Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
More Smuttynose in Southern California? That means another beer from this New England brewery to try. From a 22 ounce bottle with weird sperm-like artwork on the label, on to the beer:
The color is toasted gold and topped with a finger's thickness of creamy head. Retention on top is good, and several spots of it cling to the glass. The aroma is a festival of different notes. It combines the aspects of an American IPA with a rustic Belgian blonde. I can smell candied orange, leather, sweet potato, and a squirt of tropical fruit juice.
Flavor goes more in the direction of an IPA. It helps that orange dusted with sugar makes the dominate flavor to the beer, with smaller notes to compliment. The hops are "juicy", sweet grapefruit make their marks, but not to be forgotten are grassy notes, a moderate bitterness, and tree sap. This is built on a canvas of a full body with a sparkle of carbonation and much of the alcohol hidden well.
Fine on its own, and better consumed with a steak dinner. I can't wait to see what else Smuttynose has sent to the region!
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 06:01:38 | More by DoubleJ
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Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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