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Fatamorgana - Omnipollo

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Reviews: 67
Hads: 410
Avg: 4.22
pDev: 21.56%
Wants: 42
Gots: 79 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden | website

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 CNoj012
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a hazy bright yellow golden color with a one finger bright white head. Although it's not huge there is good retention and lots of hanging lacing. Smell is very fruity. Tangerine, grapefruit and pineapple are most apparent with a bit of pine and some sweet and bready malt. Taste is similar, but very bitter. Feel is light for a DIPA, and there is not alcohol apparent. Overall quite a nice beer. Good mix of juicy and bitterness.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Gold with a white head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is booze and hops with very little else present to me. It kinda tastes fruity and malty with a nice hop bitterness. This beer tastes better than it smells. Not a bad brew.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - golden color
A/F - Grapefruit, citrus and pine on the nose and the tongue
F - medium body
Attractive lacing throughout.
Very enjoyable, surprised to learn it was made in Sweden

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Photo of Xenoreactive
2.06/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What happened to this recipe? I remember this being a delicious and odd IPA with off-notes that made you love the brew. Poured out after 5 sips. Tasted like malty soap water that has sat on a forgotten shelf for over 2 years. absolutelydisgusting.jpg

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Photo of CayseyW
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pale yellow body with a touch of haze. Bright white head and spotty lacing.
S: Citrusy aroma with tropical notes and a touch of piney florals.
T: Grapefruit peel and lemon juice. Some sweetness and also a bright to the point of almost tart.
F: Not at all boozy, nice bitter feel and very well balanced.
O: I'm a little surprised by the criticisms of this beer. I think it's fantastic.

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Photo of Jack_Malts
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

UGH what happened? Last year this beer was the best dipa that I'd ever tasted! It even beat out pliny! It seems as though this new 22 oz format has created but a shadow of this beer's former glory.

This, and I really hate to say this, tastes like *gasp* it could have been brewed by *second gasp* SIERRA NEVADA.

OH GOD. THE TORTURE. THE HUMILIATION.

WHAT WENT WRONG?!

It used to be more hazy, with more lemon pith, stronger hop juiciness with less bitterness, an aroma to die for, and no soapiness whatsoever which this has in DROVES!

OK, I might be a bit extreme in my criticisms. Its still a great dipa, its just well... a bit under world class. It looks like it might have been filtered more (less hazy) and tastes like the hops might have been dealt with less... delicately. In any case this is almost an insult to one of my favorite dipas. It still has that almost saison quality with the slight spiciness but everything is just a bit off. Less balance, less juicy, less full bodied and flavorful.

Sorry to say that I was disappointed, I'll throw this out and keep my 12 oz bottle from last year in my collection.

Do try this however, it really is great, just not.... AS great.

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Photo of MtnSoup
3.56/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this beer to be completely underwhelming; especially since I'm always on the lookout for imperial IPA's and figured an eight percenter with a tropical, citrus smell could do no wrong...once you actually taste the beer it leads to some off flavors (at least mine did); almost astringent and soapy? Won't buy this one again.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy golden yellow with a fingers worth of white head. The smell is sweet, a good amount of citrus, and some floral notes. The taste is extremely hoppy but not as bitter as you'd expect from the flavor. You get a lot of citrus and pine in the flavor with a good malt finish. The feel is a little thick which hides the carbonation. This is an excellent beer but very deceiving. From the smell and flavors you'd expect a different feel and bitterness but what they've done works well.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy yellow/Gold. Small but sturdy head.
S: Sweet with a citrus nose. Most scents besides that are very subtle; not particularly hoppy.
T: Flavor is way more intense than the smell. Bitter and slightly sour are pitted against quite a bit of malty sweetness. They all linger the entire time on the tongue not really changing.
M: Hefty but not too thick; very pleasurable even on a cold day!
O: Surprisingly flavorful for the subdued nose and the light color.
.....as it warms slightly it gets even more drinkable; it gets hard to put down. Never had an IPA quite like it. I'm excited to try their other beers in the fridge!

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Photo of James_Michaud91
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Overall a rather mild DIPA, was expecting big sweet/dank hops and malt but was pleasantly surprised to find a rather subtle beer. The bitterness and sweetness are nicely balanced, not syrupy, not terribly bitter. The hops were spicey, melon-y and exotic but again not overly showy. As it warmed I began to pick out a bit kore of the fruity sweetness but overall a very drinkable and pleasant DIPA. A nice option for people who are not huge fans of 'west coast' style IPAs

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Photo of FBGordon
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a room temp tulip pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a thick meringue head that maintains well. We gave it the hefeweizen treatment, rolled the bottle and poured the yeast sediment over the top. Laces beautifully.

S: Smells of bright, citrusy hops and some spices.

T: The hop bitterness comes through right away from the dry-hopping. Both citrus and pine coming through; lots of flavors much like a saison.

M: A full mouth for an IPA, the cloudy body and creamy head balances the crispness of the carbonation.

O: I liked the Dbl/Imp IPA-meets-Saison style of this beer. The hop bitterness didn't wreck my palate like so many Dbl/Imp IPAs. It was lively and interesting. I'd definitely have another.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

September 28, 2015

12 oz bottle, tulip

A – Very hazy yellow to medium gold, bright despite a severe lack of clarity. A lot of suspended yeast, which I probably would have held out if I’d known how much was in the bottle. An in ch of bright white foam with long to moderate-long retention. This pours like a saison.

S – A massive hit of lemongrass and lemon-lime citrus leads the nose, with some moderate flour and bread dough impression. Some minty-herbal aroma follows, kind of tangy. Perhaps the lowest touch of pine. Very complex, wonderful, appetizing.

T – First, there’s a ton of hop flavor here, with only moderate-low bitterness. Again, lemon-lime citrus, lemongrass, and the very low pine note again. A slight spicy-pepper note on the finish, lingers on the aftertaste, and is the first unpleasant note in the beer. Aftertaste is not good. Crackery, flowery malt also in the mix.

M – Moderate-low carbonation, lower than expected based on appearance. Sweet, but not unpleasant, and slightly past medium-bodied. Not dry, not a high degree of attenuation here. Bitterness is present but hidden behind massive hop flavor profile. Unfortunately the sediment makes it a bit thick feeling, and there’s a slightly slick/oily impression on the aftertaste.

O – Love the aroma and appearance of this, even with all the haze. A warning might have been nice about the level of yeast in the bottle. That unpleasant peppery note and the slick mouthfeel downgrade this one quite a bit, unfortunately.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought at June 2014 and stored at my beercellar for more than a year (not a wise choice).

The beer is hazy, yellow with a two finger high, white head.

Nose: Orange, citrus, tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit and malt.
Taste: Citrus, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, hops and orange zest.
Body: Medium body. Creamy. Medium carbonation. Great, thick bitterness that stays on your tounghe.

I'm suprised this beer is so good even after one year in the cellar. This shoud be consumed fresh!

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Masonry, Seattle.

Beautiful golden yellow, with a good head, and lots of lacing that lasts and lasts.

Aroma is tropical fruits. Flavor is mango, other tropical fruits, and some grapefruit (but it's not a grapefruit bomb). It's a bit malty, and just a tiny bit sweet. There's some hoppy bitterness, but at least to me, it's not a bitterness bomb. The bitterness is well balanced by the rest of the flavor profile.

It's got a mouthfeel more like a saison than an IPA, and that's part of the character of this beer ... it's a bit like a combination of a saison or farmhouse ale, and a DIPA ... a very happy and harmonious marriage.

Great stuff.

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Photo of Marius
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably the best double IPA I have ever had. It smells of tropical fruits and pine, and the taste is in the same note. Extremely well balanced and drinkable, with less of the malty sweetness or thickness in body that DIPAs usually posess.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.49/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle picked up for $8 at CBX in Charleston, poured into snifter.
A: Pours a hazy golden straw color, +1 finger dense white foam head, some spotty lacing, carbonation
S: tropical fruits, citrus, papaya, sweet floral fragrance
M: light body with creamy resin on tongue
T: hints of tropical fruits up front, clean golden lite refreshing feeling, leading to dank flavoring, slight pine resin, catty, sharp bitering hops in the finish, hints of metallic tastes
O: I was impressed with the aroma but the taste was not pleasing, drink before date of 9-23-2015 so I think it is fresh, will not seek out again.

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Photo of Sintech
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Tropical, dank, pine and citrus.

Taste - Tropical, citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel - Perfect carbonation. Medium attenuation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Very good IPA.

Grade (A-)

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Photo of madelfonatree
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured July 25 into a pint glass by bartender. I'm not sure of born on date.

Look - Murky. Pale mango. Thin head with weak pour. It is white. Lacing.

Smell - Dank. Grapefruit. Orange. Malt.

Taste - Might be old/skunked. Nose comes through but with more hop bitterness. Minty hops (haven't brushed teeth or chewed gum for hours).

Feel - Light for a DIPA. Low carbonation.

Overall - Not sure how old the bottle is. Leans toward a single IPA.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.43/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
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...

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

RATINGS UPDATE: I tried this beer from a 22 oz bottle on 1/6/16; this beer has now been outsourced to a Colorado brewery; I noticed right away that the color was different in the bottle (little darker) and it was much clearer than usual; the bottle also used to say "brewed with oats" which is now missing on the new bottle labeling; in sum, a major downgrade from a beer I have loved in the past.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.46/5  rDev -18%
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...

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Fatamorgana from Omnipollo
93 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.