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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: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2309) - Nova Scotia, - FEB 28, 2012
Cheers JoeMcPhee. Clear copper colour with a thinnish frothy white head and lace. Hop, malt aroma. Hop flavour, caramel malt hints. citrus bitter finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange/copper pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pine, grass, lemon peel, some slight oxidized notes into a bit of biscuit, bread, touch of spice, some stone fruit. Taste was a mix of stone fruit, orange, grapefruit, some oxidized cardboard into some bread, biscuit, touch of grassy lemon, finishing fairly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4395) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
Draught @ The Boathouse, Kitchener. Pours clear amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of citrus and malt and some fruity touches. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of needles and malty touches. Hints of yeast and fruit. Lingering, bitter aftertaste. Welll-balanced and very pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1140) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1242) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2015
Ambar. No demasiada espuma pero muy duradera. Aroma magnífico muy lupulado, pomelo, galleta, té. En boca textura excelente. Cremosa. Gas perfecto bien presente para acentuar en el momento justo los tonos tropicales y herbales, en un espléndido sabor en el que hay una rica base de caramelo, por supuesto eclipsada por la potencia del lúpulo Citra. Golpe seco final con unamargor fuerte pero quizás tolerable para quienes no son fans del estilo. Para los que sí lo somos es un fantástica IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2015
On tap at Pleasure bar.. Floral hop aroma featuring orange & caramel. fruity flavor, with alcohol and a metallic harshness. A little thin on the pallet (but i think the brews here a little under carbonated.) harsh finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrohia (205) - - JUN 27, 2015
Tap30, Petoskey, MI, draft. Great, strong grapefruit-hop aroma. Lacing doesn't last. Bitter, but not over the top. Citrus upfront, pine on the back end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (663) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Tap in Ohio. Dark orange with thick white head and excellent lacing. Smells of citrus pine. Decent body. Pretty solid ipa.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarageBrewer80 (188) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
Flaska från Pitchers i Örebro. Gyllengul med medelstor vit skumkrona. Dominerande doft av karamellmalt. Tyvärr en ganska trött flaska. Innehåller Citra, men känner inga citrus- toner. Dominerande beska och en del karamell- smak med mkt bitter efterton.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10513) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle shared at a tasting, 6/8/15. Clear copper, thin fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of floral hops, candied citrus and a mild metallic note. The taste is piney, resin hops. Thin bodied, strong lingering bitterness.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zinneke (135) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2015
Almost no head, very resinous aroma, citrus, and some diacetyl. Taste is close to a double IPA, aftertaste is caramel, exotic fruit and alcohol. Ok beer, but a bit too unbalanced


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