Fatamorgana | Omnipollo

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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Drawing inspiration from the fidelity of a saison — rustic, alluringly cloudy and crisp — this imperial IPA was brewed using oats and wheat. Dry-hopped twice and completely untouched post fermentation to preserve aroma and flavor.

Added by Dreadnaught33 on 11-28-2013

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Photo of Livyatan1996
2.98/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As another user pointed out, mine had sediment floating around and that was not a pleasant feeling going down. There's some good aroma and taste poking through that makes me think I just got unlucky and need a fresher can. Disappointing for sure.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teromous
3.06/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't see a bottle date listed on this can.

Appearance: The beer has a nice large white creamy textured head. The color of the body is wonderful with this light golden sunshine color that is amplified by the opaqueness of the beer. By all accounts this would be an outstanding looking beer if it weren't for the colossal amount of crud that is floating in the glass. It looks like a fermenter dreg smoothie. Even before the beer is held up to light there are countless white spots that are visible from the edge of the glass. Holding it up to the light just amplifies the number of suspended solids you can see. It's like extra pulp orange juice. It has fantastic lacing.

Aroma: While opening the can I got this burs of fresh hop aroma. Approaching the surface I mostly get this mix of mango and chicken broth. It's a hop aroma of decent strength but it's a bit odd.

Taste: The flavor jumps in to save the day with this beer. It starts out with this lemon character which is accentuated by this light herbal flavor which is similar to mint. It has a bright citrus finish which gives it levity.

Mouthfeel: Dry but textured. The beer is very drinkable despite any aversion the appearance might induce. The alcohol content is non-present even though the can states it has an "ALC 8% BY VOL."

Overall: At first, the appearance is off-putting enough for me to not buy this beer again, right from the get-go. In drinking the beer I was slightly won over a bit by its light and lemony character. While it is good, it is not quite good enough to warrant it as something special enough to ignore its appearance. If you consider trying this beer my recommendation would be to just pour it and drink it without looking at it.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Very hazy orange/yellow color, half finger white head, ok lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, hops. Nice.

T: Tropical fruits, hops, citrus.

F: Medium bodied. Strong flavored.

O: Another good DIPA from Omnipollo.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy medium golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass, moderate to heavy amounts of fine light colored particles in suspension, and moderate medium golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface (95%+) of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/orange rind, citrus/grapefruit pith, herbal, floral, and slightly dank resinous hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of bready + wheat + oat malts with a light amount of vanilla-like sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of bready + wheat + oat malts with a light amount of vanilla-like sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/orange rind, citrus/grapefruit pith, herbal, floral, and slightly dank resinous hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly soft with a slight thinness and a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and relatively easy to drink with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, w/o dating info. Brewed by Dorchester Brewing, Boston, MA.

Pours out looking pretty typical for a NEIPA (seems this all I'm drinking lately...), hazed and leaving nice looking fine sheeting and spotty lacing.

Fruited up nose with oranges coming to my mind.

Densely flavorful brew, with more smokey oranges, some hop resinyness adding do a long, lasting and dry finish....more resiny then tropical, but still quite tasty and enjoyable...well worth a try

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Photo of dvmin98
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbavi360
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
4.82/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - could they make their labels any more pretentious and hard to understand? I think not.

This beer pours a hazy, medium apricot yellow colour, with one skinny-ass finger of weakly puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few instances of remote islet lace around the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of dank pine resin, some blood orange, mango, pineapple, and generic berry fruitiness, gritty and grainy pale malt, a hint of dried yeast, and further leafy, weedy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and crackery cereal malt, mixed domestic (this side of the pond) flesh, some hard water flintiness, a hint of earthy yeast, and more floral, weedy, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite meek in its ennui-stricken frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and sort of smooth, but for some testy hop bitterness making a few boorish waves here. It finishes off-dry, the underlying malt persisting amongst the fraying lingering hops.

Overall - yup, this really comes across as a mirror-world version of an American NEIPA, milkshake and all. It's good and hoppy, don't get me wrong, but there's just something missing, that I can't quite put my finger on. Ah well, it sports its 16-proof alcohol measure well enough, so I guess I should just shut up and be happy, eh?

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was waiting for quite some times to try this one. This is a hazy IPA which was firstly released at least three years before all the haze craze appeared in Europe.
Pours from the cutest bottle out there. Just after sunset (that might be a good time for this one).
It's really hazy, pineapple yellow, small white head.
The smell is very hoppy with mango, pineapple, passion fruit, strawberry, cracker.
The taste is balanced and bitter. A real hop juice. Some citrus, some tropical fruits, some peppercorn, some green bitterness. I could say there is oat and wheat in this one. Almost overly hopped (a beginning of hop burn).
Very juicy, very nice mouthfeel
Overall a classy beer but look out not overly hopped your beers Omnipollo!

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Photo of goalie35
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th September 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: An extremely hazy mango milk orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving sparse lacing.

Aroma: Tropical mango and peach with a touch of pineapple to begin, followed by citrusy grapefruit rind, pine and dankness.

Taste: Bitter citrus grapefruit rind and orange peel balanced nicely with lightly sweet tropical mango, peach, apricot and hints of pineapple and pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Wow, this was just an excellent juicy double IPA that was so easy and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was after this beer for two long years, having only the chance to have now for the first time. The label is a great piece of artwork by Karl Grandin, as usual.

Poured to an Omnipollo tumbler.

A: The body is strong opaque yellow with some minor orange hues. Head is white but almost non-existent and no lacing. Still, the body looks very creamy and opaque, having a very vivid color. It's just great.
S: The aroma is incredible, having a very prominent base of an IPA, with the due resinous profiles but with low citric tones and a small pinch of clove and lactose. For me, this is almost a Milkshake IPA for the lactose aromas it shows.
T: The taste starts off to be a bit resinous with a small but present sweetness incoming from the wheat and the lactose used (the label doesn't state the use of lactose but I'm sure it has some). Then it moves a more bitter end, showing mostly earthy and resinous hops and the lack, or very small amount, of citric hops being just a small tone in the beginning of the sip.
M: Body is medium to high. Carbonation is good. Alcohol is unnoticeable. Bitterness is medium high.
O: Great Double Indian Pale Ale. One of my favorites from Omnipollo. Will have this again and again.

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Photo of safaricook
3.49/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mytu420
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uncleotis
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iftcoach
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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