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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: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


3.9
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1969) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10857) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3200) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
sample from bottle. deep hazy golden colour with a white head. nose of sweet caramel malts, slightly tropical fruit notes. stone fruites. pine hops notes. caramel bitter. long lasting bitter aftertaste. crisp mouthfeel. but not very enjoyable for my taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2506) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Mooie caramelkleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, honing, hop. Smaakt fruitig, orange, honing. Mooie bittere afdronk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1834) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Eindelijk een Canadees! Cool etiket en dop. Geur is super, heerlijke verse hopgeuren. Smaak is ook erg goed. Behoorlijk bitter, met fruittonen en de typische Amerikaanse (en ook Canadese?) roggemoutachtige ruggegraat. Jammie.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
22nd October 2015
Hazy amber beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is light, dry and finely crisp. Thin malts, some caramel but not that sweet. Ripe orange hops, lesser fresh orange. Pith. Medium strength florla bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp. Not bad, but lacks some hop vibrancy.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3006) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
fles van 33cl, lekkerbier, schenkt helder, oogt amber/rood met kaki kraag. aroma van mouten, grapefruit, citrus, gras, den. smaken zijn matig zoet, aardig bitter, sterke smaken, matig fruitig, den, gras, citrus, gras, caramel, medium body, glad van textuur, lange bittere afdronk. Het is een wat ingetogen IPA, aardig bittertje maar basis is toch wat zoet/caramel.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (3711) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle 0,355 ltr: Hazy amber colored brew with an great dry bitter taste, the hints of citrus and caramel works very well in this Ontarian IPA.


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