Fatamorgana | Omnipollo

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dreadnaught33 on 11-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
570
Reviews:
102
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
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Photo of Magnus_Sweden
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narkee
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of azkkr
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hasse67
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quigmann
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sendrag
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aleigator
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clouded orange color, together with a stable, one finger broad white head.

Smells of a wet grass balanced fruitiness, with lots of juicy oranges, lime pulp, mango, kiwi and papaya sorbet. While being wonderfully fruity on first glance, there is a hint of a balancing cake maltiness detectable.

Drinks very soft, with a lively ending, flavorful and balanced, doesn't feel like an 8 abv beer in any way.

Has flavors of blood oranges, unripe banana, guava and a drop of wild honey, all getting entangled into whole grain bread, dried garden herbs and carefully toasted toffee. Turns a tad sweeter during mid palate, with a less pronounced fruit crispness, which returns even more powerful during the finish. It then produces a long lasting, lime defined hop bitterness, maintining a certain reminiscence of its exotic fruit ripeness.

Tasty, bold, well balanced with a nice mouthfeel to it, very good.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Poured a slightly hazy allow amber with a huge billowy head.

Aroma is very lemon with dry herbal notes at the end.

Taste is a lot of non tart lemon, like dry peel.

Im gonna be honest up until my first sip I thought this bottle was infected. From the billowing head to almost sour lemon aroma, I thought I got a bad bottle. Then I took a sip and it all made sense. It's lemony without the sourness, truly a beer with lemon herbal hops.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on November 6, 2016.

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Photo of deereless
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjccmd
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pineapple, citrus, lemon peel. Almost minty. Herbal. Kumquats, orange juice, graham, nectarine. Juicy overripe fruits. Very aromatic.

Pours hazy yellow, gold. Thin, wispy, white head. Ok lacing though.

Bitter grapefruit pith, oranges, nectarines. Fairly aggressively bitter upfront washing away to sweeter citrus and melon with a touch of honey. A hint of savory jackfruit, interesting enough.

Medium body with medium low carbonation. Sticky resiny hops, bracingly bitter. Mostly dry, clean finish.

Complex hop character. Sticky in a good way.

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Photo of EEscobar
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of loganburgh
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer is quite hazy. Yellow in color, with perhaps just a splash of orange to keep it from being too bright. Head is a couple fingers, and sits around for a bit Lacing is pretty amazing near the top of my glass, but not so much later.

Nose to me is a little bit of lemony bitter hops. It's not a bright lemon zest note, but more of a smell from the lemon peels that have started to compost. It's not offputting as that may sound, and probably has to do with the combination of the scent with the herbal to vegetal bitter notes of this beer. With warmth these notes clean up a tad and I do get lemon and herbs as separate notes. I also get a light grassy white wine note with some deep whiffs.

Flavor opens with that lemon zing from the nose. There's a little heat in the opening I didn't expect, but it is replaced by an herbal bittering note. The lemon sticks around as a partner to the bitter hop notes, but let the fashionably late flavor take the lead. The two are joined presently by a crescendo of a malty sweetness - honeysuckle initially. I think it becomes sort of a sweet tree sap as it seems to turn the hops more piney.

There is an odd tingle that affects my tongue during each sip of this beer. It reminds me of a very muted type of fusel alcohol characteristic - but is too light to be said flaw. It's actually more interesting than off-putting, but I think I could do without it.

A very lovely beer - light and refreshing while still being a decently bitter IPA. Probably the most "lemon-forward" non-sour beer I have had - something I wouldn't think I would enjoy too much. It isn't a sour note that the lemon brings, it is just the flavor, and I think that is why it works for me. And it is backed by a nice bitter hop profile quite nicely.

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