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Fatamorgana - Omnipollo

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 25
Gots: 35 | FT: 6
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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: 252 | Reviews: 45
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.96/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wowwwwwwww wow wow yeah wow

Photo of Jaykres
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
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 -2.1%
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 +1.6%
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 -2.5%
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 -3.9%
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 -2.5%
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 +0.7%
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 +6.8%
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 -28.8%
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 -3%

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 +2.7%

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

Photo of bark
4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
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 +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.

Photo of chrismason269
4.6/5  rDev +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.

Photo of surfcaster
4.37/5  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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Photo of vfgccp
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Photo of larryi86
4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of kevanb
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of pkalix
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
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....

Photo of dar482
4.57/5  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.

Photo of Damian
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.22/5  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.

Photo of TheBrewo
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Fatamorgana from Omnipollo
97 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.