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IPA - American
Ranked #222
Ranked #4,053
4.2 | pDev: 7.62%
Mar 25, 2022
Jul 28, 2017
Notes: Vanilla burger bun crispy fries; imperial IPA with natural flavors.

Different from Super Size Hilma DIPA. Vanilla Flippin' Burger n' Fries IPA.
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Photo of MidwestGravelGrowler
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MidwestGravelGrowler

16oz can pours a slightly hazy orange with light lacing. Tropical, mango with some vanilla on the finish. Balanced, not bitter, alcohol is hidden.

A great beer from an interesting brewery.

Mar 25, 2022
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 22, 2022
Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left subtle lacing on the glass. It smelled of vanilla, pine, caramel and toasted caramel. Strong vanilla taste with toasted caramel, toffee and a bitter piney bite.

Jul 23, 2021
Photo of Korbynlehr
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Notes on can are obviously a marketing ploy. Color is typical orange color with white head. Nose is citrus. Taste is full on IPA with a great follow through of flavors that do not overwhelm the palate. Good beer.

Jan 02, 2021
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Scotchboy from Idaho

16oz can with an indecipherable canning date, poured into a can-shaped nonic.

A: Softly hazed gold with minimal fizzy off-white head and lacing.

S: Citrusy sweetness, orange and grapefruit; mild vanilla and malty sweetness; faint tropical, herbal, and floral notes. Fries? No...but somehow...yes?

T: More hoppy citrusy sweetness combined with a well-executed malt backbone; impressions of pink grapefruit, tangerine, lemon-lime, grassy/floral hop bitterness; mild vanilla again.

MF: Medium bodied, equal parts sweet and bitter.

O: A fairly decent double IPA; didn’t expect the haze, but expected more...burgers and fries? But overall as a double IPA, it surprisingly works.

Dec 06, 2020
Photo of Roguer
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Decent head production and pretty good retention. Little lacing. Slightly lazy lemon-yellow body.

Citrus nose, along with slightly herbal and tropical notes. Lightly floral; honey. Somehow smells a touch stale. I'm not sure what "Vanilla burger bun crispy fries" is supposed to smell like, but this doesn't seem to be it.

As expected, a blend of sweet, hoppy, and malty on the palate; and again, a touch stale, although very little - to the extent that I wonder if this is just something from the "natural" flavors. I have no idea what the gimmick is supposed to convey; I quite literally don't get it. But, as an IIPA, it's pretty tasty.

Oct 18, 2020
4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Sep 23, 2020
3 by PprBurke from Virginia on Jun 23, 2020
4.16 by Blazer22 from Colorado on May 11, 2020
4.11 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Mar 20, 2020
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Inspired by America's favorite pastime, burgers and fries, the brewers of Omnipollo have no problem with choice ingredients from this entree to inclusion to their mash tun. Vanilla burger buns, crispy fries and a lot of gumption gives this Impeiral hazy IPA its edge.

Bright and glowing orange, the off-turbid Hilma crowns with a part froth, part fizz froth. The succulence of tropical fruit, citrus and fine herbs decorate the nose with really no hint of the burger influence to drift past the nose. To taste, a pastry sweet upstart is of cereal, agave and honeysuckle in a rich and malty introduction.

As the dense cereal sweetness rolls along the middle palate, its rise of hops highlight the beer's full tropical flavors of mango, papaya, apricot and pineapple. With a followup of tangerine, red grapefruit and hints of lemon, the hops outshine anything burger related while chasing the taste into an herbal late palate chocked full of fresh grassiness, hemp and spicy green tea.

Medium full in body, a hint of salinity begins to create a rounded fruitiness and a fatter texture as the ale heads into finish. Lingering with a spicy bitterness remiss of cedar, spruce, tea and lemon pepper, a long aftertaste is also accompanied by the rinds of tropical fruit, gin and herb.

Mar 12, 2020
4.6 by jpd026 from New York on Jan 29, 2020
Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothman from Minnesota

Can. Fizzy head. Cloudy orange gold.

I figured this would be gimmicky but wanted to try it anyway. Can’t taste burger buns or fries. Tastes like a double ipa. Vanilla comes through. Grapefruit and mango. Fairly tropical.

Nov 16, 2019
3.92 by Blcookies from Nevada on Nov 10, 2019
4.25 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota on Nov 02, 2019
4.25 by Hendry from Vermont on Oct 10, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

No burger or fry taste in this one

Sep 17, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Aug 29, 2019
3.94 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Aug 25, 2019
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Candied citrus aromas, peach, apricot, mango, sweet lemon, orange, grapefruit peel, some vanilla, burger bun, crispy fries, and some dankness. A bit of a unique taste, starting off with candied citrus and sweet tropical stone fruits layered with vanilla, a hint of toasty bready malt, some burger bun, crispy fries, and dank earthy herbal grassy floral resinous pine. Fuller medium bodied, rounded and smooth. Really nice and interesting imperial IPA.

Aug 20, 2019
4.21 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Aug 18, 2019
4.21 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Aug 18, 2019
4.19 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Aug 17, 2019
Photo of MaltNPeppa
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by MaltNPeppa from Virginia

Love this company. Beer genius in a glass. So thic-n-juicy.

May 16, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: cloudy; medium gold in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; thin rings of lace;

S: peach, apricot, and vanilla;

T: follows the nose up front; from the middle through the finish, vanilla dominates; a bit of saltiness with very mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; soft;

O: don't quite know what to make of this beer; the vanilla comes through clearly; there is a bit of saltiness on the finish - I presume from the fries, but I didn't get any hint of the bun; an interesting experiment;

Apr 29, 2019
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jan 14, 2019
Photo of Brew_42
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Brew_42 from Massachusetts

Saw the description and had to try it.

Tasted like a standard IPA to me with a hint of vanilla. Didn’t pick up any burgers and fries haha. Save for an odd bit of funk in the aroma? Maybe that’s for the best. Kudos for brewing with such a batshit crazy idea and still making it tasty.

Sep 09, 2018
3.94 by BeerGlassesCollector from Cyprus on Aug 23, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Drank at Cuda na Kiju, Warsaw.

Jul 12, 2018
4.34 by abrahamvonduzen from New York on Jun 27, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by doktorhops from Australia

This next review has to be one of the weirdest/original ideas for a beer: Omnipollo Hilma Vanilla Flippin’s Burgers Fries India Pale Ale. It’s got actual hamburgers and french fries as ingredients – no joke! Once again Omnipollo have stepped up and given us a crazy AF brew, regardless of whether or not the burgers/fries flavour comes through it’s already off to a cracking start… man, how nuts are Omnipollo, I love it! Makes Mikkeller seem pedestrian when it comes to beer flavour ideas, and that’s saying something. Also there’s a lot to be said about the novelty factor when it comes to beers like this – I’m pretty much sold as soon as I hear that there’s something weird being thrown into a mash tun, I’m a sucker for novelty, cheers Omnipollo!

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Cloudy golden body – like a golden hour sunset, with a nice dense cream-coloured head that quickly drops back leaving lace splotches and a thin creamy blanket. Nice looking IPA here, very inviting. 8/10.

S: Lemon and vanilla upfront, bit like Omnipollo/Buxton’s Original Ice Cream Pale with the aroma profile, with a touch of salt and a hint of bready character (must be the addition of the burgers/fries). Aroma-wise it’s just a nice sweet IPA with a little sumptin-sumptin. Another whiff reveals a tea-leaf note… actually this is more complex than I first thought. 8/10.

T: Funky right off the bat. Flavour hits with that tea-leaf and bready/salty combo, it’s a bit more burger-influenced than I was expecting, least if that’s where the tea-leaf character is coming from. Other flavours that come in are: Lemon, vanilla, hint of piney hops, and a long dry floral finish. An odd fellow of a brew to be sure, and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Omnipollo. It’s not all good news: that lemon comes through a bit artificial, and the aftertaste is… unsettling. However I’m splitting hairs – this is a decent IPA overall. 8/10.

M: Medium bodied with a nice creamy/dense carbonation that stands out from the crowd of (sometimes) weak/thin IPAs. I suspect this has oats/lactose for body. 9/10.

D: A solid IPA, and it’s saying something that this is one of my lowest rated Omnipollo beers to date [yeah it says I’m a total Omnipollo fanboy, lol!]. The burger/fries addition is subtle but ever-present, I’m looking forward to what weird/wild direction Omnipollo goes in next, always entertaining! 8/10.

Food match: It’s obvious: Burgers n’ fries yo (plus a vanilla milkshake).

Jun 26, 2018
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

330ml bottle - a 'Vanilla Flippin' Burgers Fries India Pale Ale' [sic]. Ok, then. I kind of want to shout out this one's name in the manner of Fred Flintstone.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent random streaky and sudsy lace around the glass as it lazily dissipates.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, Creamsicles, and some leafy, weedy, and resinous piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, acrid orange flesh, kind of boozy real vanilla, and more earthy, musty, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-coating frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with the hops here seemingly of the gentlemanly sort, I'm happy to report. It finishes off-dry, the citrus character much more noticeable than the vanilla in the lingering morass.

Overall - this is a rather pleasant version of the style, with the vanilla adjunct present, but never overstaying its welcome. Well-blended, and enjoyable to put back, I would love to have the rest of this while watching some classic Flintstones cartoons. Oh, right, fucking YouTube FTW!

Jun 23, 2018
4 by aztraz from Sweden on Jun 11, 2018
4.13 by Goofster from Sweden on Jun 05, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours an unclear light orange, with fine foam.

Smell is sweet, with distinct notes if vanilla ice cream, mango and pineapple.

Taste starts with sweet vanilla, follows with lots of citrus and ends with a fairly mild bitterness. Well balanced and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overall, a very cool beer. Omnipollo do really fun things with lactose in beer, and while this is less out there than I hoped, the vanilla just works very well with the base beer.

May 13, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has biscuits, cookies, milky notes and floral hops. Taste starts sweet with butter biscuits but gets more bitter and hoppy on the finish. Medium body with medium minus carbonation. Overall it's a really interesting beer with a nice balance of hops and malts.

Apr 21, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Hazy orange/amber color, quarter finger quickly dissipating white head, ok lacing, minimal carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, hops. Smells wonderful!

T: Hoppy, malty, bitter. Not as juicy as I hoped.

F: Medium bodied. lots of flavor.

O: Good IPA but expected more juiciness from the aroma.

Apr 11, 2018
4 by Mattias from Sweden on Jan 24, 2018
4.49 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Dec 30, 2017
Hilma from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 60 ratings