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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: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimbojames88 (5) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUN 30, 2012
Great aroma with an amazing hoppy taste that sets it apart from other so called hoppy beers, as the warning on the bottle says, this flavorful IPA ruins you for lamer beers! Great beer


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2096) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 27, 2016
hazy orange to amber colour, one inch, creamy yellowish head; aroma of intensive tropical fruits like mango, passion fruit, some marmalade, hints of grapefruit and some biscuit notes; taste is similar to the aroma with much less intensiveness and harmony; would be a perfect IPA without this ’gap’; nevertheless, it is still very good

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (643) - HONG KONG - AUG 26, 2016
Hazy golden/amber with a medium cream head. Beautiful aroma of citrus hops, pine and biscuits. Deceiving in the palate after a good nose. Very malty, with strong biscuit notes, hints of citrus and lots of hoppy bitterness not particularly flavourful. Decent but lacks of taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7959) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2016
bottle leggero ambrato limpida buona schima persistente piuttosto maltata carameloo marmellata forse non molto fragrante buon amaro

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
Tap. @ Slainte, Salamanca, Spain. A: Amber. T: Hops, citrusy, fruity, slightly malty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11166) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2016
355ml bottle. Honeylike gold pour, foamy white head. Aroma is earthy and malty, some grapefruit and spice. Flavor is metallic, slightly vegetal and earthy malt. This is fairly new to the market but it does not seem fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5681) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Aroma is citrus/fruit, biscuit malts and a hint of tea. The flavor is much the same as the aroma with a bitter/earthy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (506) - - JUL 31, 2016
Big looking IPA, with a gorgeous blood orange body, wearing a crown consisting of a big frothy white head. Aromas and tastes are of citrus, grapefruit bitterness, and orange peel. Maybe some pepper on the swallow too. A delicious IPA that I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probabeer (167) - - JUL 31, 2016
Es una IPA que se supone que está bien, pero el gusto que deja no me acaba de convencer. Es ligera, con bastante gas. Le hecho en falta un poco más de sabor a lúpulo.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (693) - SPAIN - JUL 30, 2016
Amber colour, big head that fades leaving ring and lace. Aroma of resines, fruits, chocolate, caramel. Medium body, good carbonation. Taste of caramel,chocolate, resines, herbs, fruits, citrus. Not so bitter as one can expect, good balance between the sourness and the sweetness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tmalaher (126) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
IPA does not get any better than this. Good balance of malt and hops, not overly bitter. I could drink this all day.


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