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Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

418 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 15
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.37% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hoppy, Belgian-style golden ale first appeared in early 2007 as the first edition of our Short Batch Series. At that time, we called it the Gnome, an homage to Brasserie d'Achouffe.

45 IBU

2011 - 9.9%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-11-2007)
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Photo of Jeffo
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dad got me this one while in the States a while back. Thanks for the brews pop!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage: 2013

APPEARANCE: Pours a large, three finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with great retention. Cloudy gamboge orange with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a full foamy cap and coats the glass with lacing. Half wisp with sheets of lacing down the glass. Good looking brew for sure.

SMELL: Pale malts, green fruits, apples, spicy cloves and yeasty spices on the nose. Medium strength and plenty Belgian in style.

TASTE: Pale malts, spicy cloves and green fruit sweetness up front. Medium but lingering finish of spicy yeast, cloves, caramel sweetness, green fruit and apples, as well as some bitter floral hops for balance. Flavorful and plenty spicy as well.

PALATE: Fuller body with medium carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Full and creamy for sure. Good feel.

OVERALL: A very good beer. Lots of good aromas and flavors, and definitely showcases the spicy nature of Belgian yeast, which is a hallmark of this style. I would have liked to see more hop flavor perhaps as opposed to the hops simply providing bitterness, but the spicy and estery qualities of the yeast made this an enjoyable drink. Though the fuller feel is definitely not Belgian in character, I’m a fan and appreciated the creamy fullness here. Definitely a quality brew that’s well worth checking out if you get the chance. Thanks again dad!

Jeffo, Oct 16, 2014
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Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.