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Super Nova Summer Fest - Empyrean Brewing Company

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 55
Avg: 3.29
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: budgood1 on 07-22-2011

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
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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.

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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.

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S- Corn, breadiness. Slight hop aroma.

T- Follows the nose to a "T". Very bready. Pretty bland really.

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Super Nova Summer Fest from Empyrean Brewing Company
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