Omnipollo / Trillium - Covered in Puppies
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #178
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,392
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 5.3%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
109
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Notes: What do Swedes love almost as much as a juicy double IPAs? Apparently, David Hasselhoff as JC learned during his summer visit to Stockholm. Photos of The Hoff were plastered throughout the brewery for the collaboration brew, which invoked powerful memories of JC's 'favorite' Hoff photo... one where he is strategically "covered" in puppies. After sharing this photo with the Omnipollo crew, everyone immediately agreed this would be name of the Double IPA we were brewing.


Initially brewed and released as a draft only beer in Sweden, Covered in Puppies has now arrived stateside! The label design was inspired by Karl & Kevin's favorite artist when they were kids: MC Escher. Karl and Kevin were able to fully realize the inspiration from Escher and meld that with the respective styles of each brewery. A nose of tropical fruit and bubble gum take the lead with and woody resin undertones. Palate is juicy with flavors of creamy pineapple and freshly baked bread, wrapping it up with a soft -as-a-puppy bitterness.

MALT: Pale Malt, Dextrin Malt, C-15, Torrified Wheat

HOPS: Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 109
Reviews by JamFuel:
Photo of JamFuel
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is for the version of Puppies brewed at Sigtuna Brygghus in Sweden.

Pours a hazy light orange with fine, thick foam.

Smell is juicy with loads of mango, pineapple and a bit of vanilla.

Taste follows the nose but cranks up the pineapple and adds a soft hop bite.

Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy, well carbonated.

Another terrific IIPA by Omnipollo. Can't go wrong with these guys.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I can't imagine a fate worse than this as a person who is allergic to dogs. I just hope the beer doesn't make my throat swell up.

L - pours a dark brooding orange with a deep penetrating glow. Tiny floaties only increase the intensity. Not much head, but what does exist is sticky and creamy.

S - boatloads of candied orange and pineapple. Strong stone fruit and melon. White grapes and the slightest hint of olive.

T - intense and focused melon punch. A wee bit doughy. A little spicy, a little sweet. Tangerine and kiwi. Homemade bubblegum and gentle clementine candy. Overall very soft flavors that tiptoe around that giant 8.2% ABV.

F - soft and fluffy up front, then quickly peters out into a leaking faucet type mouthfeel. Just a few drops remain on the tongue as the rest evaporates out, making this way too drinkable. Scary.

O - I can't quite put my finger on the flavor profile, but it strikes me as more green without the bitterness, just the sweetness. Gentle fruit flavors like how satsuma is Pineapple Lite™️. Subtly sweet without being sugary (at all) or cloying. Nice and refreshing.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smell: First thing I'm picking up is a vivid tropical fresh fruit note. More specifically, pineapple and peach. It's a really fresh natural tropical smell. Fresh pineapple chunks and peach skin. Underneath the fresh tropical notes there is a citrus zest . Orange zest and tangerine tang powder. There's a little bit of guava, passion fruit and pine as well. The nose is tied together with a bold yeasty bubblegum gum note and a rich sweet white bread note. This is a nose that is really enticing my taste buds.

Taste: initial impression with the first sip is that the beer is really vibrant and follows the nose exceptionally well. Upfront your greeted with the fresh natural tropical fruit notes. Sweet pineapple chunks along with that unwashed peach skin. In the mid palate you get a big guava note that is more intense then the nose lead on. You also get a nice mix of orange zest and that tangerine tang powder that plays well with the rich white bread note that was prevalent when I smelled the beer. The finish is quite unique there is this delightful lemon-lime note along with more guava that is giving off this light dankness that adds a layer of complexity. There's also that yeasty bubblegum note that shows itself on the very backend of my taste buds along with some passionfruit that adds a slight tartness that adds even more depth to an already deep flavorful beer. There is also a light piney bitterness but it only makes a cameo appearance. That light dankness plays with the yeasty bubblegum and passionfruit in the aftertaste, before quickly becoming a fairly dry finish.

Feel: Medium body. With just enough creaminess to make this beer soft and extremely smooth. Well being dangerously easy drinking. Like I mentioned above the beer also finishes fairly dry.

Overall: This is the second best beer I've had from trillium. This is a lovely complex beer that anyone who likes this style would most likely throughly enjoy. This is clearly a world class beer for me. If you still have cans of this drink it now because it's damn near perfect!

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 12/07/17, ‘Hasselhoff Started It.’

Pours like straight OJ, hazy with some residual lace and a nice white head of foam.

Sweet, tropical, passion fruit.. awesome aromas. Is this a beer??

Slightly bitter citrus to start, but sweet and awesome. More passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and sweet tangerine in the finish. A slightly dank finish.

Smooth, medium body. Creamy, but with a light effervescent carb that works well together.

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Photo of yoshie
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 12/07/17

Pours cloudy hazy opaque gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like peaches, apricot, mango, orange citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, slight bubblegum, gummy candy, some creamy crackery caramelized bready malts, with woody dank floral earthy herbal grassy resinous pine. Tastes like peach, apricot, mango, orange citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, slight bubblegum, gummy candy, creamy crackery caramelized bready malts, with woody dank floral earthy herbal grassy resinous pine. Feels medium-full bodied, creamy smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real great juicy DIPA with very low bitterness.

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Photo of Kurzman
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of J-Rice
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwyrwa2421
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbiello
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScubaLeon
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mishi_d
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JaredT58
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coltron23
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Remarkably hazy, cloudy peachy orange pour with one finger of white head. No light getting through here - almost sludgy: aroma is hoppy over ripe orange, grapefruit, touch of sweat socks. Taste is hop forward thick citrus, some tropical fruit with a palate attacking bitterness that lingers in the full slightly dry finish. Most excellent.

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Photo of DavetotheB
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pprichar
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Yanzo
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NathanBeets
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/07/17. Consumed on 2/25/18.

Deep orange with a creamy white head.

Nose of tropical fruits (pineapple and mango), also some citrus notes. After reading the description, I do get a lot of dubble bubble gum from the aroma.

Creamy mouthfeel with a slight bitterness on the tongue.

Fantastic double IPA that I will continue to enjoy immensely. Thanks CUBANICHI!

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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 109 ratings