Maz | Omnipollo

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Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Mazarin

Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe. 48 IBU. No hops were added during the start of the boil.

Added by bark on 03-08-2012

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Photo of George2744
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ichorNet
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow, this is something else... a remix of an old Omnipollo beer from back in 2011-2012 that I never got around to having! I've been following these guys since they first burst onto the scene around my area, and have enjoyed most (but not all!) of their frequently-irreverent offerings. This is one of their least crazy beers... an oat-forward pale ale with a rather old-school collection of West Coast US hops.

The pour here is a bit ineffectual... a deep yellow-orange beer overflowing with ephemeral foam that sinks down to a quarter-finger pretty quickly. It has some intense haze to it, but nothing that really blows me away or stands out from the pack. Lace is drippy and inconsistent... I'm not really sold.

My initial impression of this beer in the nose is floral, dank, grassy and pine-y with some floral elements. Maz has a very old-school hop appearance, which makes a lot of sense considering the addition of hops like Amarillo and Chinook. There's a very forward element of citrusy fruit cocktail with some immense grapefruit and orange, tangerine-like aspects making themselves known fairly prominently throughout.

This has a lot of elements of a refreshing, classic dry-hopped pale ale on the palate... awesome flavors of pine and tangerine peel with sticky orange rind and grapefruit bitterness. Chewy oat-laden feel with punctuated bitterness and a ridiculously clean, superb finish. Every sip is exciting and expressive... I really find myself lost in the subtle notes of citrus and pine. This reminds me of the good ol' days of hoppy pales... it is aggressive and assertive, but it doesn't feel too intense to me. A really good balance of old-school pale hoppiness and modern malt-driven intensity. Maz does a good job finding excellence in temperance.

The feel here is great, too... it's somewhat in the realm of a medium-heavy-bodied pale ale considering the oats, but it doesn't fit into the modern mold because its hop usage is so deft and weirdly airy. This is a cloudy and incredibly ethereal-feeling beer. It seems heavy, but it drinks so simply and efficiently. I wish Omnipollo made this beer more often... I would probably keep it in the fridge if it were kept as is (and if the price were a bit lower). Very good stuff!

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can with a best by date of 13APR19. Pours a hazy, straw/amber color with a minimal head. Nice hoppy nose with dank, earthly notes. Similar palate with a sharp finish. Good flavors in a modest abv pale ale.

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

Photo of clayrock81
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pale, yellow-gold body with minimal head and no lace. Skunky, earthy, dirty aroma. Smooth, light-bodied, juicy, has an oat-like smoothness and a fuller body that is crisp and finishes with a little sharpness.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baklo
3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zknight
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tottel
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreyski
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy, this is pale ale is quite funky and tastes almost rustic. Lots of herbal and floral flavours. A juicy mouthfeel. It remains drinkable all along

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Photo of Nattesferd
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great, smells pretty good and tastes okay. There's a chance this is an old bottle, but either way I'm not excited. The lack of early hops is probably hurting it's ability to hold up if it is an old bottle but maybe I'm being too harsh.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into an Omnipollo shaker. Paid £3.70 for a single.

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden-orange body with a plentiful amount of fine, streaming carbonation visible. A light, bubbly, two-finger in height, white coloured head, slowly condenses to a frothy cap, leaving behind small amounts of sticky, soapy lace.

The sweet and simple nose predominantly consists of punchy citrus and light-skinned stone fruit. Zesty orange, grapefruit and lemon lead initially alongside plenty of peach, apricot and nectarine. Towards the back-end, fragrant elderflower and honeysuckle become apparent, as well as subtler notes of floral, grassy and spicy hops. Taste follows suit, but as a fractionally subdued version. Bright and juicy navel orange remain evident, leading upfront above lemon, grapefruit and a grainy pale malt backbone. Traces of honeysuckle and caramel follow, sweetening lingering orange to create a subtle candied citrus-like impression that lasts throughout the lengthy mid-palate. Vaguely peachy, light skinned stone fruits enter shortly after, but unlike the aroma in which individual characters are clearly defined, the fruity yeast profiles become softened and somewhat intermingled with delicate but firm malt sweetness. Towards the back-end, grapefruit pulp, pith and rind replace peach and orangey citrus, quickly combining with lightly bitter floral and grassy hops to balance the initially sweet and fruity start. In the mouth, a light to medium body paired with moderate amounts of fine, massaging carbonation start with a slick, smooth and soft feel. After the swallow, traces of pithy white grapefruit and spicy floral hops linger just long enough to dry the palate, finishing quick, crisp and clean, with a restraint but well-balanced and refreshing bitterness.

Overall this is an excellent beer. Bright, bold, crisp and refreshing, but taste falls very fractionally short of delivering every punchy hop profile promised by the nose. At only 5.6% ABV however, exceptional balance and huge drinkability more than make up for this small flaw, so much so, I have already picked up several more bottles. Recommended.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a Omnipollo tumbler glass.

A: The body is yellow having a great haziness from the use of oat. The head is one finger thick, it has lots of retention, lots of lacing and white coloured. This looks fantastic.
S: The aroma is very mild of pineapple and mangoes, it's not that prominent but it's interesting. In the back, there's also some slight hoppiness showing itself.
T: The beginning of the taste is sweet, like mango, citrusy, pineapple, and then moves towards the bitter parts of citrus and pineapple, ending very well in a rather mild bitterness from the hops. It's very well balanced actually.
M: Body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is not visible but high in quantity. Bitterness is mild.
O: It's actually a very balanced APA, linking this very much!

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Photo of mjgsilva
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sendrag
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rex_4539
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy, honey-like color, two finger white head, very good lacing, lots of carbonation.

S: Spicy, sweet, tropical fruits.

T: Bready, spicy, citrusy.

F: Nice, refreshing mouthfeel.

O: Good pale ale from Sweden.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkhara12
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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