Nebuchadnezzar | Omnipollo

NebuchadnezzarNebuchadnezzar
BA SCORE
92.2%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 529 ratings
NebuchadnezzarNebuchadnezzar
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bark on 06-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,787
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
529
Liked:
488
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
9.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
94
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 529 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of SMH_NWI
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Apearn87
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Takelon9
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thanks, Xenoreactive!

Pours a cloudy amber color. The head is three fingers high and off-white in shade. Retention is quite good, excellent even. As the head fades, webs of lacing stick to the glass. Haziness aside, this has that classic Cascade-hopped DIPA appearance.

At the first whiff of the aroma, I was ready to go "herp derp hurr it's aping Heady", but there's a lot more to this than that. There are the requisite notes of grapefruit, pine, and flowers coming from the hops - the latter note being the most dominant. I'm also picking up some caramel, brown sugar, honey, and toffee. But in general, it's quite floral. Smells like a classic DIPA rather than a new-school one; there's less excitement to be found with this beer's nose, but it's reliably solid.

I taste lots of floral bitterness to start. Aside from light grapefruity touches near the middle, there isn't a lot of fruitiness to this beer - it's mostly flowery and embellished by malt near the middle and back end. I get nice notes of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar (pretty much what I got from the aroma). This is a tasty beer with good balance, but there aren't many nuanced, standout notes to be found. It's a fairly standard-tasting DIPA to me.

Despite the relative maltiness to this brew, it has a dry, crisp finish and excellent drinkability. And the unfiltered quality gives it a creamier texture than it might have had. Carbonation is fairly timid, allowing this beer to rely on its natural dryness to cleanse the palate.

Decent, but I fail to see how this stands out from the pack. It's a little crisper and easier to drink than the competing field of Cascade-heavy IPAs - too bad the price point renders that advantage moot. I'd buy it again if it were $10/6 pack, not $10/little bottle.

3.52/5: A good DIPA, just not a good value

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Photo of erjaq
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MathiasO
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cj8311
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Meyers1023
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy honey color with one fingers worth of head that cleared to the edges of the glass. Smell is spicy, piney, and citrusy. The flavor starts off with a good amount of bite from the bitterness as you get pine followed by a little bit of biscuit before the citrus comes through strongly. The feeling is medium as it has a good amount of carbonation. This is an excellent Double IPA! I'm glad they scaled up this home brew without changing it.

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Photo of npachl
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cnagle28
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sazarac
4.96/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anatole
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateF90
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonedNovice
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells sweet heaven, like ripe grapefruit. A cloudy, slightly-bigger-than-one finger head. Tastes just the right amount of malt and hops for me, where yeast and pine dominates and a slight citrus lingers with the alcohol being just enough noticeable; very balanced. One of the better ales I've had and the best DIPA I've tried.

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Photo of Tone
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, maize color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, citrus hops, yeast, slight grass, slight alcohol, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong citrus hops, floral hops, slight pine, hint of sweet malt, alcohol, hint of grass, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, complexity, and feel.

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Photo of Suds
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a honey-colored, slightly hazy liquid, with a tall off-white head. The aroma is grainy, backed with grassy hops and a hint of tropical fruit. There is also a bit of spice, and an odd, almost sour note. The taste is semi-sweet with plenty of warming qualities. Lots of hop flavor as well. Full in body. This is an interesting, but very dangerous brew.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bootdown21
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kinger86
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

L - cloudy honey, two finger head, good retention, lots of lacing

S - maltier than I would like, but nice floral and grapefruit notes as well

T - maltier and more bitter than most American DIPAs, with some citrus pith and lots of pine

F - medium carbonation, a bit oily feeling, the ABV is noticeable but not over the top

O - a huge and well-balanced beer of the old-school kind, kind of like Stone Ruination 1.0

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Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 92.2% out of 100 with 529 ratings
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