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Nebuchadnezzar - Omnipollo

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

287 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 39
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Marius, Sunday at 01:11 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Swooy, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

CRJMellor, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

yeaprolly, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

macesq, Sep 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +6%

cirobordieri, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

DaveBar, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

vhmf1978, Sep 01, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

Bloodbuzz99, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

BillRoth, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of biegaman
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

biegaman, Aug 26, 2014
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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)

russpowell, Aug 24, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

MattSweatshirt, Aug 20, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

Let me say this about the beer. You can't do it any better than this.

Alex-Alkis, Aug 19, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

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

papat444, Aug 19, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

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

peensteen, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
92 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.