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

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RATINGS: 451   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft at taps 25. Deep orange with a beige head. Grapefruit and hops. Pith and tart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4208) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
12oz bottle from Luckys Market. Orange-gold pour with a frothy white head and spotty stick. Aroma is pine, hay, herbal, citrus. Tastes are bitter floral, pine, tropical fruit, solid malt backbone. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light caramel, citrus, and a touch of fruit. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger orange-tinted off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some thin soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light caramel and fruit. The finish has light-moderate citrus hops/grapefruit and a touch of pine, It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, there’s a little too much caramel for my IPA preferences.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (911) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Poured from 355mL bottle. Clear medium orangey yellow with off-white head. A bit of biscuit malt, mild caramel and a hit of resiny and citrus hops. Very dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4015) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Clear amber. Honey, hoppy, grapefruit aroma, dry, hoppy, very bitter taste. Dry finish, medium-bodied, very hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1250) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at The Cheshire Cat. Golden orange with a thin foamy white head. Slight haze. Flavors are bread, biscuit and caramel with citrusy, piney and dank hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Draft Jerntorgets Brygghus Göteborg . Härlig bärnsten med fin gul krona. Arom av aprikos och lite Höör. Rejält humlad med lagom beska ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4126) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow to orange with a nice beige head, aroma of marmalade, pineapple and mango, flavor is bitter with pineapple, mango and grapefruit, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3427) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden copper with a small head that quickly fades to a ring with big bubbles. Great aroma of passion fruit, pine, grapefruit, melon, mango, and some light caramel. Tastes relatively sweet and juicy. Big grapefruit, melon, pineapple, and passionfruit. Stong caramel malt backbone. Strong bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Sharp carbonation. Very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a large to huge, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange - citrus, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, wood, hoppy, fruity, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140312]


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