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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: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (286) - 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 (618) - 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 (252) - 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 (491) - SWITZERLAND - 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 (131) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4390) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle: Hazy, orange-amber with a small, off-white head. Strong tropical...mango, orange, pineapple aroma. Taste is sweet, orange, pink grapefruit... Easy, mild, peel bittering. Juicy, very tasty. A good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Harkyto (57) - barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2015
Bonito color, corona de espuma persistente. Aroma a fruta tropical, en boca es amarga con tonos hierba

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2420) - GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
0,355 l bottle citrus, cereal, grass, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3967) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 4, 2015
Amber body and nice looks. Biscuit and amber malts, layered. Hops have been lots already I’m afraid, even though I tried to drink it fresh. No date on the bottle but it is supposed to be fresh. Taste is nice though, American style clean fermentation. Nice enough, not too bitter. But can’t reach the quality of the ’almost pale ale’. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)


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