Fatamorgana - Omnipollo

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 329
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 34
Gots: 50 | FT: 4
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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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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 12 ounce bottle.

A- Cloudy mango-colored liquid. Frothy pale white head. Great head retention and abundant lacing. Looks thick enough to be a smoothie. 4.25

S- Pineapple, passionfruit and a touch of tartness and dank. Light malt presence. 4.25

T- Man, so fruity. Mango and pineapple and passionfruit give way to more pineapple. The fruity qualities and sweet malt complement each other well. A more grapefruit like beer emerges too. Love the medley of flavors. 4.5

M- Drinks refreshingly with a lighter-feeling body that still isn't thin. Bitterness works throughout with touches of sweetness and zestiness. Great stuff. 4.5

This beer is great. It wasn't much on my radar but now I want more. A lot more. (739 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Incredibly opaque hazy pale orange/yellow. Like pineapple juice almost. Minimal head and lacing.
Nose is massive juicy citrus and some fruit and tart yeast. Mandarin and lemon and some other fruits.
ooooooooo... Sweet juicy fruits: mango/papaya and grapefruit meander through before vanishing into a one-note finish that's actually two notes, but whatever. Primarily pith, but some pine as well. But a lot of grapefruit pith, like ruby red grapefruit juice, the bitter kind you use to mix with gin. Less of the lemon almost more lime-like.
A tad thin and overcarbonated but I also tend to be in the minority in my feelings on those characteristics in beverages so whatevs. That sharp bitter finish though... (708 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Pours a super hazy yellow color. Thin ring of white froth. Puréed tropical fruit juice hops. Pineapple, nectarine, citrus medley. Definite clementine. Also a strong green grass hoppiness. A neutral malt is very mild. As it warms, I get a huge whiff of lemon. Fruit juice hops dominate again. Incredible grapefruit flavor. I usually find the grapefruit term to be absurdly overused but this one genuinely has a grapefruit flavor. Pineapple, nectarine, clementine, guava. Grass and a bit of the herb. Neutral maltiness, almost wheaty. The bitterness is powerful but doesn't reduce my palate to ashes. Finish is dry without sweetness and I love that. No trace of alcohol. This beer is an imported stud. Damn! It's pricey but well worth it. (746 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy wheat yellow-gold. Small wisp of a cap almost immediately. Slightly creamy super thin collar. Minimal splotches of lacing. Moderate to low carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Tons of orange and pine. Bitterness. Pine branch and sap. Some tangerine flesh and juice. Nice push of tropical fruit, mostly tangerine with some soft peach. Slightly woody with a hint of alcohol spiciness. Sweet and juicy. Malts are relatively light offering up some minor caramelized sweetness and a touch of biscuit dough. A slight peppery hint from the alcohol. Some dank elements. Resin.

Taste: Juicy fruit. Fleshy peach, grapefruit, and a ton of orange. Orange juice and zest. Oily pine with a woody bitterness. Some minor dank elements thrown in with some tropical elements. Deeply bitter and it lingers. Malt backbone is barely there and offers just a touch of cooked and caramelized malt sweetness with some very mild toasted elements. Some floral touches. Herbal.

Mouthfeel: Medium creamy and slightly slick body that wants to full but never makes it. Moderate to low carbonation. Some astringency thanks to the hops.

Overall: A true ode to hop bitterness.

It's unrelentingly bitter with a ton of citrus character. An homage to the west coast. A bit too much in the long run, but worth picking up for the brutal hop experience. (1,335 characters)

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (328 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.46/5  rDev -19.2%
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... (1,886 characters)

Photo of ThickNStout
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (1,428 characters)

Photo of Brackh
4.41/5  rDev +3%
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. (422 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
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 (541 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
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. (1,423 characters)

Photo of raynmoon
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
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 (231 characters)

Photo of lewzer99
4.41/5  rDev +3%
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 (251 characters)

Photo of SBrouse90
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (192 characters)

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.12/5  rDev -27.1%
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. (201 characters)

Photo of BlazerT
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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. (537 characters)

Photo of bark
4.11/5  rDev -4%
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. (899 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (862 characters)

Photo of chrismason269
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (507 characters)

Photo of surfcaster
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (765 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (1,680 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.15/5  rDev -3%
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. (507 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (560 characters)

Photo of kevanb
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
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. (1,573 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
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.... (1,967 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
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. (485 characters)

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Fatamorgana from Omnipollo
93 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.