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96
style
Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Holy Hop, Batman, this beer has aroma." Hops are casted nine different times, its a breath-deep-and-shudder-with-pleasure kind of scent thats 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. Its like the ecru-coloured top of a beer pie before it gives up and grips the glass. You can see the Victory malts signature in the amber lights in what is primarily a deep golden beer. And, yes, dont be fooled --theres malt going on here, too, as youll see in the firey body of this ale that makes Smashbomb Atomic look like it radiates its own energy.

With the first taste, Smashbombs 70 IBUs are pronounced. This brew is a little bitter, but bitter like a grapefruit with three tablespoons of sugar on top. Its also incredibly drinkable. The oddity thatll 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, its all is so damn intriguing, youll be driven to keep on sampling...and sampling.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (475) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
no bbd on the bottle; this sample goes very much towards a hop-forward Amber, and as such would be delicious and quite special, with its black-tea astringency at the finish and its mango-flavored black tea notes mixing well with the caramel, woody and vanilla notes. But - at least this bottle - has none of the advertised aromas. If this should have happened due to aging, then this beer has been aging quite well. Lets hope so...

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FinnIckler (231) - GERMANY - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle from saveur-biere.com . Bottled in August 2016. Nose is lemon grass, citrus, melon, apricot. Palate is really Bitter, 70 IBU is a lot, already and this is not that fresh. Some fruity and sour notes, but so few that I cant really make out any distinct flavour. The aroma alludes to the tropical flavour, but I cant taste it anymore.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2557) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 10, 2017
0,473l can at home bought from Beer Republic. No obvious BB date. amber hazy color, medium big off-white head. smells pines, light caramel, bit citric, lemon grass, bit milky, even a bit chocolaty. good smell, aromas are rather muted though which I guess shows that its not sooo fresh anymore. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, citric, grassy, hints of licorico, tobacco. finishes rather grassy bitter with some citric and licorice notes. good but a bit unbalanced, rather too bitter on the finish. More like an amber ale overall, but still quite nice stuff.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Karmel, herbata, mid, mocno ziołowa, zalegająca goryczka. Gdzie ta Citra? Ehh

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyhallmanti (366) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark orange colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, resin, orange zest, grapefruit, malts. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a dry bitter finish Notes of malts, orange, citrus, pine, resin. Texture is a biter watery, ligjt bodied woth medium carboantion

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
escualope (14) - MADRID, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2017
I didnt get those explossive aromas, more than correct nose though. On the palate it was quite a bit anonymous. Not noticeable 70 IBU I expected more on this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (659) - HONG KONG - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle from Soho Wine & Spirits, drank at home after cycling Fanling to Yuen Long. Moderate piny hop, a bit musty, relatively heavy malt, bready, orange, grapefruit peel. Not bad but nothing special. May be better fresher.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (1046) - SINGAPORE - JAN 1, 2017
6%ABV. IPA Poured out amber. 12SRM. Nose is pine. Mouthfeel is soapy. Solid malt Wheat toast. Hops are spicy, resin, cilantro, hyssop, bitter melon big time, oleander sap. Finish is long. Bitter and true.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2399) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2016
This is a light IPA. Good flavors but not as potent as I was expecting. Its solid and well rounded with just enough hops to balance the malty backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2310) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2016
355ml bottle shared. Apperance: Slightly unclear dark orange body with a full sized thick, dense off-white head that lasts for quite awhile. Aroma: Hops, some fruity citrusand crystal matls, resn ,biscuit. Taste: moderate sweet and bitter, malts, hops, citrus, zest,resin, biscuit malts,bitter grapefruity and resin finish . Medium carbonation and body.


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