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Supernova - Willoughby Brewing

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 12
Avg: 3.81
pDev: 21.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Willoughby Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 03-02-2013

Our newest IPA, Supernova, is a Double IPA with copious amounts of malt and hops which bring it to 10% abv and 105 IBUS. We used a lot of American hops including Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe and Cascade.
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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 12
Reviews by CaptCleveland:
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3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Supernova, brewed for Willoughby Brewing Co's 15th anniversary, tapped 2/15/2013. 10.0% ABV and 105 IBUs.

Pale-orange elixir, served in a snifter for $5. Clear brew, no lacing or head.

Dank, piney hops. Alcohol vapors. That's about it.

Bitter from start to finish with a huge alcohol presence that lingers.

Medium body, slick, oily.

This brew is fairly one dimensional with quite a large, heavy alcohol load coming through. More of a triple IPA in taste, reminds me of Hoppin' Frog's Hop Dam, but not nearly in that league. Really hoped that they would have knocked one out with this, being an anniversary brew and all.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very solid brew. Nice sweetness from malts followed by big hops both in the smell and on the tounge. Citrus pine and a little tropical fruits are dominant. Well done.

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4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32OZ. crowler
Served in a teku glass

I will call the color of this beer amber. It is hazy. There was a mountain of beige head from my sloppy pour. There is some decent lacing.

I can definitely tell it is 9.95% ABV. The alcohol is not hidden at all. The malt is surprisingly apparent as well giving a sweet aroma. I get some pine from the hops.

This is a sweeter DIPA, and the alcohol is front and center. It has a pine flavor.

I had a sample at the brewpub. This is not as good as the sample. It's pretty boozy, but I'm watching sports all day, so it'll get drank. Plus it made me think of Powerman 500. I had to listen to Supernova a couple times while I drank a glass.

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Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Josbor11
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of cookedw
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I think this is a double APA, not a double IPA. There just aren't enough hops, though there's no way you'd guess it is 10% abv.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Arch578
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Weegee40
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Willoughby bc says it's only 88 Ibu and 9.95%

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Photo of maximus_rebel
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of deonreds
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Supernova from Willoughby Brewing
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.