Nathalius | Omnipollo

75 Ratings

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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

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of clean golden yellow coloring. This supports a three finger head of white foamy, snowy bubbles, showing great retention. Patterned sheets of lacing are left around the glass as it slowly dissipates, with macro holes of honeycomb popping and buzzing throughout the remaining foam. Haze is wildly pervasive, but no sediment is found. Carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma gives sweaty caramel and pale grain as its base malt bill, with fruitiness of banana, passion fruit, and mango, white sugar sweetness, lemon rind and juice, bubblegum esters, grapefruity and green grassy hop oils, black pepper and boozy spiciness, salty porcine freshness, and seaweed. With warmth come more exotic notes of prickly pear and cactus meat fruitiness, wet clay, and jasmine florals. Our first impression is that the flavoring is bright and bold, but the massive bitterness of herb and hop alike take you a bit by surprise. The taste opens with mustard green, insane mustiness, gravel, pencil woodiness and lead, passion fruit, green bananas, fresh avocado oiliness, crystal and Munich maltiness, bitter grapefruity hops, lemon, oily pine bark rind, and white sugar sweetness. The middle comes to a peak with cardboard, wet cotton, bitter grapefruit and orange pith, dandelion petals and flower pollen, shoe polish chemicals, strawberries and fermented kiwi fruitiness, with a more synthetic bite of acetone. The end comes washing through with a spicy nectary quality of fruitiness and herb of hops, bitter cut grasses, pale and amber malt metallics, clover honey, passion fruitiness, juicy bubblegum wetness, black pepper spice, and some green, weedy, twiggy resins. The aftertaste breathes of tonic water bitterness, lemon and lime skin zest, basketball leathers, grapefruity and bitter grassy hops, heavy creamer, celery and leafy kale vegetals, salty MSG flavoring, parsnip root, wet and worn cardboard, and rose petals. The body is medium to thick, and the carbonation is light to medium. Slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop are all decent, with the mouth left feeling full and satisfied. This precedes a brisk, chalky astringency stretching to all corners of the mouth. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back well enough.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is its uniqueness of flavoring, for both the brewer and the style. You will certainly find hints of a classic IPA, such as with the heartiness of the hops, but even those are brightly odd and distinctly bitter throughout, taking an interesting blend to the other more soured, bittered ingredients. The malts fall away quickly, as well, allowing for said ingredients to bring this chemical, biting balance to a tipping point. That said, the beer is quite cleansing and decently refreshing for what it is. The nose shows fair concordance with the tongue, giving a final product that will keep you curious and pensive for the remainder of your night. On a side note, the bottle sports one of the coolest labels we’ve seen in quite a long time, and that too, is fitting to the beer, and to the brewer quite well.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.72/5  rDev 0%

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 braugon
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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 biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle, with one of those aggravating front labels with nothing but 'artsy' imagery, and nothing about the product herein. Less than gratifyingly, the back label proffers this as an Imperial IPA, brewed at De Proef, so, well, there's that.

This beer pours a rather cloudy medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of aggressively puffy, bubbly, and eventually caked ecru head, which leaves some broken pockmarked walled lace around the glass as it evenly fades away.

It smells of pungently pithy grapefruit, orange, and pineapple citrus fruit, acrid lemon pepper, a sassy pine and musty hemp earthiness, and a crackery caramel and biscuity caramel malt. The taste is equally heady in its citrus and pine astringency, bitter and flavourful in equal measure, with a seemingly retreating bready caramel malt, among further dry lemon rind, some peppery spice, and further herbal, leafy hops.

The carbonation is a bit zingy, but settles out after a wee spell, the body a tenuous medium weight, and tacitly smooth, the hops doing well to hold off messing around too much here. It finishes pretty dry, the lingering, and still duly bitter pine needle, citrus rind, and herbal hops not taking any prisoners.

An egregiously bitter (in a good way) DIPA, the hops really just pushing the malt and even the alcohol right off the page, running the table, what have you. Single-minded, one-sided, whatever, it goes down quite swimmingly, especially if you're an unabashed hophead. Nice to see this filter through so many European layers to get to me.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of aztraz
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of TheManintheIronMask
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just picked up the last 2 bottles at my package store.This beer is awesome! I love all omnipollo beers,some are better than others.But they never let me down.A smokey gold color,with the most unbelievable Bouqet of floral hops.This has to be one of my favorite DBL.IPA.

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drtfinelli
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a cloudy caramel orange with a finger of off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Quite effervescent in the pour, but still retains its head. Aroma dominated by pineapple with orange family citrus, caramel malt, pine and grassy hops; interesting. Flavor is quite unusual, with intense citrus hops, light pale malt, citrus and light tropical fruit as well as a flavor I can only describe as a lemon produced by a spruce tree; very tart and resiny. Finishes with intense citrus hops bitterness and residual odd fruit flavor. Medium bodied. I have to say that this skates on the edge of being just too resiny, bitter and odd to work, but I really enjoyed it. It is rather unbalanced and could have used a more robust malt body to support the intense hops, but I kept going back to the glass to try it again both to figure out the flavors and to get that intense hop bitterness. So interesting that although it was almost too intense, I'm going to get another bottle to experience this again.

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Photo of Harkrank
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Immortale25
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
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 crbnfbr
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of NateF90
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diawol
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
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 cbutova
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
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 masterofsparks
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Mersh
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of coobstar
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of random846
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Nathalius from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 75 ratings
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