Fatamorgana - Omnipollo

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 34
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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Photo of kemoarps
4.14/5  rDev -5%
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...

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.76/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
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 -26.1%
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 -20.6%
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 -27.1%
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 +0.7%
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 +1.1%
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 -5.5%
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 +8.5%
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 -14.9%
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 +7.3%
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 +3.9%
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 +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wowwwwwwww wow wow yeah wow

Photo of Jaykres
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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 -1.6%
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 +2.1%
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 -2.1%
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 -3.4%
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 -2.1%
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 +1.1%
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 +7.3%
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.

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.12/5  rDev -28.4%
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 -2.5%

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.

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Fatamorgana from Omnipollo
96 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.