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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bark on 06-29-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
517
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
20.82%
 
 
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Photo of BakaGaijin
3.36/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Hazy amber colour with a lovely thick frothy head that lasts for good long while.

S - Citrus and some light caramel. A little pine as well.

T - Pine and resin. Some malt, flowery notes, grapefruit rind and a fairly bitter finish. Not tasting much of the citrus that I expected from the nose.

M - Medium body and decent carbonation.

O - A little too bitter on the finish for my liking. I prefer a little more balance.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention with some lacing. Aroma of light floral hoppy notes with some lightly sweet malt notes also noticeable. Taste is also a good mix between some floral hoppy notes with some lightly sweet malt backbone notes. Body is quite full with limited filtration. Hops profile was not as powerful as expected but still enjoyable overall.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thanks, Xenoreactive!

Pours a cloudy amber color. The head is three fingers high and off-white in shade. Retention is quite good, excellent even. As the head fades, webs of lacing stick to the glass. Haziness aside, this has that classic Cascade-hopped DIPA appearance.

At the first whiff of the aroma, I was ready to go "herp derp hurr it's aping Heady", but there's a lot more to this than that. There are the requisite notes of grapefruit, pine, and flowers coming from the hops - the latter note being the most dominant. I'm also picking up some caramel, brown sugar, honey, and toffee. But in general, it's quite floral. Smells like a classic DIPA rather than a new-school one; there's less excitement to be found with this beer's nose, but it's reliably solid.

I taste lots of floral bitterness to start. Aside from light grapefruity touches near the middle, there isn't a lot of fruitiness to this beer - it's mostly flowery and embellished by malt near the middle and back end. I get nice notes of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar (pretty much what I got from the aroma). This is a tasty beer with good balance, but there aren't many nuanced, standout notes to be found. It's a fairly standard-tasting DIPA to me.

Despite the relative maltiness to this brew, it has a dry, crisp finish and excellent drinkability. And the unfiltered quality gives it a creamier texture than it might have had. Carbonation is fairly timid, allowing this beer to rely on its natural dryness to cleanse the palate.

Decent, but I fail to see how this stands out from the pack. It's a little crisper and easier to drink than the competing field of Cascade-heavy IPAs - too bad the price point renders that advantage moot. I'd buy it again if it were $10/6 pack, not $10/little bottle.

3.52/5: A good DIPA, just not a good value

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Photo of BGDrock
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: murky, pale orange with a fine, tan head that has several minutes retention

Aroma: bright citrus - orange, with pineapple, kiwi; a nice mix of sweet, tart, and exotic; floral too, and honey; bitter resin lingers in the background

Taste & Mouthfeel: intense spruce-flavoured bitterness gives a solid burn with only hints of citrus presented in the aroma making it's way to the palate; pithy and heading towards window-cleaner territory, especially in the finish - that of course goes on forever; smooth, medium body; it's like licking the sap off pine needles

Overall: too bad the taste is such a departure from the tantalizing aroma, it had hints of being great, which makes me think this may have been had too long after bottling (another possible casualty of the LCBO); would give it another go given the chance

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Photo of M_chav
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Malt forward but nice. It's good but just not my jam. Awesome looking pour, great head retention and nice lacing. It's a bit dull as far as flavor goes and the hop can't come out like I wish it would but it's not bad.

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Photo of GmAn613
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy orange/amber hue. Nice head that fades fast with some lacing. S: caramel, malty, toasty, orangey/citrus. T: malty caramel flavors burst through strong. Followed by an orange pith. Bitterness becomes over bearing near the end. No booziness for 8.5%. M: carbonation is solid, crisp and biting. Not creamy or juicy. O: solid DIPA, but less caramel flavoring would make it a more impressive beer. The lack of booziness is superb and is quite an easy drinker. Wouldn't pick it up again unless it was in tap.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours cloudy with an orangey body and good carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy off white head. Good rings of lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Pineapple, grapes, lot's of hoppy fruits. Lemon and orange. Pineapple core and acidic fruits.

T - Good malt contribution, booze, lot's of hops. Orange and alcohol and grapefruit rind. Alcohol shows up too much.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body and a grapefruit rind/alcohol finish with a good bitterness.

O/D - Alcohol showed up a bit too much for the ABV on this one, otherwise a fairly good kick at the can for the style.

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Photo of LarryK
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wow, lots going on here. Pours a fairly lighter orange than expected, with citrus flavors upfront, pine in the middle and a bitter/dry back-end. For whatever reason, a lot of the double IPAs I've tasted of late have gone a similar route. Would have liked the citrus flavor to stay on throughout; the fact that the flavor drops out near the back end is a bit of a red flag for me. Mouthfeel and carbonation are moderate; overall not a bad DIPA, but not necessarily something I'd seek out again.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with a slight chill haze. Head is off-white and dense. Creamy and dense with decent retention. Bubbly with some solid streaks and notches of lacing.

Smell: Pine needle. Touches of pineapple. Solid hit of grapefruit flesh and zest. Orange zest and juice. A touch of honey. Malts are relatively light with just a touch of caramelization. Some biscuit and caramelized malt sweetness. Tons of pine. Needle, oil, branch, it's all there. Some mild tropical elements...tangerine. Floral as it warms.

Taste: Hints of tangerine and pineapple over some soft peach. Loaded with pine needle and sap. A touch of woody and herbal elements coupled with a solid floral backing. Malt backbone offers a touch of biscuit dough with some mild caramelized sweetness. Tons of lingering bitterness. Each sip builds on the bitterness. Aggressive bitterness that just sits on the tongue. Pine and flowers...pine flower is a thing right? Did I mention it's bitter. It just sits there and sits there.

Mouthfeel: Medium slightly sticky and oily body with a moderate carbonation. Minimal astringency.

Overall: Must be a prototype.

It's solid and then some and it's definitely a DIPA. Screamingly bitter and unrelenting. Worth picking up, but I feel like there might be a freshness issue here. Fresh this would be something to truly impress, as it is, it's good almost great.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into tulip 27/10/13

A murky pale orange liquid with loads of the tiniest pin prick bubbles feeding a well retained massive three fingers of foam that leaves partial rings deep down the glass

S De Proef yeast is distinctive and I noticed it right away, sweet orange, tangerine, pineapple, floral and piney hops, some caramel and a hint of booze

T more yeast then the nose, the tropical flesh is a little rindy, vitamin C chewable, some brown sugar, and a little booze, not to far from the nose

M leaning towards full, pin prick bubbles give a creamy feel, quite gritty, a nice bitter snap, lingering yeasty citrus

O pretty solid DIPA, stereotypical even, perhaps a little faded but the hops are holding up nicely, the yeast it a little strong and perhaps holding it back

I was hoping for a little more but not bad at the end of the day, reminds me of a Mikkeller IPA, a few months old by the time it gets here, De Proef house notes, overpriced, and stops short of being great

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Photo of BrewerB
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at City Beer Store today for $7.99.

Hazy orange with golden around the edges. Rocky, long lasting off-white foam stacked up 2-3 fingers high with lacing. Grapefruit/citrus and tropical hop aromas with modest esters. Very high bitterness grabs hold first and clings on tight. Grapefruit juice, grassy on the back-end with a crisp crack of lightly toasted bread in the middle. Finishing dry without much malt sweetness. Piney/evergreen. Moderate body, mid-high carbonation level. Though this is a product of a Swedish brewer brewing in Belgium, it tastes a hell of a lot like a west coast IPA to me. Loads of bitterness and hop character with just enough malt and a dry finish that keeps me coming back for another sip.

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Photo of Suds
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a honey-colored, slightly hazy liquid, with a tall off-white head. The aroma is grainy, backed with grassy hops and a hint of tropical fruit. There is also a bit of spice, and an odd, almost sour note. The taste is semi-sweet with plenty of warming qualities. Lots of hop flavor as well. Full in body. This is an interesting, but very dangerous brew.

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Photo of GPHarris
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick bubbly, off-white head into a snifter that left nice lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was amber.
s - citrus peel with a hint of grainy sweetness.
t - citrus peel again with more of a honey-like sweetness.
m - slick and medium at first but becomes more bubbly.
o - first beer from omnipollo and it was a solid DIPA.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%

Thick creamy white head on a somewhat clear dark golden body. Thick lacing sticks behind.

Some sweet caramel lingers through the hops that come across on the citrus side. Some floral.

Big pine and grapefruit flavor. Caramel malts. There's a bit of heat from the alcohol creeping in.

Smooth and fairly heavy for a IPA. Bitterness isn't too much for something this big. Leaves the mouth dry.

Pretty hefty stuff. A little less malt and alcohol and it's a solid 4.

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Photo of Bilge
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very, very hoppy IPA from Belgium (It's not actually Swedish - read the fine print on the label).

Orangey pour with medium head that flattens out fairly quickly. Great hoppiness.

If you like very hoppy IPA's, as I do, you'll like this one. Maybe the best IPA I've tried.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden and hazy. Small white head.

Smell - Tons of grapefruit. A little astringent and boozy. Sweet pale malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. A little more monotonous. Boozy and a bit astringent. Bready malts. Pretty sweet. Grapefruit bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. A little boozy.

Overall - Good beer. No idea how old it is, but has a great hop profile.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

this is probably a better beer than the ratings i am giving it, at least according to everyone else, but for me, it lacks the omnipollo magic, which i have experienced in all of their beers to date before this one, and its there here too, trying to bust though a bigger malt profile than is necessary in terms of caramel notes, or maybe too long of a boil where some sugar caramelization occurred, i dont know for sure, but it cant get out. it also cant get out from behind a brick wall of bitterness that starts mid palate and lingers for half an hour. the hop complexion of the beer is otherwise awesome, but its masked a bit more than i would like it to be here. there is a peach or nectarine juicy character to the hops, and it comes out right before the finish in a huge wave of crashing carbonation, stirring up a turbid mix of malt residuals, strange new wave euro yeast, and oils that coat the palate and then disappear. i could drink a bunch of these, but i feel like i would pay for it. the mouthfeel is its best asset i think. if this were a single ipa with a scaled back malt base and more emphasis on late kettle timing with the same dosage, it would be a vastly superior beer in my mind. the bitterness is a distraction and the alcohol leaks through just a bit. that said, a treat to get to try another beer from these guys, who are absolute awesome as on outfit on the whole.

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Photo of byronic
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with shades of gold. Very lively forming a nice thick white head.

Citric fruit forward with touches of pine followed by a mellow sweetness.

A nice blend of bitter and sweet. Although I found it to be overwhelmingly bitter at first it definitely evens out after a few sips. The nose promised more fruitiness but that wasn't delivered.

Mild carbonation and creamy, very smooth.

A very nice brew, quite bitter but does a nice job complementing burst of bitter with fruit flavour.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, herbs, kumquats, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, tangerine, biscuits, and crackers fill the nose.

T: Notes of bitter, funky yeast, caramel, biscuits, crackers, minerals, herbs, grass, kumquats, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and tangerine fill the mouth. The finish is incredibly bitter with huge herb, yeast, lemon, lime, and kumquat flavors.

M: On the lighter side of medium, smooth, and slick. Carbonation is active and airy. Alcohol is a bit prickly, but not really problematic in any way.

O: This is not a bad DIPA at all, but to this point, I have been slightly more impressed with some of the brewery's other offerings of this type. It's still a solid ale though.

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Photo of larryi86
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, best before 8/23/14, poured into a teku

A- A slightly hazy amber/orange color with a four finger fluffy white head.

S- Piney, some earth spices, slightly dank, somewhat grassy, some tropical fruits, citrus.

T- Some citrus upfront, caramel malts, some pepper/earth spices, dank bitter piney hops in the finish.

S- Smooth, medium body, carbonation could be higher.

O- I would really like to try a fresh bottle of this. I did have the Stillwater remix and enjoyed it more, but I feel that it could be because it was fresher.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy orange with a one-finger foamy white head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of piney hops and citrus.

T - This is a hop bomb. Big amount of piney hops right upfront. There is a slight malt sweetness with some citrus (orange and grapefruit) to add some balance. Finish is strong bitter hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel. Sticky dry finish.

O - A very hop forward DIPA. Definetly tasty, but only recommended for hop heads.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In the mood for a citrus-laden DIPA, I snagged this bottle from the fridge and poured it into an American pint glass. A light orange-amber color with around six inches of beige head, the aroma was exactly what I was hoping it would be: Tangy, fruity, with a ton of citrus rind and flesh, pine resin, dry spice like white pepper, and tropical papaya. The tangy citrus and tropical components were dominant, with the pine lagging behind. A huge citrus and tropical flavor hop showcase with a refined, sophisticated, almost subdued bitterness. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime are all detectable, combining with a medicinal tang to remind me of vitamin C chewables, and bolstered by musky guava, papaya, and pineapple notes. Malt backbone is sweet and smooth, tastes like light butterscotch or brown sugar and gummy worms, with some pine astringency emerging in the semi-bitter finish. The alcohol is pretty well-hidden and this one could be hazardous in its drinkability for such a big ABV. Fresh, bright, zesty, and sweet, with just enough heft and power to satisfy a bitterness craving but underperforming in this regard. Not the most malty or piney of DIPAs but certainly brings the citrus goods.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazy, cloudy golden orange color with, with a half inch head, and tons of lacing.

Smells like orange, pineapple, and pine, with a really strong herbal and earthy aroma as well.

This is definitely a unique IPA. It's really really herbal, marijuana, tea, and pine, with some fruitiness as well, your typical blend of grapefruit and orange, some pineapple, too. It's got a really bitter finish, and the finishing taste is a little bit soapy, which detracts slightly.

This has a pretty thick mouthfeel, creamy and slightly soapy/slick, with a moderate level of carbonation.

An interesting IPA from Omnipollo, but definitely not perfect.

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Photo of brewskis
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden orange color with over a finger of an off-white head.

Aroma is definitely suggests that this one has some age on it. I do get a good amount of sweet orange (like orange marmalade), some pine, grass, and lots of herbal (tea-like) notes from the hops; however, there is a significant amount of a bready and sweet, sugary malt too.

Taste starts with lots of bready malt and carmel sweetness, along with some light orange and herbal notes. The orange note becomes stronger into the middle and takes on an orange marmalade flavor to go with more herbal notes and sweet bready malt. Finish dries out the beer nicely and brings with it lots of pine resin bitterness and sweet orange.

Medium body. Smooth carbonation and creamy. An oily and sticky finish.

Although this one undeniably has some age on it, I cannot hold that against them being overseas. Despite the age, this one has some nice hop flavors and is balanced wonderfully. I can tell that a fresh version of this would be awesome.

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of your typical IPA. Nothing special or new to stand out. By no means a bad beer, but with the glut of better beers on the market for cheaper, not one I'll be returning to soon.

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