Nebuchadnezzar
Omnipollo

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,000
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,949
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 8.96%
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
772
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SCORE
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thehyperduck from Canada

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated Nov 28 2019 and served barely chilled. Brewed at the Brunswick Bierworks in Toronto for the Canadian market.

Pours a hazy goldenrod colour, sporting one finger of bubbly, soapy white head that settles off within the next several minutes; it leaves behind a creamy-looking collar and an attractive coat of arching lace. Pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit and mango come through on the nose, with additional hints of syrupy stone fruit, pine resin, caramelized malts and a touch of booze.

Tasty. Grapefruit and orange are apparent from the get-go, with notes of passion fruit, apricot, mango, and pineapple not far behind. The back end has a fair bit of floral hops, as well as some pithy, resiny, earthy bitterness. Medium-full in body, with average carbonation levels that provide gentle bite to this brew's otherwise, slick, smooth, oily mouthfeel.

Final Grade: 4.23, an A-. Omnipollo's Nebuchadnezzar is an IPA fan's IPA - which sounds dumb reading it back to myself, but I stand by my awkwardly-phrased proclamation. An amalgamation of a DIPA and an NEIPA, leaning perhaps a little more towards the former, as its bitterness is pronounced, and the 8.5% abv is a constant background presence. But that's not to discount the juicier, fruitier hop contributions, nor the robust malt backing that supports it all - and for a 4-month old IPA, it's drinking fantastically. Very strongly recommended.

Apr 05, 2020
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pootz from Canada

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours a pale clouded straw color with a 3 finger white cap...aroma s are of floral-citrus with sweet malts undertones....rich oily mouthfeel for a canned beer...tastes like a juicy east coast IPA but smooth and silky...musty...earthy...grainy sweetness...long rounded wet finish with hop intensity growing and a bitter after taste....alcohol is completely hiddenin this intense canned brew...very decent canned 2xIPA

Feb 13, 2020
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Vyacheslav from Canada

3.34/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I only tried a couple IPA's to find something that sticks but so far I've had no luck, this particular one tastes like raw dandelion with some honey, and that's just something I'm not too keen on, I will keep looking and expanding my palette.

Jan 21, 2020
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ben741 from Canada

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a beautiful beer. Hazy golden colour, no residue and a gorgeous white head that has good retention.
Not overall bitter and it hides it’s ABV well.
I do however find it very sweet with a honey aftertaste and very little citrus.

Nov 24, 2019
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TheBaldBeerGuy from Canada

4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best beers I've had in a while. This can was brewed and packed in Toronto Ontario.

Pours a hazy gold with a tight frothy white head that lingers and laces the glass beautifully. Aromas of pink grapefruit pith, blood orange peel, slight pine, taste is similar, slight boozy finish, impact quite high, bitter pine aftertaste that lingers a while. Very well balanced overall an incredible tasting beer.

Oct 09, 2019
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Jesterr44 from Canada

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a uniformly hazy straw colour with thick white head which fades moderately slowly; little lacing upon drinking. Nice hop aroma; a touch more on the spicy/malt side than fruity. Taste follows with grassy/spice leading the way for the hops with some sweet malt, clove, stone fruit, full smooth malt flavours & mouthfeel. I've only had a few Omnipollo beers & I've liked them all. I certainly wouldn't know what to call this if ordering it out, but it's a hell of a great zebra looking can & I would definitely enjoy again.

Oct 07, 2019
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-steve- from Canada

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one has a pale, orange hue with abundant head and lacing. However it is not hazy as many NE IPAs are. Smells of citrus and melon. Tastes of orange and honeydew. Good carbonation. Good hop bitterness, but as you would expect, not overpowering. Overall not bad but I would like to see a larger citrus burst.

Oct 06, 2019
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osheamatth from New York

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like Tang. Not quite hazy, not quite clear but with that distinctive orange hue. Very nice and lush nose of over ripe melon and mango. A bit of burnt ripe fruit on the palate but I mean that in an appreciative way. In a way it reminds be of bananas Foster which is flambed. I also detect a little toasted marshmallow and a pleasant blend of hop and malt. Feels nice in the mouth too. Nice find on this one.

Sep 05, 2019
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a NEIPA in my mind but whatever. Starts off a bit harsh with some boozy overtones but actually gets better as it warms. A bit sweet but ultimately works. I would have again but would not seek out.

Jun 02, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unknown vintage; drank 7/3/15 @ the Family Compound.

Opaque dandelion appearance.

Huge off-white head; frothy, tree-rung lace.

Mild funk & orange citrus notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mild orange citrus, dandelion & faint fresh-cut grass flavors; no booze heat. Nicely balanced.

May 28, 2019
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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can (American brewed version) into a tulip.

Look: Very slightly opaque golden orange, finger-width head that dissipates quickly but leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: Not super complex on the nose, some orange and maybe a little tropical fruit?
Taste: Orange/citrus upfront with some sweetness from the malt, and plenty of hoppy dankness on the back end which lingers.
Feel: On the thinner side of medium bodied, but still nice. Not too sticky
Overall: It's got a lot going on while still being pretty straightforward. Amazingly refreshing for an 8.5%er

May 27, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nearly clear golden orange with one finger off white head. Aroma a wallop of orange-mango, some sweet caramel malt - a touch of dankness in the back. Initial taste hits with the sweet maltiness followed quickly by orange, mango, over ripe pineapple and distinct piney hoppy bitterness that sits on the palate - never over the top but never dissipating, finishing with a bittersweet thickness coating the mouth that is quite delightful.

Jan 05, 2019
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours gold with sediment floating. Aroma is stone fruits and hints of alcohol. Taste is similar, but pretty straightforward and not very complex. Feel is light-medium carbonated. Overall - good, but nothing to really remember. My least favorite of the three I've tried from Omnipollo.

Sep 21, 2018
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up the other day in Truckee bc I found it refrigerated. I've dug Omnipollo's pastry stout stuff, but was always hesitant to buy their stuff off the warm, undated shelves at Total Wine.

Pours a light orange color with 1/4" off white head. Aroma hit some generic citrus notes.

Taste was more of the mixture of orange, grapefruit and forest. Pretty standard in terms of American ipa, it had the high hop volume, a biscuit and crystal malt like contingent that wasn't as heavy or sticky as lesser dipas would be in this circumstance.

At the end of the day, its a good beer that does nothing novel, its really just like that fan art appreciation. Swedish brewery does a beer very similar to typical American versions. Up to you if you want to pay a premium for such a thing. I think I'll just keep paying a lesser amount for as good or better, fresher, more local beer. But a good effort.

Sep 06, 2018
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass from the can (drinking the American version).

Appearance: Cloudy yellow to amber color with medium bubbles to the body with a white head rising almost one finger's length off the body. Sticky lacing on the glass but settles quick after two or three sips.

Smell: Light citrus scent with and a raw hop aroma but dissipates quickly.

Taste: Sweet citrus skin with a feel of pink grapefruit and light floral feel. Complicated taste with a punch of orange carcass which makes the beer oh so smooth.

Mouth: Sticky not overwhelming. Carbonation is medium with thirst quenching type of feel. Body is medium at best considering the other IIPAs I have had.

Overall: Good brew, definitely would pick it up again if it crosses my eyes. Wehn i bought it there was only one on the shelf but definitely a repeat for me. Salud!

Sep 05, 2018
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Oktoberfest from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint can.

Have you ever seen one of those composite photos that shows the average face of, say, men or North America, or women in Belgium, or cats in Costa Rica? Whatever. That's what this beer is. It's a composite. It's every IPA you've ever had. There is nothing that stands out at all out Nebuchadnezzar, except perhaps the number of tries it took to spell correctly.

Aug 19, 2018
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ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost clear yellow with a nice white head that fade quickly to a ring.
Citrus and stone fruit aroma. Taste follows with a spicy, bitter finish. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. In a world flooded with DIPA's this one will be erased from my memory soon, I didn't even like the can.

Jul 22, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I CAN't seem to get enough Omnipollos today as The CANQuest (tm) just keeps rolling along! The approved pic is for a bottle, but I have a pretty zebra CAN.

From the CAN: "Imperial India Pale Ale".

I was anxious to CANduct the Crack! since my zebra was likewise anxious. It was pretty unremarkable so I kept up the trend with a slow, gentle Glug that still resulted in just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head. My zebra & I watched as it slowly faded into wisps, leaving nice lacing behind. Color was a faintly hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was more traditional with notes of pine and caramel as well as some outright heat. Zebra laughed at me. Mouthfeel was big, full & creamy. Yes! I have grown weary of namby-pamby DIPAs that do not understand that they are supposed to be bigly by virtue of their style. The taste was a pleasant admixture of peach, pine, grapefruit, passion fruit and biscuit malt. The downside of this pleasantness was that it was far too easy to drink! Beers of this caliber should be harsh & tough so as to keep reprobates like me from sucking them down. Finish was semi-dry, but still too drinkable to be safe. I especially enjoyed the lingering peach flavor & you may also. YMMV.

Jul 20, 2018
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siskiyoucellar from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Various Scandinavians have done many wonderful things with the American IPA paradigm and this is another. Looks lovely with a strong head and nice warm straw color, though not much lace. Aroma is rich and pungent, full of grapefruit, peach and caramel. The taste takes off from there, white pepper blending subtlety with the grapefruit, sweet, strong honey malts expanding and fruity hop tones blasting around in all directions. Crisp feel with a little fluffiness. Yum.

Jun 17, 2018
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Argosy in Atlanta.

I had heard much about this beer, but was disappointed. Either way I looked at, either by style (way off) or just plain old how it tastes to me, its not an above average beer that does not appeal to me. Not a drain pour by any means. A bit sour, which cancels any hop bitterness.

May 23, 2018
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Beejay from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up on a trip to Louisville.

A: a hazy pale yellow with a white head.

S: lots of juicy grapefruit and some pine, orange peel rounding out the aroma.

T: tropical fruits, citrus, orange, honey and a touch of juniper.

M: medium light in body, with moderate carbonation.

O: overall pretty damn good. A touch boozy...

May 14, 2018
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ksimons from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-somewhat hazy golden color with two fingers worth of frothy white head

S-citrus and floral notes

T-floral hops, citrus, and pale bready malt

M-medium body and crisp carbonation

Overall nice refreshing DIPA, would have again

May 11, 2018
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly hazy and golden. Head is white with little lacing. Nose is sweet and so is the taste. The follow through is very floral. Slightly bitter on the back end as well.

Mar 28, 2018
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beertunes from Kiribati

3.41/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in 12oz Teku. Poured a lightly hazy honey gold color with 1-1/4 inch of of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was mostly floral hops , with a light grain scent in the background.

The flavor profile was very similar, with the sweet hops blending nicely with the earthy grain.

The body was medium, maybe a touch on the fuller side, was smooth, and had a neutral finish.

Drinkability was OK, I finished my pour easily enough, but I wsn't left wanting another. Overall, a decent enough brew, worth trying if you see it.

Mar 25, 2018
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dueserdo from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Had this on draft and was disappointed. Thought that the IBU of 100 would be interesting but it was a let down. To me it was more like a 35 IBU. It was a cloudy light amber with little head. A pint of this is all I wanted. Time to move on to something else.

Mar 14, 2018
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