Maz
Omnipollo

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From:
Omnipollo
 
Sweden
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #480
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,196
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 10.71%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
151
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 02, 2022
Added:
Mar 08, 2012
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  26
SCORE
88
Very Good
MazMaz
Notes: Formerly Mazarin

Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe. 48 IBU. No hops were added during the start of the boil.
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy golden-y orange colour, with a very sudsy, bubbly finger and a half head that slowly becomes a dense, foamy one or two millimetre thick cap.

More tropical forward than you could expect from an APA. Papaya and mango aromas are vying for dominance with, but being equaled by the grapefruity citrus zest notes. Pithy astringent aroma also balanced by the sweeter, tropical moistness. Mild biscuity malt whiff here and there.

Ahh, some of the more classic APA notes come out in the palate. A gentle bitterness hits you with mild juicy tropical flavours of mango and passion fruit while pleasant grapefruit pith sunders in the background. Throughout the sip and the finish is a dryer, crackery flavour and gentle grains with a hint of earthy yeastiness. Grassy cereal grains that are mildly sweet are balanced by a more astringent, citrus peel bitterness on the finish.

Light bodied but towards the heavier end of light bodied, decent/medium carbonation creating a smooth, clean sip. The body of the beer is just a bit more slick than typical lagers or APAs, likely thanks to the presence of oats. Bittersweet finish that is a mix of general malt flavours and bitter citrus peel.

Omnipollo are very well known for their NEIPAs, and this beer is definitely a fusion between an APA and a NEIPA. If either of those beers are your thing, you’ll enjoy this. And if you love both, then you’ll love this even more. It’s a unique take on an APA, some might say this is just a pale faded version of an NEIPA, but it’s definitely unique enough with a crisp, easy drinking body that anyone could enjoy.
Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A- Impressive looking beer....super hazy, like this is opaque.....golden yellow with bronze hues....actually looks like a hazy IPA brew. The head is white in color, frothy, and comes with nice retention....eventually settling into a thick layer over top the beer. Lacing is thick and sticky, with plenty of foam clinging to the inside of the glass....overall this looks like an unfiltered apple cider....very nice!

S- I get an initial whiff of citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, pomello), a bittering hop profile that reminds me of Pacific NW varieties (piney, citrus, leafy), dry raw oat flakes, and some tropical fruit notes as well (guava, papaya, mango), sweeter caramel and crystal malt , spicy Earthy notes, robust yeast and dry biscuit. Reminds me of a strong APA

T- A well balanced sweet malt profile, and bittering hops to help round everything out. a nice fruity balance between the citrus fruit and the tropical fruits as well....the grapefruit tartness and papaya/guava/mango sweetness are most noted here. I also get the oat flake dryness, cracker biscuit, and yeasty robustness. The finish is somewhat sweet, with caramel lingering on the palate and a bitter oily hop like character hitting the back of the throat. Overall it is very clean and inviting!

M/O- Medium bodied and the carbonation is soft enough to allow the flavors to show off for themselves. Highly drinkable fare and I am quite enjoying the well balanced nature of this one. The alcohol is hidden nicely and a person could really pair this with anything....from beefy/robust to spicy and light, I could have this with anything really. Love the clean looking design on the can with the melting candle....Id buy this again and recommend it! Nice job!
Dec 07, 2021
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours a very hazy apricot with two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - citrus and tropical hops, oats, mango, peach, papaya, tangerine, hint of guava, bready malts, caramel, and earthy yeast.

Taste - citrus and tropical hops upfront. The mango, peach, papaya, tangerine, and hint of guava come through next. The oats add a nice chewiness to the brew. The bready malts, caramel, and earthy yeast round out the brew,

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the hops and tropical fruits lingering.

Overall - A pleasant rendition of a "New England" APA. It hits all marks of the style with the oats adding a nice chewiness to the brew.
Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is flavorful and well made without tough edges. Quite enjoyable.

Hazy off-orange, moderate head and some lace. Hoppy grapefruit nose with tropical fruit character. Grapefruit, orange, melon, malt to taste. Delicious. Hops attenuated by oats, so not excessively bold. Comfortable to drink, smooth mouthfeel.
Sep 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by valianes from Canada (ON)

Jul 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
473 mL can from the LCBO; dated Apr 27 2021 and served slightly chilled. Brewed in Toronto for the Canadian market.

Pours a turbid, hazy pale golden-yellow colour, producing nearly an inch of foamy, soapy white head that recedes within a minute or two. It leaves behind a messy smattering of sticky lace, in addition to a frothy collar and thin cap - looks good to me. Grapefruit, melon and peach on the nose, with lesser notes of orange, passion fruit and piney hops also coming through.

A fine pale ale indeed, boasting a robust malt backing of bready, wheaty malts and oat sweetness with plenty of hop goodness layered atop. I'm getting big notes of white grapefruit, with flavours of melon, apricot, orange and lemon also coming through prior to an increasingly piney, resiny, earthy tail end of moderate bitterness; citrus pithiness and stone fruit fade into the aftertaste. Medium in body, with fairly active carbonation that gives a nice, crisp bite to this brew's fulfilling, almost sparkling juice-like mouthfeel.

Final Grade: 4.12, an A-. Omnipollo's Maz is one of those beers that was simply ahead of its time. These days, hazy pale ales and IPAs are commonplace on both retail shelves and draught beer lists, but I can't imagine that the same thing was true in 2011-12 (or whenever this beer was officially released). It's one of the better hazy, hoppy pale ales I've tried as of late, easily outpacing most of the local competition with a delicious brew that is juicy, bitter and sweet all at the same time. It's a little steep at $4.25 per can, but worth the price of admission IMO - I'd buy this on a regular basis if I could, and must encourage other hopheads to seek out and try this one.
Jun 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

May 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330 ml bottle, at Christianssand Brygghus. ABV is 5.6%. Deep golden colour, large white head. Pleasant aroma and flavour, fruity and spicy hops, on a background of toffee and malts. A bit on the sweet side, but not too much. Might well buy again.
May 09, 2021
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for $4.20 CDN. Canned April 27, 2021.

Appearance - Super hazy, murky honey brown / gold colored brew. Nearly two fingers of dense white head rests on top. Good staying power and some smaller swaths of lacings cling to the glass.

Smell - Grapefruit for sure, also some orange and passionfruit. A nice depth of tropical aromas.

Taste - Lots of grapefruit again, some lemon and orange. Super duper fresh tasting.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, very smooth and rich textures (thanks oats), carbonation is middling. Kind of gives off a smoothness half way between a convention brew and a nitro stout.

Overall - The freshness makes the difference here, great orange and especially grapefruit flavors, with a slightly fuller, richer body that makes for great drinking. Excellent APA.
May 09, 2021
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Quite hazy orange yellow appearance. White, good foam.
Hoppy. Definitely. Grassy, citric, pineapple and tropical, chives, pink grape fruit. Orange flowers. All very fresh.
Tha taste starts light, then the fresh hops, fruity, grassy.
A lot of citrus fruits.
In the aftertaste spicy and peppery notes.
Pleasant.
Dec 15, 2020
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours an opaque golden orange with two fingers of bubbly white head, smell is musty old orange rind, tangerine flesh, hints of grass, taste is tangerine juice, orange zest, orange hard candy, pithy bitter for finish, feel free s medium bodied with bright carbonation. Tangerine and pithy zesty beauty,
Nov 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.54 by Allurex from Kansas

Oct 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Aug 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can

Pours hazy lemon golden, sugar white head dissipates to lacing.

Aroma is of citrus and fresh grassy malts.

Flavor is of citrus, bready malts, straw and grassy notes, and a bitter hop finish.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Pretty nice. Drinks very easy. Flavor is good and refreshing. No complaints, would have again.
Jul 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Robertas from Lithuania

Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Just figured out it is an 8 month old tallboy can!!
Pours a weak orange juice with a huge, fluffy white head that retains. Some carbonation, not much. Big time lacing.
Candied citrus fruit hop with the pineapple coming to the forefront.
Grapefruit, pineapple, apple and tangerine in taste. The hop has a unique bite. Malt shows up in plenty on the back end.
Medium mouthfeel.
Disappointed for a hard to find beer.
Jan 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by Lanas from Greece

Jan 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by Edy-Cantarero from New York

Jan 02, 2020
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz can, according to the bottom it's 6 months past the 'best by' date

Overly carbonated, sprays foam out of the can and easily puts down 4-5 fingers worth of head. Smell is hops of all types: pine, dark fruit, tropical fruit, pepper, weed, garlic armpit.... great for a pale. Taste is a little boozy for 5.6%, with some bitter metallic unpleasantness, but otherwise good: harsh roasted grain and juicy vegetal hops finish with a honey-like sweetness. The dank hop flavor lingers... Smooth and not overly bitter or "too hopped", great balance

Very good pale ale, even with some age on it. Now I need a fresh one
Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: It pours golden and clear with a full white head and fairly tight beading. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has plenty of citrus aromas with some grapefruit and stone fruit. The stone fruit is quite sweet which is complimented by some grainy sweetness. As it warms, the stone fruit takes on a peach and apricot combination.

Taste: The stone fruit is the most prominent in the flavor with the citrus and grapefruit flavors adding a low sharp tinge in the background. There is some grainy sweetness to it.

Feel: The bitterness is moderately low and pleasant. It has a medium body with a very slight slickness on the tongue.

Overall, a great beer for stone fruit lovers with the other elements supporting that presentation.
Sep 21, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jul 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Color is a deep and glowing golden-orange. Finger-thick head that dissipates rather quickly, although there is good lacing.

Citrus peel upfront, predominately lemon and grapefruit peels. Piney, earthy, and floral. Pine resin, oranges, clementine, and some faint grapefruit. Also getting some cracker, wheat, and mild peppercorns.

Peppercorns are much more present in the taste than the aroma, and are a key note. Cracker and wheat provides a soothing body for this beer. The bitter citrus peels, that of orange and grapefruit, are mild and easy to taste, and even so there is still a nice citrus composition to accompany the pine, cracker, wheat, and peppercorns. There is a mix of juices from oranges and pineapple. I also even taste a little bit of lime. Overall, the aroma follows the taste well and is a balanced beverage between all the complex malts and hops. Medium-bodied.
Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served In a Munique glass.

Appearance: The bright white, one finger head goes away fairly quickly and leaves behind a lot of lacing in small and big patches. It's a hazy, bright gold color.

Smell: There's citrus peel, some dank hoppiness and a musty, earthy, grain aroma as well.

Taste: It's juicy and fruity at first with hints of grapefruit, lime and orange peel. That's followed up by a subtle bitterness in the aftertaste of earthy pine, hop resin and some grains.

Mouthfeel: The texture is fantastic and easily the best aspect of this beer. It's smooth and ever so slightly creamy but still crisp and very refreshing with a medium to light body and medium-high carbonation.

Overall: This is a superbly well balanced and versatile beer with a lot going for it. It tastes great, the texture is just top notch and at a very manageable 5.6% ABV you can drink this anytime, anywhere.
Jun 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz. Can
BBE: 13APR19

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, guava), nice little diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, guava), nice little diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Labeled on can Oat Pale Ale, probably my first.
May 07, 2019
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
BBE 13APR19, a little past the Best By date but I’ve been curious about this one.

It’s got a nice hazy golden pour, with soft white head rising to a low level and leaving heavy layers of lace retention in its wake.

The nose on this is surprisingly dank, with some malt emerging but balanced still by a grassy, earthy predominance.

Again, this beer is hoppier and pithier than I expected. with a noticeable malt presence but getting more zesty orange peel and grapefruit as it opens up further. A re-emergence of piney , potent hops, but this beer is holding up really well. The hop bitterness is softened really nicely by the inclusion of the oats.

Soft-bodied beer with medium carbonation and a good amount of sticky mouth-coating left behind.
Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by desint from Belgium

Mar 26, 2019
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Reviewed by tkarsies from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is a guest draft at the BrewDog pub in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

Cloudy like a NEIPA. Nice. Lacing is thin but lasts.

Dank hops on the nose

Taste hop forward. A little pine and floral, more citrus. Malt holds up but in the background

Mouthfeel like a NEIPA. Not much carbonation at all. Sticky at the end

I like this. A lower ABV beer that reminds me of a real NEIPA. Not the disappointing lack of balance that I get from session IPAs. Happy to have gotten to try this. Would have it again if I ever see it
Mar 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Mar 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Mar 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Mar 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a pint glass. The color was cloudy as can be. Head was bright white. Lacing was beautiful. Nose was a bit dank. Taste was bitter and hoppy. Love this one.
Feb 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by travolta from California

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 23, 2019
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Decent start to the head but it fades to a thin layer of bubbles. Moderate lacing in the form of streaks and spots. The liquid is hazy with a straw to light gold color.

The aroma is prickly and weedy, bordering on earthy.

The taste morphs back to a bitter pale ale from the smell. There's a better malt start but it's a bit grainy. The hop is the strongest element, giving this beer a long bitter aftertaste. Neutral body with a slightly elevated carbonation. Overall, it's a pleasant, if bitter, American-style Pale Ale.
Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jan 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by RaulMondesi from California

Jan 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by petewheeler from Maryland

Dec 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.86 by Yoann from France

Dec 25, 2018
Maz from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 212 ratings