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


on tap

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (3555) - 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 (1774) - 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 (2220) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Mooie caramelkleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, honing, hop. Smaakt fruitig, orange, honing. Mooie bittere afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
strowlands8 (178) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
cask. great citrusy aroma with some floral piny hops there as well. not much malt to back this one up but the hops are balanced enough to keep it away from being to one sided. flavour is citrus with the majority leaning towards orange but with some grapefruit in there as well. mouthfeel was a tad watery, i feel like this one will be even better on tap. really nice offering. glad i got to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle, from the brewery. Medium yellow, well carbonated, very frothy head. Lots of citrus in aroma, along with some malt similar too the Hoptical Illusion - sort of a tea mixed with biscuit. Taste is very nice - lots of sharp spicy hops up front, long toasty bitter linger,. Really easy to drink with well carbonated but silky mouthfeel. A more refined and flavourful version of the solid Hoptical, nice job Flying Monkeys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2011
loses points for a lacking aroma but maybe thats because it was in a pint glass. lovely hop flavour with citrus and pine thoughout, the bitter finish was perfect for an IPA. i love how i can still taste the bitterness an hour after ive had my last sip. this is a real gem for a Canadian beer. great job, i cant wait for these to hit the LCBO!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
Draught at Cíest What?, Toronto, ON.
Clear amber colour with small white head. Very fruity hoppy aroma with some bitterness and lots of delicious American hops. Grapefruit, citrus, fruits with malty body. Slightly thin but fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1924) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
Another great addition to the Hoppy Beer Universe. Obviously big strong bitter hop presence up front. Backed by citrus in the middle. Not getting any malt. Dark amber pour. Taste is heavy bitter and the it is pretty thin in the mouth with good carbonation. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
Amber, slightly hazy ale. Normal white-ish head that look more creamy than fizzy. Awesome aroma of citrus and flowers with what appears to be a solid caramel-ish malt backbone. Taste is ... well, totally memorable : The piney aspects of the hops is much more evident here, and the malts take the form of some pretty strong bready and spicy notes. Finish is just abrupt enough being totally unbalanced --- that one is extremely balanced, inspite of being, well, what it is : a doped-up IPA. Terrific, really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
Nice looking beer. Hazy red orange with a nice thick white head. Extremely strong Hop scent, as expected from a good IPA. Its got that grapefruit scent I know is associated with good pale ales. I usually dont like good pale ales. I find they assault the back of the throat. This one still does that but to a much lesser extent. Now I dont know if this makes it a better or worse IPA but its better to me. Rather like this for a style of beer Im not a big fan of.

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