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


on tap

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (509) - - JAN 11, 2014
Smells of lime & oranges. Fresh at first followed by a load if hops but not overly so. A great beer verging on imperial but without tempting to overload the alcohol. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a thin white head, some hop flakes at the bottom. Moderate carbonation. Active hoppy citrus aroma. Taste is bitter and hoppy, notes of citrus and some herbs. Finishes to a citrus hop bitterness, some grass. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (901) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy, dark orange-amber pour. Quite aromatic, with lots of hoppy citrus, pineapple and some caramel. Flavour is hop bitterness with a good amount of malt coming through underneath. Lots of citrus and some nice biscuit notes. A little thin on the finish, but a great IPA overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3150) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Hazy dark amber with a large big-bubbled head, swirls of lace. The aroma is a good combo of hop and malt, taste is varied: with a sip, hops quickly dominate. With a large swallow, malt takes the opening, yields to hops, reasserts itself. The hops are quite dry on the roof of the mouth, which allows a little malt to emerge at the far end. Overall, an excellent brew, balanced and bold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1095) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2013
Color ámbar anaranjado con espuma blanca. aromas de pino, resinas y ligero cítrico. En boca tiene una textura media y sedosa agradable a la que acompaña un intenso (casi abrasivo) amargor resinoso y que pica un poco. Muy sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2927) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle. Orangish colour with a creamy and dense off-white head with very good retention and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of resins, light citrus, very fruity and mild caramel. Flavor has notes of different fruits, mainly peaches, oranges, grapefruits; very good maltiness, strong notes of resins hops. The final has a moderate bitterness with a good duration. Very fresh hops, incredible in spite the high distance toured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (2754) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2013
Tap @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Pours hazy dark gold, with rocky off white head. Some head retention, some scattered lacing. Fruity and citrusy aromas. Light body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste is fruity, some caramel and citrus flavours. Smooth, watered down, more into the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juanenka (258) - valladolid, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2013
Botella. Presencia limpia y dorada con gran corona blanca. Aroma maltoso y lupulado. En boca malta y notas d resina y pino, de trago fácil y muy ligera Birra de sesión ideal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3959) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear copper pour with a thin white head. Very light aroma. Some hops but mainly bitter grass notes. Mild flavor as well. Some very light hops with a bitter finish and aftertaste. Fades quickly but very easy to drink a good amount of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
America IPA. From the bottle at Winston's in Saskatoon. Pours cloudy orange, smaller head. Aroma of bitter grapefruit, breast malts and pine. Smoother velvet texture. Nice caramel malt back bone that finishes with a grapefruit, dry bitterness . Nice on a chilly evening, you can snuggle up with this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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