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Nebuchadnezzar | Omnipollo

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4.14/5
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530 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,800
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
530
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 530 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Sammy
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty nice drinking IPA. Wonderful aromas of grapefruit and orange. Enormous lasting white bubbly head on orange body. Big hops, lots of citrus flavours. Bottle from recent Premier Gourmet trip. Not too much of an obvious palate eraser. I would have again.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

this is probably a better beer than the ratings i am giving it, at least according to everyone else, but for me, it lacks the omnipollo magic, which i have experienced in all of their beers to date before this one, and its there here too, trying to bust though a bigger malt profile than is necessary in terms of caramel notes, or maybe too long of a boil where some sugar caramelization occurred, i dont know for sure, but it cant get out. it also cant get out from behind a brick wall of bitterness that starts mid palate and lingers for half an hour. the hop complexion of the beer is otherwise awesome, but its masked a bit more than i would like it to be here. there is a peach or nectarine juicy character to the hops, and it comes out right before the finish in a huge wave of crashing carbonation, stirring up a turbid mix of malt residuals, strange new wave euro yeast, and oils that coat the palate and then disappear. i could drink a bunch of these, but i feel like i would pay for it. the mouthfeel is its best asset i think. if this were a single ipa with a scaled back malt base and more emphasis on late kettle timing with the same dosage, it would be a vastly superior beer in my mind. the bitterness is a distraction and the alcohol leaks through just a bit. that said, a treat to get to try another beer from these guys, who are absolute awesome as on outfit on the whole.

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of grapefruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of orange citrus and grapefruit along with hints of pine and a moderate amount of bitterness. The orange flavors linger through the finish, when slight hints of alcohol also appear.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a rather bold IPA that packs in a lot of citrusy aromas and flavors along with a substantial amount of hop bitterness. The alcohol is mostly well masked from the taste.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It seems that the influence of American ales keep on marching through Scandinavia. The hoppy ales seem to be of most interest and these brewers are capturing the sense of citrusy hopped ales very well.

Omnipollo's Nebuchadnezzar opens with a mildly hazed amber-gold color. Its creamy white foam rises in liquified fashion and retains very well throughout the session. It's sticky lace clings evenly to the glass with spotty broken patterns- giving the beer a true lace-like appearance. This is one sexy looking ale.

Oranges, grapefruit, and pineapple begin to frame the hop-dominant nose. Yet the thin honey underlay from malt gives the fruity notes a ripper and more succulent aroma. Spicy alcohol notes of nail polish remover are mild but remind the nose of its imperial status.

Once again, the flavors of ripe oranges, red grapefruit grapefruit, and sweet pineapple easily gain command of the flavors, only allowing the thin caramel malt sweetness to support the hops. A late arrival of spicy woods, bracing hop bitterness (with mild harshness) and acetone alcohols signal closure- but not before an earthy taste of bruised fruit and muddled grasses gives the beer a slight detour.

Medium-light in body, the beer definately prefers the drier standard IPA textures that evoke a fleeting honey sweet texture early on. This dry-malt mouthfeel carries the hops very well en route to a semi-dry finish with resinous pine and grass texture, spicy alcohol, and mild hop-derived astringency.

Nebuchadnezzar is certainly a strong IPA that strives to gain the balance of imperial IPA but with the body of standard American IPAs- nearly gaining the best of both worlds, the dryness of the beer reveals a few harsh components of hops, grain, alcohol that haunt the ale, if even momentarily so.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Not a fan of this particular contract brewery's labels - artistic, sure, but at least put your bloody name on it! The Imperial nature is duly noted by the name - a nod to the pre-Christian Babylonian king.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, fermenting white wine cap head, which leaves a pleasant array of dry sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of pungent grapefruit, orange, and pineapple fruit, edgy, yet mild enough Belgian yeast, silken pine resin, bready caramel malt, a touch of sugary toffee, and further perfumed floral hops. The taste is more somewhat musty mixed citrus and pine needle hops, tame earthy yeast, grainy, bready, and subdued caramel malt, a hint of warming alcohol, and softly perfumed hops. Simple, but generally heady.

The carbonation is present, but mostly laid-back and innocuous come game time, the body a sturdy medium weight, agreeably smooth given all those hops mucking about, and even a tad creamy. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness of the hops and the lingering caramel malt forcing their way into the deepest recesses of my mind still.

Well, De Proef (I mean Omnipollo, of course) make a mean, almost slavish American DIPA, the only caveat being their insistence on having their house yeast make its mark. No big deal, but it's noticeable, and cute, for the one time I might actually drink this, given the single bottle cost and rather limited availability.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention with some lacing. Aroma of light floral hoppy notes with some lightly sweet malt notes also noticeable. Taste is also a good mix between some floral hoppy notes with some lightly sweet malt backbone notes. Body is quite full with limited filtration. Hops profile was not as powerful as expected but still enjoyable overall.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/24/2015. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of bright citrus/tropical/grassy hops and light-moderate malt balance; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical/grassy hops with moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity of bright citrus/tropical/grassy hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy apricot to peach in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to large patch of thick film in the center of the beer with an extremely thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops with some lighter aromas of tropical/mango hops.

T: Upfront there is a light amounts of malts with hints of caramel sweetness that is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/orange, citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, and pine hops. Light to moderate flavors of bitterness which lingers. Very light hints of alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with light amounts of dryness.

O: There are rather intense flavors and aromas of hops with fairly aggressive amounts of bitterness and a hint of booze making this beer not the easiest to drink. Very enjoyable and one I would like to have again.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/6/2015 at Natty Greeneā€™s Tavern, in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong earthy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best before 05-02-16, so i'd say it's fairly fresh. Sure smells like it, right after popping the cap.
Pours hazy orange, building up a rich two finger and a half fluffy white head that doesn't rush anywhere. Later on a thin cap remains and a very sticky lace.
There's a perfect marriage of citrus and pine in the smell, all atop quite a lot of caramel, with some sweet tropical fruit (papaya, pineapple, faint lychee and mango) and orchard fruit (apricot, peach, pear). This should be great.
Huge pineapple in the front, probably the clearest i've found in a beer, followed by tons of bitter citrus, like grapefruit and lemon peel, getting sweeter in a flash second, with tangerines, pomelo, limes, also some peach and perfumey mango. Nice caramel helps the sweetness, also some honey with quite a lot of floral notes. Big green notes, like pine resin, weed, hop oils, a huge fresh leafiness follows, and sweeps away any sweetness, giving room to a huge, dry, spicy bitterness.
Medium body and carbonation, creamy, almost oily. Fitting for such a rich heavy IIPA. Aftertaste is a hop nuke fallout, leaving nice fruitiness and big bitter green notes. You don't have time to feel any alcohol.
A rollercoaster, with a big surprising complexity, but in the end perfectly balanced, great flavours, incredible hops.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy golden color with creamy off-white head. Aroma has dank hops with pine and grass notes. Taste starts really balanced with lots of dank and tropical hops. Mango, papaya, melon and avocado, with some nice bitterness on the finish. Really smooth mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Extremely drinkable for its ABV, lots of dank hops but not overly bitter, right up my alley.

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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 530 ratings
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