Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a hazed lemon amber. Bright finely-composed head sits atop in thick cap format. Had good height immediately after the pour. Laces in tiers.
Heavy citrus hopping with an orange and pink grapefruit character. Sweet cake malts balance the aroma. A little dank, with hints of exotic fruit. Nearly Belgian in the yeast presence.
Wait, I thought I knew the style... now I don't (thought it was a double IPA). Tastes like a well-made Belgian IPA. Belgian pale yeastiness and a creamy, almost caramelized, malty sweetness. All of this swashbuckled by lemony citrus hops and a dose of booze. Almost tastes of Sorachi Ace. A little pepper, a little dill, a wee bit of pine sap. Resinous and oily for a Belgian IPA, but damn tasty that way.
Wet feel with a crisp carbonation. Drinks okay, as it is pretty strong.
A lovely surprise. A beer that's really easy to get along with. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
01-25-2013 03:56:04 | More by thecheapies
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Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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