Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA

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Brewed by Flying Monkeys
Style: IPA
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"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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3.8
HenrikSoegaard (16257) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2019 Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish.

3
bierkoning (16248) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2019 Can. Pale amber color. Tea, caramel and red berries in the aroma and flavor. Floral, slightly perfumed. Aluminium.

2.9
Jingis (1863) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - AUG 17, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2019 Vycap unorthodox. Vôňa citrusova. Farba tmavšia medova. Chuť citrusová agresívnejšia.

3
Wendigo (2125) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - AUG 16, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2019 Tap. Hoppy aroma and taste, malty notes, resin notes, herbal hops flavours, medium bitter. Medium body, hoppy bitter finish. I'm not a fan of theese kind of hops flavours.

3
Gurthnar (7633) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - AUG 15, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2019 Tap at Unorthodox. Overly caramelly, with bitterness reigning over sweets, yet failing to provide serious hops aroma or flavour. Quite typical in this regard of overseas beers. Good but not great.

3.2
surething_ii (2776) - Šenkvice, SLOVAKIA - AUG 15, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2019 On tap at Unorthodox. Pours amber with creamy head. Mild citruses on a nose. Tastes medium bitter, with some hints of citruses and lime. Okay

3.1
jsporrer (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2019 Pours a deep amber orange with a thick foamy off white head. Semi sweet aroma of caramel malts. Taste is very light with hints of orange peel and caramel. Not nearly as good as It looks. Finishes smooth with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Not as good as I expected.

3.4
evergreen0199 (4355) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2019 Can from Beer Republic. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, some tropical fruit, pine, slightly bitter. Not bad.

4.3
canadani (11) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2019 Hops Hops Hops - if you like them this local little thing is as good as it gets - don't let the ridiculous name distract you! Body, Flavour, Taste, after-Taste, anything - it's got it. Very enjoyable - highly recommended - excellent value! (I don't with agree with 'Bitter' that some people mention - this is not bitter at all - I don't like bitter and I have no problem with this one whatsoever)

3.1
Bebum (1433) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2019
Medium copper, clear. Full body, modestly flavored, standard mouthfeel, average length. Bitter, dry, crisp. Hoppy, bitter greens, no obvious malt. Nothing good to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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