Nebuchadnezzar | Omnipollo

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Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bark on 06-29-2012

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107
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522
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.42%
 
 
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Photo of Bilge
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very, very hoppy IPA from Belgium (It's not actually Swedish - read the fine print on the label).

Orangey pour with medium head that flattens out fairly quickly. Great hoppiness.

If you like very hoppy IPA's, as I do, you'll like this one. Maybe the best IPA I've tried.

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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 kevinlater
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into snifter. best before "05/02/16" on the cap, enjoyed late night on july 11, 2014

a: fully opaque but beautiful orange colour with a finger of foamy off-white head, looks great. decent lacing

s: great citrus to open up the aroma, mostly juicy orange. sweet malt, floral notes, pine. onion & garlic notes as well -- hello simcoe/summit hops! some shy tropical fruits too, definitely getting some mango and papaya

t: noticeably bitter at first, but tasty. orange, mango, melon, grapefruit, slight peach, papaya and pine up front. flowery and floral. leads into good sweet malt flavours which aren't too overpowering, in order to let the hop presence shine through. onion/garlic flavours are less prominent than they were in the nose. little to no alcohol detected. very bitter on the finish, leaving your palate really dry

m: killer mouthfeel -- full and creamy with mild carbonation

o: the aroma and taste are really reminiscent of victory's dirtwolf, which means this beer is super delicious and has a great fruit flavours. it has a much stronger bitterness than dirtwolf though, which is tough to get through

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Photo of BakaGaijin
3.36/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Hazy amber colour with a lovely thick frothy head that lasts for good long while.

S - Citrus and some light caramel. A little pine as well.

T - Pine and resin. Some malt, flowery notes, grapefruit rind and a fairly bitter finish. Not tasting much of the citrus that I expected from the nose.

M - Medium body and decent carbonation.

O - A little too bitter on the finish for my liking. I prefer a little more balance.

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Photo of Digimaika2
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(4.25) A: Hazy golden copper with a sizeable creamy head that lasts.

(4.0) S: Pine, buttered bread, juicy orange, papaya, pineapple, spices, and a very earthy (forest floor) aroma. Focused on the pine, bread, and earthy characters – very good.

(4.25) T: Lots of pine, fresh bread, orange, some vanilla, spices, floral elements, and nutty. Flavour is scary smooth and well integrated with a solid bitterness but it approaches quite calmly without it being overpowering. Excellent.

(4.25) M: Full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Incredibly oily and slick with a slight
grittiness.

(4.25) D: This is exceptionally good and I’ll be picking up more next opportunity. I found this to be a bit too easy drinking which could be dangerous, in a good way.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours cloudy with an orangey body and good carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy off white head. Good rings of lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Pineapple, grapes, lot's of hoppy fruits. Lemon and orange. Pineapple core and acidic fruits.

T - Good malt contribution, booze, lot's of hops. Orange and alcohol and grapefruit rind. Alcohol shows up too much.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body and a grapefruit rind/alcohol finish with a good bitterness.

O/D - Alcohol showed up a bit too much for the ABV on this one, otherwise a fairly good kick at the can for the style.

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Photo of mick303
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, bitter grapefruit rind, floral aromas, taste is very seamless. Honey and strong grapefruit. Aroma is super complex, lots of interesting hops interplay. Taste has a tinge of sweetness. Taste has soft florals, some sweet grapefruit and raspberry, just a seamless less transition. Really an outstanding and delicious dipa, no alcohol presence and works so well, highly recommended.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $4.25

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fantastic lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, apricots, grapefruit, oranges

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste apricot, grapefruit, and oranges. There is also lots of resiny hops and a bit of a buttery caramel flavour.

Overall - Fantastic stuff. Not sure when this was brewed, but this still has a lot of hop bite and lots of vibrant fruity flavours. Probably one of the best DIPA's to ever be available at my local liquor store. I'll be stocking up on this while I can.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 341ml bottle in a stemmed tupil glass
Best Before Date: 05/02/2016

A: Pours a really nice orange-hued, rich straw color, hazy (unfiltered!) with a big, 3+ fingers of off-white sudzy head, falling slowly while leaves curtains of lace.

S: Big sweet citrus nose (oranges and tangerines with hints of lemon) and grapefruit hits first followed by toasted caramel malt and buscuits and ending with some sticky resinous pine.

T: The taste follows suite and the oranges and grapefruit really take center stage with a nice wack of bittering hops and pine needles. The malt holds the hops in check but just barely leaveing the finish dry and with lingering bittering hops. What a nice balance.

M: The mouthfeel has smooth but refreshing feel with medium body and nice carbonation

O: Overall, I really liked this brew, sticky, juicy hoops and nice toast caramel malt...what’s not to love. In the end, the whole beer is greater than the sum of its components.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy orange with a one-finger foamy white head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of piney hops and citrus.

T - This is a hop bomb. Big amount of piney hops right upfront. There is a slight malt sweetness with some citrus (orange and grapefruit) to add some balance. Finish is strong bitter hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel. Sticky dry finish.

O - A very hop forward DIPA. Definetly tasty, but only recommended for hop heads.

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Photo of larryi86
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, best before 8/23/14, poured into a teku

A- A slightly hazy amber/orange color with a four finger fluffy white head.

S- Piney, some earth spices, slightly dank, somewhat grassy, some tropical fruits, citrus.

T- Some citrus upfront, caramel malts, some pepper/earth spices, dank bitter piney hops in the finish.

S- Smooth, medium body, carbonation could be higher.

O- I would really like to try a fresh bottle of this. I did have the Stillwater remix and enjoyed it more, but I feel that it could be because it was fresher.

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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 craftbeersweden
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Systembolaget.

Gold color, cloudy with a white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Aroma of citrus, floral hops, clementines, marmelade and pinaple.

The taste is wonderful! Grapefruit, sweet pineapple, pine, herbs and grass. Great body and a bitter, dry, finish.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a yellowy orange, slightly hazy. Nice, thick head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell is sweet and floral, with lots of grapefruit and tangerine.

The floral, fruity grapefruit is huge, but it's balanced by a perfect maltbase, making everything work in unison towards a dry, bitter finish.

The liquid is medium bodied, with lively carbonation, and smooth feel.

Omnipollo is one of Sweden's best breweries, and Nebu is the signature beer. Great double IPA, super balanced and just a joy to drink. Cool artwork as well.

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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 popery
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium-light orangey amber - somewhere between tangerine and safety orange on wiki's shades of orange page. Quite cloudy, fair bit of sediment in this one. Solid white head. Lots of clumping left on the glass and excellent retention. Aroma is tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, grape, peach, mango, guava, pineapple. Nice mix of citrus and tropical hop flavors. There's also a relatively light touch of pine resin. Sweet light caramel, which comes out more as the beer warms. The taste has some solid juicy, fruity hop flavors. Lots of tropical fruit with a pine resin, grapefruit rind finish. Sugary malt backbone. Firm bitterness in the finish cuts out the malt sweetness, though the beer stays medium to dry throughout, at least relative to the abv. Light mouthfeel with good hop oiliness. Very solid DIPA. I'd love to try it closer to its home, fresh as can be.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In the mood for a citrus-laden DIPA, I snagged this bottle from the fridge and poured it into an American pint glass. A light orange-amber color with around six inches of beige head, the aroma was exactly what I was hoping it would be: Tangy, fruity, with a ton of citrus rind and flesh, pine resin, dry spice like white pepper, and tropical papaya. The tangy citrus and tropical components were dominant, with the pine lagging behind. A huge citrus and tropical flavor hop showcase with a refined, sophisticated, almost subdued bitterness. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime are all detectable, combining with a medicinal tang to remind me of vitamin C chewables, and bolstered by musky guava, papaya, and pineapple notes. Malt backbone is sweet and smooth, tastes like light butterscotch or brown sugar and gummy worms, with some pine astringency emerging in the semi-bitter finish. The alcohol is pretty well-hidden and this one could be hazardous in its drinkability for such a big ABV. Fresh, bright, zesty, and sweet, with just enough heft and power to satisfy a bitterness craving but underperforming in this regard. Not the most malty or piney of DIPAs but certainly brings the citrus goods.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle with date stamped on cap: 24/06/15.

Served cold into a goblet, this beer, however you pronounce it, is a hazy peachy golden ale with about an inch of tight sticky head. It settles slowly and leaves some nice lace behind.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy and very unique with tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, and candied ginger.

Flavor is intensely hoppy but not too bitter for this hophead. Sweetness from the malts just give enough to supprt the hops. Lots of complex flavor, similar to the aroma, with citrus, pine, and ginger.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a really unique and delicious double IPA.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Translucent golden with a white head.

S: Sweet nectary pineapple, tropical fruits, papaya, tangerine in an amazing nose.

T: A little malt, some orange, mango, pineapple, tropical fruit. Lightish, but very flavorful if that makes any sense.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: Im thinking maybe I should just move to Sweden.

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Photo of GPHarris
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick bubbly, off-white head into a snifter that left nice lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was amber.
s - citrus peel with a hint of grainy sweetness.
t - citrus peel again with more of a honey-like sweetness.
m - slick and medium at first but becomes more bubbly.
o - first beer from omnipollo and it was a solid DIPA.

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Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours in an amber orange color with a white head.

The aroma has a bright hoppiness of orange and pine.

The flavor follows with the tropical shining through of mango, citrus, orange peel, and then it moves onto a piney bitterenss. There's a light caramel sugary sweetness that balances the beer out.

A really pleasant surprise, although it comes with a price tag $6 for a 12 oz.

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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 JohnG190
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber with a one-finger white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma hoppy, lots of pine resin with subtle citrus notes and faint maltiness. Bitterness up-front, mid palate and finish, a hop assault on your tongue! Balanced by a strong malt backbone. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finishes dry. Overall, a strong bitter IPA, but not overpoweringly so. Very nice.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into tulip 27/10/13

A murky pale orange liquid with loads of the tiniest pin prick bubbles feeding a well retained massive three fingers of foam that leaves partial rings deep down the glass

S De Proef yeast is distinctive and I noticed it right away, sweet orange, tangerine, pineapple, floral and piney hops, some caramel and a hint of booze

T more yeast then the nose, the tropical flesh is a little rindy, vitamin C chewable, some brown sugar, and a little booze, not to far from the nose

M leaning towards full, pin prick bubbles give a creamy feel, quite gritty, a nice bitter snap, lingering yeasty citrus

O pretty solid DIPA, stereotypical even, perhaps a little faded but the hops are holding up nicely, the yeast it a little strong and perhaps holding it back

I was hoping for a little more but not bad at the end of the day, reminds me of a Mikkeller IPA, a few months old by the time it gets here, De Proef house notes, overpriced, and stops short of being great

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Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Bottlecap indicates Best by date of 17/12/14.

A- Pours a semi-murky medium amber color with a 1/2 inch beige head that bears good retention time before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing streaks slowly down the glass.

S- Nice bright hop aroma that has an earthy undertone but mainly brings notes of grapefruit, pine and lemon. The malt adds a complementary sweetness.

T- Very smooth as the hops slowly creep in and only are at full force in the aftertaste. The malt takes a backseat to the hop bitterness and the alcohol is very well masked by the citrus notes. There is a metallic flavor that doesn't go unnoticed which I find to be common in these more rustic European IPAs.

M- Oily and a bit sharp from the hops but, once again, only in the afterbite. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A very well-executed DIPA done in the neo-European style popularized by breweries like Mikkeller and Evil Twin.

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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
4.14 out of 5 based on 522 ratings.
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