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Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

415 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 415
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 14
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This certainly live up to the big beer name. My sample has 2012 marked as the bottle conditioning date. I guess it's ready.

It's a pretty golden color with nice natural foaminess. The aroma isn't huge, but it is big and sweet and gives a warning. The taste follows through with a malty hugeness, offset by yeasty and hoppy hugeness. It's properly balanced, but huge on all taste fronts. Perhaps the thing out of balance is liquid - this could be diluted significantly and still be flavorful.

The aftertaste lingers bitter on the tongue. Overall this is a appropriately big brew that works. I was hoping for a more delicate take on the style but this is brutal.

schoolboy, Apr 13, 2014
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.