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


on tap

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
500ml draught
7.0% ABV
I tried this beer on March 18, 2011 at "Smookeless Joeís" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent copper colour with a thick foamy tan head. The aroma was sweet caramel malt and a huge citrusy hop whallop. The muothfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was grapefruity hops nicely balanced with a nice malty hint. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1175) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at cíest what, in Toronto. i must say this brew is amazing. pours almost red/orange in colour, hoppy brew has aroma of citrus and pineapple and is a alot of candied tropical fruit goodness. on the palate more of the same. iím super happy to have tried this one and will be ordering many more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JRock72 (605) - - APR 15, 2011
On tap. Clear golden brown with small head. Aroma is fantastic with a lot of citra coming through.Taste is really bitter all the way through but not much else to back it up. Really delicious but I would have liked this to be more balanced with stronger malt presence and more flavouring hops coming though. All around good beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8588) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Cask @ Rhino. Deep orange-amber pour with a creamy white head. The aroma is great. Bright citrusy aroma. Orange peel, light cherry and a kiss of light pine on the back as well. Very soft but muted bitterness on the finish. Malts have a touch of sweetness but it avoids the iced tea flavour that is sometimes there. Damn nice pint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thb (707) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
Delicious, delicious, delicious. Looks fine - deep golden with a thinish head. Aromas are a wonderful, bright, and fresh mix of grapefruit/other citrus/tropical fruit. Bitter, but not aggressively so. Great malt backbone to hold it together. Very, very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2011
loses points for a lacking aroma but maybe thats because it was in a pint glass. lovely hop flavour with citrus and pine thoughout, the bitter finish was perfect for an IPA. i love how i can still taste the bitterness an hour after ive had my last sip. this is a real gem for a Canadian beer. great job, i cant wait for these to hit the LCBO!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 Draught at Bar Volo Toronto. Aroma was grapefruit, overwhelmingly grapefruit. Taste was citrus, grapefruit was the most obvious. Nice beer, not really my bag though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 On tap many times - Pours like a craft IPA_ lightly hazed deep gold-amber, 2 finger tight white cap, decent lacing. Aroma is like an exotic fruit bouquet...citrus/passion fruit and peach comes forward, sweet caramalts hang in the background. Medium body with big west coast IPA character with huge hop presense without the negative effects ofexcessive enamel melting bittering. Flavour profile sees the big layered malting make an appearance fist but this instantly is sublimated below a complex omnipresent citra hop profile....fruits, herbs, citrus zest somee grape skin, ...goes to a clean dry finish with a massive citra dry-hopped kiss in the finish. Not even a hint of the alcohol is detected in the profile...too much flavor going on. I think this is One of the 2 best IPAs in Canada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukin (498) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
On tap at the Wooly in Guelph. Pours orange with thick head. Aroma is tons of hops, citrus, flowers, fruits. Taste is incredibly hoppy with citrus, grapefruit, exotic fruits, and as it warms a little malt and caramel. Fantastic beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
On tap at the Wooly. Pours bright copper in colour, nice off white head, lots of lacing. Big piney, sharp hop aroma, taste again, dominated by bitter hops. A nice big hoppy IPA.

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