Super Size Hilma
Omnipollo

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,063
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,255
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.01%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
29
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Super Size HilmaSuper Size Hilma
Notes: Double dry-hopped Imperial IPA (9%). Brewed with vanilla, crispy fries, and burger buns.
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 29
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a murky golden orange with a one finger creamy white head. Decent amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is pineapple, tangerine and grapefruit.

T - The taste tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit and a bitter hoppy finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Very solid DDH NEPA.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy yellow body with minimal head and little lace. Aroma has hints of pineapple and mango, but aroma is mostly citric and floral and strong. Juicy, fluffy, medium to thick body with a pleasant pineapple juice and tangerine sharp sweetness. Finishes a little sharp thanks to an earthy, funky hop dryness. The whole gimmick of vanilla, burger buns and fries I don't get, unless the dryness I'm getting is thanks to fried potatoes and the fluffy body can be ascribed to bread/buns.

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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but was just released locally. Pours opaquely hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, vanilla, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops, vanilla, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, vanilla, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, vanilla, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops, vanilla, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is a fantastic flavored NEDIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops, vanilla, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Great soft feel and not aggressive. Feels like Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great vanilla, and wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding spot on style example. The Crispy Fries/Burger Bun thing is nothing but a gimmick as expected. Just tastes like a regular NEIPA.

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Photo of teromous
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't see a date code on the bottom of the can or on the label.

Appearance: The beer has a milky yellow opaque appearance. The head is short and frothy, forming mostly a ring. Not much retention or lacing.

Aroma: The beer has a nice strong mango, grapefruit, and garlic aroma. It is very catty but enjoyable.

Taste; The beer has a big mango flavor with notes of pineapple and tangerine. It tastes very fresh.

Mouthfeel: The beer is medium-full bodied with a chewy texture and a mild ripe-fruit rind bitterness. Good carbonation.

Overall: The beer is clearly a New England IPA. The beer has an odd note on the label stating that it is a "DOUBLE DRY HOPPED DOUBLE VANILLA CRISPY FRIES BURGER BUN IMPERIAL INDIA PALE ALE." It possess none of these flavors or aromas, save for the bit about the hops. As a beer is is very enjoyable, but it is not even close to what is advertised. I would recommend it to those who enjoy a standard New England IPA. I would drink it again.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just had their Vanitas "buckwheat baklava" DDH IIPA with pistachios and almonds - and it was actually just a very good NEIPA... I'm gonna go ahead and say much of the same here... Label says its a double dry hopped "double vanilla crispy fries burger bun" IIPA... Comes off as one of those citrus and vanilla NEIPAs - really good, mind you - but here, instead of lactose, they went with french fries and burger buns? I think I gotta use my imagination a bit to get French fries, but I swear to God I had a flash of the taste of a shiny fast food-style burger bun on the finish... Mildly bitter, moderately sweet, lotsa of muddled soft citrus and fluffy tropical fruits, creamy smooth body (maybe that's the potato? lol)... A real nice IIPA, kinda in the New England style...

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Photo of snaotheus
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

2019-04-23
16oz can served in a pint glass. No date that I see. Gift from a friend at work.

Pours a super hazy light white-yellow with a smallish head and what looks like a lot of very fine, very slow carbonation. Smell is mild and tropical.

Taste is bright and tropical, with a big bitter punch that strengthens in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is dry, almost chalky. Overall, it's a good beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very hazy straw yellow with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of pale malt, pineapple, citrus hops, lemon and grapefruit; sadly no fries or vanilla. Flavor is semi-sweet (almost candi) malt, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, with a burst of fruit hop bitterness and fruit esters, caramel and vanilla in the middle, then tapering off into a resinous citrus rind and pineapple finish. Medium bodied with moderate creaminess and nice mouth feel. A well done roller coaster of taste in this IPA. It starts fairly typically for a citrus forward NE hazy IPA, but there is a fine burst of flavor in the middle of the taste that must be influenced by the vanilla, although honestly, I'm not getting much actual vanilla flavor. The finish, like many in this style kind of fades away into a non-herbal bitterness, but enough of the fruit esters remain to linger for quite a while after the taste. ABV dangerously covered, I could chug this one and regret it quickly. Still not sure what the burger bun and fries had to do with it, but it's worth not being scared off by that odd description; this is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - da fuq. Honestly what will they come up with next? Cuh-razy! Pours a really yellow, milky, frozen haze. Gets a bit dark toward the center. Not much head going on.

S - can't quite pinpoint this aroma, but that's probably the point. Lemon pith, coriander, and dough. Slight tart acidity.

T - I'll be honest, it doesn't taste like what's on the tin, but it is unique. I might be getting a hint of McDonald's french fry, but not in the sense you'd expect. Subtract all the salt and let them sit for two hours before you dig in. Soggy and cold. Bready flavor instead of hot and crispy. Pithy, grassy dry hops make an appearance, as well as a subtly sweet lemon twang. There's an overarching doughiness, which clashes a bit with the earthy hops. Finishes bitter and dry. Maybe some Play-Doh at the very end.

F - classic poorly-done NEIPA feel. Smooth and low carb up front, but then falls off a cliff as the body disappears and you're left with flat air. Not bad, but not amazing.

O - a weird one for sure. Ended up being pretty good overall. The McD's is a gimmick more than anything, and one would probably never even taste that stuff unless it was written on the can. Nice DIPA tho.

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Super Size Hilma from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 29 ratings