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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: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5216) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured a thinner looking hazy amber with a smaller off white head. Aroma of harsh wet hops, hint of alcohol, wet burnt toast and some metallic copper. Medium body with average carbonation that is on the stingy side. Flavor was grains, dry hop comes and some grassy hops. Meh, okay.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Panzuriel (1722) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Location: Pint on tap at Matt the Miller’s Tavern Polaris Appearance: Slightly hazy orange amber. Fine head of small white bubbles Nose: Medium spice hops with some pine. Taste: a decent amount of medium caramel malt, some white pepper notes. a bit of evergreen Body: thin to medium Parting thoughts: based on the promise of the name, I find this beer average to underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3763) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
Draft @ SBH Leiden. Pours a clear light golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is light grainy, grassy, mild citrussy and hints of grapefruit. Flavor is moderately bitter, some fruity citrus notes, a faint hint of caramel and not much else. A bit one-sided, still entertaining. Could be an older sample, or just not too impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knasputte78 (389) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad och grumlig. Maltig till sin karaktär, lite söt smak. Lite alkoholig trots bara 6%. Trevlig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24490) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is toffee, sweet tropical fruits, mild wood and some nectary notes. Flavour is nicely grassy, tropical fruity, nice balanced toffeeish malts to it. A nice quite bold palate in this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPoole (136) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Pours orange amber with a big white head that laces the glass. Good citrus nose with pine notes. Good amount of bitter with a good malt, hop, and citrus tastse. An all around great IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle at Pour Boy on Manning street. Pours near clear amber with good creamy white foam. The aroma’s pungent citric hops, piney and resiny notes; flavour follows suit. The bitterness is not too much but still feels a bit unchained. Body lightish, slightly watery even, carbonation quite modest, finish dryish bitter. Good. A nice burger beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2366) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle at our holiday home in Travemünde. Hazy orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with fruity sweetness. Caramel, pine, grapefruit, malts, citrus, pineapple and mango. Good fruity IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFF (97) - - MAY 1, 2016
Arômes très nets de pamplemousse, belle mousse blanche abondante et collante, robe cuivrée et claire. En bouche, on a l’amertume et les arômes de pamplemousse bien balancée par le corps de la bière.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matzel (2) - - APR 23, 2016 does not count
Everything an IPA should be. Pours slight hazy amber with off white, frothy head. Lots of lacing. Taste starts slightly sweet with hints of orange marmalade and finishes with nice bitter pine notes. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brettsky06 (59) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 4, 2016
341 ml bottle. Very tasty ipa, flavorful and not too bitter considering it has 70 ibu’s


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