Nathalius | Omnipollo

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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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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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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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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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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