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96
95
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: 501   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, 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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3.1
escualope (28) - MADRID, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2017
I didn´t 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
CacheManyHose (713) - 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
drjoeng (1230) - SINGAPORE - JAN 1, 2017
6%ABV. IPA Poured out amber. 12°SRM. 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
Block (2688) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2016
This is a light IPA. Good flavors but not as potent as I was expecting. It’s solid and well rounded with just enough hops to balance the malty backbone.

3.4
RW80 (2523) - 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.

3.4
daenelyn (79) - - DEC 4, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2016 Robe légèrement ambrée avec mousse persistante blanc cassé. Nez fruit exotique. En bouche résineux, très amère.

3.7
panzerwolf (353) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Grapes and fruits with various interesting flavors of hops. Citrus and flowers, pine and just the brief bit of bitterness. A wooden taste that lingers behind on your tongue. Very nice and pleasant to drink!

2.9
IPATamer5 (3) - - NOV 27, 2016 does not count
72 IBU ? Pourtant l’amertume en bouche est assez discrete à mon gout. Couleur : blond sombre à la limite de l’ambrée, claire, mousse tenace et blanc cassé. Nez : raisin dominant Bouche : 1ere attaque : raisin, 2e amertume, tabac, malt grillé, 3e flotte.... Bref, l’équilibre des goûts est à l’image de l’étiquette un peu bordélique. Conclusion : bière très moyenne à mon goût, loin d’être atomique cette IPA

3.7
Villyzzz (379) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours amber with medium sized off-white head. Aroma has hops, citrus and grapefruit. Taste is bitter malts, citrus and caramel. High carbonation. Good but did not meet my expectations.

4.5
johnarktor (139) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2016 Aroma: resin, spruce, grapefruit skin ; Appearance: golden, hazy, minimal head ; Taste: Almost no sweetness, very bitter but still reasonable (somewhat) ; Palate: full body, somewhat oily feel, average carbonation, very long finish ; Overall, this beer deserves its name. It is an explosion of hops power, with an overwhelming taste and aroma (and a great amount of it via retro-olfaction too). I would have almost sworn this was a DIPA. It is an understatement to say I like this beer. A shame I can only find it at V&B (which is an expensive place to buy beer)


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