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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: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


Gethinbeer's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2284) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1155) - 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 (998) - 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 (204) - - 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 (633) - 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 (162) - 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 (10406) - 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 (121) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1537) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Golden orange pour with fluffy off-white head. Semi-sweet malts, musty hops of citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit pith), grassy. Wish it were fresh, but it’s not like I can readily get this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (521) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2015
On tap. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 12/06/2015. Color amarillo oscuro, aroma afrutado, maltoso, cuerpo alto

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7984) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at Barley Brothers. Pours a clear deep gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of grass and sweet bread with a hint of pine underlying. Flavor has a good amount of grass with sweet bread and a growing bitter pine note.


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