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Mazarin - Omnipollo

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe. 48 IBU. No hops were added during the start of the boil.

(Beer added by: bark on 03-08-2012)
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Photo of logicerror


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-23-2013 04:01:20 | More by logicerror
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-22-2013 22:38:26 | More by warnerry
Photo of BEERchitect


4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To satisfy the thirst for citrusy drippy American hops but without the risk of heightened inebriation, Omnipollo devises this "Extra Special Pale" ale but with the proportions rearranged to meet American IPAs.

Bright peach in color, the beer glows with diffused haze. Its dry hop character is evident. A creamy ecru-white head floats on the beer, seeming like meringue or the froth of hot chocolate. It's a delightful looking beer, emulating IPA the best it can.

Starting bright, citrusy, and zesty- the malt character is hard to find. Its certainly an IPA as a burst of grapefruit, ripe oranges, pineapple and apricot flavor wraps around the tongue. A teasing type of sweetness is caught between honey and caramel- giving the hop "fruit" character is sweeter, more candied effect. An even fade to crisp and refreshing citrus bitterness closes the beer lightly grassy, mildly pungent and with an herbal bouquet.

Medium-light in body, the beer now leans Pale Ale. The modest sweetness trails, taking with it the creamy notion of carbonation. What's left is the resinous bitterness of hops that stick to the back of the mouth in dry bitterness, shy alcohol warmth, and a linger of citrus peels.

Where the current trends of Pale Ale is to resemble IPA but with drier and less sweet taste and body- the Swedish aren't just chasing the scene, they're driving the bus.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 16:58:28 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of nebula1999


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-20-2013 00:20:54 | More by nebula1999
Photo of YobroitsJoe


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-14-2013 14:58:18 | More by YobroitsJoe
Photo of cram

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-30-2013 20:55:24 | More by cram
Photo of kaelingirl


4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2013 20:19:50 | More by kaelingirl
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2013 01:00:42 | More by tbryan5
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-11-2013 02:11:07 | More by ejimhof
Photo of Ciocanelu


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-09-2013 20:15:41 | More by Ciocanelu
Photo of Hultkrantz


4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-29-2013 17:28:53 | More by Hultkrantz
Photo of analienacorn


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-20-2013 14:17:38 | More by analienacorn
Photo of palma

New York

4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at torst brooklyn.

Floral and manderin orange in the nose.

Creamy, sweet, light, floral hop profile. Very smooth and uncharacteristic creamy mouth feel. Excellent. Super enjoyable. Complex enough. Mouth feel just unbelievable.

Extremely drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 17:41:59 | More by palma
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-08-2013 20:30:22 | More by JDavidRice
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. I have no info on date brewed however. Subtle grapefruit flavour. Large retained head. Easy drinking, with some mouth puckering lemon tangy finish. Middling mouthfeel with prickling carbonation.Very light coloured body.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 21:37:55 | More by Sammy
Photo of mitlinks


4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-31-2013 20:06:02 | More by mitlinks
Photo of AgentMunky


4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into brandy snifter. Unfortunately, the date on the top has rubbed off.

A: Three fingers of white lacy head fades quickly. Hazy dark amber-wheat is highly translucent.

S: This smell generates an enormous grin from me. I can smell the Citra, which I adore, and fruity Amarillo, and generally it smells like a Double IPA, even down to sweetish-pleasant malts.

T/M: Delicious. Light, crisp, and fruity, with the hop presence surprisingly gentle, but providing almost all the interesting aspects of the beer-- the fruit, the bitterness, the dryness, the complexity...The finish is subtle, but with more than a tinge of malt. Mouthfeel is pleasant but neutral.

O: So far I'm a big fan of Omnipollo. I look forward to trying more. This is a great pale ale. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 07:22:06 | More by AgentMunky
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New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high frothy off white head that only died down a little and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of orange citrus in the nose along with some notes of passionfruit.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but a little more complex with added flavors of earthy and floral hops along with some notes of spicy hops towards the finish. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink—as one with a light body should be—but really has an interesting mix of flavors in the taste due to the variety of hops that were used.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 04:09:16 | More by metter98
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4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, and pine hops with sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, and pine hops with some bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, bit of lemon peel.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and sweet finish.

D - Nice hoppy APA. Good hop profile and balance.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 00:17:04 | More by ngeunit1
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-09-2012 02:16:57 | More by freduardo
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-06-2012 04:03:30 | More by Lee45102
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South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, citrus, citrus hop, lemon zest, floral hop, and floral. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, fruit, and floral hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I was really pleasantly surprised with what I found going on in the nose on this one. The touch of lemon zest and floral notes definitely stepped this one up a notch and really impressed me. However, the remainder of the brew was only decent. While there were a lot of nice notes going on in the flavor a lot of it just seemed forced to me. If some of the lemony zest flavor would have carried over into the flavor this might have been a different story as it would have added a nice layer complexity. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2012 10:48:21 | More by thagr81us
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-03-2012 21:30:31 | More by jbertsch
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After visiting Stockholm and drinking a lot of Swedish beer, I am interested to see how this production turns out. The Swedes love their hops.

This apa seems to have a thicker malt presence than I would have anticipated. Hop spices are there, sure. But I feel like it could be a bit stronger. Decent, but not really doing much for me. Especially considering the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 03:28:36 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of Rifugium


3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Another Euro attempt at an APA. These are often interesting. Slightly cloudy golden-amber pour with a small white head that receded to a tiny ringlet of bubbles. Light aroma, citrusy, grassy. Interesting taste, I actually got a huge hit of apple skins in this one, and not necessarily as an off flavor, it seemed to meld well with the zesty hops, crisp and grassy, with afterthoughts of pale biscuity malts and toasted grains. Lots of hops, but very little intensity to the bitterness...which I'm guessing is what they were going for, as the description indicates that the bittering hop phase was eliminated. Body is pretty much light to light-medium, majorly crisp and smooth. Not as flavorful as some of the bigger names in APAs, but quite good and quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2012 02:41:39 | More by Rifugium
Mazarin from Omnipollo
86 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.