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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: 437   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (877) - SPAIN - MAR 11, 2016
From 2d2despuma. In Tekug glass. After dinner, extracting beer labels. All I expect in an IPA: great smell and tasty bitterness not overwhelming and without unpleasant fruity profile

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 20 Feb 2016) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, orange marmalade and caramel. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of caramel, orange peel, grapefruit and a generous citric, slightly metallic, bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Really well made and tasty IPA, and the balanced alcohol level makes it very drinkable. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dioalen (7) - - MAR 5, 2016 does not count
Robe ambrée relativement foncée. La mousse fugace est plutôt légère et blanche. Au nez des arômes de houblons aromatiques, fruité et herbacé. En bouche la bière est ronde avec une belle amertume relativement longue en bouche. Les notes fruités et herbacées se marient bien. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (825) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Slightly hazy light amber colour, big foamy offwhite head. Nicely fruity hops going on with citrus, grapefruit, pomelo but grassy and lightly resinous too; light malty base, quite a crisp bitter finish that lingers. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alvaro78 (172) - Sevilla, SPAIN - FEB 25, 2016
Aroma equilibrado a lúpulo y Malta Buen aspecto aunque un poco turbia Equilibrado también en boca empezando por la Malta y terminando de forma seca en amargor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dojken (447) - - FEB 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2016 På tap Ishikaya. Något svag men härlig doft. Smaken krämig kolalik. Här är det goa toner av frukt där smaken drar åt en bra dubbelipa. Bra balans o lagom efterbeska. Fasen en riktig bra ipa! Yeeesss

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
Draft at Beer Temple. Clear amber with a big white head. Aroma of grassy hops, resinous, pine and caramel malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ignorant (50) - madrid, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
dark golden color and thin layer of white foam that is barely a finger thick and short, with little lace irregular glass. Clear fruit aroma nuances as tropical fruit and shyest of conifers and grapefruit. Maltosas accompanying notes of caramel. Flavored soft candy base, elegant, accompanied by fruity nuances, between sweet and citrus. It ends with a slight bitter aftertaste to moderate. light medium body with a not very intense carbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (637) - FRANCE - FEB 11, 2016
Robe orangée, mousse blanche moyenne laissant une belle dentelle sur le verre. Nez sur des houblons herbeux et résineux, une pointe de caramel. La bouche est sur des saveurs de houblon résineux, pins, résine, un peu de pamplemousse. Le corps est assez rond, l’amertume assez fort. Une bonne IPA américaine, pas non plus inoubliable...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6364) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle from Bierwinkel Zeist, large sample. Clear golden to orange color, medium rocky head. Aroma of some cookie and biscuit, piney hops, bit grapefruit, bit caramel. Medium grassy bitterness in taste, caramelly sweetness. Bitter lingering on in the finish. Could smell hoppier, but thats probably because imported usa beer doesnt land fresh here. Decent IPA though.


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