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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: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Holy Hop, Batman, this beer has aroma." Hops are casted nine different times, itís a breath-deep-and-shudder-with-pleasure kind of scent thatís 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 Ė and dominates this beer.

Smashbombs olfactory tropical explosion shockwaves your face every time you lift the meringue foam towards you. Itís like the ecru-coloured top of a beer pie before it gives up and grips the glass. You can see the Victory maltís signature in the amber lights in what is primarily a deep golden beer. And, yes, donít be fooled --thereís malt going on here, too, as youíll see in the firey body of this ale that makes Smashbomb Atomic look like it radiates its own energy.

With the first taste, Smashbombís 70 IBUs are pronounced. This brew is a little bitter, but bitter like a grapefruit with three tablespoons of sugar on top. Itís also incredibly drinkable. The oddity thatíll 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-puddiní 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, itís all is so damn intriguing, youíll be driven to keep on sampling...and sampling.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (1088) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
355ml bottled on Aug 1, 2013. Pours a clear golden with an off-white, one finger, frothy head that thins to a thick film. Slight carbonation rising. Medium lacing around the glass. Aroma is large. Notes of citrus fruit and pine with a hint of bread. Taste is a balanced bitter with a long, drawn out, bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Crisp mouth feel. Not as syrupy as other IPAís. I had tried this beer awhile ago and wasnít a fan. I had been neglecting trying it again but see now I should have given it another go. Refreshing and drinkable and well worth a try! And seeing as the brewery is about 5 mins away it is easily obtainable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18188) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at Bishops Arms, LinkŲping. Clear golden/copper beer with a nice steady lasting head. Hoppy aroma, caramel, herbal notes, floral, citrus, grapefruit, herbal notes. Sharp hoppy flavor, floral, herbal, earthy notes, a bit unclean. I have the feeling this IPA has been in the bottle for a while. I was hoping for more.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Unforseen (2) - - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
Great use of citra hops - one of my favorite go to beers - very hoppy great ipa - if you can find it try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5527) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
355 ml bottle. Hazy amber with bright orange head. Aroma with loads of grassy and citrusy hops. Taste is dry, wood, pale caramel and citrus and grassy hops. Finish has some tongue numbing feeling to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2419) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Canít believe I hadnt rated this yet. Big hoppy brew with tons of grapefruit and citrus fruits to boot. Mild caramel malts blend well with copious amoints of hops to create a wonderful resinous hoppy bitter brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
A great brew from flying monkeys. Color is a brilliant irange copper Grapefruit citrus dominates the aroma as well as taste. A strong bitter punch that I really like. Will definatly enjoy this brew again

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goyzer (7) - LaSalle, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013 does not count
Poured from a bottle. Colour is orange to light amber. Some cloudiness throughout. Small headed with light to no lacing. Aroma was fruity with lingering hops. Taste gave hints of citrus, with some grapefruit notes. Strong hop bitterness that lingered in a positive way. All round great IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Love the label. Pours orange, decent head. Aroma is citrus and sweet fruit. Taste is fruity at first which quickly leads into strong hoppy flavors. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
A good IPA. I guess only thing i didnít like was the bitterness of the beer kind of stuck around in my mouth a bit to long.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jksipa (786) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a hazy amber with minimal white head that leaves a slight lace.Pronounced citrus and grass nose. Big up front bitterness that just keeps going. Just enough sweet malts to provide balance. Medium slick body with good carbonation. Canít decide if this or Netherworld is my favourite from these guys.


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