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


on tap

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RATINGS: 287   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, 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.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (48) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a clear sparkling light amber with a frothy white head that leaves nice lacings. Aromas of grapefruit and passion fruit backed by malty caramel and fresh bread notes are well present. Wow, strong resin bitterness dominates the taste and stays in the mouth forever. This beer is all about hops! The tropical fruits and grains back the bitterness. The fruit character of this beer gets stronger with each sip. Good hop-forward rather dry IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCaptMatey (19) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Poured from bottle a gold and medium amber colour with an initial thick white head. Light citrus and hoppy aroma. Not a heavy IPA, but sweet flavor of hops. A very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft to tulip. Looks good; a mildly hazy pale burnt orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of Citra hops with a medium-bodied bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa Beer fest. Not sure if it was the standard or a veriant - said cherry? Smashbomb  - a cloudy copper pour with nice beige lacing. A bitter pine bark & dank resin aroma. Medium bodied with a slightly sandy mouthfeel. The taste is bitter pine, weed like then the finish is vanilla/cherry/marshmallow. Trippy shit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is fruity orange, taste is dry, fruity, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit, light caramel. Taste is light bitter, more caramel. Finishes well balanced. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine, resinous. Taste of resin and grapefruit, mango. Moderately bitter. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14195) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at home.. Golden amber... Small white head... Soft sweet apricot fruit nose... Juicy. Fruits... Tropical fruits.. Soft passion

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ketail (81) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bu le 9 août 2014 en bouteille à Carp au Alice's Village Café. Œil: légèrement cuivré et légère mousse. Arôme: agrume et pamplemousse Goût agrume et fruits tropicaux. Excellente!!! Note: 4/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2014
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Rather light base lets the hops punch right on through. Really nice hop bomb. Very hoppy with solid, but not overpowering bitterness.

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