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American Pale Ale
Ranked #447
Ranked #15,014
3.92 | pDev: 10.71%
May 17, 2023
Mar 08, 2012
Formerly Mazarin

Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe. 48 IBU. No hops were added during the start of the boil.
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Rated: 4.08 by JTuomi from Finland

May 17, 2023
Rated: 3.95 by Heeenrik from Finland

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 3.68 by Belgrader84 from Serbia

Jan 10, 2023
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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.
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
Maz from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 214 ratings