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:
529
Reviews:
109
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
94
For Trade:
2
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Photo of drbenderdo
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with a slight chill haze. Head is off-white and dense. Creamy and dense with decent retention. Bubbly with some solid streaks and notches of lacing.

Smell: Pine needle. Touches of pineapple. Solid hit of grapefruit flesh and zest. Orange zest and juice. A touch of honey. Malts are relatively light with just a touch of caramelization. Some biscuit and caramelized malt sweetness. Tons of pine. Needle, oil, branch, it's all there. Some mild tropical elements...tangerine. Floral as it warms.

Taste: Hints of tangerine and pineapple over some soft peach. Loaded with pine needle and sap. A touch of woody and herbal elements coupled with a solid floral backing. Malt backbone offers a touch of biscuit dough with some mild caramelized sweetness. Tons of lingering bitterness. Each sip builds on the bitterness. Aggressive bitterness that just sits on the tongue. Pine and flowers...pine flower is a thing right? Did I mention it's bitter. It just sits there and sits there.

Mouthfeel: Medium slightly sticky and oily body with a moderate carbonation. Minimal astringency.

Overall: Must be a prototype.

It's solid and then some and it's definitely a DIPA. Screamingly bitter and unrelenting. Worth picking up, but I feel like there might be a freshness issue here. Fresh this would be something to truly impress, as it is, it's good almost great.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jwent91
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndreasDif
3.02/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strange aftertaste would prefer something more!

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Photo of victory4me
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
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 JohanBo
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tlema1
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Piney and floral, balanced very nice brew

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

Photo of diawol
4.89/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jamato14
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrand2621
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of __Seriously__
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of jonathanwerle
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

An explosion of exotic tropical fruits, honey, and hops. Sweet and bitter all at once. Extremely smooth drinking and well balanced. Very complex DIPA with the alcohol extremely well masked. This is a smart, well-crafted beer. Beautiful to look at in the glass as well.

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

Photo of NJBeer265
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of talbotjf99
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
4.13 out of 5 based on 529 ratings.
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