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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: 277   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Clear amber. Honey, hoppy, grapefruit aroma, dry, hoppy, very bitter taste. Dry finish, medium-bodied, very hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (343) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at The Cheshire Cat. Golden orange with a thin foamy white head. Slight haze. Flavors are bread, biscuit and caramel with citrusy, piney and dank hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peral2 (570) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Draft Jerntorgets Brygghus Göteborg . Härlig bärnsten med fin gul krona. Arom av aprikos och lite Höör. Rejält humlad med lagom beska ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow to orange with a nice beige head, aroma of marmalade, pineapple and mango, flavor is bitter with pineapple, mango and grapefruit, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1867) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden copper with a small head that quickly fades to a ring with big bubbles. Great aroma of passion fruit, pine, grapefruit, melon, mango, and some light caramel. Tastes relatively sweet and juicy. Big grapefruit, melon, pineapple, and passionfruit. Stong caramel malt backbone. Strong bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Sharp carbonation. Very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a large to huge, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange - citrus, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, wood, hoppy, fruity, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140312]

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (3975) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Look, I know the ipa and iipa styles are all supposed to be smashbomb atomic and this is certainly terribly on style. However, this needs to be rated by its name because smashbomb atomic ipa indicates a really good ipa. Well, this certainly does give you kick in the mouth like the best of them. If you like ipa, ignore my numbers. Mouth coating with little co2. Quite rude fer sure on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5672) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Tal Levi for this bottle! Hazy deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citric and piney hops, slightly stale, with a malty note. Flavor has light maltiness, slightly stale hops and big bitterness. Medium-bodied. Decent but could be fresher.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2014
Caña en el lúpulo en 17-05-2014. Color rubio pálido con espuma blanca mas o menos persistente. Cuerpo ligero a medio fácil de beber. Aromas y sabores maltosos y de cereales intensos, algo toscos y rústicos seguidos de muy ligeros afrutados (peras, manzanas...) y acabando con un amargo resinoso algo seco y duradero en boca por un buen rato. Buena, se podría repetir. Esperaba algo mas.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Aromas are grainy, color is coppery and it behaves a lot like a slightly an amber that had been hopped more than normal. I wanted to like this one, but found it a very disappointing bottle.


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