Nebuchadnezzar - Omnipollo

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Reviews: 76
Hads: 402
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 6.52%
Wants: 59
Gots: 59 | FT: 1
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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 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) (158 characters)

Photo of Amalak
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (425 characters)

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. (1,789 characters)

Photo of kevinlater
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into snifter. best before "05/02/16" on the cap, enjoyed late night on july 11, 2014

a: fully opaque but beautiful orange colour with a finger of foamy off-white head, looks great. decent lacing

s: great citrus to open up the aroma, mostly juicy orange. sweet malt, floral notes, pine. onion & garlic notes as well -- hello simcoe/summit hops! some shy tropical fruits too, definitely getting some mango and papaya

t: noticeably bitter at first, but tasty. orange, mango, melon, grapefruit, slight peach, papaya and pine up front. flowery and floral. leads into good sweet malt flavours which aren't too overpowering, in order to let the hop presence shine through. onion/garlic flavours are less prominent than they were in the nose. little to no alcohol detected. very bitter on the finish, leaving your palate really dry

m: killer mouthfeel -- full and creamy with mild carbonation

o: the aroma and taste are really reminiscent of victory's dirtwolf, which means this beer is super delicious and has a great fruit flavours. it has a much stronger bitterness than dirtwolf though, which is tough to get through (1,130 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a golden, somewhat cloudy orange body that had a one-finger foamy head that left lace patches down the glass. A piney, citric hop aroma with scant traces of grape in the aroma and a little bit of bread and sweet (caramel) malt. Smooth, easy drinking, probably one of the lighter IPAs I've had in awhile yet still packs a hoppy punch. Not tastebud nuking, but the hops are strong and always there with citric, piney, and touches of grape tastes and this is balanced with some minor sweet malts. Alcohol hidden and this is more of a regular IPA than DIPA in terms of how mellow the hops taste/feel. Finishes crisp thanks to lively carbonation on backend and possible spices. Not the most flavorful or hoppy DIPA I've ever had but one of the most pleasing as this beer has a great hop profile yet is easily sessionable (a big achievment considering other beers of this style that destroy the pallate after one bottle) and one I recommend to anyone to get before it's gone. (976 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy orange gold color with a massive three fingered head that dies down and still leaves a thick creamy layer along with rocky lacing on the side of the glass. As the beer warms the chill haze goes away leaving a nice, clear beer.

S - Pungent citrus rind of red grapefruit, light orange, and some light spice.

T - The aroma was a little deceptive taking on a different character than what I thought from the nose. Starts with a nip of sweet caramel malt on the tip of the tongue followed with some orange rind sweetness and sweet grapefruit; light caramel and some lemon in the middle ending with an assertive rindy, pithy grapefruit, light grass and peppery orange, lingering and very bitter finish. The bitterness lingers for a good long time and leaves a tropical, metallic-like coating in the mouth.

M - Solid medium body with very sprightly but not too harsh carbonation and a dry finish.

O - The beer got better as it warmed up - the chill haze drops out and the all of the peppery, rindy hoppiness leaves a thick coating in the mouth. In some ways, this beer reminds me of the destructive characteristics of Palate Wrecker. The chill haze really pulls the overall score down but the taste more than makes up for it. (1,239 characters)

Photo of CERVEZALANDIA
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Cervezalandia.Smel is a exploding of hops, flowers.Medium yellow/ white head.Orange colour with a litle bit carbonation.Medium body and a long flavor.Pine, citrus, maybe also banana.Nice ballanced.Very enjoyable and of course very easy to drink. (257 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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. (828 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/24/2015. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of bright citrus/tropical/grassy hops and light-moderate malt balance; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical/grassy hops with moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity of bright citrus/tropical/grassy hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. (1,481 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (1,136 characters)

Photo of peensteen
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%

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 (525 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
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 (814 characters)

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap, served in a tulip

A hazy orange body with a fluffy white cap that rose 2+ fingers to fill the glass. Clingy lace leaving a spider web pattern. The nose is of floral hops, peach, grapefruit, and some earthy spice. Toasted biscuit malt underneath. A nice tight imbalance between malt and hops. On the palate, the hops burst onto the tongue. Tropical fruit, flowers, and peaches before a rush of clean biscuit malt and caramel. The finish is a bit of pine/earth and tropical fruit. A mild bitterness accentuates a dry finish. Medium body with good carbonation. A nice lingering dance between sweet malt and fruity hops, hoppy bitterness, and some earthy hop notes. This is a very nice IPA that was a little surprising, actually. Ordered this guy on a whim and really enjoyed it. (784 characters)

Photo of JohnG190
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber with a one-finger white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma hoppy, lots of pine resin with subtle citrus notes and faint maltiness. Bitterness up-front, mid palate and finish, a hop assault on your tongue! Balanced by a strong malt backbone. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finishes dry. Overall, a strong bitter IPA, but not overpoweringly so. Very nice. (384 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (1,485 characters)

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. (743 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.18/5  rDev +1%
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. (805 characters)

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. (1,173 characters)

Photo of Digimaika2
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(4.25) A: Hazy golden copper with a sizeable creamy head that lasts.

(4.0) S: Pine, buttered bread, juicy orange, papaya, pineapple, spices, and a very earthy (forest floor) aroma. Focused on the pine, bread, and earthy characters – very good.

(4.25) T: Lots of pine, fresh bread, orange, some vanilla, spices, floral elements, and nutty. Flavour is scary smooth and well integrated with a solid bitterness but it approaches quite calmly without it being overpowering. Excellent.

(4.25) M: Full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Incredibly oily and slick with a slight
grittiness.

(4.25) D: This is exceptionally good and I’ll be picking up more next opportunity. I found this to be a bit too easy drinking which could be dangerous, in a good way. (761 characters)

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. (711 characters)

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle served fairly cold into glassware. Purchased from LCBO for $4.25 CDN. I'm very excited to see this in stores.

Appearance - light and vibrant orange color with some honey hues. Thick two finger white head that has great retention. Pretty hazy with some lively bubbles. Clumpy lacing remains behind.

Smell - very fruity with huge burst of pineapple and some mango. Some very light piney aromatics as well melding nicely before succumbing to the fruit explosion.

Taste - the fruit explosion continues with pineapple and mango and a surprising burst of lychee fruit. Moderately bitter with a bit of heat on the tip of my tongue at the close. The lychee and mango are not especially to my liking usually but it works well in this concoction.

Mouthfeel - creamy, good feel with a dry finish. Heavy carbonation which works well with a bigger beer.

Overall - a wonderful double IPA with plenty of fruit flavours especially a distinctive lychee and pineapple combination. Also plenty of bitterness and hop presence for hop head lovers. Highly recommended for all beer lovers. (1,085 characters)

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. (583 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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. (638 characters)

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (278 characters)

Photo of mick303
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, bitter grapefruit rind, floral aromas, taste is very seamless. Honey and strong grapefruit. Aroma is super complex, lots of interesting hops interplay. Taste has a tinge of sweetness. Taste has soft florals, some sweet grapefruit and raspberry, just a seamless less transition. Really an outstanding and delicious dipa, no alcohol presence and works so well, highly recommended. (386 characters)

Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
91 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.