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Nebuchadnezzar - Omnipollo

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Reviews: 88
Hads: 450
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 21.74%
Wants: 67
Gots: 67 | 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 Sammy
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
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!

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Photo of Thickfreakness
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
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!

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Photo of spicelab
4.18/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It seems that the influence of American ales keep on marching through Scandinavia. The hoppy ales seem to be of most interest and these brewers are capturing the sense of citrusy hopped ales very well.

Omnipollo's Nebuchadnezzar opens with a mildly hazed amber-gold color. Its creamy white foam rises in liquified fashion and retains very well throughout the session. It's sticky lace clings evenly to the glass with spotty broken patterns- giving the beer a true lace-like appearance. This is one sexy looking ale.

Oranges, grapefruit, and pineapple begin to frame the hop-dominant nose. Yet the thin honey underlay from malt gives the fruity notes a ripper and more succulent aroma. Spicy alcohol notes of nail polish remover are mild but remind the nose of its imperial status.

Once again, the flavors of ripe oranges, red grapefruit grapefruit, and sweet pineapple easily gain command of the flavors, only allowing the thin caramel malt sweetness to support the hops. A late arrival of spicy woods, bracing hop bitterness (with mild harshness) and acetone alcohols signal closure- but not before an earthy taste of bruised fruit and muddled grasses gives the beer a slight detour.

Medium-light in body, the beer definately prefers the drier standard IPA textures that evoke a fleeting honey sweet texture early on. This dry-malt mouthfeel carries the hops very well en route to a semi-dry finish with resinous pine and grass texture, spicy alcohol, and mild hop-derived astringency.

Nebuchadnezzar is certainly a strong IPA that strives to gain the balance of imperial IPA but with the body of standard American IPAs- nearly gaining the best of both worlds, the dryness of the beer reveals a few harsh components of hops, grain, alcohol that haunt the ale, if even momentarily so.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  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.

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Photo of avalon07
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of danieelol
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of BrewerB
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at City Beer Store today for $7.99.

Hazy orange with golden around the edges. Rocky, long lasting off-white foam stacked up 2-3 fingers high with lacing. Grapefruit/citrus and tropical hop aromas with modest esters. Very high bitterness grabs hold first and clings on tight. Grapefruit juice, grassy on the back-end with a crisp crack of lightly toasted bread in the middle. Finishing dry without much malt sweetness. Piney/evergreen. Moderate body, mid-high carbonation level. Though this is a product of a Swedish brewer brewing in Belgium, it tastes a hell of a lot like a west coast IPA to me. Loads of bitterness and hop character with just enough malt and a dry finish that keeps me coming back for another sip.

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Photo of babaracas
4.2/5  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.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of bark
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
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!

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