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Supernaut IPA - New England Brewing Co.

Supernaut IPA
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.31%

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Pete27lax on 01-30-2013)
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Photo of HeadyTheElder


4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to CTJman for getting this growler down south in superb condition.

A - Nice hazy, golden color. Definitely unfiltered, but pretty uniform.

S - Lots of tropical citrus. Very strong aroma. World-class.

T - Juicy citrus hops on the front end with a nice resiny, slightly bitter finish. Very little malt presence. Just hoppy goodness. Definitely some nice tropical fruit flavors in there.

M - Light and very drinkable. I could drink a lot of this on a warm spring day.

O - Great mosaic IPA from NEBCO. Very similar in structure to fuzzy baby ducks, especially in the finish and mouthfeel. These guys do fantastic work with their hoppy beers. Really good. Ruefully killing the growler as I type this.

Serving type: growler

02-03-2014 00:24:11 | More by HeadyTheElder
Photo of princeofthepoint


4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler pouted into snifter. Pours a beautiful yellow gold. The nose you get from the Mosaic hops is just stupid. Tastes amazing, very sessionable, light and fruity with a real crisp hop bitterness. Kill me now. This is a nuclear weapon for the Beast Coast beer game.

Serving type: growler

01-27-2014 17:53:28 | More by princeofthepoint
Photo of ChrisChagnon


4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz pour into a pint glass

A- This was a nice hazy orange color, slightly able to see through it, but not completely. Had a tiny head that dissipated quickly and left nice lacing on the way down

S- Pine, citrus and tropical fruit. The citrus and fruit was more overpowering than the pine, which was nice on the nostrils.

T- Tiny malt backbone as expected with the lower ABV on this one. The fruity citrus taste isnt huge and overpowering, but its just enough where its great and enjoyable.

M- No noticeable alcohol taste on this, drinks easy with a nice medium carbonation

O- This beer at this ABV is great, so sessionable. It was tough having this on tap right after coriolis, but it was still awesome, and I put down three in a row way too easy.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2013 13:34:28 | More by ChrisChagnon
Photo of alaimoa


4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler purchased at the brewery 20 minutes ago.
-appearance is a golden brown with limited head but lacing that sticks to the glass as you drink
-smells of pine and malt with slight lemon hints
-taste smooth with a little kick on the back end of hops, pine, sweetness caramel almost and aftertaste remains in a good way
-overall great IPA that doesn't kill you with hop bitterness but a smooth and drinkable brew

Serving type: growler

05-30-2013 20:12:51 | More by alaimoa
Photo of Durge


4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass at Pies & Pints in Middlebury, Connecticut this IPA has a very clear, pale golden appearance with a big white, snowy froth on top and a carpet of lace as you empty the glass. The aroma is somewhat delicate but brings a really nice citrus-pine, very solid and alluring. The flavor is an awesome blend of rye malt and citrus-pine. There's a little bit of light lemon sweetness blended terrifically with the hop bitterness while presenting a bit of grainy malt backbone. The body is medium to light with a fairly mild feel and modest carbonation. Highly drinkable. Great!

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2013 02:20:27 | More by Durge
Photo of stephenjmoore


4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale amber body with good transparency. A slight haze, but not cloudy. Big frothy off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S- A mixture of pine, citrus and tropical fruit notes. Just enough malt comes through so you know it's there. The tropical fruit aromas are big and juicy; pineapple, guava, passion fruit.

T- Bitter juicy hop flavors play off of a toasted malt backbone. Flavors are not huge and in your face, but are delicious.

M- Very smooth and drinkable, medium bodied, medium carbonation.

O- Very good IPA. Good flavors and great drinkability.

Serving type: growler

05-24-2013 22:29:29 | More by stephenjmoore
Photo of DrinkSlurm


4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ive had on tap at the brewery, on-tap at the Lumberyard in Georgetown, CT, and from Grolwer purchased at the Brewery...this review is from the growler...one week old.
Pours a hazy orange with a slight reddish color; nice thick white foam...looks so good. The aroma is where this is superb! Huuuge grapefruit citrus aroma, some bready malts...it just smells so damn good.
Taste is chewy dank citrus and pine hop flavor...just fruit juice with a tad of pine...its so good. Nicely bitter and so easy to drink. What a pleasure to drink this brew...yes, you should seek this out. Quite possibly one of the best "session" IPA's out there.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2013 21:34:22 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of Rifugium


3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at NEBCO

A newer brew from these guys, I suppose, so I'm glad I could snag one while in town. My visit to NEBCO was short, but sweet. Generous samples (free?) of some very tasty brews, and a good chat with the employee. Too bad we can't give barfly reviews to breweries, because they deserve them.

Anyway. This was a solid AIPA, slightly hazed copper pour, with a small, sturdy, white head. Nice hop bill on the nose, grassy, citrusy, tropical. The taste was similarly hop-driven, notes of citrus zest, tropical fruit, wet grass, fairly bitter and dry, hints of ammonia (not out of the ordinary), with a solid but subdued crackery malt base. Medium body, moderate carbonation, quite good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 02:13:49 | More by Rifugium
Photo of TheLostGringo


4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 64 oz. growler into my Hill Farmstead stemware.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a 1 1/2 inch off-white head. Clings nicely to the glass as I make my way through this brew.

S: Strong Orange aromas, tangerine and clean tropical fruits, absolutely beautiful nose on this IPA.

T: More tropical fruits especially in the front end, Hop bitterness in the finish, but then there is a sticky sweet coating in the end, really enjoyable. Feels a bit bigger then the 5.8%

M: light bodied but fills the mouth nicely nicely and goes down easy.

O: Just a great IPA from NEBCO, probably my favorite IPA that they make.

Serving type: growler

05-12-2013 01:53:02 | More by TheLostGringo
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32oz. growler into a NEBCO 668 tulip.

Pours a frothy 1.5 finger white head with moderate to low retention. Beer is a cloudy orange-peach. Lacing is stringy and spotty with good stick. Solid.

Nose is grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus, and a tropical hop bitterness. Real juicy with a robust fruit presence. Aromatic. Very appetizing.

Opens sweet citrus, passion fruit, and tea leaves. More of the same in the middle with an emerging sap and resin hop bitterness. Juicy tropical fruit at the end. Finish is a dry, dank, hop bitterness. Some grapefruit pulp and zest in the aftertaste. Great flavor, nice character.

Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth, warm and aggressive in the mouth and goes down smooth and dry. Messy finish with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Real nice.

Continuing in the long line of under-the-radar, super-solid IPAs and DIPAs, Supernaut from NEBCO is no slouch. Great aroma and feel with a complexity of flavor and drinkability to match. Definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: growler

05-11-2013 01:47:32 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of ScottieD


4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served on draft at Plan B in a pint glass.

A--As someone below put, just an inviting beer to drink. Gorgeous golden color, 1 finger frothy white head.

S--A very nice hop/fruit balance. Notes of orange, pineapple, tangerine fruits with hint of floral aromas to tantalize the senses.

T--Very citrus forward with a nice hop balance and bitterness at the finish. Very sessionable--a perfect summer IPA in my opinion, although I could drink it all the time.

O--A tremendous IPA. I enjoyed it very much. Kudos to Rob and Matt on a job well done.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2013 22:50:28 | More by ScottieD
Photo of nebula1999


4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Barley Vine in Bristol, CT.

Pours an orange-toned brew with a white head.

Aroma is all citrus, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, etc. Inviting.

Taste follows. Bitterness and floral at the same time. Just a great beer.

Can this one, PLEASE!

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2013 15:05:38 | More by nebula1999
Photo of VelvetExtract


4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a cloudy coppery hue. Nice, fluffed head. Head maintains its height and leaves loads of lacing.

S-Here we go again. Hop-soup from NEBCO yet again. The aroma explodes with baskets of tropical fruit. The malt provides some sort of backing to all those exotic fruity notes. Also tons of hemp.

T-The flavor starts off with the freshly-squeezed, juicy hop derived fruitiness. Pineapple and apricot and peach. Then a violent slice of piney, grassy and weedy bitterness sets in. The malt softens out the bitterness in some regards. The fruity hoppiness stays true throughout and leaves a long finishing note of grapefruit flesh.

M-High bitterness. Very drinkable and very dry. Perfect carbonation. So much flavor for a sub-6% brew.

O/D-Again, these guys brandish their expertise (especially with hoppy brews). This one reminded me of a mix of Fuzzy Baby Ducks and Gandhi Bot in both flavor and quality. An excellent,top-tier brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 23:04:32 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of Ultra-Plinian


4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into my brand new ghandi bot glass! Shared with my neighbor who was not worthy.

A - Nice golden tone, just begging to be consumed.

S - Citrus! Orange and Grapefruit just over the top.

T - Impressive, boarding on Amazing.

M - Probably the best part about this IPA, had a considerable big bite / bitterness at the back end of the taste. Made me want more and more.

O - I will seek this out again and again. Another great job by our friends at NEBCO. First experince with a single hop beer style, but would love to try some more.

Serving type: growler

03-28-2013 18:21:23 | More by Ultra-Plinian
Photo of CharlatanSin


4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a brand new Gandhi-Bot glass.

A: Pours a gorgeous hazy golden orange with a big frothy off-white head. Platonic, almost.

S: Mainly citrus hops, with an odd pungent aroma underneath that I can't place. It's not bad, just unexpected.

T/M: My first mosaic hop-focused beer, as far as I know. It's a very nice taste. Instead of the normal orange/tangerine citrus, I'm getting sweeter fruit, like mango or pineapple, maybe even white grape? That pungency is still there in the finish. Hardly any bitterness -- this one is citrus sweet and juicy. Mouthfeel is crisp, light and extremely drinkable.

O: Another superb IPA from NEBCO. NEBCO is killing it these days. One feels that a major expansion is inevitable one of these days, and if that happens, watch out East Coast.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2013 22:46:39 | More by CharlatanSin
Photo of Pahn

New York

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

64oz growler into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 2 inch fluffy while head that sticks around a long time and leaves a wall of lacing. Pours a hazy orange. As attractive an IPA as you can get (though could use more additional lacing I guess, insofar as appearance matters).

Smell: Citrus and weed, like most of the popular hop varietals these days. Blooms a bit with time, but still a bit "ambiguously fresh-but-not-that-fresh" hop. If Fuzzy Baby Ducks or Heady Topper or Sculpin are "wet, fresh hops," this is "fresh hop pellets."

Taste: Pretty good earthy, pungent and citrusy hops up front, then a really beautiful malt backbone. Very high perceived bitterness (I'm guessing very high IBU). Light prickly carbonation and very dry finish works excellently with the cereal malt flavors. Hop flavor has more of a sweetness to it than most. This is my first Mosaic single-hop beer... it's interesting, but I'm not sure I see why people would clamor for it over Amarillo or Simcoe or (especially) Citra. Calling this "Citra on steroids" seems more than a little hyperbolic.

The hop flavor is juicy and good, (and I know that, as usual, this barely makes sense) but it seems to have more of a compressed complexity than soaring, adventurous hop character. It reminds me of fresh Sculpin; really good, but just not getting there compared to the best from Hill Farmstead or Lawson's or Alchemist (or NEBCO), or even the better Stone and Sierra Nevada hoppy one-offs. The fresh grain malt backbone and top tier mouthfeel pick up the slack though.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Crisp, with mild tongue prickling carbonation and a very dry finish. Almost exactly how I want my IPAs.

Overall: Great, well-balanced IPA. Easy to drink a lot of, and a good showcase of this new trendy hop. I don't think it's quite on the level of other NEBCO single hop beers, but then again neither are 99.9% of the beers being produced these days. To put it another way, if I went to a bar and saw this on tap, I would order it.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2013 22:10:14 | More by Pahn
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Prime 16 in New Haven CT. Shaker pint glass.

The New England supernaut ipa was overall a different IPA than normal. Poured very dark copper. Some foam. Can't see thru. Pine sharp nose. Bitter open. Citrus too. The bite is sharp. Malt below but thin. Solid ipa. 4 4 375 35 375

Hard hop soft malt made for a good IPA experience

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2013 10:22:12 | More by KTCamm
Photo of PicoPapa


4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

64oz growler straight from NebCo. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with less than a half inch of head. Some lacing. Aroma is uber fruity. Pineapple, orange, mango,grape and some floral hop notes as well. The taste is some more of the tropical fruits along with some floral hops. Some breadiness but this one is hop forward. Floral hop bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied with a mouthfeel on the lighter side. Very drinkable IPA that doesn't skimp on the hop flavor. Reminds me a lot of Founders All Day IPA. Overall, perfect warm weather all day drinker.

Serving type: growler

03-22-2013 01:59:23 | More by PicoPapa
Photo of jimmy82063


4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super excited to try this. Poured into a tulip glass. This beer has a very nice head with some nice lacing, the colour is a murky orange. Smell is of some tropical fruit and maybe even a bit of lime. The taste is orange, pineapple, mango (lime in there as well). No real hoppy bitterness to this. Mosaic is certianly one sweet hop, absolutely no bitterness to the finish at all. Another NebCo hit!

Serving type: growler

03-16-2013 19:58:07 | More by jimmy82063
Photo of CHADMC3


4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy orange body with dark golden hues beneath the dense, pure white head which is very slow to dissolve leaving a sticky ring of lacing around the glass.

AbundatNt hop aromas leap from the glass both earthy or floral and citrus as well. The earthy notes are herbal, grassy, and woody all at once while the citrus is more tropical like pineapple or star fruit.

The hops on the flavor are equally biting with wood and herbal notes with a touch of sweetness mid palate full of citrus zest. The finish ends with an awesome oily, bitter palate coating hop finish. I just can't get over the hops packed into this thing, its a bit of a different mix versus its American IPA counterparts.

Medium to the fuller side in body with generous carbonation with an abundantly tasty, big hop finish.

We have a winner. Another great beer from NEBCO, yet a very different hop makeup versus their other brews in the IPA family.

Serving type: growler

03-16-2013 01:13:21 | More by CHADMC3
Photo of davey101


4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour from a 64 oz growler (filled today) into a 668 tulip glass.

A - Pours a color that I have come to expect from NEBCO, just a beautiful hazy unfiltered golden amber color. One fingers worth of white foam forms and disappears quickly. Moderate lacing and retention after a swirl but it seems to sit rather still.

S - Huge wave of tropical mango, grapefruit, clementine and some pineapple with an earthy and dank undertone. Not quite on the level of the Simcoe cat urine thing, but just a bit pungent. This smells fantastic!

T - It starts off with tropical fruits of mango, pineapple, oranges and grapefruit but its immediately met with with a wall of crackery malts. More of that danky earthy pungency with a bit of grass. Very balanced with the hops making their presence known at every second. Finishes dry with a juicy flavor and a light bitterness. Mouth feel is rich and oily with perfect carbonation.

O - Another incredible one-off IPA from the boys at NEBCO. This is a really impressive beer that showcases the mosaic hop so well. I actually enjoy this quite a bit more than Fuzzy Baby Ducks (I'm not a citra fanatic) and in terms of other Mosaic hopped beers this falls just short of HF Society & Solitude #6. Very impressive and damn tasty and far too drinkable.

Serving type: growler

03-16-2013 01:03:42 | More by davey101
Photo of alexgash


4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64 oz. growler filled on 3/14/13. 5.8% abv.

Hazy deep copper with golden yellow edges. Pinkie finger of tight-bubbled, gauzy, eggshell white head. Very fresh hop nose. Complex bouquet of pineapple, unripe mango, sweet onions, funky weed resin, and fresh cut grass. Whew!

Herbal hop bitterness up front. Faint toasted malt ducks underneath. Hops proceed to steal the show. Numbing herbal bitterness swells as a heady mix of floral, resinous, and citrus flavors. Grapefruit rind bitterness. Light tropical notes. Sweet onion pungency. Hints of cat pee (which I drink all the time :)). Strong resinous funk. Malt gets overwhelmed, but I get notes of sweet biscuit and fruit. Very dry finish. Medium body with a smooth, cask-ish feel. A very hop forward IPA and a beautiful one at that. This mosaic hop is an assertive one, with lots of great complexity.

Serving type: growler

03-15-2013 21:24:14 | More by alexgash
Photo of braugon


4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks hazy orange.
Great fresh, floral hop smell.
Clean hoppy taste; grapefruit, vidalia onions, sounds gross, however it is anything but.
The hops in this one are mosaic, which I'm not sure I've ever had, as I'm told they're hard to find, the hop slowly unfurls in taste as you drink.
Taste changes nicely as it warms.

Nebco does right by the Elm City .

abv is 5.8%

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2013 19:49:33 | More by braugon
Photo of woosterbill


4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at Prime 16 during the NEBCO tap takeover 2013. The log kicked in 7 minutes. Unbelievable.

A: Hazy orange body under a finger of fine off-white head. Great retention and lacing. I have to ding it for lack of clarity, although I'm sure the cloudiness is only testament to its profound hop content, so I'm not worried.

S: Pure but complex hops. Herbal, floral, and citric all at once. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, and especially mango. Amazing.

T: Follows the nose: rich, juicy hops dominate. Citrus, tropical fruit, and sticky vegetal notes are all huge. Really balanced and intense at the same time. Delicious in every way.

M: Smooth medium body, plenty carbonation. Nice and rich.

O: Yet another amazing single-hop beer from NEBCO - it might even by my favorite so far. I wish it hadn't kicked so fast, as I really wanted to get a second pour and drink it side-by-side with Fuzzy Baby Ducks. Having had them both (plus the Double Dry Hopped FBD cask) in the same night, though, I would definitely order Mosaic first if I had my choice. Incredible beer.


Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2013 05:57:28 | More by woosterbill
Photo of Pete27lax

New York

4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at the prime 16 tap takeover

Pours a golden color with a minimal head but good lacing and head retention.

Smell is great! Mosaic hops have a very complex smell. Very oily and fruity, similar to simcoe hops with citrus flavors.

Taste is very similar to the smell. Bitterness is mild but the flavors are very fruity. Resin notes as well.

Mouthfeel is perfect, smooth yet light.

Nebco does it again.. Love it!

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2013 00:56:56 | More by Pete27lax
Supernaut IPA from New England Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.