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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: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4170) - 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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (648) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Ohhh it’s sooo good!!! This one is truly sweet if you embellish it and let it rest on the palate and enjoy. This one is dry finish with the amazingness of the hops and malt combo. Enjoy this spectacular beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
355ml bottle from LCBO, Greektown, in Toronto, ON. 6% alc./vol. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a thick lasting off-white head. The smell is citrus and floral aroma with a whiff of caramel. One of the best smelling IPA’s I’ve ever tried. Taste matches the aroma and ends with a dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy orange amber with a large frothy off-white head. Strong bitter hops and sweet dark amber fruit. Big medium-dark caramel malts. Raisins and prunes. Sugared blood orange peels. Peppers dipped in varnish. Spicy truffles. A chewy hop bomb!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pizz5116 (61) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Great beer. Pours a cloudy orange with dissipating head. Aroma is lots of citrus and hops. Taste is hoppy and bitter. True to style. Love citra hops

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (280) - GREECE - OCT 30, 2014
355 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Light hazy orange color with off-white head. Hoppy fruity, sweet citrusy and malty aroma. Taste is sweet and bitter, juicy fruity again. Light to medium, oily body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1384) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy orange with small white head. Aroma fruits, orange, hoppy. Taste sweatbitter, fruity, grapefruit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dabirrifactor (10) - SPAIN - OCT 26, 2014
Adquirida en La espuma de mi bigote. Aroma a frutas tropicales y a caramelo, cafe. Una Ipa muy agradable y adecuada para acompañar con comida picante.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2115) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Just some comments due to social conversation: Bit tight. And way too intense. Just too bitter. Rasiny and pungent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (164) - - OCT 10, 2014
Light orange in colour, with a minimal white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Taste matches with hints of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1318) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Color is light carrot orange. Rocky-top head. It all dissolves into a kind of slushy mess. Aroma is beautiful pine-oil hops, with a spicy malt that seems like rye. Coriander and a very prickly orange peel. A hint of finished wood. Flavors are a hefty dose of citrus rind, with a very prickly, spicy rye-ish base. There is a musty earthiness to the flavor. The orange is strong. There is a creaminess to the feel. It’s well balanced, with prickly malts, citrusy hops and a lot of strong flavors.


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