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RATINGS: 34   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.

boydmarq's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
boydmarq (53) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2012
On tap at Lazlo’s in West Omaha. Nice white head that dissipated slowly with nice lacing. Not much aroma. Taste was tart with grapefruit notes. Hoppy finish. Like many Empyrean brews, very drinkable but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie (2999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2015
12 oz bottle best before October from that smoke shop in McCook, NE. This is a hazy light orange with a long lasting white head. Aroma has notes of peaches, earthy hops, and bread. The palate is medium with some noticeable sugars giving it body. There are flavors of stone fruit, grassy hops, and grains. Backend bitterness starts to build towards the end of the glass. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4189) - 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 (11376) - 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 (482) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbuskirk (707) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2015 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 (982) - 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 (2691) - 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.

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