somekind of metallic bite underneath.

M- Dry and fruity. Leaves a pleasant citrus wallop, a touch of yeasty funk, nice sweet tropical fruit and a tinge of bitterness and tin foil.

O- I wish I had tried this a little fresher to be honest. It's not old, but I shoulda hopped on this IIPA a month or so ago. Worth $6.49/12oz... probably not. I keep pulling the empty glass to my nose and inhaling, so that's a good sign. Not brilliant, but a very well done American IIPA from abroad. Well worth what you'd pay for a worse beer at a shitty bar any day of the week. Grab it if you get the chance!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 21:30:54 | More by Thickfreakness
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
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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avalon07

South Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A sweet, hoppy aroma with this beer. Exactly what you would expect from a DIPA.

T: Tasted of hops - a lot of hops - along with a good shot of pine, some citrus, and a little bit of malt in the finish. An intense, lively, forceful flavor. Well-rounded and tasty.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a slightly harsh (a little on the bitter side) finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very enjoyable beer. One of the better examples of a European brewery getting the DIPA style right. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 00:02:36 | More by avalon07
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours murky pale golden with a massive off-white head, compact. Slow dissipation and fantastic lacings.

S: Grapefruits, pineapples and lemons is what first strikes you. Then there's bitter hops and caramell malt, sweet but not too sweet. Well balanced.

T: Mango, grapefruit and pineapple from the floral hops, but balanced by the bitterhops and the caramell malt. This is a rather sweet beer but the sweetness seems to belong to the fruit rahter than the malt (interesting since there´s no actuall fruit in this beer). A bit yeasty.

M: Aftertaste is both sweet and bitter, but not very long. Body is full and creamy smooth. Low carbonation. A warmth from the alcohol.

O: This is a very nice and well balanced DIPA. I'm gonna get myself more!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 17:58:00 | More by Sunnanek
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Brenden

Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
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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popery

California

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
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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babaracas

Florida

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with two fingers thick dense white head. Settled slowly to a quarter inch, with a big spray of lace clinging behind. Smell: grapefruit, passion fruit, resinous. More of the latter as it warms. Mild apricot and caramel in the back. Taste: grapefruit juice upfront, then into citrus peel with evergreen leaning herbal components, finishing somewhat spicy with residual grapefruit. Beneath the truckload of hops is biscuit slathered in sugary apricot jam. Light-to-medium bodied, finishing drying and slightly sticky. Quite nice. Best before (?) date on cap 08/23/14.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 03:16:50 | More by babaracas
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 04:15:00 | More by LiquidAmber
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +1%
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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craftbeersweden

Sweden

4.21/5  rDev +1%
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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spicelab

Australia

4.19/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 06:54:06 | More by spicelab
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Dope

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
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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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
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