Nathalius | Omnipollo

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wordemupg on 11-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
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Photo of Derek
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanhooks81
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy gold color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of slight alcohol, strong hops, yeast, citrus, slight earthy malt, grass, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness and subtle astringency. Tastes of slight alcohol, strong hops, yeast, citrus, slight earthy malt, grass, and a hint of wheat. Overall, too bitter and too sharp, but good appearance and complexity.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straw golden colour, hazy, with a nice head, not much lacing. Smells citrusy and resinous. The taste is lacking on hop flavors (though I do have a 6 months old bottle) and is very bitter.

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Photo of Scooter694
2.76/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of diawol
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh the bitterness! Only tried once, the most bitter IIPA I've had. ...and I loved it!

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Photo of Fabianno
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbutova
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to ROBD for hooking me up with a bottle of this. IIPA brewed with rice and corn.

A- Releases from the 12oz into a tulip glass with a fairly hazy deep golden body. A large cap over two fingers with good retention and a thick frothy-foamy texture. Pillows of lace at the top and thick webs beneath.

S- Intensely herbal hop aroma with a large dose of citrus zest coming with that. Has a certain musty dankness as well as notes of pale fruits and grains. Grassy and spicy.

T- Hops are pungent and pretty much decimate the palate at this juncture. They carry a bitter herbal and perfumy feel that is hard to get past at times. Oranges, bitter lemon zest, floral, peppercorn, earthy, dry grassy and fruity hops. Light crackery grains and bread like beneath the bitter hop explosion.

MF- One of the foamiest and highly carbonated Double IPAs I have ever had. Thick and creamy body. Gives it an effervescence and really triggers a bitter decimation of the taste buds.

For me it is hard to get past the high carbonation piggybacking on the intensely herbal and perfumy grassy hops. It all comes off as extremely bitter in the end and I find some of the more subtle, inviting flavors are lost.

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Photo of braugon
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateF90
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chico1985
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first beer from Omnipollo, whom I have unofficially labeled as "the Swedish Mikkeller".

A - 330ml pours out a nice bright orange with some pleasant haze to it. White head starts at a couple fingers, ends as a mostly full cap, bits of lace are left behind.

S - Some pretty pungent earthy, grassy, vegetal hops. Like, roots in soil type of earthiness. Suggestions of lemon and pineapple lie beneath, along with kind of musty/oldish sweet malts.

T - A brash assault of hops, yet more complexity and harmony than the nose. More tangy and peppery citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit, tropical) coming through here. Vegetal notes have mostly ceased but it still delivers a heaping dose of leafy floral and earthy resin. Malt is a little more buried here but there is some light crackery and caramel presence.

M - Nice smooth and biggish feel, good swishy carbonation, a bit abrasive with the bitterness which lingers and gets tiring but not at an overkill level. Pretty good plethora of hop flavors with some slight malt backbone.

O - Pretty good but somewhat astringent, particularly in the earthy/grassy department.

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Photo of lochef81
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of yeaprolly
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Immortale25
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours an orangeish hazy amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white fluffy head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Pungent, floral hop aroma as per the Northern European IPA signature. Brashly musty and fumy with some moderately strong alcohol.

T- Bitterness sinks in hard and brings with it a very lemony, tangy hop flavor. It has an almost cleaner-like chemical taste to it but I actually kind of like it. Alcohol is decently hidden.

M- Dry, lingering hop bite with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- This ain't half-bad. A little misplaced abrasiveness but, in the end, it's tasty if you're in the mood for a little abuse. Definitely not worth the money I spent on it though.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33 cl bottle poured into a tulip glass. Interesting approach to a DIPA ... Brewed with adjuncts to accentuate the hop flavors and keep the body light, not unlike a few world class examples of the style that feature hefty sugar additions. Anyhow, has a classic orange-yellow amber color and an initially massive frothy white head that does settle down some. Very bright citrus aroma, navel and blood oranges, kumquats, tangy Vitamin C tablet, overripe papayas, underripe pineapple, flower petals, coriander seed, strawberry-kiwi fruit chews, peppercorns, starfruit ... All kinds of weird and wonderful scents are assailing the olfactory bulbs and I've yet to take a sip. On the palate the citrus still comes through, although things get decidedly herbal, flinty, vegetal, and dare I say dank (what does this term mean?? Depends on who you ask!).. Minerals and some toasted crusts come though, medicinal juniper and pine needles, strong flower water, bitter licorice root and sundry witch cauldron herbage, and any fruits from the nose take a decidedly green turn. A hint of onion. Its not bad really, but the contrast between sweet vibrant nose and earthy resinous taste is jarring. Wow. Body is indeed on the thin side for the style and the carbonation is brisk. Finish does not dissipate quickly and is essentially an ultra-dry continuation of the root cellar and forest floor flavors cataloged earlier. This one is indeed a wild ride. Insanely bitter. One wonders how purposive this beer was ... Did these guys intend to deliver such a nose-mouth dichotomy? I am not in a position to judge. As Charlie Papazian says, "relax ... don't worry"...

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of DaniloCabral
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of clayrock81
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured a somewhat clear (not translucent) golden body with two finger well-carb'd head that died slow and left lace down glass.
A sour, dirty hop aroma that gives off not just citric but almost a sour fruit/veggie aroma and even that grassy aroma one can get from cheap macros.
Light to medium bodied, this beer is all about the hops as a bread/cracker malt base that comes across as grainy, and sweet caramel and sweet fruit notes are buried under dry, bitter, dirty/spicy, earthy hops that even come across sour/tart/funky.
Not a bad beer but not my favorite for an IPA because the hop bitterness is strong enough to nuke my taste buds and basically dry them out before I can even finish my beer, which naturally leads to a very dry, almost tart, finish as I find myself not wanting to finish the beer due to my tongue feeling like I just ate burnt toast and I need water.

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Photo of masterofsparks
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Nathalius from Omnipollo
3.74 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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