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Fatamorgana - Omnipollo

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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 6.86%


Brewed by:
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Sweden

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dreadnaught33 on 11-28-2013)
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY. This bottle retails for 16.99 at local stores around here- how is it $10 at Acme?

Pours an opaque hazy orange. Lots of residue in this one. 1 inch head, really good lacing down the glass.

Smells incredible. Stuck my nose in the bottle first, then the glass- pungent aromas of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon.

Similar flavor. Unbelievably juicy. All of the fruits mentioned above, with some nice herbal piney qualities that leave a nice, but not lingering, bitterness on the palate at the end of each sip. When I smelled and tasted this one, it honestly reminded me of Heady Topper- this is the first time that's happened since I had HT.

Medium bodied, crisp, low-to medium carbonation. Very drinkable, the 22 oz went down too easy.

Amazing find here, this was one of the best IPAs I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 17:45:38 | More by GreesyFizeek
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chrismason269

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle served in a Dogfish Head goblet;

A - appearance bright cloudy yellow like a Hefeweizen / minimal head with fine bubbles.

S - large hoppy aroma w/ citrus presence. hints of a sweet honey smell.

T - floral hop start, light swet honey in the body and big floral aftertaste. hoppiness not overpowering for a DIPA (8%).

M - light body, creamy and easy drink ability.

O - unique in the sense of having a different combination of flavor, scent, body and creaminess i've never had in a DIPA before.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 00:36:51 | More by chrismason269
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surfcaster

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber enjoyed in a pint glass

A: Strange cloudy funky yellow/orange with almost a light green hue at the edge of the glass. Really looks like grapefruit juice. Very little head but some lacing stayed on the side all the way down.

S: Bright pungent citrus notes--literally felt the juices start flowing in my mouth.

T/M: Very interesting--big upfront hop bite with citrus all the way with grapefruit and a little lemon but then as you take it to the back, a bit of a pine note. Not much malt. Really different from most IPAs but close in feel to a Heady. Light, dry finish.

O: Interesting--a rarity around my parts that I thoroughly enjoyed. Looks and tastes a bit like someone literally put juice in an IPA. Pricey but worth it for the experience. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 15:31:38 | More by surfcaster
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy orange amber color with a nice two finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a grapefruit hop smell mixed with tons of wheat. Along with these aromas are some lighter notes of a yeasty smell bringing along with them some notes of clove and coriander. Lemon peel and a bit of bread round out the smell, overall producing a thick hoppy bread smell.

Taste – The taste begins thick with tons of wheat bread tastes along with a strong yeast cake showing. Straight from the start there is a big hit of a grapefruit hop. The grapefruit really picks it up as the taste moves on with it becoming more and more bitter. All the while the grapefruit picks up a light pine companion, helping bring a bit of more resinous hop flavor to the brew. Throughout the taste some lighter spice flavors develop on the tongue with the wheat growing even more potent and a bit grainier. In the end, with all the flavor transitions that occur, one is left with a thick and wheaty rather heavily grapefruit bitter taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thickness is quite nice for all the wheaty flavors of the brew with the moderate carbonation rather nice for balancing the brew and hop, all the while keeping it quite drinkable. Overall the feel was well done.

Overall – A nice thick and chewy wheat IPA overall. While not quite worth the price it was well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 03:16:36 | More by Darkmagus82
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vfgccp

New York

4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque mimosa banana yellow body. Open, big bubble structure on the head. Ok retention and low lace.

S - Lemon, lime, sage, sweet orange juice, and tonic. Fresh, bright and refreshing.

T - Soft, light and surprisingly juicy. Bitter grapefruit pith, apricot juice, sage, bitter wood, and seltzer.

M - Medium-light body with bright carbonation.

O - A refreshing take on the style; brighter, lighter, and with more carbonation than what you would normally expect from a DIPA. Think DIPA meets radler.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 00:42:59 | More by vfgccp
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larryi86

Delaware

4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A very hazy bright golden color with a two finger white head that fades very quickly.

S- Tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, dank, some pine, great complexity.

T- Citrus, grapefruit, grapefruit rinds, hints of topical fruit/pineapple upfront, great bitter piney and dank hops finish, all coming to together with a nice light bready malt backbone.

M- Smooth, crisp, dry, medium body.

O- A very nice IIPA and very easy to drink. The only thing I don't like about this beer is the price, I paid $16 for a 22 oz.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 21:41:00 | More by larryi86
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kevanb

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, no date, poured into a stemless wine glass. Hey Omnipollo, make a cool glass already!

The beer pours a super murky straw color, tons of what appears to be lupulin and not sediment, all over the glass. A tall, frothy, foamy white head appears, rising about 2 fingers high that settles gracefully while leaving a nice amount of sticky lace behind. The aroma is wonderful, huge amounts of citrus, resinous pine, beautiful floral bouquet that brings out a great medium between the elements, lemongrass, and other light herbaceous qualities with just a soft malt character. The flavors are wonderful, huge hoppy profile, dank, earthy, bright, bitter, rounded. It can evoke so many seemingly contradictory qualities, but the bright citrusy qualities really shine while the dank, grassy undertones emphasize such a boisterous hop profile while the piney, resinous, sappy characters round out a wonderfully complex beer. The malt is an afterthought, just the way I like it. The body is rich, dense, gripping, coating and still crisp. The carbonation is lower and yet the beer still feels large and the finish is soft and supple, yet dry and assertive.

Verdict: A wonderful DIPA from Omnipollo, even outclassing Nebuchadnezzar, which was a lovely beer in its own right. This really reminds me of Lawson's Double Sunshine, a beer which I truly love, although this is certainly a little rougher around the edges, a bit more bitter, a bit more abrasive and less delicate, but goodness was this a wonderful brew to enjoy. Can't wait for more hoppy beers from Omnipollo.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 01:55:14 | More by kevanb
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pkalix

California

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this brew has been sitting in my frig for two weeks now waiting for the sediment to settle. it isn't. or is it even sediment? looks like a honeycomb in the middle of the bottle. i'll open it and see... and it did NOT come from overseas. it was bottled in Maryland, according to the bottle.
pours an almost hefe-type of haziness with a stirring of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. super brilliant lemony-orange color, ultra-hazy with a nice white foaming head. PUNCH of citrus, tropical citrus, mango, pineapple on the aroma. taste is the same with only a smidgeon of hop bitterness. this is almost as close to a carton of Sunkist in your refrigerated section as you can get! this is incredibly citric (not acidic!) yet is not a novelty brew; rather the hops carry the flavor all the way.... this is a fantastic flavor. brewed and bottled by PUB DOG in Westminster Maryland, so this one never even saw the homeland of where it was supposed to have come from. with the bottle halfway gone, the two-finger waxy, honeycomb kind of look persists toward the bottom of the bottle. the beer is very thick with sediment. and it genuinely looks like it was poured from a Sunkist carton.
4.75 for appearance because it simply looks beautiful! almost too orange-y but hey, it's genuine it's acceptable. i'm not a fan of 'novelty' brews although I 'get it'.... this one stretches the boundaries but stays well within the 'genuine' frame.
4.75 for the aroma- it is awesome!! all hops (citra? and . . ?) this is an accomplishment.
mouthfeel suffers as it is very heavy, and I can appreciate the heaviness as being part of the product but the sediment on the bottom makes me wonder if something else weren't added to it (which would UN-genuine-fy the brew, in my book), but not so much as to harm the overall rating of the brew.
and because I cannot justify a 4.75 overall, a 4.5 has to go in the books to bring down the other 3 high ratings. yes, I thought this one through....

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 23:38:10 | More by pkalix
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dar482

New York

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a super hazy golden yellow.

The aroma is really bright of tropical fruits, pineapple and mango, some light bready malt, and hints of dankness.

The flavor follows with a clean hop flavor. Those tropical notes coming through, grapefruit, sweet pineapple, mango, and then a light bready malt again. A dry finish of grapefruit. Some dankness on the flvor.

The light bready malt and tropical flavors wonderfully remind me of Heady Topper. A surprisingly well made beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2014 09:09:53 | More by dar482
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pt, 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Pemberton Market, Cambridge, MA
Served in a snifter

Omnipollo consistently has some of the coolest silkscreened bottle graphics on the market, and this beer is no exception. As for the beer, it poured a completely opaque, dull straw yellow. The liquid was topped by a sudsy looking, two-finger, bright white crown that quickly dissolved. Not sure why the head had such poor retention. There was no lacing whatever.

The aroma more than made up for the lackluster appearance. It was super hoppy, dank and quite complex. Catty, Simcoe hops seemed to be the dominant hop variety. Tropical fruits came through strong. Pineapple and passionfruit were most noticeable. Mango notes appeared as well.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was also intensely hoppy. Pithy notes of orange peel dominated initially. Lots of tangerine. Catty, lemony notes were also quite apparent. Again, the simcoe hops were front and center, but they were tempered by a doughy, pale malt backbone. Somewhat tart and fruity in the center with strong pineapple notes. Tons of white grapefruit appeared in the dry, pithy, bitter finish. Spicy hop notes lingered on my palate after each sip. At first, the finish seemed overwhelmingly bitter, but as the malt sweetness came forth it mellowed out a bit.

The mouthfeel was nondescript and pretty disappointing. A bit thin and fizzy on the palate. Sightly creamy.

Omnipollo's Fatamorgana perfectly exemplifies the current brewing trend of creating intensely flavorful and complex double IPAs that are neither too bitter nor too high in alcohol. This is an impressive beer that survived its overseas journey remarkably well. I would be tempted to buy this again were it not for the hefty ($18) price tag.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 22:38:59 | More by Damian
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is yellowish orange in color, extremely cloudy, and sports about a finger of rocky white head. I'm not used to seeing IIPAs that are this opaque (unless they're homebrews). It doesn't disturb me and the beer certainly looks tasty, even though I can't see through it. The nose on this beer is wonderful. Lots of fresh oranges, pineapples, and grapefruit.

Light-medium body and a slightly thin feel (for an Imperial IPA), but a delightfully citrusy, hop-forward flavor. There's a slightly grainy sweetness up front, then a rush of intense grapefruit flavors from the hops. The citrus flavors carry all over the palate, scouring away the graininess and blasting through the finish, which is like freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

Overall, a really good American-Style IIPA (from Sweden!), though a bit pricey for what it delivers. It's definitely worth buying if you enjoy citrusy IIPAs, but I honestly don't think I'll give it a return visit. There are so many terrific beers like this out there right now, a $12 bomber sort of fits in the "have to try that once" category. Still, I'd be very interested in trying other beers from Omnipollo.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 22:37:05 | More by deadonhisfeet
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

We pop a bomber, pouring a cloudy brew of greasy, dirty blond into our oversized tasting snifters. The haze is noticeable even through the bottle itself, with waves of stardust swirling about. It puts up a solid one finger head of slippery, soapy white bubbles, showing nice retention. Lacing is crisp and porcelain, edged like papergirl cutouts. Haze is infinite and forever, with a thin layer of sediment settling to the bottom of each snifter. Carbonation appears to be active. The aroma gives a bright explosion of sleek grapefruity, sappy pine, and soapy hops right off the top, with background powdered chalk, pale and lightly toasted caramel malts, orange juice sweetness, honey tea tannins, sweet ethanol, vanilla extract, coconut husk, coriander and dill weed spiciness, dried dandelions, and chalked Belgian yeastiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is no nonsense, at all, with huge inclusions of piney hops and stinging booziness, with no balance of sweetness to take away from the purity of those forward ingredients. As we sip, the taste begins with massive piney hops, pale and chalked wheatiness, orange and grapefruit skins, raw cashews, plastic phenols, musk and moss, spicy black pepper, lemon seed, and metallic yeastiness. The middle comes to a peak with maple and white sugars, continued pale malt wash, soured wet barley, dill weed and parsley, clayed mineral water, light boozy bite, lemon rind and pith, and dried floral hoppiness. The end hits hard with bitterness of dried twigs, medicinal phenolic bite, potpourri, raw rice macaroni, citric, floral, and grassy hoppiness, dry cotton, bright Belgian yeastiness, boozy fumes, black pepper, garlic powder, and coriander spice, and pickled ginger. The aftertaste breathes of dripping pine sap and oily grapefruity skin hoppiness, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, gravel, sharp coppery metallics, bitter grassiness, chalk, bitter chive greens and leafy herbal freshness, fermented strawberries, standard pale and wheaty malts, light rye bite, and fusel booziness. The body is lightly medium, bordering on thin, and the carbonation is rather high, offering robust prickle to the hard palate. Each sip gives watery slurp and smack, but somehow decent cream and froth to the lip. Glug is quick and oily, with final pop brushing only briefly across the lips. The mouth is cooled, coated, and left dripping with oily bitterness, only to dry into puck and unseen astringency. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks as more of a contemplative sipper.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is its aroma. It shares much of the same freshness as the profiles of Sucks, Heady, and Hop Ranch, with similar spice and oily grit of hops used. The piney zing in the flavoring, however, actually comes as a bit of a surprise to follow. Super pine and booze…like gin. Once we made that connection it was hard to palpate much else. We persevered, and as the beer warmed, the flavoring became much more even. This didn’t do much for the general bittering bite of it, but it helped to balance things, making it easier on the tongue and on the mind. Paradoxically, it seems, the feel thinned as it warmed, exchanging its robustness with the taste. Although this was noticeable it wasn’t much of a bother, as the lighter feel helped justify the hoppy bite and booziness. This is an interesting DIPA in flavor compared to the “hit” items in the states right now, but those of you that appreciate raw, organic bitterness will get the most enjoyment out of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 00:44:22 | More by TheBrewo
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superspak

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours extremely hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a minimal foamy cap. Minimal lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, peach, orange peel, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, wheat, oats, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with huge citrus/tropical hop complexity with moderate malt balance; and big strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, mango, peach, pineapple, orange peel, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, wheat, oats, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, peach, orange peel, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, wheat, light honey, oats, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of big citrus/tropical hop flavors with moderate malt balance; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA. All around awesome complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. An extremely delicious offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:22:02 | More by superspak
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T-34-85

New York

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer poured an impressive cloudy pale unfiltered color with a likeness to grapefruit juice.

S: A very nice and fresh citrus aroma, and very well balanced.

T: Good level of bitterness and a nice citrusy hop flavor.

M: Nice level of carbonation and a pleasant mouthfeel.

Overall: This was a very good beer, and was very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 04:11:31 | More by T-34-85
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popery

California

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy woody yellow color with a small bubbly white head. It's barely a head, really. Just some bubbles on the surface, small enough to make me worry about under-carbonation. The aroma has a huge, bright tangerine flavor. It's also big on pineapple with a lighter touch of pine. Really nice work with hops on display, here. This stuff smells like fresh tangerine-pineapple juice. Tasty. The taste is big on hop flavor, low on bitterness. The pale malt is way in the background. It's just a mouthful of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple and pine resin. The deeper pine and grapefruit come out in the finish. It's quite dry. Little bit of chalkiness in the feel. Quite light for the abv. This beer bares more than a passing resemblance to Heady Topper. It's not a dead-on clone, but there are quite a few similarities, and I mean that in the best possible way. It's a very tasty DIPA, one of the best that I've had recently. I wish there was a touch more bitterness to beer (I feel the same about HT), but this beer is very well constructed and fun to drink. Plus, it goes down far too easily for 8% abv. Great work from Omnipollo.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 07:11:42 | More by popery
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dubinsky

California

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It’s been a while since I’ve take the time to review a beer so this must either be really bad to deserve a bitch slap to the brewer for brewing a shit beer or really good that it warrants a review. Read on to find out.

A – 22oz bottle poured into a Crate & Barrel Snifter. Even before I open the bottle, I can tell this is unusual IPA. It’s murky/cloudy in bottle. Pouring the beer is no different. It pours a very muddy whitish yellow color with a one finger off white head. This reminds me, like everyone else of what a whitbier or Hefe would look like, not an IPA

S – HOLY, WOW! This is one of the best smelling IPA’s I’ve had yet. This is definitely as nice smelling as Heady, Abrasive and Pliny. The aroma immediately reminds me of Heady in that it’s very citrus forward with huge pineapple notes. Some mango and lemon is present, but this really smells like pineapple juice concentrate.

T – DAMN! This is good. I really had little expectations from this going into it, but the smell got me salivating and the taste keeps me coming back for more. Huge grapefruit and citus flavors dominate this beer with a very pleasantly bitter hop bite. Slightly piney with a very well balanced, slightly sweet malt backbone. Simply amazing.

M - Somewhat heavier mouthfeel for the style, but not in a negative way. The fact that it’s so hazy almost makes its chewy and wonderful.

O – This is a top notch IPA that really deserves more hype and credit. I have had most of the top 10 and find this to be as good or better. I will buy this again next time i'm lucky enough to find it.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 22:20:33 | More by dubinsky
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Gfunk720

Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle out of a wine glass, from notes on 12/31.

A- Murky and bright. As others said, it looks like a really intense murky witbier. Has a nice warm glow to it as well.

S- A very nice blend of citrusy hops, resins, and grapefruit.

T- Wow, this is better than I expected and very nicely hopped. Again, a lot of citrus and grapefruit primarily, with a balance of fresh hops. The finish dries out a bit, and has a spicy taste to it.

M- Somewhat above average for the style. Nice lingering mouthfeel with plenty of depth.

O- After pouring the dregs of this beer, I would caution you to leave it in the bottle. The peppery/spicy aftertaste is largely from the hop pellet leftovers in the brew. I poured the last inch of the bottle w/ dregs in my glass and it was undrinkable. The beer itself is amazingly solid though. Would definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 18:37:33 | More by Gfunk720
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Obviously unfiltered. Pours out out a deeply clouded gold. Inch of head, zero lace.

Tons of tropical fruit and citrus make up the majority of the smell, I'd almost swear it was juice. Mild pale malts finish it up.

Tropical fruit and floral hops start off the taste. Pale malts smooth out the middle, while mango and a hint of pine bitter up the finish. Smooth going down, just a bit fizzy in the carbonation department.

Right on Omnipollo! One badass DIPA! Do it to it!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 04:56:47 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This lady looked good pouring out of the bottle. Like others mentioned it comes out cloudy, almost like a unfiltered Hefe or Berliner-Weisse with a darker hue.

The smell is incredible with a clean, fresh, hoppy (duh) aroma that is devious as to how it will taste. It smells as if this is going to be a big beer but that is the beauty of it.

The taste, and excuse me for not properly describing it in beer fanatic detail, is a very citrus, clean finish to a DIPA. Really, I found the bitterness to be very little for the style.

Overall I think this is a killer beer, great DIPA that is deceiving with it's look and smell but not in it's taste. It has that session style sort of taste to it in that you would swear you could drink it all day, and you would pay for it lol. If you can find it, get it. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 04:09:36 | More by Sound_Explorer
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours an interesting cloudy light caramel, nearly opaque although the base color is quite light. One finger coarse white head with decent retention and lacing. Great aroma of orange family citrus, piney and citrus hops, tropical fruit, faint bready malt. Medium bodied with active carbonation. Flavor is very citrus; grapefruit, orange, tangerine with citrus and piney hops. Finishes almost dry with grapefruit and lemon rind and herbal citrus bitterness. I usually prefer a heavy malt body for my intense IIPAs, but this one, balanced much more in the direction of hops and hops influenced flavors is great. The cloudy color, nearly like glacial silt in a stream is unusual and makes this more interesting. Nicely done and flavorful. So far, the Omnipollo IPAs have been consistantly fine. These guys have classy bottle designs too.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 05:37:04 | More by LiquidAmber
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date but just released last week.

A: Well, certainly a unique look. It pours just like a witbier. Kind of a light orange. Very hazy. Not hazy, straight up cloudy in fact. Don't get any light through it all. Head and mid-sized, fluffy and tan. It fades very quickly though...very quickly and very oddly. It's hard to describe, it basically turns into what looks like soap bubbles. It's a head made up of very large and clear bubbles briefly and then it's all gone. Zero lacing. Possibly the strangest appearance I've seen.

S: Well, the smell is really nice. Citrus is off the scale. Ripe, juicy oranges, grapefruit and tangerines. Tropical fruits in general like pineapple. It smells like a glass of tropical fruits, you would never guess it's a beer aroma if you were blindfolded. Even get some orange peel. When swirled I get just a hint of some wheaty malt.

T: Big hop burst up front. Tropical fruits again with lots of grapefruit. Again with the orange, tangerine and pineapple. Spicy pine in there too, surprisingly strong into the middle. Has sort of a saison-ish malt. Very grainy and wheaty, mainly in the middle and finish. Big wave of bitterness in the finish, leading to a strong, drying, bitter pine and grapefruit aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and full. Lower carbonation.

O: A very interesting, unique and tasty DIPA. It's sorta a hybrid, it's like a mega dry hopped saison in some ways. A mega dry hopped saison that looks like a witbier. Hey, whatever works. It's a west coast hop bomb with a wheaty backing. I enjoyed it quite a bit. One small note, once I poured the entire bottle into the glass I got a lot of sediment. This must include actual hop particles because BOY did it amp up the hop flavors and bitterness. It literally made me start coughing. Beware if you aren't an extreme hop head, this baby's got some serious hop strength in it now. I kinda don't mind it because I sometimes enjoy over-the-top beers. Very crazy, these guys.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 06:12:38 | More by Dope
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wedge

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky peach colored body, much like grapefruit juice, with a decent head that doesn't last too long. Aroma isn't quite to the level I remember it being on tap, but is still a thick, pungent, fruity melange of hoppy goodness. Grapefruit, peach, lemon, apricot, and flowers with a fair amount of dough to smooth it all out. More deliciously juicy fruit in the flavor...tons of grapefruit pulp, ripe tropical fruit sweetness, and some added piney, grassy greenness. Fresh and zesty. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a suitable resinous bitterness. Just a little bit different than others in this category. Very juicy with lots of fruity sweetness, but at the same time quite soft and dry. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 03:19:53 | More by wedge
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sitarist

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out hazy, straw-like in color, fluffy white head that falls quickly, no lacing to speak of. It is light in color, but opaque. Not much light shines through this cloudy brew. Looks like a wheat beer.

It has a wonderful aroma dominated by hops... grapefruit, apricot, powdered sugar, and herbs. Mainly I smell the grapefruit, and apricot though.

Its has a nice flavor also... grapefruit, and apricot lead the way with a somewhat salty aftertaste.

Its body seems a little light for a DIPA, but not to thin. Coats my tongue nicely before its dry finish.

I contemplated deeply before purchasing this treat; I am glad that I did though. I was lured in by its cloudiness, and floored by its aroma. Very pleasant, but not your typical dipa for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 01:31:14 | More by sitarist
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tsfinn23

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at the recommendation of the guy at my local bear store and I'm glad I did.
A-Golden color, very hazy which was noticeable while still in the bottle. very small head after the pour which dissipates quickly
S-Tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango. Very nice smell
T-Much like the smell. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, pine, slight funk at first taste which I don't notice again upon further tasting, slight bitter finish
F-Light body, alcohol is surprisingly well hidden
O-I did not know what to expect and was happy to have tried this one. Nice flavor and very enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:33:04 | More by tsfinn23
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coriswrasse

North Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

let me say that I talked about this beer alot before actually having this one. it was mentioned to me by many of my beer aficionados. and I can now attest that it does stand up to the hype (not mention the cost).

Appearance is a natural unfiltered look with some haze but still good clarity. Nice head that dissapates to just a bit of foam and film.

Smell is amazing. Grapefruit and hops abound. Stimulates the nose quite nicely indeed.

Taste is more of the same. Just awesome. An IPA with the grapefruit hop characteristics (as opposed to mango).

Mouthfeel is smooth and silky, even sticky. No acid here just awesome goodness from front to way back.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. It's unfortuante that it's not more available in the US because it represents a great IPA and a great flavor that reminds me of when HopSlam was the true slam. Grapefruit abounds; hop pleasure and seasonability are there. LOVE this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 00:43:44 | More by coriswrasse
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