Fatamorgana
Omnipollo

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #386
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,265
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 8.47%
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
676
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Sweden
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SCORE
94
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Notes: 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.
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can to tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking burnt yellow/orange semi-dark woody color. Super thin rim of white foamy head. This fell off delicately to try and coat the glass, some sly messy lace.
The aroma had some orange marmalade tones meshing with some grassy hops, citrusy notes, light pineapple and a clean malty note.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side through the pineapple, citrusy and malty character. Mild aftertaste of orange marmalade and pineapply mixed in malts.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Nice low carbonation. Mellow finish of pineapple and citrus.
Overall, pretty nicely done DIPA worthy of more pours.

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Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from my brother. Leaning heavily towards the Belgian IPA style, light bodied, also borrowing from the Saison style. No evidence of the 8% ABV. Light, tangy, would never guess IIPA.

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Photo of sherillc
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very cloudy, basically no foam. Almost looks like grapefruit juice in the glass. :-) Very citrusy aromas, hint of pine, grapefruit rind. Refreshing, crisp, not too bitter but lots of flavour. Good carbonation. You don’t notice the higher alcohol content, it’s very well balanced.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy gold with 1" foamy head and decent lacing.
N: Sweet nose with notes of lemon, mango, pineapple, and oats.
T: Very nice and clean, lots of tropical flavors with citrus, some oat chewiness.
M: Medium and clean with a minor bite on the finish.
O: A really solid NEIPA, it was not spot on for the style but the flavors were very well done. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of marcbosch
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Very cloudy, almost opaque yellow. One finger of head. Minimalist somewhat psychedelic bottle (in style with the name, I guess).
Smell: Boxed orange juice, papaya, some citrus peel, some mango, a bit of fruit gummy.
Taste: Fruity and bitter hops (grapefruit, orange, tropical... as smelled). Wheat and oats can be felt in the malty notes (bready with a bit more oomph than usual) and some alcohol. The combination of these two flavours makes the finish feel like whisky. Bonus points for that.
Feeling: Bodied and warming without burning. Hops bitterness but smooth. Good job.
Overall: I'd put it more on the NEIPA field, but twice the size. Good drink, specially if not too cold.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent. Pours a hazy cloudy yellow. Aroma is a citrus explosion of orange juice. Taste is similar. Feel is soft with medium carbonation. Overall, well... I wish I had another.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Welcome back for my seCANd offering of New Omnipollo CANned Beer Sunday (Week 701)!

From the CAN: "Imperial India Pale Ale"; "You Are Everywhere".

The Crack! revealed another brimful craft CAN from this brewer/brewery, but I am not CANplaining. Au CANtraire, mon frere, I liken it to a Baker's Dozen, getting just a little bit more than what I paid for. It was kind enough to form a cap of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with decent retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was heavy with tropical fruit, especially pineapple. Mouthfeel was medium, but very prickly in terms of its carbonation. The taste was a pleasant surprise with a pineapple, mint & lime flavor, almost like a Tiki Lounge cocktail! I would have liked a little basil to go with it, but it was very flavorful, highly carbonated & distinctly refreshing. Finish was dry with an almost gin/juiniper-like dryness. Man, this was like last night's cocktail hour, except with beer, from a CAN! Dig that crazy action.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy yellow, small white head leaving little lacing.

Grapefruit pith, orange rind, lemon and biscuit malt.

Very citrus forward palate. Unrippened orange, lemon zest, grapefruit pith and childrens chewable aspirin. Tangy, lingering finish.

Efervesant carbonation. Light, medium mouthfeel.

Good but not great. The lingering aspirin finish is a bit distracting and the malt creeps into the mix a bit too much. Nice start to this beer but the finish dissapoints. Glad I tried it but won't seek it out in the future. $13.99 for the 4 pack.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orange that develops a finger of white foam after a modest pour straight into the glass. Head retention is good. Aroma is orange peel, tangerine and papaya with biscuit malts evident behind. It's a display of tropical fruits, and although they work together well, still allow the malts to shine through. Flavor profile is orange peel, lemon zest, and tangerine with biscuit and toast malts behind. Good balance between the hops and malts, developing a balanced beer. Mouth feel is crisp, and with a slight effervescent at the end. It's refreshing, with a medium thickness. Overall, a good quality IPA that balances hops and malts well.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of brureview
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy light yellow- golden color with a 4F head in a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Very juicy ( orange juice) and fragrant aroma.

Light body.

Excellent full citrus and juicy taste followed by a very hoppy finish.

I really enjoyed this beer- good balance between aroma, taste and finish.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Hazy golden blonde. 1 finger lose white head. Light carbonation.

Nose
Peach, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya, and candy sugar.

Taste
Tangy guava, pineapple, mango, and peach. Grapefruit zest and pine resin. Candy sugar maltiness with a light aspirin flavored bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, airy, tangy, and smooth with a light bitterness.

Overall
I'm not really feeling the tanginess of this beer...

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Photo of qrazvan
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Milky yellow-orange colour, nice foamy head and a lot of sediment laying on the bottle bottom.
Fruity (exotic fruits, peaches) smell, combine with grassy and hoppy aromas.
The taste is initially fruity and dry. I could feel peaches, apricots, melon, balanced by a strong and bitter hoppy feeling . Then come some citrus (grapefruit, pomelo) and a bitter-dry aftertaste. The fruits are lingering still longtime after the tasting.
A really really good double IPA coming from an European brewery!

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Photo of teromous
3.06/5  rDev -28%
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 +1.4%
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 -10.1%
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 Billolick
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
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 biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
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 +0.9%
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 kitch
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
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 +0.9%
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 vitALEity
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW.

Pours a light, clouded pale color with a nice thick head and great lacing.
Aroma is dank cannabis, pineapple, papaya, orange. I get wafts of cannabis and fruit from several feet away from the glass.
Taste is tropical fruit, limes, bitter lime peel, savory herbs, some grassiness. Its light and smooth and the 8% is well hidden.

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Photo of aleigator
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -3.5%
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 sjccmd
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
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 cjgiant
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
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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