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95
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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: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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4.1
lullasky (51) - Nice, FRANCE - JUL 6, 2017
Petit col de mousse sur une robe caramel inhabituelle pour une IPA. Très houblonnée, l’amertume est agréablement masquée par des saveurs florales. Corps fugace en bouche qui laisse une langue râpeuse.

3.7
Alusmamuts (2137) - LATVIA - JUL 1, 2017
Amber clear with medium white head. Slight hops aroma. Good hops bitterness with some malty sweetness. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

3.3
WillemsUrenkel (2021) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2017
0,473 l can bought at a LCBO in Mississauga. Clear red golden in the glass. Mid head. Tropical fruity on the nose, less hopy. Taste starts smooth fruity, the followed by the hop bitterness. Malty background. Some citrus, some resin. Expected more biitterness by the announce 70 IBU, but it´s okay.

3.6
Gouky (32) - SPAIN - JUN 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2017 Color anaranjado con espuma densa. Aroma escaso para ser una IPA. En boca es muy equilibrada, con matices frutales y resinosos, quizá algo más maltosa de lo que suelen ser las IPA y con una burbuja muy fina. Final amargo persistente. Interesante.

3.2
TBone (18228) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bottled 355ml (Beer Republic, no date mark)
Nice amber color, good cloudy beige head. Aroma has caramalt, pine and resin. Medium-bodied. Front has maltyness (even a bit nutty), then citrus and pine. Doesn’t feel fresh enough. Just ok.

4
ardeo (547) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2017
En bouteille 33. Aspect : superbe orange avec mousse blanc cassé stable à <1 cm laissant des belles dentelles et fines bulles. Nez : fruité (orange, exotiques, fraise, raisin). Bouche : fraîche à souhait, épicée-poivrée, résineuse, sucre de fruits agrumes. Moyenne mais superbe amertume. Excellent !

3.1
MarcoBasile (467) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2017
I’m having me some one year old Smashbomb Atomic IPA today! Why even bother with a bottle this old? I’m curious. Now! It comes in at 6% ABV and 72 IBUs, and it’s brewed with Citra hops only. It pours clear and golden with a slightly off-white head. The aroma is nice and citrusy with some grassy and dank notes as well. It’s more dank that citrusy. The taste is very nice and fruity up front. Citrus, grapefruit and then a whole lot of sweet malts towards the end. The aftertaste is somewhat sweet as well, but it finishes on a very clinical citrusy note. The malts are overpowering the hops. But to be fair, if this was fresher it would be a helluva lot hoppier (I guess). At this moment it sits nicely as a faded West Coast style IPA with the malts in the driver’s seat. It’s still bitter and refreshing, but it’s surely not what it’s meant to be.

4
javiercrasher (642) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2017
Pino y algo de cítricos en nariz. Maltas y resina en boca. Caramelo. Intensa y amargota. Canned 05/04/2017

2.9
googleimage83 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2017
Translucent dark-orange pour; fruity berry and orange scent, sweet malt, pine and herbal on the back end. Taste is bready, roasted malt, with some relatively dry (almost medicinal) hop bitterness on the finish... mango and orange notes are a bit buried under the bread bomb and somewhat rough hop. Merely OK.

3.2
obguthr (6666) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Lilly, onion, pencil shavings aroma. Hazy copper, thick yellow head, good lace. Marigold, Medium body, easy carbonation, slightly resinous. Kind of a throwback.


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