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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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 BGDrock
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: murky, pale orange with a fine, tan head that has several minutes retention

Aroma: bright citrus - orange, with pineapple, kiwi; a nice mix of sweet, tart, and exotic; floral too, and honey; bitter resin lingers in the background

Taste & Mouthfeel: intense spruce-flavoured bitterness gives a solid burn with only hints of citrus presented in the aroma making it's way to the palate; pithy and heading towards window-cleaner territory, especially in the finish - that of course goes on forever; smooth, medium body; it's like licking the sap off pine needles

Overall: too bad the taste is such a departure from the tantalizing aroma, it had hints of being great, which makes me think this may have been had too long after bottling (another possible casualty of the LCBO); would give it another go given the chance

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Photo of Prost76
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M_chav
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Malt forward but nice. It's good but just not my jam. Awesome looking pour, great head retention and nice lacing. It's a bit dull as far as flavor goes and the hop can't come out like I wish it would but it's not bad.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sulty
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GmAn613
3.62/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy orange/amber hue. Nice head that fades fast with some lacing. S: caramel, malty, toasty, orangey/citrus. T: malty caramel flavors burst through strong. Followed by an orange pith. Bitterness becomes over bearing near the end. No booziness for 8.5%. M: carbonation is solid, crisp and biting. Not creamy or juicy. O: solid DIPA, but less caramel flavoring would make it a more impressive beer. The lack of booziness is superb and is quite an easy drinker. Wouldn't pick it up again unless it was in tap.

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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 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 innominat
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 redbarnbikes
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryK
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wow, lots going on here. Pours a fairly lighter orange than expected, with citrus flavors upfront, pine in the middle and a bitter/dry back-end. For whatever reason, a lot of the double IPAs I've tasted of late have gone a similar route. Would have liked the citrus flavor to stay on throughout; the fact that the flavor drops out near the back end is a bit of a red flag for me. Mouthfeel and carbonation are moderate; overall not a bad DIPA, but not necessarily something I'd seek out again.

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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 ZenBiscuits
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandonld23
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of virinow
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of markcp
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of macesq
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Bpc24
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of frankthetank86
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of kaufmaal
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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