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

bottled
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RATINGS: 432   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1808) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
Unclear orange copper, rocky off white head fades. Fruity citrus hop aroma. Bitter citrus hop taste, grapefruit and tropical fruit, mild sweet malts and some spruce. Softly carbed, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Fruitiliscious. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cellar_dweller (11) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
light body, average carbonation, bitter on the palate as an IPA should be. Resin, citrus, aroma and a hazy appearance. An overall good beer, with a lingering aftertaste on the back of the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
341ml bottle. Brown amber colour, moderate off-white head. Pine and resin with biscuit malt aroma. Taste is much the same with some earthy notes. Average body. There is some suspicion this wasn’t a fresh bottle, so I may need to try it again later.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
Tropical fruit aroma, resin, slightly earthy. Not much malt here, mainly hop aroma. Black tea coloured, fluffy off white head. Tropical fruit flavor, then comes the malt and some not overwhelming hop bitterness. A bit light palate. Soft carbonation. Very balanced, a pretty good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (765) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
J’avais bien hâte de gouter à cette bière et je n’ai pas été déçu! Une excellente IPA, qui conjugue le houblon terreux et les notes d’agrume. Excellent équilibre.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WilderPegasus (31) - - JAN 2, 2013
341mL bottle. Nice golden colour. Good hoppy, citrus flavour with a malt ybackground.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6411) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle from pushkinwow in trade, dense orange in color with some white foam, aroma is malty with light citrus. Flavor is strongly bitter grapefruit rind , malt caramel for balance, nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Murky amber orange pour with a smaller head. Citrus hop, some grapefruit, caramel malt - this is quite good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5165) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured a thinner looking hazy amber with a smaller off white head. Aroma of harsh wet hops, hint of alcohol, wet burnt toast and some metallic copper. Medium body with average carbonation that is on the stingy side. Flavor was grains, dry hop comes and some grassy hops. Meh, okay.


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