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


on tap

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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden amber with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, pine, and resin - with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnokaBrewer (159) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2015
From a bottle at the brewery. Pours a copper/orange. Very hoppy aroma and flavor with a bitter finish, but not overly bitter. Definitely for the hop lover.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichieBoy (58) - Getzville, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Great fruity hop aroma and taste. There is some bitterness up front and at the end but in a good way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (843) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 26, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Clear orange color with off-white head. Classic west coast style hoppy aroma. Resiny, earthy and citrusy. Taste follows with the same notes, not bitter at first but builds up towards the finish. You get oranges at first and grapefruit in the aftertaste. Smooth body with very nice carbonation. Really easy to drink and well done IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1778) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2015
Can. Pours in light hazy copper body with just a ring head, no lacing. Aroma has tropical fruit character, mostly sweet like mango, pineapple. Taste has higher tropical bitterness, long lasting after taste, low and dry malty sweetness. Body is full, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (236) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Very malty for the deScription of this IPA. There is some bitterness at the finish but this beer lacks nose and up front hops. This beer is just ok not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
0.355 bottle. Clear, dark gold color and a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of hops, pines, mango, pears, wet paper, and some resin. Taste is not as bitter as expected, obviously hoppy in a fruity way but with a delicate malty touch. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is ripe with fruits: mango, pineapple, grapefruit, pear, and perhaps a tad of white grapes but features malts too. Overall a very good beer; Flying Monkey is a top league player in Canada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1928) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
0,355l fles in lille bij beerstro. Amber met een crème kraag.smaak en geur zijn fruitig met abrikoos en sinaasappel ook citroen en caramel koekjes. Afdronk herbal en pine. Niceipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10727) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Sample at the Far Out! Space Tasting #2 on 10/01/2015. Clear copper color with a medium thick foamy white head that diminishes gradually. Sticky partial rings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of grapefruity hops, malt and pine. The finish is mildly bitter with a tropical fruit and hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
killroy (104) - BULGARIA - NOV 11, 2015
Nice copper color with with head. Citrus and hops in the aroma, same in the taste. Good carbonation,nice beer.

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