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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Nothing common here, just great beer! “Commonly” consumed in California’s early gold rush days when those old wood kegs would literally burst from the pressure of the beer, leading to the nickname Steam Beer. Super Nova is ruby-gold with a refreshingly smooth sweetness that’s complimented by an All-American crisp hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. Lightly sweet with some mild spice, wheat, and light hops. Has a faint apple cider taste. Interesting, but average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
Only had a small sample at a tasting. However, it tasted beer than it's current RB rating. Aggressive carbonation and decent hops for the low abv. Some nice subtle sweetness as well. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of straw, citrus and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, light earthiness and light fruitiness with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear honey color with a thick white marshmallow head. Aroma of citrus, cereal, and biscuits. Sweet and salty. Biscuits, citrus, wheat, and cereal dominate the palate. A subtle bit of honey on the finish. Siolid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2014
Murky yellow pour with a small head. Aroma is spicy, citrus. Taste of wheat, spices and hops. Taste is full and lingers slightly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbuskirk (618) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 Supernova seems to want to taste like a California Common but its hoppiness is more indicative of an American Pale Ale. That works for me! I like the spicy, herbal notes of the hops. Carbonation is lively but also a bit harsh. Not Empyrean’s very best but it’s worth having.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (762) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Citrus, wheat. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Citrus, wheat, spices, corn, slightly bitter, slightly malty. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- Refreshing and smooth, this is a nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
triplehopped (53) - - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a cloudy, pale gold with a medium white head that dissipates moderately fast with little to no lacing. A hint of citrusy hops combined with the aromas of grain malt makes for a sweet, malty aroma. Lively carbonation and light body, sits smooth and finishes clean. Medium sweet and light bitter taste. Overall, a fair balance of hops and malt (leaning on the hops) making for a satisfying brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with white head. Bread, cereal aromas. Bitter, toast, malty flavors. Pretty boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a Lager Glass at 49°. Color is a slightly hazy gold with very good carbonation and a fluffy white head. Aroma is very light with a bit of corn and a sour note coming through. It has a lighter body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor comes in with a lightly sweet corn or grain like taste, a touch of lemon zest and a bit of hop spice. In the after taste a gentle bitterness shows leaving an almost dry feel behind. Overall it’s a nice little brew just not all that exciting.

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