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

bottled
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RATINGS: 295   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5849) - 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 (2262) - 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 (985) - 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 (3347) - 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 (1833) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (152) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2014
Presenta color naranja bronce con media capa de espuma de retención media; se aprecian aromas resinosos y cítricos, pomelo y lima; en boca entrada potente con amargor equilibrado, notas a pino y florales; buen cuerpo con carbonatación suave, largo pos gusto en una ipa muy conseguida y equilibrada que le hace una buena elección para los amantes de este estilo de cerveza.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - JUL 4, 2014
Poured from growler into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear deep golden color with a one finger head of a white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer hits you with quite a bit of pine and citrus hop as well as some sweeter smelling fruit aromas of a tropical and light fruit nature; with hints of tangerine, mango, pear, peach and apricot. Some other light hop aromas of a herbal and floral nature as well as a bit of caramel and bread are there as well, giving overall a nice complex blend of hoppiness and sweeter smells. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly drier flavor containing a more crisp cracker pale malt base and only some very light sweet flavors of lemonade and a bit of tangerine, peach and mango. Right from the start the grapefruit starts out strong matching the more crisp nature of the flavor profile rather nicely. As the flavor advances the fruity flavors seem to dwindle some with other hop flavors of more grapefruit as well as some pine taking the sweet flavors place. A bit of a floral hop and some light herbal hops come at the very end of the taste and mixed with the other hop and the lighter sweet and more cracker flavors, ends up leaving one with a bitter and crisp flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the medium side. For the drier flavors the thinner body is quite nice as it creates a nice crisp feel. The thin body in conjunction with the medium carbonation, which adds enough fizz to complement the crisp nature of the brew, but yet does not take away from the hop, overall create a very pleasant feel. Overall – A rather tasty drier and crisp IPA with a nice hop blend and an easy drinking feel. Rather pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (712) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Draft at Big Bobs Pizza - pours a medium gold . Pine and citrus aroma . Fruity hops , mildly bitter . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (508) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Has a golden copper color with a white foam head. Aroma is pine. Flavor is pine and citra hops, along with a decent dose of bitterness. Lightly sweet, crisp. Pretty good.


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