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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: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartmanDrinks (11) - Ontario, - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 LCBO Six Pack - Looks and smells like it puts the Imperial in IPA. The taste will clear a room of Hollister t-shirts like a "Fat Man" went off.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (209) - GREECE - OCT 30, 2014
355 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Light hazy orange color with off-white head. Hoppy fruity, sweet citrusy and malty aroma. Taste is sweet and bitter, juicy fruity again. Light to medium, oily body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1373) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy orange with small white head. Aroma fruits, orange, hoppy. Taste sweatbitter, fruity, grapefruit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dabirrifactor (10) - SPAIN - OCT 26, 2014
Adquirida en La espuma de mi bigote. Aroma a frutas tropicales y a caramelo, cafe. Una Ipa muy agradable y adecuada para acompaŮar con comida picante.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2110) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Just some comments due to social conversation: Bit tight. And way too intense. Just too bitter. Rasiny and pungent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (153) - - OCT 10, 2014
Light orange in colour, with a minimal white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Taste matches with hints of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1309) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Color is light carrot orange. Rocky-top head. It all dissolves into a kind of slushy mess. Aroma is beautiful pine-oil hops, with a spicy malt that seems like rye. Coriander and a very prickly orange peel. A hint of finished wood. Flavors are a hefty dose of citrus rind, with a very prickly, spicy rye-ish base. There is a musty earthiness to the flavor. The orange is strong. There is a creaminess to the feel. Itís well balanced, with prickly malts, citrusy hops and a lot of strong flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (401) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Fly my pretty beer, into my awaiting yap! Copper as a new penny with a great off-white head. Huge citrus and pine hoppy notes paired with balancing act caramel and light cereal tempt the already tempted nostrils. Taste is surprisingly maltier than expected but make not a mistake, this is a hop-forward sensory assault. Nice crisp but juicy feel make this FM offering a winner. Hop on!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (198) - - SEP 27, 2014
Hoppy. Hoppy beyond hops... Thatís about all thatís happening here, and somehow it manages to do everything it does well. Good for you Canada! Givin merica a run for its money!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krej (107) - USA - SEP 27, 2014
Very good. Very hoppy. Itís atomically hoppy. Not much of a malt background but itís still nicely balanced out with the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9630) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2014
draught@Erzbierschof - pretty clear blond-bronze beer with a persistent and solid white foam; correct lacework; aroma of litchies and candied fruits, hints of jasmin; medium to full malt body; fairly bitter, spicy and grassy hoppiness in a very yeasty and dusty finish


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