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Beer – #904 – Omnipollo – Nebuchadnezzar

Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar – what a stunning name for a beer. Both the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the destruction of Jerusalem‘s temple are ascribed to him, a man of wild mood swings then 🙂

to drink before you die

A 330ml bottle of a beer that is 100 IBU things,  256 calories the serve size, and  8.5% of ABV

For Omnipollo this is brewed at De Proefbrouwerij in the Style that is of an  Imperial IPA and they are Stockholm, Sweden

Well what a thing

Well what a thing

“Neb” is a home brew recipe that has been scaled up with no consideration to economies of scale.

Some say idiotic, and as an economist I would have to agree.

Get fresh or die trying. Henok.

On the list of 30 great IPAs to drink before you die at http://firstwefeast.com/drink/30-great-ipas-to-drink-before-you-die/

So, What could possibly go wrong?

Rich deep aroma of  mostly malt I think op opening this.

Pour is a hot orange, much more so than I was expecting, and it’s very bright and alive, a lovely head formed and bubbled to itself, but I couldn’t hear it sing.

Aroma in the glass is much more hop driven and resinous.

omnipollo-nebuchadnezzarGet in! A dramatic and outrageous first sip a giant taste explosion that leaves you dazzled, a bitter finish all that’s left to remind you what just happened. And what just happened?

That’s just good strong beer. No messing with the middle, no dancing in the fringes this is straight balls out top of the line beer.

Big everything it’s hard to single one out, with the noticeable exception that you don’t end with that parched dry finish, in fact this isn’t that beer, this is a strong tasting boozy beer that isn’t too alcohol laden, but gives you the impression it is, and leaves you just reeling in admiration and having that slightly hollow feeling of perhaps never having another one.

I Finished the last of this like I was getting another. All I got was a bottle cap for the jar and a sense of achievement unlocked, it probably deserves its place on that top 20 list.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. Ah man what’s it going to take to crack that 10. I’ve become a bit more pedantic and less airy-fairy on this. This though is a beer where I’d die you your money back if you brought it reading this and didn’t actually like it. There is so so much to enjoy that if this isn’t a bit of you then I have no idea what your particular jam is.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? BeerJerkNZ beer club
  • Am I enjoying it? Yes, yes, yes
  • Would I have another? yes, but I doubt I ever will get the chance
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Yes. This stands up against any DIPA that I’ve had and would against anything you could bring to the table Awesomenessness.

Music for this:  ” The Charlatans ” and ” Modern Nature” on Spotify 

Modern Nature is the 12th studio album by British alternative rock band The Charlatans.


Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavour profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.





2 comments on “Beer – #904 – Omnipollo – Nebuchadnezzar

  1. Michael
    February 23, 2017

    Does this mean the early 10s are 9s?


    • Philip Walter
      February 23, 2017

      No, I had a look and started to reminisce and contemplate, they’re mostly right I think.


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