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


on tap

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1666) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Golden orange pour with fluffy off-white head. Semi-sweet malts, musty hops of citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit pith), grassy. Wish it were fresh, but it’s not like I can readily get this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (1097) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2015
On tap. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 12/06/2015. Color amarillo oscuro, aroma afrutado, maltoso, cuerpo alto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8858) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at Barley Brothers. Pours a clear deep gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of grass and sweet bread with a hint of pine underlying. Flavor has a good amount of grass with sweet bread and a growing bitter pine note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1998) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 10, 2015
Kindly shared by Jaghana Couleur ambrée, légère mousse beige. Fort nez houblonné fruité, exotique, pin et caramel. Fort gout résineux, fruité exotique avec notes douces et baton de réglisse, bien intense pour ce taux d’alcool. Fin longue et amère résineuse. Pas mal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4942) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle 355ml, a clear copper beer with medium head. Nose is on hops resin and exotic fruits. Aroma is intense on hops resin, exotic fruits, coconut, bitter almond, licorice, sweet, touch of vanilla, quince. Nice fruit and resinous on after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clockk (211) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Espuma poco persistente, sabores afrutados y maltosos, gran cuerpo, olores intensos y alcoholicos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mvp (204) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Thank you Paula for this IPA. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker. Citrus orange aroma. Not very strong but very appealing. Small frothy off-white head that seems to last. Clear copper orange color. Thick texture. The taste was decent. A bit of an dry aftertaste. The flavor and balance seemed to improve when I got toward the end of the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RodrigoPacheco (129) - - MAY 30, 2015
Uma explosão de lúpulos e sabores cítricos. Excelente IPA. Muito saborosa e amargor extremo sem perder o sabor!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3975) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Tap @ BlackLab Barcelona. Hazy Amber brown, reasonable head. Resin grain aroma. Soapy grain hop flavour. Citrus aftertaste. Not as good as ratings suggest.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gatorfan84 (26) - - MAY 23, 2015
I am not a huge ipa fan. I tried this because the deScription sounded like I might like it. Overall I thought it was a very good ipa. It wasn’t overally hoppy. Good summer brew.

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