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

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ketail (82) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bu le 9 août 2014 en bouteille à Carp au Alice's Village Café. Œil: légèrement cuivré et légère mousse. Arôme: agrume et pamplemousse Goût agrume et fruits tropicaux. Excellente!!! Note: 4/5

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2014
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Rather light base lets the hops punch right on through. Really nice hop bomb. Very hoppy with solid, but not overpowering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (558) - SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Good pine nose followed by much ever so slightly pale yellowy foam head and a good russet brown orange glow. Beer begins assertive but is rather dilute for the 70 or so IBUs and needs more stuffing, a tad more carb, dimension and complexity. Would surely be better without all that crystal malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Kind of a flat flavor profile, slight pine, and a very sweet alert body. Not bad, but nothing outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5753) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez LCBO (Hawkesbury, ONT) au coût de 2,15$. Arôme: Odeur d’orange avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-dorée légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de caramel et de pin. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #5646)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerguy2222 (2) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
Golden amber colour; hoppy, citrus and honey aromas with yeasty, biscuit flavours. The initial aroma shockwave that hits your face is the explosive Citra hop with citrusy, piney, and tropical aromas. Then the bitter hop flavor is trailed by the blooming of bready malts balancing the dry atomic burn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
355ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Orange-amber in colour with a large long lasting off-white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is floral, some citrus, light spice. The flavour is quite bitter, lots of citrus hops, light caramel malt sweetness. Bitter and chewy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, citrusy and hoppy. A very drinkable IPA and its from Ontario.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (945) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On tap ar beer revolution in Calgary it is a clear golden beer with a slight head. The atoms is of citrus and the taste is is a strong citrus flavor of grspeftuitthat lingers on the palate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3252) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On draft at The Beer Revolution in Calgary. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus. Bitter grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from lcbo. Pours light amber/gold with an off white head. Light veg, orange, caramel aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Caramel, pine, honey, caramel, lemon, orange, wood with a grapefruit bitterness to finish. Well balanced. It's good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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