Nebuchadnezzar | Omnipollo

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bark on 06-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
525
Reviews:
108
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
73
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92
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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a teku glass.

A: The body pours a beautiful yellow color with a one finger thickness white head that shows regular retention and lots of lacing.
S: The aroma is mildly citric with small resinous tones. It's not very strong due to the lack of freshness but it's interesting, although not expected for a IIPA.
T: The taste is mildly resinous, very small citric tones opposite to the aroma, having a fantastic balance. The end is bitter and hoppy, it appears to be Mosaic hops.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is high. Alcohol is unnoticed and bitterness is medium high.
O: Not an awesome IIPA but it's interesting.

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Photo of mjgsilva
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of qrazvan
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange colour, a bit cloudy, pouring with a medium head.
The smell is very intense and pleasant, floral and fruity, extremely appealing.
The flavor is a mixture of impressions of exotic fruits (passion fruit, lychee, pineapple) with ripe peaches, citrus and herbs.
A floral and fresh beer; one of the most flavorful and enjoyable beers I drank. An outstanding representative of the American IPA style.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sendrag
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rex_4539
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Very hazy orange color, three finger white head, nice lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Hops.

T: Hoppy. Slightly bitter on the back end.

F: Medium bodied, drinkable.

O: Straightforward, old style IPA.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dalv
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Bpayne88
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tmm313
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ricey43
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a small white, fluffy head. Aroma of mango, tangerine and blood orange. Bitter grapefruit-rind mouthfeel with piney aromatic flavour profile, powerful yet restrained aftertaste- a real winner.

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Photo of killcore
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonCorbett
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured in to a Spiegelau IPA Glass. Cloudy raw sienna/light copper. Not bad carbonation, bubbles are medium and create a frothy whitish head that almost looks creamy. Really good retention, that dissipates with quite and amazing looking lace.

Aromatics: Almost antiseptic - similar to pine or solvent on medical cotton dressing. I actually saw a hospital ward in my mind with the first whiff. But once you get your nose right in there, it is more floral with a quite a bit of citrus, both of those scents co-mingle with the earthy-pine kind of umbralla the encases it all. Plenty of fresh cut grass and bright crisp notes with subtle malt sweetness underneath. Not quite a caramel-sweet but more like a hint of caramelized-burnt sugar.

Taste: Bold. And I dare say the epitome of a great IPA. What the aromas don’t tell you is that the hops are kings here - strong hops give it a very floral and green-heavy earthy pine bitter and an almost licorice taste takes over at the end. There is a tad of spice in there somewhere that seems to be more apparent at the start but quickly recedes.

Feel: A fairly moderate body with ample carbonation to keep it crisp with a slight creaminess that almost clings to the palate. The bitter bite at the end takes a while to diminish but doesn't overstay its welcome
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Overall: A really nice IPA. I definitely enjoyed this IPA, and I live in (or darn near) the center of cascade hops country; this was a fantastic IPA that doesn't base it's credentials on the parentage of its hops. I'd love to stock this as a regular in my collection if it's price point were better.

Pairing: My pairing suggestion with a brew this bitter and bold it needs savoury and either a spicy or sweet to balance it out. So I’m thinking if you want spicy - a good mexi-burger; all beef pattie bbq’d with a spicy mesquite or chipotle bbq sauce, jalapeño jack cheese, red onion, with chipotle mayo, lettuce, and a garlic pickle slice or jalapenos on a salted pretzel or brioche bun and maybe a slice of avocado just for the creaminess. For sweet, I’d go asian - honey garlic and ginger boneless ribs with a side of the sauce accentuated with chunks of fresh pineapple. I do see this as a very Summer/Autumn beer that fits well with good bbq’d food and sweet/savory appetizers.

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

This nice AIPA pours a lightly chill hazed burnished orange color with a nice
head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thick pooling layer, and EXCELLENT
lacing. Nose of heavy citrus, medium heavy piney hops, and honey coated malt.
Flavors exceed the nose with pineapple and honey malts mingling with a touch of
bubblegum on the front and sides, lemon zest and resinous pine hops hits on the middle
of the taste, and culminates in a very nice balanced hoppy/citrus/malty beast with a
warming finish. Very nice mouth feel, coating and smooth with a touch of cream and
medium low carbonation. An excellent brew from a great brewer!

Cheers

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Photo of Studfarm69
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Martine
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jroof1
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Finger plus of orange tinted cream white foam, even surface with credible retention, decent strength in the lacing, random and irregular splotches rather than continuous streaks. Close to amber but more so dense orange-yellow hued liquid, translucent but easy enough to see the fine bubbles within. Thick pine sap in the nose, mint, tangerine, caramel, butterscotch, lots of raw doughiness, solid tropicality via pineapple, guava, mango scents, the textural stickiness in the nostrils does give it a cloying sweetness. Medium-bodied and actually lighter of touch than expected based on the nose. The carbonation is big and round and helps it fill the mouth. More dank and leafy here, piles on the pine, earth and tar too. The pink grapefruit, tangerine is more thick and sticky than sweet. The apricot, peach, pineapple, mango fruit combines with cocoa, caramel to support the mid-palate before dryness takes over. That said, a floral lift bring prettiness to the finish.

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