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


on tap

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"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.

PictouRx's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PictouRx (157) - Ontario, - MAY 25, 2012
I have been waiting to try this ever since it was "banned" initially by the LCBO because supposedly it was too violent in the title???? Anyway found it today and did a sample pack of several flying monkey. This poured from bottle into pint glass. Amber dark medium redish white head. Aroma, boom, I get tons of things, spruce, grapefruit, pineapple so much. Taste is bitter off course, but not off the chart, this blends nice, you get like it says the grapefruit effect with the sugar, I completely remember having that as a kid and now in a beer! You get a creamy texutre and bitter finish, but just right. This is a superb beer, me is a liking!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11552) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at guirigall. Hazy orange small smooth white head. Mild aroma of malts and flowery hops. Flavor is malty and quite strong plain hoppy. Some caramelly sweetness too. Pretty straight ipa but the hops are just bitter no flowers at all. A little too much caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3999) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
Golden orange colour. Loads of fruity hop in the aroma. Some sugary tropical fruits in the taste together with a solid malt background. Balanced and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (569) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - AUG 24, 2015
Hazy deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citric and piney hops, slightly stale, with a malty note. Flavor has light maltiness, slightly stale hops and big bitterness. Medium-bodied. Decent IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2015
12oz bottle pours a hazy copper with a large off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with mild citrus hops. Taste of mildly resinous bitter citrus and tropical hops with smooth caramel malt. Pleasant and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (704) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Pour a hazy copper color with a creamy tan head. Citrus hops and fruit in the aroma and taste. Nicely bitter IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2185) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, grapefrukt, citrus, karamell med toner av örter och bröd. Stor maltsötma, rund och len, beska med smak av grapefrukt och citrusskal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (281) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - AUG 6, 2015
Clear amber comour, medium white head. Citrus aroma, caramel and light pine notes. Similar flavours, caramel is more forward. Bitterness starts ealry. Long bitter dry finish. So this is what a full citra IPA taste like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4228) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2015
Tap @ La Vache Folle. Hazy orange coloured, off white head. Nose is tropical fruits, bit of pine, caramel malts. Flavour is caramel malts, tropical fruits, a bit syrupy, fairly hoppy, med-low carbo, medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and fairly bitter. Well drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8679) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4454) - 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.

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