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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Barrie, Canada

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Defying real focus (how unlike us!), we had to call Hoptical Illusion an Almost Pale Ale (5% Alc./Vol. / IBU 17.5 / Colour SRM 3.44). Hoptical Illusion approaches the characteristics of a pale ale, but takes a quick u-turn at the end. At 18 IBUs versus 25 and up for English Pale Ales, we’re hoppier than most commercial beers, but not too crazy. The star of the show is the dizzying aroma of the privately grown Amarillo hop. Beyond the provocative citrus and floral essences that resonate from the Amarillo’s small, tight cone is a subtle but unique maltiness blended from amber kiln and roasted specialty malts. Finishing with a final Amarillo reference, Hoptical Illusion is a beer that doesn’t beat you over the head, steal your wallet, and jack your car. But you still wouldn’t want meet it in a dark alley.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (545) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Pour at the green room with marina & Janet is chestnut dark with a thin cap. Taste is light coffee, left of centre hopping & stark bitterness. Marina says she’s not so much on the finish, that it "falls off like the end of a glacier" & she has a point, don’t she? Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (250) - - JAN 11, 2014
A sweet smelling hoppy beer with a lingering bitter finish. Rated by BrewTom

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Madoming (28) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2014
Otima Aparência turva, aroma nao mto forte mas um pouco cítrico. Ótimo amargor do lúpulo constante. Espuma nao presente. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2224) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Dark coppery colour with an off-white head with good lasting and very nice lacework. Aroma is floral hops, some earthy, light caramel and roasty. Flavor has a medium bitterness with floral and red fruity notes, light citrus in the final with a dry mouthfeel.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
hugo_assump (6) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 23, 2013 does not count
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5637) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2013
Tap. Red amber, light haze, huge rocky offwhite head. Leafy green nose, fruity malt flavor, light berry note, grass, pine, citrus. Chewy, mellow mouthfeel. Nice balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cueto (12) - - DEC 4, 2013
Es una cervesa k sospren el seu aroma. Es molt suau de gust i l’amargo no es nota molt

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frulertruler (107) - San Rafael, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2013
Botella. Buena pale con muy buen equilibrio maltas/lúpulo. Ligera y sabrosa ideal como cerveza de sesión para beber litros

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Senap (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Tämligen intetsägande med en viss dragning åt Brown Ale hållet. Ska man dricka apa finns det bättre att välja.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
Amber color, plenty of hops on the nose. More tame than expected but a great beer.


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