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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Holy Hop, Batman, this beer has aroma." Hops are casted nine different times, it’s a breath-deep-and-shudder-with-pleasure kind of scent that’s all from the Citra hops. With a high alpha acid of 11%, Citra has a cacauphony of flavours and aromas --Citrus, passion fruit, grapefruit, lime, melon, lychee fruit, pineapple, mango, and papaya – and dominates this beer.

Smashbombs olfactory tropical explosion shockwaves your face every time you lift the meringue foam towards you. It’s like the ecru-coloured top of a beer pie before it gives up and grips the glass. You can see the Victory malt’s signature in the amber lights in what is primarily a deep golden beer. And, yes, don’t be fooled --there’s malt going on here, too, as you’ll see in the firey body of this ale that makes Smashbomb Atomic look like it radiates its own energy.

With the first taste, Smashbomb’s 70 IBUs are pronounced. This brew is a little bitter, but bitter like a grapefruit with three tablespoons of sugar on top. It’s also incredibly drinkable. The oddity that’ll keep you tipping the glass is that as this citrus peel front subsides, you actually gleen the sweet flavours of the Victory and Crystal malts. Then, as the bread-puddin’ bicuity sweetness of the malts are chased by the dry, tropical flavour of Citra and the fruit punch bouquet is all in your face with each sip, it’s all is so damn intriguing, you’ll be driven to keep on sampling...and sampling.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
Tropical fruit aroma, resin, slightly earthy. Not much malt here, mainly hop aroma. Black tea coloured, fluffy off white head. Tropical fruit flavor, then comes the malt and some not overwhelming hop bitterness. A bit light palate. Soft carbonation. Very balanced, a pretty good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (682) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
J’avais bien hâte de gouter à cette bière et je n’ai pas été déçu! Une excellente IPA, qui conjugue le houblon terreux et les notes d’agrume. Excellent équilibre.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WilderPegasus (28) - - JAN 2, 2013
341mL bottle. Nice golden colour. Good hoppy, citrus flavour with a malt ybackground.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle from pushkinwow in trade, dense orange in color with some white foam, aroma is malty with light citrus. Flavor is strongly bitter grapefruit rind , malt caramel for balance, nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6285) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Murky amber orange pour with a smaller head. Citrus hop, some grapefruit, caramel malt - this is quite good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured a thinner looking hazy amber with a smaller off white head. Aroma of harsh wet hops, hint of alcohol, wet burnt toast and some metallic copper. Medium body with average carbonation that is on the stingy side. Flavor was grains, dry hop comes and some grassy hops. Meh, okay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (260) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from LCBO, pours a clear medium golden colour. A 1/4 inch creamy head that quickly dissipates leaving minimal lacing. The aroma is of yeast, pine, and grapefruit. Initially it offers a great Hops kick, with a nice lingering bitter aftertaste. As the beer warms up the citrus notes show through, I get the sensation of a stick of juicy fruit gum with a hops kicker! Very drinkable, and a great beer overall. This is my first sampling of Flying Monkey, looking forward to many more!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmacleod75 (107) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
Poured from bottle. Poured medium gold colour with nice frothy head that lasted forever. Aroma....wow, very floral and citrus. Taste...wow again !! This one is hard. On one hand, the full grapefruit like bitterness was almost a bit too much for me. On the other, it was so full and so bold, you have to respect it and enjoy it. I love their names and their marketing. Lots of hops, and lots of flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OntBeerDrinker (433) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Not a hop head perfer malt,but can enjoy some ipa’s especally black ipa’s. 2 finger head ambery carbinaded,smells of grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit medium strangth then as it gets lighter a little hop bit comes in. A good ipa and not my perfered style and for 6% veary easy to drink a little too qikly mabye cheers burrrp and sites havey a bit


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