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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Barrie, Canada

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Defying real focus (how unlike us!), we had to call Hoptical Illusion an Almost Pale Ale (5% Alc./Vol. / IBU 17.5 / Colour SRM 3.44). Hoptical Illusion approaches the characteristics of a pale ale, but takes a quick u-turn at the end. At 18 IBUs versus 25 and up for English Pale Ales, were hoppier than most commercial beers, but not too crazy. The star of the show is the dizzying aroma of the privately grown Amarillo hop. Beyond the provocative citrus and floral essences that resonate from the Amarillos small, tight cone is a subtle but unique maltiness blended from amber kiln and roasted specialty malts. Finishing with a final Amarillo reference, Hoptical Illusion is a beer that doesnt beat you over the head, steal your wallet, and jack your car. But you still wouldnt want meet it in a dark alley.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (4191) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
sample at 24 uurs, poured an amber colour with a slight white head. nose of caramel malts, citrus notes, caramel sweetness, sweet fruits, apricots, floral hops, slight resinous notes, bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (1441) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2016
20cl glaasje bij pint, Maastricht Uiterlijk: donkeroranje redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: bitter, fruitig als grapefruit, pijnboom Conclusie: lekkere Pale Ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPoole (401) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours clear amber with a creamy off white head that laces the glass. Aroma is fruity hops, carmel and citrus. Taste is pine, fruity hops, carmel and citrus with a decent bitterness. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probabeer (202) - - MAY 7, 2016
Muy buena. El aroma inicial es como a caramelo. El sabor es muy bueno, intenso, pero ms corto de lo que me gustara.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5526) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Bottled. 33cl sample. The aroma has caramel, pine, light citrus. Clear, amber coloured beer with an off-white, lastng head. The taste is light sweet and moderate bitter, has toffee/caramel, pine mostly. Light-medium bodied beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFF (180) - - MAY 1, 2016
Trs amre, mais peu daromes de houblon et de manire gnrale pas assez bien balanc.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (1387) - SPAIN - MAR 10, 2016
From 2d2despuma. In Teku glass. Playing Millenium 2. It has a hop profile that isnt bad but that i dont end up completely liking, like if it had some rancidness. Hasnt BB date

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (4508) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
Draft at beertemple. Light copper color. Aroma of malt, pine and grassy hop. Mild taste of pine, herbs, rye, caramel and some malt. Simple, but allright.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (2767) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 27, 2016
On tap. @El Lpulo Feroz, Oviedo 26/02/2016 Color ambar, sabor caramelo, frutal, cuerpo medio.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eduardeller (69) - Xixon, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2016
Color mbar, espuma blanquecina con buena retencion, aroma medio-bajo , frutal, herbaceao, dulce. Cuerpo medio, carbonatacion media-alta.


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