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


on tap

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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"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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weark (898) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 Bouteille achetée sur fonddeshop.ch - De couleur cuivrée limpide avec une belle mousse blanche qui colle et tient longtemps - Au nez beaucoup de houblons, resineux, herbacé, thé, infusion de thé, légèrement malté avec une pointe de caramel - En bouche toujours autant de houblon, thé, herbacé, résineux, ca surpasse tout le reste - Corp léger, amertume forte, carbonation correcte, amère sèche, final thé résineux et herbacé - Trop de houblons tue le houblon

tsd08460 (1261) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle from Warrenton Exxon
Aroma: citrus, caramel
Appearance: clear light amber with an off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish

Marduk (8505) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
500ml can (thanks FatPhil). Clear dark amber color. Medium size, yellowish frothy head, stays. Malty, sweet, citrus, fruity, caramel in aroma. Caramel, fruity, sweet, citrus in taste. Sweet, caramel and citrus in aftertaste. Spicy hops in mouthfeel. Drinkable brew.

Juks (1113) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
500ml can, thanks FatPhil! Pours clear amber, medium sized off-white head stays. Aroma is caramelly, herbal, hoppy, tropical fruity Taste is sweet, hoppy caramelly. Medium bodied, average carbo. Sticky, sweet hoppy IPA.

martjoobolut (5229) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
Can (thanks fatphil). Pours amber with whiteish head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, greasy. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, citrus, dryness. Finish is citric and dry. Overall: good, but clearly last it’s prime.

Mad Dog Martin (96) - - AUG 15, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Pure class in a glass... bottle. Perfectly hopped for a strong, satisfying ale with a hint of citrus.

mariuspoenari (2999) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
Semi-hazy amber pour with a thin off-white head. Notes of citrus, oxidized tropical fruit, harsh herbal bitterness, caramel, passion fruit. A bit sharp, unpleasantly bitter and oxidized.

chrisv10 (18585) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2017
Bottle, 6%. Clear amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops and fruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hops, medium sweet, pine and bitter.

AtronSeige (1738) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 13, 2017
Aroma: Medium citrus, grapefruit. Medium caramel.
Appearance: Brilliant, light copper body, Small, light-brown head with fine to small bubbles and good retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, citrus, grapefruit flesh, pine, resin, caramel. Dry, sharp finish with lingering grapefruit, resin Light caramel.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Light warming.
Overall: Good citrus and malt/bitterness balance.

355 ml bottle, poured.
21A. American IPA

Maarten1993 (1369) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
Drank 12-8-2017 while writing. Fine IPA, quite bitter but not too boring. Doable.

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