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Super Nova Summer Fest - Empyrean Brewing Company

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Easy drinking with hints of sweet corn, bread and caramel, finishing with a blast of citrus hop character and just enough crisp to balance the sweet. It's a toast to rolling surf, Baja hoodies, beach BBQs and the elusive green flash.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: budgood1 on 07-22-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

jzlyo, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of NiceTaps
3.5/5  rDev +9%

12oz bottle in a nonic pint glass.

A- Yellow-gold color, splash of orange sun, 1/2F white head, some rings of lacing. Lively carb, unfiltered look.

S- Light toasted malt, dry white bread. Nothing sweet about it. Some floral hops.

T- Light, dry malts. Floral and fruit hops.

M- easy drinking, medium body, sturdy. Lasting hops, not bitter.

O- Surfer Ale from NE? OK, why not!

NiceTaps, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Beerman523
4.04/5  rDev +25.9%

Beerman523, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of yankees27
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Lager yeast at ale temperature. Corn flakes used per Empyrean representative

yankees27, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

RDW, Aug 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

pwkeegan, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +24.6%

Robeless, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

BearMittens, Jul 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

DemoniChris, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

csmalley, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

tbone64, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled a little earlier this evening on 5/12/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pint glass.

Pours a burnt orange in color with a very thin off white head. The lacing was of thin sheets that hugged the sides of the glass. The aroma is of some citrus and hops with a hint of caramel and pine. More going on with the taste with the above mentioned with the orange zest coming through. A slight bitter finish. Perfect carbonation for the type. Overall, wasn't bad but OK.

BeerWithMike, May 13, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.8%

Miami66, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

sneezye, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.55/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Super Nova pours a darker cooper color with a large lacing head. There is a crisp and earthy, with grassy aroma. The taste is very crisp, earthy undertones, with hints of a grassy like flavor, and a light hoppy taste. Good body,, good flavors, easy to drink too. Overall its a nice enjoyable beer, but a bit boring.

vette2006c5r, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Bear1964, Nov 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Kahlerbock, Sep 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Jabartheljr, Aug 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

craft_shannie, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

danfix99, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy burnt orange, slightly pale yellow. White head calms to a film, nice rings of lacing.

Aroma: Mostly a malt experience with orange and lemon peels.

Taste: A balance of sweet malts transitioning to a tangy, bitter hop finish. Good lemon peel presence, tastes very citrusy.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Definitely tastes like a summer beer, with excellent citrus notes.

JuicesFlowing, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mkh895, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

MtOrion, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

AlbertVogler, May 29, 2013
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Super Nova Summer Fest from Empyrean Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.