A double IPA with double dry hopping of Simcoe, Amarillo and Enigma, this beer is an explosion of flavour. Expect a big hop aroma of pine, grapefruit rind, tangerine and peaches with a good assertive bitterness, followed by a dry finish that leaves your palate demanding more.
Like a supernova, this beer might just be your brightest shining moment of the night.
Although we genuinely hope not…
Short description: Double IPA – explosive hop flavour – full on bitterness
Style: Double IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Amarillo and Enigma and Equinox
Malt: two row base Irish malt
Strength: 8% ABV
Bitterness: 85 IBUs
Colour/appearance: light orange with a fluffy off-white head
Aroma: oodles of passionfruit and tangerine.
Flavour: a full mouth feel with glorious full-on hoppy bitterness. Lots of fruit in each sip including passsionfruit, tangerine and underripe papaya. There’s a solid malt backbone here, holding everything in balance.
Aftertaste: humming lingering bitterness. A contemplative drink.
Food pairings: put this Supernova with some seared scallops, especially if they come with a pineapple / mango / chilli salsa and feel your tastebuds go stratospheric. If you can get your hands on some intense blue cheese, like an aged Young Buck from Northern Ireland, you’re in for a treat.
Launch Date: September 2016.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs)