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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: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samzim (102) - Ontario, - SEP 23, 2013
Striking aroma of hops, malt, and fruit. Clear dark orange colour. Prompt bitterness that doesnít overpower the fruity flavours of the lychee and apricot. Lively on the palate. A very drinkable IPA, but I donít think I could drink more than a few in a sitting.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (119) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
10 ml sample at ÷l- och whiskymšssan GŲteborg. Orange with big white head. Citra hops in the smell. Taste is citrus and more axotic fuits and grapefruit. Medium body medium bitterness. Very well balanced and using my favourite hops, nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voras (19) - - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Golden cloudy with small white head. Aroma: Citrus, tropical fruits. Taste: Tropical fruits, citrus, very bitter ending. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (405) - ROMANIA - APR 15, 2014
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours clear orange with a moderate white head. Moderate to heavy tropical fruits, hoppy, swwet, light caramel, refreshing. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, some light corny notes, fruity. Caramel aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (949) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Sampled at Gothenburg Beer & Whisky festival, April 12th. Pours amber with a large white foam head. Aroma is peach, honey, caramel, resin, pine. Taste is peach, apricot, resin, honey, rye bread. Mouthfeel is creamy with medium carbonatioin. Aftertaste is quite bitter with some resinous notes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (515) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 341 ml bottle from the brewery Hoppy and malt aroma Nice malt backbone and nice citrus bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (179) - USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass a clear golden orange with a light beige head that stays around for a while. Aroma is very citrusy-fruity-little resin but some interesting sweetness. Flavor is bitter grapefruit with a strong touch of fruity sugar. Thereís some biscuit going on here with a great in your face citrus peel finish. Quite impressive. The 70 IBUís flies well here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (123) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Pours clear orange with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma is strong citrus, grapefruit, hoppy. Taste is fairly bitter, caramel malt. Medium body, very crisp. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1717) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Bottle at home, 355 ml, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6% Pours a crystal clear beer, deep orange golden in colour, with two fingers of off-white head. Good retention, big wall of lacing left around the glass. Aroma is fruity, with tropical fruits, citrus, orange peel, little mango. Taste of light malts, fruity and very bitter, pine, citrus, a bit of orange peel again. Very intense bitterness on the aftertaste. Medium thin body, good carbonation, very dry on the palate. Wow, this was far better than what I was expecting, crisp IPA with very high drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3666) - - APR 9, 2014
bottle. hazy orange with small white head. bready, graham cracker nose. iím typically not a fan of victory malt, but when its matched with enough sweet crystal malt it can be great. this beer has a nice caramel and toast malt base with an interesting, but not over the top, hop note. not a hop bomb. very balanced with a medium body and light sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (665) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
At BBF. Amber colour with white head. Hoppy, citric and resinous aroma. Hoppy, resinous, citric and fruity taste, also with brown sugar. Medium body.


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