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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
Ranking:
#1,817
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
557
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of hdtrice
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonCorbett
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
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 -0.5%
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 +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Martine
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jroof1
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farrago
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of Catalin90
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heeenrik
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlobbeD
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

The beer is somewhat unclear who go in amber color. The foam is white with medium to large bubbles. The foam disappears leisurely quickly and leave fine traces. The scent surprises, here are some hops tones. The following are some sweet fruits of peach, orange and then comes the lemon. A little syrup, and white bread. You can also find some herbs, pine and grass, slightly sweet malt. The taste starts with some hops flavor but then comes a little sweetness of malt. Behind the little kids fruits that are now starting to take off, grapefruit, lemon, orange and peach. You will also find some herbs with an earthy tone than pine and grass. The hops hold themselves back a bit and release until the fruits and the taste more in a really good balance. Will a medium belongs bitterness that is absolutely right. Medium body. Occasionally with carbonic acid. Creamy and slightly greasy in the mouth. Mild bitterness at the end and a little sticky surface.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Oceanbear1
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap in Kansas City. I thought it was a solid double IPA. Great aroma and the bitterness paired well with the sweet aspects of the beer

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Photo of poskok
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brian44556
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip at 45 degrees. No date on the bottle.

Pours a hazy amber with a thick off-white head. Huge groups of lacing stick to the sides of the glass.

Smells of fresh citrus, a bit of yeast, and pine trees.

Tastes of pine resin, tropical fruit, a touch of sweet caramel and faint alcohol.

Very well balanced, crisp, and refreshing. An easy drinking 8.5% beer.

So far Omnipollo can do no wrong in my eyes. This is a great example of a DIPA.

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

Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 557 ratings
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