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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: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drankpenguin (10) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2015
Tapped and bottle at The Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Simply a perfect IPA: golden color with medium head, strong smell of verbs and hoppy taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8788) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Mango, passionfruit, orange, malt, light pepper, and light orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange/mango malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GraffitiVandal (129) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
ENG: 355ml bottle from Liquor Mart Winnipeg. Poured into the tulip, clean amber color, medium to high tan head, good lacing. Very strong fruity, floral, citrusy and piney aromas. Taste is quite piney, lime and grapefruit, with nice, strong and sticky but pleasure bitterness that stays for longer allover the mouth. Grapefruit and pine hoppy bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body. Citra hops do the job!

PL: Butelka 355ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg. Przelana do kieliszka, klarowne bursztynowe w barwie, średnio-wysoka jasna piana, niezły lejsing. Bardzo mocne aromaty owocowe, kwiatowe, cytrusowe oraz sosnowe. W smaku mocno sosnowe, limonkowe, grejfrutowe, z solidną i lepką goryczką, która przyjemnie oblepia podniebienie na dość długo. W posmaku grejfrutowo-sosnowa, chmielowa goryczka. Średnie nasycenie, średnie ciało. Citra daje radę!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1700) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle, bottled 10/14, 30/01/15. Pours orange with a nice, smooth, beige head. Aroma is fairly hoppy with citrus and light pine. Taste is semi-dry, citrus and pine, medium caramel. Light with medium carbonation. An alright IPA with good drinkability. Very enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
_Philomath (16) - Canton, Yukon, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Promising citra nose that pays off in the flavor. Does not blow your head off, but rather delivers a very nice, balanced look at what American IPA could -and should - be. And from a Canadian brewer at that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4733) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Dissipating white foamy head atop an orange body. While most IPAs have a citrus nose this is more a fruit bowl. Flavour is nicely tart with a mellow orange rind and soapy flowers. Lingering bitter hop finish. Very tasty. 355ml bottle purchased for $2.80 from Spinnakers Spirit Merchants in James Bay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Dark gold pour. Aroma is hop forward, citrus, pine and grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, pine, citrus, lemon and a hint of lime at end. Very well balanced and good IPA. Will try again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammyboyy (54) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Excellente IPA. En vente régulière et en 6 pack un peu partout en Ontario. Superbe amertume, goût fruits tropicaux dû au houblon utilisé ( Citra ). J’ai acheté un 6pack directement à la brasserie à Barrie, bel endroit et on peut gouter tous leurs produits gratuitement en dégustation. Pamplemousse, amertume tranchante. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3992) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2015
medium Amber color. Apricot strong malty backbone. A bit astringent. Not all that pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2008) - FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
An orange beer with a medium and blond head. The nose has strong and tropical fruityness, papaiyas, mangos, some lychee, quite strong fructose. Taste has peaches, medium bitterness, the fruits are staying in the mouth. Unfortunately, the hoppyness is suffered with this bottle and the bitterness is changed to slightly wooden. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. This should be enjoyed fresher but good beer anyway.


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