Fatamorgana - Omnipollo

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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 28
Gots: 50 | FT: 4
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Sweden

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Dreadnaught33 on 11-28-2013

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Ratings: 296 | Reviews: 56
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours cloudy and not much head. almost unappetizing but boy is this DIPA fantastic. It starts with some citrus, then some sweetness, then finishes with a long lingering bitterness. It's perfect. At the price I paid for a 12 oz bottle I would expect a great beer. Good thing I had it before and knew what I was getting into.

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.22/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Odd appearance like Tang. Very strong lemongrass smell. Very grassy taste, surprisingly sweet and almost no bite.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.46/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a teku. Brewed in Maryland, y'all!

Appearance: Pours a completely cloudy yellow color. I mean, ridiculously cloudy. The head is a finger high and white in shade. It looks like ass - the texture is massively bubbly, and the retention sucks. Come to think about it, the whole beer looks like ass. (1.5)

Smell: This has a very pulpy smell (read: like orange juice). There are also hints of grass, pine, dankness, and scallion. In addition, some tropical notes like mango also appear. I really enjoy the nose here, it's like a punch in the face with a sack of hops - not all of the hop notes here are preferred (I definitely pick up some Mosaic), but whatever. (4.25)

Taste: Aw man, that's a letdown coming off the nose. The flavor profile is more piny and grassy than anything else, especially at first. As the bitterness subsides (slightly), more citrus notes come to the forefront. It finishes up with a combination of oat and mild saison spice. No, it still doesn't live up to the nose, but I do grow to enjoy it somewhat. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Huh, this feels oddly flat and thin. Bad bottle? I don't know, all I know is that the carbonation seems concealed. This leaves behind a TON of hop resin on the palate, however - helping to make it very drinkable in lieu of the weak fizz. I definitely don't pick up any hints that this is 8% at all. (3.5)

Overall: I've heard it everywhere: this is supposed to be just like Heady Topper. I've never had that one before, but they're definitely in the same school: look like it couldn't find its aesthetic ass with a searchlight, and be hoppy as fuck. The problem is, the 'hoppy as fuck' part doesn't seem to be very balanced (yes guys and gals, a DIPA can be big, bold, hoppy, AND balanced!) Come to think of it, this being disappointing makes me want to try HT even more. (3.5)

3.46/5: HT killer? Not so sure about that...

Photo of CraftFan5
3.18/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like one of the bad northeast IPAs - milky orange/yellow, with not too much head. I'm not sure what hops they use in here, but I'm not a fan.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 6.99. No identifiable bottling information. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with about a finger of white head. The bubbles fade to a meager ring around the edge, leaving only a few small splotches of lace. It's cloudy, pale and slightly turbid but hey, looks aren't everything.

The fruit juicy nose is just incredible. Oranges, mandarin, grapefruit, melon, peach and a little sugary malt sweetness. I keep coming back to enjoy the explosion of bright, hoppy scents.

That nose was not misleading. There is an abundance of lively, juicy hop flavors. Grapefruit, oranges, mild peach, faint melon, pine sap, light caramel, cracker, a hint of pepper, some vague mint and a light alcohol essense. The delicious array of flavorful, not just bitter, hops makes this tough to enjoy slowly. The alcohol pops up occasionally but never detracts. Excellent.

Medium, softly resinous feel with moderate carbonation. Long, bitter aftertaste of citrus pulp and rinds with pine and some mild caramel.

I'm typically wary of IPAs from overseas but I'm glad I took a chance on Fatamorgana. Coming from the Heady Topper school of homely but delicious, this excells in the categories that really matter. The price of entry seems a bit daunting but I plan to procure more and dream of a day I might find more cost effective four or six packs on the shelves.

Photo of Brackh
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy and yellow. Looked super murky and I was a bit worried. Smelled incredible though. Citrus and tropical in the nose. A little hint of pine. Smooth going down. Hardly any bite at all and no bitterness. Has some good carbonation. What I couldn't put my finger on was that it tasted oddly familiar but unique. A good beer. Glad I got to try it. Probably won't be picking it up again based solely on the price tag.

Photo of russpowell
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murked up straw color with a sliver of beige colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Grapefruit & pine, Orange rind, nose fades rather quickly

T: Follows the nose, pears, melons & bready sweetness up front. Catty bitterness, pineyness, lemongrass, & grapefruit rind, plus pineapple & breadyness as this warms. Finishes with grapefruit rind, dryness, & lemon-grass

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, good balance

A very good take on the style, there are better one for far less $. Glad I got to try it

Photo of Nickwierda
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow this was really freaking great. Super citrusy and juicy. Excellent, excellent DIPA - damn I wish it were easier to find.

Photo of smakawhat
3.71/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegalau IPA glass.

Very pale and lemon yellow, unfiltered and opaque body coming out to the pour. Not horribly cloudy, but quite solid with some small pinhead carbonation. Head though is off white, only two fingers and incredibly shampoo soapy with hardly any retention. Big bubbled collar with watery edging, large bubbled head and no staying power or lacing. Looks half turbid, and hardly any head presence. A neat color and not bad, but not a good looking beer by any stretch.

The aroma is full of wonderful tropical hop notes. Mango and peaches with a bit of spicy woody character comes out nicely. Hints of smoke seem to make it as well (Mosaic? Wild guess). Juicy and spicy, mild sweetness if at all and a little bit of dank stinky quality. Quite impressive.

Palate seems to be just lacking. Mild and chewy hop bent with tropical pineapple notes. Slightly watery body, if a bit chalky in the palate as well and slightly flat with a session IPA feel. Aftertaste brings the spice and hop notes centered on the aroma. Large and full hop presence, large amounts grapefruit, and tropic notes.

Overall though, where is the rest of the beer? The density, malt backbone, depth and weight are really missing. For hopheads only, but I want the entire package and there's only one angle on this beer that is done exceptionally well. I want the whole show and it isn't here.

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Holy mother of God. Those west coast hops shine hard with this one. Citrus for days...

Photo of raynmoon
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

If you have yet to try heady topper, just get this instead. I'm sure the price/availability makes it harder to get better reviews but this is just a great beer.

If this were being packaged weekly and out to the masses.... Oh baby

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wowwwwwwww wow wow yeah wow

Photo of Jaykres
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy on the poor and a little viscous in mouthfeel. Overall a great beer.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

An extremely well made IPA. It doesn't taste like your ordinary imperial West coast IPA but I really like it anyway.

Photo of Teddy_Hopper
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the best smelling DIPA I've ever come across.

Photo of 2Bstout
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to Spiegelau IPA glass

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pink grapefruit, light breadiness, orange peel, clean, bitter aftertaste

Photo of chris_throws_pots
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very juicy aromas. My favorite aspect of this beer was the smell. Rough aftertaste.

Photo of lewzer99
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours cloudy straw with a frothy three finger head
A: citrus, grapefruit, and pine
T: juicy grapefruit and citrus zest, some malt sweetness and a bit of resiny bitterness on the end. Tasty
M: crisp and refreshing
O: damn good, balanced and tasty

Photo of SBrouse90
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent IPA! The owner of the local store claimed it is his favorite IPA so I had to try it. It's a step down from Lawson's and Heady Topper, but still worth it. Get yourself one if you can.

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.12/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Way too bitter, not the hoppy bitter that one can enjoy, but an artificial bitterness that really washes over everything. Totally disappointing. As others have said, this pours like a hefe. Weird brew.

Photo of BlazerT
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Teku glass. Bottle. Cloudy golden with two/three finger white head. Good lacing. Aroma is excellent - lots of citurs (lemon, orange and definetely grapefruit). The taste is not as intense as flavour, fruity palate with citrus (mainly grapefruit), peach, grapes. Also some bread, cake notes along with straw flavoursMedium bitterness balanced by malts (sweetness). Medium body, thick, dry, medium carbonation. Finish is bitter and long. Definetely one of the best DIPA I've ever tried. Very aromatic, drinkable and thick. But too pricey.

Photo of brockg
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Very hard name to say...but the quality makes up for it \m/

Photo of bark
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The liquid is cloudy like a hefeweizen, the colour amber-orange. The low firm head is off-white.

The smell is loaded with sweet exotic fruits and a mild bitterness. It reminds more of fruit juice than an DIPA.

The taste is brutally hopped with almost ridiculous amounts of fresh fruits. Almost no bitter flavours at all. Tart fruits, some mango, green bananas, lime and passion fruit. The beer is quite sweet, but there are enough bitter hops to keep it balanced. Medium to full body. The aftertaste is somewhat harsh, but the strong sweetness softens it. Some minerals, sweet toffee and fruits in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the large light bubbles are short-lived. The liquid is thick, this might very well be the thickest beer I have had. At least under 10 %.

An intensively hopped beer, with almost no bitter flavours. I am once again impressed by the Omnipollo skills.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Fatamorgana from Omnipollo
97 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.