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, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2782) - NORWAY - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle at Restaurang Picasso, Gothenburg. Copper orange body, big offwhite head. Piny aroma with peach, citrus and caramel. Smells very good. Bitter taste with grapefruit, pine, malt sweetness. Good bitterness. Went down really well with a pizza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (6880) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2012
24/VII/2012 - 355ml bottle @ home - bottled: 22/II/12 - (2012-747) Thanks to Hafiz for the bottle!

Clear orange beer, big creamy yellowish head, stable and adhesive. Aroma: very sweet ripe fruits, mainly passion fruit, pineapple, canned peaches with syrup, sweet malts, sugary. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start with quite some piny bitterness, lots of grapefruit, Aftertaste: bitter, some pineapple, but a bit watery, piny touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, but there are some flowers in there. It is definitely hop forward and doesnít bother with that malty nonsense so much. This is not to say that there was not a malt backbone, as there was, but rather to say that it was not the center of the beer. Furthermore, the hops were quite acidic, but not so much brutal as flavourful. Some sweetness, but not enough to detract from the other fine flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (811) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. Amber in colour. Hops galore. Aorma of citrus. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle - Like Hoptical Illusion but sharper and more pronounced. Malts are also more pronounced in aroma. Pale orange with little head. Heavy grapefruit and bitterness with some malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle, gift froma friend. Copper color with small beige head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus hops, spices. Taste, grapefruit, lemon, orange and other tropical fruit, spices, floral hops. Nice floral bitterness in finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Hazy red-orange colour, frothy light beige head that retains well and laces the glass completely. Very handsome brew. Aroma is quite hoppy; citrus rind and light pine, but with a light dusty element that seems odd. Flavour is sweet biscuity malt with citric hop character. Soft mouthfeel, moderate bitterness. Good, but the Iíve had better Ontario IPAs in the past two weeks from Spearhead, Amsterdam (Boneshaker), and Muskoka (Mad Tom).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
355ml 6% a/v Mid-copper color with a nice offwhite light tan head. Fantastic c-hop aroma, grapefruit, a bit of pineapple grass and pine as well. Smells AMAZING. Taste is a nice hoppy punch in the mouth, but I love it. Very aggressive citrus hops on first taste but a great blend into dark and caramel flavours on the back end. Leaves the palate with a nice hop tang but not so unbalanced as to be unpleasant. This is a hop lovers beer, its not for the Corona fans, but hell, who cares about them!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2223) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Will this live up to the ridiculous write up for this beer? Whoa. This moosehead commercial is pathetic. Amber with a light tan head that sticks everywhere. Strong orangey citrus aroma, mild pine, sweet caramel, a tiny amount of spice, nectarine and lemon. The taste is pretty good. Straight up bitterness is good, sharp citrus and zingy pine bitterness is pretty awesome.. Funny how I went from thinking this was ass to really liking it. The pungent side does well, the bitter violence is relentless, lol - the coyote just took a raping from the road runner. I donít think I actually said much about the flavor but I dig it anyway. Drank it ultra quick and I have more if I feel like getting more deScriptive. These Ariba Zezty Taco chips are the only thing of importance right now.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimbojames88 (5) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
Great aroma with an amazing hoppy taste that sets it apart from other so called hoppy beers, as the warning on the bottle says, this flavorful IPA ruins you for lamer beers! Great beer

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