Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.
Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam. Quite nice.
Smell: sweet malt with a little bit of pear and a fair amount of green apple. There's also a little bit of funk around the edges, which is quite nice. I like it.
Taste: malty sweetness up front, along with a hit of funk which is notably stronger than in the aroma. This then morphs into a string bitterness at the end, which is interestingly well-rounded in that it seems to hit everywhere on my tongue at once. A bit of an unusual experience, but I like it.
Mouthfeel: medium body plus a big carbonation mean this beer has great creaminess. Very satisfying.
Overall: I like this take on a Belgian-style IPA. Bitterness is stronger and more omnipresent than other examples of the style, which adds a nice dimension to the whole experience. I would definitely have this again.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2012 22:45:32 | More by flagmantho
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Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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