Omnipollo Fatamorgana – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV | 100 IBU

Omnipollo Fatamorgana American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV | 100 IBU (C$7.63 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 330 ml, best before 5-Sep-2018, acquired 11-Apr-2018, reviewed 13-Apr-2018)

Appearance: opaque pale gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim and ring, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: resiny pine, tropical fruit, citrus, earth. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, high bitter. (9/10) Medium slightly oily and creamy body, moderate-low carbonation, drying building bitter mildly warming finish. (4/5)

A Fata Morgana is, of course, a type of mirage, named after Morgan Le Fey. Needless to say, it wouldn’t take many of these to make one see mirages and/or any number of Arthurian sorceresses. The cloudy appearance and milkshake-like body might tempt one to call this an NEIPA, but it really isn’t: there’s far too much dank pine resin on the nose, and far too much hop burn on the tongue. It is juicy, though, and very, very enjoyable, with almost no hint as to the fairly beefy ABV. (17/20)

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