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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: 447   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, itís a breath-deep-and-shudder-with-pleasure kind of scent thatís 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 Ė and dominates this beer.

Smashbombs olfactory tropical explosion shockwaves your face every time you lift the meringue foam towards you. Itís like the ecru-coloured top of a beer pie before it gives up and grips the glass. You can see the Victory maltís signature in the amber lights in what is primarily a deep golden beer. And, yes, donít be fooled --thereís malt going on here, too, as youíll see in the firey body of this ale that makes Smashbomb Atomic look like it radiates its own energy.

With the first taste, Smashbombís 70 IBUs are pronounced. This brew is a little bitter, but bitter like a grapefruit with three tablespoons of sugar on top. Itís also incredibly drinkable. The oddity thatíll 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-puddiní 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, itís all is so damn intriguing, youíll be driven to keep on sampling...and sampling.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rekvium (397) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
From bottle at Average Bottlesharers Prollede Smagning. Pours light hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of grains, cara malts, hay, light citrus, light pineapple. Taste is sweet, caramel, hay, grass, bitter and drying finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredfa (227) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - JAN 1, 2016
IPA bem amarga. Parece uma quase imperial avaliando apenas pelo amargor. Senti falta apenas de uma base de malte no fundo.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Aroma - Pacific Northwest hops, some spice, and crystal malt. Appearance - hazy orange body, and a big off-white head. About 2 1/2". Head fades very slowly. Great lacing. Taste - rich Pacific Northwest hops. Cascade, Columbia, and Chinook hops. Some spice as well. Palate - medium body, somewhat oily texture, carbonation is lively, the texture is has nice bitters with a long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
last1standing (15) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Must be a bad batch bought it in Warren mi the guys behind counter might support isis. Seemed flat and sour taste would like to try again due past ratings

3.4
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnokaBrewer (169) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichieBoy (59) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (989) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1790) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (245) - 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.


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