Sunday, November 15th, 2020

Fancy Pants Sunday: Omnipollo Decuple Dry Hopped Fatamorgana

Ron Swarner

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You fancy Omnipollo Decuple Dry Hopped Fantamorgana!

Fancy Pants Sunday: Omnipollo Decuple Dry Hopped Fatamorgana

Swedes Karl Grandin and Henok Fentie are fancy. Their beer is fancy, thanks to homebrewer turn mad scientist Fentie. Their label art is fancy, thanks to visual artist Grandin. They don’t brew much in Sweden, but they travel to fancy lands to brew their creative brews, many times with collaborating breweries. Since they founded Omnipollo in 2011, they keep a constantly curious, razor-sharp and fancy approach to everything they do. Today, we look at what fancy brewers can do when they take their fancy beer to a 10: Fancy Pants Sunday: Omnipollo Decuple Dry Hopped Fatamorgana.

The inspiration for Omnipollo Decuple Dry Hopped Fatamorgana is Fatamorgana Double IPA, which Fentie brewed at Dugges Bryggeri with oats and wheat, and double dry hopped with Columbus, Centennial and Citra hops. (The word “fatamorgana” derives from the Italian phrase “fata morgana,” a complex form of mirage that is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon.) Quadruple Dry Hopped Fatamorgana rolled out of Great South Bay Brewery with same base recipe but with twice the dry-hopping of the double dry hopped Fatamorgana. Fenti went back to Duggess for 8-Tuple Dry Hopped Fatamorgana triple IPA — which bring us to Fancy Pants Sunday: Decuple is Fatamorgana transformed into a quadruple IPA dry hopped 10 times with Citra hops, basically turning the beer into liquid Citra and a great buzz, thanks to its 12 percent rating. It’s brewed at 12 Percent Beer Project in Connecticut, which also helps distribute their beer in the States.

As we mentioned, Omnipollo Decuple is Citra bomb. Dip your nose in for pungent, sweet orange juice and Citra hops. The flavor follows the nose with orange, citrus and hops with a hot, long booze finish. But, and here’s the shocker — it’s smooth and fairly balance, in terms of the sweetness, hops and bitter. Oh, you’ll be walking around enjoy the burn for a while.

You fancy Omnipollo Decuple Dry Hopped Fantamorgana!