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Flying Monkeys Genius of Suburbia

Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Session IPA
Barrie, Canada


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Suburbia gets a bad rap. Without Suburbia, so many of us wouldn’t have the teenage culture or common unifying experiences that gave us something to rebel against. Brewed with late addition hops, and just enough malt to provide a smooth, bready body, Genius of Suburbia ISA is a quirky suburban brew that still makes a statement against brewing conformity.
OG 1.040
Malt Pale, Melanoidin, 2-Row, Flaked Oats
First Hops Centennial and Amarillo
Late Hops Centennial and Amarillo
Dry Hop Amarillo

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2809) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
355 ml bottle purchase at the Boisbriand SAQ on May 8, 2016. Clear blonde, small head. Light crisp hoppy aroma, not much else. Far more flavorful, dry hoppiness with a touch of orange blossom, very bitter. Not bad, but needs more stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (765) - Elche, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy straw color with medium white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy, bready, floral and citrusy, but mild. Taste follows the aroma, citrusy, bready, floral and herbal, with a slightly spiciness and a moderate bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (3023) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2016 Another newcomer at the SAQ, hooray! Pours a clear golden with a small/thin white head that leaves some lacing. Nose was a whiff of fresh hops during the first few seconds but quickly transformed into caramel-ish bread and pepper. Taste is moderately bitter and not too sweet. A bit brash, even. Pine, light fruits, pepper. For sure this has seen some warehouse time before it hit the shelves as it doesn’t feel that fresh/vibrant. Good job, SAQ! God forbid we test them quick and put them as fast as possible on the shelves... Light acidic twang in the finish. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderately high and mouthfeel almost watery. Not bad but certainly not great, I will rerate someday maybe if I can get my hands of a fresh one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (574) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Relativement correcte est le mieux que je trouve à dire. C’est assez dilué et la personnalité semble très retenue, même pour une Session IPA. C’est mieux qu’une bière commerciale, mais c’est moins bon que 60% des micros québécoises disponibles... L’amertûme est relativement tranchante, mais il manque de corps et de saveurs pour la balancer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (4899) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle (355 ml) bought at an SAQ store. Slightly hazy pale green-ish yellow with a small white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is mild with cereals, mild spiciness, light fruity/citrusy presence and floral notes. Taste is also mild and mostly herbal and peppery (soft) forward with crisp cereals and very mild bitterness. Light body. Soft carbonation. Citrusy and peppery finish. It’s far from a game changer but at that price it’s a pretty decent low abv option. The peppery yeast presence, while the most expressive feature, isn’t too harsh for the delicate body. Tasty wheat ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3640) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle - 355ml. Limpid golden body with an average white foamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with piney hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty, piney, herbal, and citrusy notes. Ends with a long, dry bitter/herbal finish. Simple, enjoyable Session IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardbeerman (311) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
Pours a hazy gold topped by two fingers of coarse, bright white head showing great retention and leaving chunky lacing. Vivid carbobation with small bubbles. The nose is fruity and grassy with pink grapefruit, lemon zest, a bit of resin. All that supported by a fresh bready backbone. The taste is fresh lemon zest and grapefruit. herbs and faint bready malts. Medium body, pleasant bitteness, the finish carries the hops away with a lingering mineral feature. Efficient, refreshing. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
OK hoppy beer, drinkable but not terrific. Good hop aroma. Medium mouthfeel. LCBO bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (934) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Light, mostly citric, some tropical fruits. Low sweetness, mostly bitter. Oily texture, could take some more carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1243) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
Bottle at home, golden orange beer. medium head. Aroma is heavy on the citrus/hops. Taste is citrus, lemon, bitter. nice one

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