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Super Nova Summer Fest | Empyrean Brewing Company

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Super Nova Summer FestSuper Nova Summer Fest

Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

Added by budgood1 on 07-22-2011

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work----Thanks Randy
This summer ale pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate head of white foam that dissipates to a thin ring, thin layer, and light lacing. Nose of lemon zest, fresh spicy hops, light grain notes, and moderate sweet malts. Flavors follow the nose with sweet caramel and a cereal grain note on the front and sides, followed by light sweet malts and fading on the back to a spicy and zesty hop presence and light lemon notes. Good carbonation keeps this one lively with a dry finish. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste and a light grain note on the end.
A decent brew with good sessionability.


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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.

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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!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden/orange color with a small white head of bubbly foam. It left thin sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus and some pine. Light caramel nose.

T - It tasted of citrus - mostly orange. Some nice toasty malt with a touch of bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice APA. Empyrean does some really nice beers.

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A- Short white head on top of a micro-sediment filled straw golden body. A collar and a little head retention remains throughout, also speckles of lacing along the pint glass wall.

S- Corn, breadiness. Slight hop aroma.

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

M- Medium mouthfeel, somewhat creamy actually. Soft but adequate carbonation.

D/O- An easy drinker that the macro fans would enjoy. I wouldn't necessarily classify this as an American Pale Ale but I'm not sure where else it belongs...cream/adjunct ale? If you're downing craft beers on a 100 degree day, this one is worth a try...otherwise, pass.

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