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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: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (542) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 21, 2015
Tasted from the tap at the Barcelona Beer festival (13/03/2015). Hazy amber colour. Aroma of tropical fruits, hops and malts. Taste is fruity and grainy. Balanced beer. Next one please!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (474) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Pours an amber hazy beer mounted with a beautiful and lasting foamy/genereous white head - in a Belgian kind of way. Super fresh aromas of pine, citrus and honey. Once I dove ionto this beer, I felt like a child running across a filed of flowers by a warm spring day with a big smile on my face! Taste has the bitterness of grass, young flowers, humidity after a big rain in the valley. Wow! Medium/light body, this beer cuts dry on the middle on the tongue. Maybe a bit narrow but this one stills very drinkable and enjoyable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Another great IPA from Flying Monkeys. Pours orange with a foamy head, good lacing. Aroma and taste of citrus, fruits, and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedrens (164) - SPAIN - MAR 4, 2015
Botella. Color ambar limpido. Espuma beige de media formacion y baja persistencia pero deja marca en baso. Aroma muy tropical algo resinado y a malta. Textura cremosa fina y carbonatacion media. En boca es dulce en un primer momento y frutal, uva y puede ser algo de melon. El final amrgo medio, con toker resinados y herbales. Buena IPA. Sí!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (543) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
12 oz bottle from Guelph LCBO, thanks Peter. Aroma: grapefruit, citrus, papaya, lemon. App: Hazy copper-orange with small white head and some lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, resinous, average carbonation, medium long bitter finish. Overall: Probably one of the best IPA from Ontario. It’s really good. Would have preferred to have it more piney but I still enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (820) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
An incredibly aromatic beer - tons of mango and citrus flavours on the nose. Clear orange pour with a foamy head and great lacing. Tropical flavours of mango, pineapple, papaya, guava, etc. Delicious.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Nice amber slight muddy color with LOTS of foam (first beer of the keg, to be fair). The smell is sweetish and a bit old. The taste is bitter, but not the fresh hoppy kind of bitter. Rather sweetish and with thin carbonation. Quite round beer, but by far not as atomic or smashbomby as I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1131) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2015
Beautiful amber-orange color with huuge white head. Aroma of toffee and pines. Taste is also toffe, pines, bitter, sweet fruits. Smooth carbonation with a warming finish. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DomD (174) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Poured from bottle. Strong aroma of hoppy citrus. Pours a cloudy golden with minimal head. Medium bitter taste. Medium body, sticky texture, and bitter finish. Good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - FEB 11, 2015
couleur ambre clair, nez très expressif, classique, agrumes, pamplemousse, fruits très mûrs, papaye, mangue, litchi. La bouche est assez légère, plus sur le citron et le pamplemousse, un côté petit beurre, avec un bel équilibre acidité/amertume/fruits mûrs. Bonne longueur, manque un tout petit peu de fraîcheur peut-être. Une IPA facile et bien faite.


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