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Nebuchadnezzar - Omnipollo

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Reviews: 88
Hads: 451
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 21.98%
Wants: 68
Gots: 68 | FT: 1
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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 M_chav
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Malt forward but nice. It's good but just not my jam. Awesome looking pour, great head retention and nice lacing. It's a bit dull as far as flavor goes and the hop can't come out like I wish it would but it's not bad.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazy, cloudy golden orange color with, with a half inch head, and tons of lacing.

Smells like orange, pineapple, and pine, with a really strong herbal and earthy aroma as well.

This is definitely a unique IPA. It's really really herbal, marijuana, tea, and pine, with some fruitiness as well, your typical blend of grapefruit and orange, some pineapple, too. It's got a really bitter finish, and the finishing taste is a little bit soapy, which detracts slightly.

This has a pretty thick mouthfeel, creamy and slightly soapy/slick, with a moderate level of carbonation.

An interesting IPA from Omnipollo, but definitely not perfect.

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Photo of aleigator
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful, hazy orange color, with a big, bubbly very long lasting head.

Has an utmost fruity nose, defined by incredibly juicy orange, getting wrapped up by grass, crisp lemon, gently balanced by sweeter toffee malts. The hops unfold a perfumy, floral quality, blending flawlessly into the omnipresent orange, with a lurking yeast skunkiness underneath, adding to the malts.

Has a medium carbonation, while the beer provides an extreme hoppiness, revealing a pungent hop burn on the tongue, successfully balanced by an otherwise very creamy mouthfeel. It remains pleasantly drinkable throughout, with a medium bodied, dank refreshment to it.

Tastes of cakey malts, while its initial sweetness vanishes immediately to a minimum, balancing effectivly the uprising hop onslaught. While beginning with a soothing herbal quality, hops unfold a huge load of crisp lemon pulp, producing instantly a bold bitterness, coated up by wet grass and a note of pine. This subtle sweet hint is enough to build a bridge for a more profound maltiness, while maintaining an outstandingly smooth mouthfeel. This leads to a long lasting, ripe orange juice quality, accompanied by water melon, kiwi and a dank dryness, leaving the palate in a very clean fashion.

While producing a breathtaking depth, as for its juicy hop profile, the beers mouthfeel is outstanding. It exhibits an immense taste intensity without giving any clue about its higher alcohol content. Its soft creaminess, mellowed even more by a profound dank quality, coates up the taste very effectivly, creating a fantastic beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/6/2015 at Natty Greene’s Tavern, in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong earthy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of drpimento
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice. Appearance is a large fluffy thick head with a lot of lace. Flavor is a huge bittersweet hop malt soft textured delight. Super easy going down.

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Photo of Sorphus
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opalescent bright yellow golden colour with a fluffy pretty large white head offering excellent lacings. Aromas of fruit, grapefruit, lime, sugared oat, mango and pine develop. Exciting on the nose and expectations rise before the first sip. Lovely fine carbonation, lightly slick and a harmonically elegant structured body. Some bright sweetness up front with more fruityness in the centre building the bitter backbone on the back of the palate. Short fruity finish asking for another sip. Quaffable and interesting.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled dated 7/13/17, meaning it was bottled on 7/13/15; drank on 10/17/15 in a tulip glass; not sure I would want this beer to age an extended period of time

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Photo of smakawhat
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep opaque amber orange, with a little bit of rising carbonation, and also a bit noticeable. Head is relatively small, manages at least slightly larger than two fingers, and has very good retention. Soft white in color, with some creamy character and island puck appearances, with ring like lacing as well. Decent looking IPA.

Aroma takes a turn for hop bomb, but manages excellent balance with some distinct characters. Creamy vanilla aromas and mild sweet malts, with sensing amounts of caramel and icing sugar. Hop angle goes for subtlety with slightly dank, slightly juiced but with a tea like earthy quality. Inviting, not large, but also buried.

The first taste is quite surprising as a quick biscuit malt hits the palate at first. This is quickly knocked down with a sharp hop cutting through nicely in the middle, juiced but also pine and very dry like in flavor. Lots of sharp tea and similar qualities with a very light body passing over the tongue. Finishes with a nice mix of powdered dry grain malt and flour, with a large hop bent, that accents much of the tea and dry herbal angles present. Big leafy herbs and slight orange on the finish as well, just a touch of toast in a style that doesn't exhude malt character which is a nice surprise.

Real interesting take on a large DIPA for a change. Not mind blowing, but definitely in a unique realm all it's own.

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3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of your typical IPA. Nothing special or new to stand out. By no means a bad beer, but with the glut of better beers on the market for cheaper, not one I'll be returning to soon.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: beautiful orange to neon red hue background.

S: citrus, tropical fruit, hops at the end.

T: balance of hops and citrus. some lemon and orange peel.

F: smooth palate coating. soft mouthfeel.

O: really solid. fantastic american style IPA by the Sweeds.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar
Hazy orange with film. 3.75
Resin, sugared grapefruit, and nectar - very Lagunitas. 4
Powdered sugar and croissant then tangerine, slight dank, and flowers. 4.25
Candied lemon peel and nectarine end and chalky linger.
Lt-med, salty, oily. 4.25

Old school C hops. Very California all around. I never get tired of this when it’s fresh and done right. 4.25

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Photo of GmAn613
3.62/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy orange/amber hue. Nice head that fades fast with some lacing. S: caramel, malty, toasty, orangey/citrus. T: malty caramel flavors burst through strong. Followed by an orange pith. Bitterness becomes over bearing near the end. No booziness for 8.5%. M: carbonation is solid, crisp and biting. Not creamy or juicy. O: solid DIPA, but less caramel flavoring would make it a more impressive beer. The lack of booziness is superb and is quite an easy drinker. Wouldn't pick it up again unless it was in tap.

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Photo of Sintech
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Can

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Pine and malt.

Taste - Malt and pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium attenuation.

Overall - Decent IPA

Grade (B)

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Photo of antott0523
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of kitch
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was an 11.2 fl oz bottle dated best before 7th August 2016 on the bottle cap and poured into a snifter glass.

A: It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving nice spotty lacing.

S: Right from the pour you get a strong tropical fruit aroma. Mainly mango and pineapple followed by some citrus grapefruit, zest and pine. I thought the smells were amazing and raring to burst out at me.

T: Citrus hop bitterness up front of grapefruit and mandarin orange followed by some light tropical fruit… maybe pineapple and peach, but still the bitterness pushes through. There’s also a strong malt caramel background and slight sweetness from this, but it gets covered by the bitterness quickly and the lasting aftertaste is bitter with a small hint of tropical fruit.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation and dry finish.

O: This was a very nice DIPA. The strong aromas set a high standard to begin with. I find most DIPAs have too much malt caramel sweetness in its taste for me, but in this case I absolutely loved the hop bitterness shining through. The slight fruitiness also helped here. Its on the expensive side, but I will definitely consider buying this again.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with a slight chill haze. Head is off-white and dense. Creamy and dense with decent retention. Bubbly with some solid streaks and notches of lacing.

Smell: Pine needle. Touches of pineapple. Solid hit of grapefruit flesh and zest. Orange zest and juice. A touch of honey. Malts are relatively light with just a touch of caramelization. Some biscuit and caramelized malt sweetness. Tons of pine. Needle, oil, branch, it's all there. Some mild tropical elements...tangerine. Floral as it warms.

Taste: Hints of tangerine and pineapple over some soft peach. Loaded with pine needle and sap. A touch of woody and herbal elements coupled with a solid floral backing. Malt backbone offers a touch of biscuit dough with some mild caramelized sweetness. Tons of lingering bitterness. Each sip builds on the bitterness. Aggressive bitterness that just sits on the tongue. Pine and flowers...pine flower is a thing right? Did I mention it's bitter. It just sits there and sits there.

Mouthfeel: Medium slightly sticky and oily body with a moderate carbonation. Minimal astringency.

Overall: Must be a prototype.

It's solid and then some and it's definitely a DIPA. Screamingly bitter and unrelenting. Worth picking up, but I feel like there might be a freshness issue here. Fresh this would be something to truly impress, as it is, it's good almost great.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

this is probably a better beer than the ratings i am giving it, at least according to everyone else, but for me, it lacks the omnipollo magic, which i have experienced in all of their beers to date before this one, and its there here too, trying to bust though a bigger malt profile than is necessary in terms of caramel notes, or maybe too long of a boil where some sugar caramelization occurred, i dont know for sure, but it cant get out. it also cant get out from behind a brick wall of bitterness that starts mid palate and lingers for half an hour. the hop complexion of the beer is otherwise awesome, but its masked a bit more than i would like it to be here. there is a peach or nectarine juicy character to the hops, and it comes out right before the finish in a huge wave of crashing carbonation, stirring up a turbid mix of malt residuals, strange new wave euro yeast, and oils that coat the palate and then disappear. i could drink a bunch of these, but i feel like i would pay for it. the mouthfeel is its best asset i think. if this were a single ipa with a scaled back malt base and more emphasis on late kettle timing with the same dosage, it would be a vastly superior beer in my mind. the bitterness is a distraction and the alcohol leaks through just a bit. that said, a treat to get to try another beer from these guys, who are absolute awesome as on outfit on the whole.

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Photo of BlarpBlarp
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
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

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, herbs, kumquats, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, tangerine, biscuits, and crackers fill the nose.

T: Notes of bitter, funky yeast, caramel, biscuits, crackers, minerals, herbs, grass, kumquats, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and tangerine fill the mouth. The finish is incredibly bitter with huge herb, yeast, lemon, lime, and kumquat flavors.

M: On the lighter side of medium, smooth, and slick. Carbonation is active and airy. Alcohol is a bit prickly, but not really problematic in any way.

O: This is not a bad DIPA at all, but to this point, I have been slightly more impressed with some of the brewery's other offerings of this type. It's still a solid ale though.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Bruised (browned) gold, butter in the pan, cloudy with no visible carbonation. Topped with 2 fingers of what looks like the butter foamed in a pan. It’s a sort of brownish yellow tinge to the whitish head.

S: Fruity, onion, pineapple, passion fruit, garlic, I seriously get tom yum in this as well. (No wonder the Thai guy I got this from loved it!) Lemongrass, red peppers, and red curry paste.

T: Much dryer than I’d expected but holds the fruity qualities. But at first, I’m overwhelmed with the red peppery bitter hop character throughout. The pineapple, tropical fruit, fruit loops, onion and garlic are present. Tom yum and lemongrass as well as red curry are also there but subdued. Very light sweetness.

M: Good solid dry and bittering, moderate foamy carbonation.

O: Got this at Mikkeller Bar in Bangkok. Saw it listed as in the top 30 IPA’s to try before you die on Wishbeer. Honestly, having travelled the US and tasted some of the best in this style, it is up to par for sure, but what’s most impressive is seeing this one come out of Sweden and not the US. So true to style it’s surprising. Drank in Kunming March 25th, 2015.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of FLima
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber orange color with a thick head with short retention. Turns hazy at last pour.
Nice aroma with predominant notes of lychees, passion fruit, pineapple, honey, orange marmalade and peaches.
Interesting citrusy flavor that stands out among the crowd given subtle differences in its mix. Notes of grapefruit, spices, hop resin and oils, honey, mango, pines, papaya (though manifest in a more pleasant way than usual, maybe because is more towards lychees), oranges, American yeast, grass, flowers, melon and pineapple juice. Quite dry with a long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. I was even forgetting to comment in the alcohol, the 8.5% passed unnoticed.
Excellent DIPA with great fruity complexity, hop juicy and with a better balance the most traditional DIPAs that can be too malty.
I could announce that great DIPAs are no longer an exclusivity of our fellow North Americans, partially thanks to their consistent preach.

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Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

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


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Photo of biegaman
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
92 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.