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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: 433   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.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimbojames88 (5) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUN 30, 2012
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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2293) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle at our holiday home in Travemünde. Hazy orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with fruity sweetness. Caramel, pine, grapefruit, malts, citrus, pineapple and mango. Good fruity IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFF (94) - - MAY 1, 2016
Arômes très nets de pamplemousse, belle mousse blanche abondante et collante, robe cuivrée et claire. En bouche, on a l’amertume et les arômes de pamplemousse bien balancée par le corps de la bière.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matzel (2) - - APR 23, 2016 does not count
Everything an IPA should be. Pours slight hazy amber with off white, frothy head. Lots of lacing. Taste starts slightly sweet with hints of orange marmalade and finishes with nice bitter pine notes. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brettsky06 (37) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 4, 2016
341 ml bottle. Very tasty ipa, flavorful and not too bitter considering it has 70 ibu’s

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OsuStu (191) - - MAR 25, 2016
12 oz bottle. Hazy orange color with an off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel, bread, a little funk, pine, orange, and menthol. Burnt sugar, pine bitterness, orange rind, dried dark fruits, and a little alcohol. Medium body. Filmy, sticky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1117) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle from Saveur beer. Pours amber white head. Citrus, lemon, orange rind, spice, Mandarin nose. Flavour is a biscuit malt with a strong bitter finish. The sweetness is really fighting to get through.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (843) - SPAIN - MAR 11, 2016
From 2d2despuma. In Tekug glass. After dinner, extracting beer labels. All I expect in an IPA: great smell and tasty bitterness not overwhelming and without unpleasant fruity profile

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7630) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 20 Feb 2016) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, orange marmalade and caramel. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of caramel, orange peel, grapefruit and a generous citric, slightly metallic, bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Really well made and tasty IPA, and the balanced alcohol level makes it very drinkable. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dioalen (7) - - MAR 5, 2016 does not count
Robe ambrée relativement foncée. La mousse fugace est plutôt légère et blanche. Au nez des arômes de houblons aromatiques, fruité et herbacé. En bouche la bière est ronde avec une belle amertume relativement longue en bouche. Les notes fruités et herbacées se marient bien. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (809) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Slightly hazy light amber colour, big foamy offwhite head. Nicely fruity hops going on with citrus, grapefruit, pomelo but grassy and lightly resinous too; light malty base, quite a crisp bitter finish that lingers. Medium body and carbonation.


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