Monday, January 9, 2017

Ölbeat 168: Bryggeri Supernova (4th edition)

Brewery: Bryggeri Helsinki
Country: Finland
Style: Imperial IPA
Abv: 7,8 %
What about the beer?
Colour is clear orange with a small white head. Aroma has mango, orange and candy sweetness. Taste begins with sweet fruits and slight bitterness. Bitter grapefruit juice with a sweet orange twist takes over. Bitterness grows towards the end and is joined by alcohol bite and a bit herbal dry flavour. Aftertaste has bitter grapefruit and citrus-fruity dryness.

Double IPA that has everything in it's place. Fruits and bitterness have more kick than a standard IPA, also the alcohol and dryness are more easily noticed. Quality brew which stands out with a bit more strong and fruity aroma and flavour than the usual thing.


For a change, I decided that it's time for an instrumental piece. The guitar master's freshest album gave just the right answer - some strong and skilled playing is present here. Powerful and aggressive like the brew. We'll probably visit his surprise box another time later.

Joe Satriani: Shockwave Supernova (YouTube)

From the 2015 album Shockwave Supernova, the song was written by Joe Satriani.