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


on tap

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (377) - - SEP 27, 2014
Hoppy. Hoppy beyond hops... That’s about all that’s happening here, and somehow it manages to do everything it does well. Good for you Canada! Givin merica a run for its money!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice hoppy nose with grassy and floral notes and well balanced of malt as caramel. Taste: nice sensation on mouth, fresh hoppy taste with fruity notes. Really fresh and well balanced. Aftertaste: wet bitterness. And nice grassy taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammyboyy (70) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Excellente IPA. En vente régulière et en 6 pack un peu partout en Ontario. Superbe amertume, goût fruits tropicaux dû au houblon utilisé ( Citra ). J’ai acheté un 6pack directement à la brasserie à Barrie, bel endroit et on peut gouter tous leurs produits gratuitement en dégustation. Pamplemousse, amertume tranchante. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Draught. Clear amber. Solid lacing. Aroma of biscuit, citrus, fruit, caramel, pine. Taste is sweet, and solid bitterness. Palate is sticky and a bit chewy, with a big bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3234) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
Damn! Surprise of the year so far. One of the best IPA’s I’ve had in a long time. Aroma was strong grapefruit, lemon and notes of mango. Pour was a nice enough medium gold with a one finger film for a head. Taste was fantastic. On par with a West Coaster...strongly resinous with pine, grapefruit rind and burning bitterness. There is a slight maltiness that tames the strong bitter flavor just enough to make the beer complex. Nice carbonation and a slightly sticky, bitter almost sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Rating #1120 - 06.07.2014 - I know I have had this before this bottle snag from @foxjunk, but apparently I suck at entering beers. Pours a rich golden, small white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is grapefruity, pine, pastry dough. On the palate, similar citrus and pine zest, mild resin. Medium bodied and extraordinarily balanced. Right up there with the best Canadian IPAs Ive tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (3810) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle 0,355 ltr: Hazy amber colored brew with an great dry bitter taste, the hints of citrus and caramel works very well in this Ontarian IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1864) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Eindelijk een Canadees! Cool etiket en dop. Geur is super, heerlijke verse hopgeuren. Smaak is ook erg goed. Behoorlijk bitter, met fruittonen en de typische Amerikaanse (en ook Canadese?) roggemoutachtige ruggegraat. Jammie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2662) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Mooie caramelkleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, honing, hop. Smaakt fruitig, orange, honing. Mooie bittere afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1037) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Aroma - Pacific Northwest hops, some spice, and crystal malt. Appearance - hazy orange body, and a big off-white head. About 2 1/2". Head fades very slowly. Great lacing. Taste - rich Pacific Northwest hops. Cascade, Columbia, and Chinook hops. Some spice as well. Palate - medium body, somewhat oily texture, carbonation is lively, the texture is has nice bitters with a long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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