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


on tap

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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (674) - FRANCE - FEB 11, 2016
Robe orangée, mousse blanche moyenne laissant une belle dentelle sur le verre. Nez sur des houblons herbeux et résineux, une pointe de caramel. La bouche est sur des saveurs de houblon résineux, pins, résine, un peu de pamplemousse. Le corps est assez rond, l’amertume assez fort. Une bonne IPA américaine, pas non plus inoubliable...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6483) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle from Bierwinkel Zeist, large sample. Clear golden to orange color, medium rocky head. Aroma of some cookie and biscuit, piney hops, bit grapefruit, bit caramel. Medium grassy bitterness in taste, caramelly sweetness. Bitter lingering on in the finish. Could smell hoppier, but thats probably because imported usa beer doesnt land fresh here. Decent IPA though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jukkar (106) - FINLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Aroma has is not that great and has dough, cheese and basement. Nice amber and color, cloudy. Very nice and refreshing hoppy taste, lightly bitter. Execellent beer after sauna.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (695) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JAN 19, 2016
Brownish, cloudy (the last glass from the keg) creamy foam. Citrus, fruit malt in the aroma. Malt, sweet with strong grapwfruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
QcBeer (118) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
De couleur orange ombragé, avec dentelle dense et blanche qui perdure. Arôme d’ananas, de citron, de pin et de caramel. En bouche, goût de pamplemousse, d’orange, citron, pin et de caramel. Bonne amertume qui fini sur un tranchant de pin et de citron. Très belle complexité, bonne IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Amber in color with a whitish tan head. Bitter and hoppy, hints of grapefruit with some earthy cereal malt beneath. Very nicely balanced with a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
355 ml bottle from a six-pack from Sobeys Liquor, served in a footed Rickard’s-branded pint. Pours a clear orangey-light amber, with plenty of active carbonation streams, and a meringue-puffy, smooth, milky, well-retained head, leaving lots of fine lace webbing. Aroma is lots of fresh, juicy lemon and grapefruit citrus, with gentle perfumey and flowery hops, and flecks of pine; the sip inundates the tongue with the same complex with a nicely balanced bitterness. A little thick, with a brief finish. Why a hop-head like myself waited this long to try this, I have no good excuse. The hyperbolic labeling may have made me think that it was a one-dimensional bitter bomb, when it’s quite enjoyable and well worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2625) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Clear orange color. Medium white head. Medium high bitter. Low to medium sweetness. Medium thick body. Aroma is orange, piney, light cheese, malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CofradiaMCarlosV (31) - SPAIN - JAN 4, 2016
This beer tastes exactly like you expect from an IPA. It’s a very good beer, very recomendend.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2126) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle at average bottle shares prol edition. Amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, hint of butter, grape, grainy, piney. Taste is sweet, light stale, grainy, grapey. Light bitter

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