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Fatamorgana - Omnipollo

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55 Reviews
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Reviews: 55
Hads: 357
Avg: 4.28
pDev: 20.09%
Wants: 38
Gots: 56 | FT: 5
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Dreadnaught33 on 11-28-2013

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Reviews by TheBrewo:
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
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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More User Reviews:
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

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Photo of Teddy_Hopper
4.45/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of braugon
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayGreezy
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of doomrain
4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JakerLou
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mmcurran
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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Photo of Marius
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
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 HopsForBrains
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kwkdmk
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Schlafly33
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.22/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks just like orange juice minus the pulp. Head is modest. Lace is sparse and spotty. He orange juice look makes me think refreshing and delicious....

S: Aroma is a dank party of stinky tropical funk. Sweet bready malts blanketed by a hoppy forest. Light crisp pine over deep dark pungent goodness. It's so aromatics it cleans out the nostrils. It's like a whiff of fresh hop pellets.

T: Super brisk, almost peppery, pine to the head. Mouthwatering juicy fruit.

M: Each sip leaves the mouth feeling encrusted with hop resins. Carbonation is pointy initially and gradually smooths out. Very juicy and very dry.

O: Excellent!

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Photo of joeyjoey104
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Fatamorgana from Omnipollo
93 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.