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


on tap

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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eduardeller (35) - - FEB 20, 2014
Una buena ipa .....aunque esperaba algo más de ella. ..sabor tropical y muy bien balanceada...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (13059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes orangegelbes Bier mit schöner stabilen Schaumkrone. Geruch wunderbar exotisch fruchtig, herb. Geschmack sehr fruchttig herb, malzig fruchtig, einfach wunderbar, klasse!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (794) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Dark orange color with small off-white head and thin lacing. Aroma has piney hops and light fruitiness. Flavor is very bitter, piney hops, and some amber malts. Very dry finish with lingering bitterness. Okay overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtroyer99 (10) - Twinsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from Lizardville. One finger foamy head. Dark Gold. Caramel color. Leaves a lacing. Taste of alcohol and hops. Nice and smooth. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2322) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Growler from Save On. Copper with ring and lace. Biscuity and citrus aroma. Biscuity crackery malts without a lot of fruity sweetness. Nice dry assertive citrus rind and woody finish. Carbo accentuates the hops. Excellent. More.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
Cask pour at victory cafe while waiting for Janet is sunburst orange with a thin soapy cap. Have had this in bottle many times in my pre-ratebeer days & do find this cask pour to be a different beast altogether. The low carbonation gives this an interesting interpretation, an almost non-atomic feel. This is a great ipa with punchy hops & even if it doesn’t add up to the Great Lakes guest tap I had prior its still damn fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (1005) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12oz bottle. A dark amber with one finger of head. The aroma wasn’t as overpowering as I expected. Smells of mango, pine and grapefruit. A sweet taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Light body and little carbonation on the palate. An above average beer and my first IPA from Canada.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1731) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy medium copper with a orange hue and a small off white head that leaves some spotty lace. Aroma is quite pleasant... Sweet crystal malt, passionfruit, tropical fruit, mango, sweet candy and a light bit of toast. Taste is sweet crystal malts balanced well with flavors of mango, tropical fruit, light toffee and some resinous hops. Bitterness really packs a punch on the finish and unfortunately this great beer finishes a bit astringent and makes is slightly unpleasant. Other than that this is an excellent ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Très bon nez houblonné. Belle couleur ambrée. En bouche, assez typique des IPA, on sent bien le houblon, un peu l'alcool. La finale persiste assez longtemps sans pour autant dévoiler d'autres arômes. Bonne bière somme toute ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1507) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
quite dense stable slight beige head that disappears with foamhead and structured lacing. orangeblonde colour. aroma is grassy, pine, passionfruit, hop. taste like aroma with long bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. bit thin/watery mouthfeel. did like the idea of putting text inside the bottlecap, quite original. bottle 35.5 cl

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