Fatamorgana | Omnipollo

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Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dreadnaught33 on 11-28-2013

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Reviews: 99 | Ratings: 550
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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Photo of jrenihan
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very floral, perfume-like scent. Taste is similarly soft, light fruits and a cloudy perfume-like flavour. Tropical, with melon. Moderately bitter. Goes down very easy, tastes lighter than the abv. Very good.

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Photo of avalon07
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a massive, creamy extremely long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of citrus, hops, malt, and a bit of pine.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of hops, light malt notes, some pine, a lot of fruit (melon), citrus (grapefruit, lemon, etc.), and a slightly spicy presence. As a few other reviewers have noted, this is like a cross between a pilsner and an IPA, but this isn't a bad thing. The hoppiness isn't as pronounced as in other DIPAs (except in the finish. Complex and tasty.

F: A good amount of carbonation with finish that's smooth at first, but very dry and bitter in the finish. Medium-bodied.

O: In general, this is a solid beer, but it's not a classic DIPA. Still, very enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy tangerine colour. Light hop nose, a little sweet, hint of citrus and musty. Well blended malts, floral and citrus hops, a little bitter and earthy at the end. Surprisingly crisp and citrusy for a big beer.

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Photo of PrinceOfDarkness
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours bright gold, crisp slightly bitter taste. Enjoyable, though on the pricey side.

Just a heads up in case anybody else is mislead - this is not really a "Swedish" beer. It is brewed in the US so really only the recipe and label are Swedish - its more of a virtual beer. That all is fine by me as long as its not in the imported/non-domestic section of the store. While I did not go through every beer on the Omnipollo website, their about tells it fairly clearly "We conceive our recipes at home and travel to different breweries across the globe to craft our ales."

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Photo of gutbuster
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very slightly hazy straw in color. The head was a nice standard white in color that dissipated somewhat quickly. Lacing is somewhat middling but persistent.

Earth and pine are the first of the many noticeable aromas, balanced by a strong sense of lemon and grapefruit. Very Very subtle hint of graham cracker like sweetness.

First thing that comes to mind with each sip I take is the word balanced. The aroma and flavor profile share the same qualities and each being equally present with the exception being the hint of graham cracker which is more caramel like on the palate. Caramel sweetness is up front with the grapefruit and lemon mid palate. Finishes very dry with a strong dose of pine.

Medium body with a very dry with a low to mid amount of carbonation.

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

Bomber. Pours clean light gold, thin white head fades quickly. Grainy aroma with plenty citrus. Taste is bitter grapefruit hops, light grain, dry bitter finish. Thin oily mouthfeel. Nice bitter IPA.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2016-04-24
12oz bottle from mr-jj served in a tulip. Poured completely, so a little shot of sediment came with it. 092 A2 0856 is stamped on the bottom.

Pours hazy pale yellow with a small head and not much carbonation. Smell is grapefruit rind, straight up.

Taste is mild tropical fruit with a lot of citrus character. Moderate creaminess, moderate bitterness. Bitterness seems to be building with each sip.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. It's a pretty good beer.

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Photo of imonhiatus
3.29/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle picked up locally. these hit town fairly recently so gotta be as fresh as they get for my distro. had to give it a whirl. I hear so much about this one and this brewery. very crisp light yellow look. nose is kinda subdued with light fruitiness. taste is ok...but in the day of amazing IIPAs, this one is as meh as it gets. perhaps a bad batch? perhaps it is a lot older than I presume it to be, but I don't get it. Decent beer, but forgettable.

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Photo of eppCOS
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy sun-orange with some good sticky lacing to it.
S - The aroma was intriguing, a little citrus topped with breadiness...not your typical DIPA.
T - This is on the very smooth side of a large IPA, like a hazy Stone but without a lot of the carbonation...
M - Not much carbonation, but I really enjoyed this (to my surprise).
O - Not a huge DIPA, but quite smooth - hides the alcohol effectively. Watch out!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a hazy lemon yellow body, two finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing, nice overall appearance. Looks more like a gose or something similar. Smell is ripe melon, lemon, oranges, touch of pine resin, mild caramel sweetness. Flavour brings a nice bitterness into the equation, more of a melon rind bitterness with citrus and a touch of resin. A little bit of wheat and clove in there, sort of like a mini-baby hefeweizen. Mouthfeel is medium-thinner bodied, good carbonation. An interesting beer to try, worked out nicely with a good complexity but the price point is no fun. $11 for a 650ml bottle is tough.

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Photo of zshaft
3.54/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer many years ago and was awsome. this beer is different. not as cloudy. not as fruity. not as good. a dissappointment. not terrible. but won't be getting again.

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Photo of beergoot
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal-clear, bright pale yellow body; thick, sticky, frothy white head. Citrusy, fruity aroma; hints of orange and lemon; malty sweetness in the background. Light sweetness with a big hop bitterness and a cut of alcohol presence; mild pear-like fruitiness. Heavy body; crisp and smooth on the palate; dry finish overall.

For an 8.0% ABV beer, this is pretty drinkable and offers and fine bit of complexity throughout its taste parameters.

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Photo of Dopen993
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 poured into tulip.

L. Light stew in color, crystal clear. Finger of head with light lacing.
S. Some nice yeast and bready notes. Reminds me of a nice Pilsner, no real hop presence that I am picking up.
T. Light pine notes with some citrus mixed in. Again no real hop flavors. Slight bitterness on the back end.
F. Very light body with nice carbonation.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a hazy golden orange with an inch or so of white frothy head and quite a bit of lacing on the glass.
S - The aroma is very non-IPA. Kind of bready.
T - This is an IPA? To me this tastes like a half glass of pilsener and half a glass of pale ale. Not much citrus, not much pine and not much bitterness.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - I must say I am disappointed in this one. Not a bad beer but I was hoping for a big DIPA and this does not come off that way.

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

From a single into a spieglau iPad, pours a hazy pale honey gold, good lacing. Nose is bready, a hint of pine without any resiny bitterness, some light floral and sweet citrus notes. Nice integration of flavors, a little grassy and light, mildly sweet and fairly floral, very little bitterness, pretty dry. Good carbonation, body and full taste, but this has to be the lightest feeling double ipa I've had...abv is completely hidden.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow color, light half inch head that faded quickly to a thin film. So-so lacing. Nice bright citrus aroma along with some bready notes. Tangy citrus flavors, and just enough malty sweetness to balance it out. Medium bodied, with a nice crisp dry finish. Quite a nice beer!

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear yellow body with two finger head and left a lace ring down glass. Citric hopped aroma along with some floral and pine notes. While there is a citric hopped bitterness and dryness, this is balanced with a juicy grapefruit sweetness and beer ends up finishing clean. A rather easy drinking sweet and dry IPA that hides the ABV and is dangerous sipper.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter a golden, clear pour with a foamy white head. Dank and extremely floral hop aromas that compare to jasmine and light peppery hops over a dry cracker malt base. Flavor is peppery, herbal and piney hops that take over the palate with a dry bitter finish. Crisp carbonation and medium body this beer is for hop lovers. Intense!

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Photo of dd43
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very unconventional imperial IPA. Pale yellow, Pilsner like in appearance. Has some of the floral and herbal qualities of a lager as well. Dry hopping with citra lends the grapefruit note, while the bitterness in the finish is no doubt coming from the centennial. Wheat and oats give it a lighter touch than a conventional barley based double. Malts are crispy and crackery, not much in the way of allium or resin, at least flavor wise. There is a touch of spruce in the nose. Interesting beer for enthusiasts to check out but I don't think this one will find a large audience with the general craft drinking crowd.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale gold in color with brilliant clarity, thin white head that hangs out around the edge. Herbal and floral hops lay underneath the mostly pale malt, bready nose. The hops take more prominance in the taste, with very piney and grapefruit-like flavors in the forfront. Pale malt acts as a balancer here, taking on a bready/biscuity flavor. Light-medium bodied with a dry finish and lingering bitterness.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very light yellow pour that resembles a saison.

The smell is tropical fruit, the taste is dank hops and a mild bitterness with a touch of fruit.

Overall, a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - A hazy light orange/honey color. Bubbly two finger head
Smell - Citrus, fruity, grapefruit, yeast
Taste - Citrus, Belgian yeast type saison notes, grapefruit, grassy, herbaceous

Overall - Good but not worth the price tag!

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours hazy orange-gold
S-Citrus, pine, hop resin- the smell is a bit off due to it being old
T- Strong fruity/citrus taste, orange, white grape, pineapple, peach, and pine hops to round put the back end
M-Medium body, slick and resiny, a tad creamy, very smooth.
O-Very good DIPA, I only wish I had looked at the bottle date before buying. It was a bit old, and a bit expensive for blunders like that. I'm sure a fresh one would be divine.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another day, another Omnipollo, another mind blowing beer. There are more than a few things wrong with this world, the fact that somehow I am able to drink this delicious beer and drink this beer fresh is one good thing. Amazing appearance. I love how Omnipollo brings out a nice bit of farmhouse in their IPAs. Normally, I wouldn't like this but the way they manage to layer up the features is amazing.

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