Wednesday 5 May 2021

Brick Lane - Supernova IPA - Beer Review

Brewed By: Brick Lane Brewing
Beer: Supernova IPA
ABV: 6.8%
Malts: Pale, Munich, Rolled Oats
Hops: Citra, Equanot, Centennial, Mosaic
Yeast: Chico

"Our Supernova IPA is a bright, tropical IPA with notes of tangerine, mango, lychee, pine and green pepper. A champagne supernova of flavours that hits the palate with a powerful aromatic punch"


The Brick Lane Supernova IPA is the quintessential example of what an IPA should be. High alcohol content, a strong bitterness sitting subtly behind a nice strong blend of fruity hops making for an excellent and well balanced combination of flavours.

The malt backbone consists of a mixture of pale, munich and rolled oats which gives it a fairly light colour - with a slight amount of haze - most likely from the large amount of hops that are present. But the malts are only there to play a supporting role to what is the star of the show here - the hops.

Hops are a mixture of citra, equanot, centennial and mosaic - and there's plenty of them. The best way to describe the taste is tropical - not quite at the "juicy" level as say, a New England IPA, but not far off it. The bitterness does linger a little after each sip - more so than the tropical notes which doesn't always leave the most pleasant aftertaste in the mouth.

At 6.8% it packs plenty of punch - I wouldn't be drinking more than 1 or 2 at a time, but this is really what an IPA should be. A well rounded beer with plenty of everything - alcohol, bitterness and hop fruitiness.



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