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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: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - SEP 28, 2011
Amber, slightly hazy ale. Normal white-ish head that look more creamy than fizzy. Awesome aroma of citrus and flowers with what appears to be a solid caramel-ish malt backbone. Taste is ... well, totally memorable : The piney aspects of the hops is much more evident here, and the malts take the form of some pretty strong bready and spicy notes. Finish is just abrupt enough being totally unbalanced --- that one is extremely balanced, inspite of being, well, what it is : a doped-up IPA. Terrific, really.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
panzerwolf (308) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPATamer5 (2) - - NOV 27, 2016 does not count
72 IBU ? Pourtant lamertume en bouche est assez discrete mon gout. Couleur : blond sombre la limite de lambre, claire, mousse tenace et blanc cass. Nez : raisin dominant Bouche : 1ere attaque : raisin, 2e amertume, tabac, malt grill, 3e flotte.... Bref, lquilibre des gots est limage de ltiquette un peu bordlique. Conclusion : bire trs moyenne mon got, loin dtre atomique cette IPA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Villyzzz (149) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
johnarktor (30) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1449) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Nice clear amber with mild sparkling coing on, head is creamy and leaves sticky lacing. Sweet, fresh, fruity, bit woody notes also, mango, grass, bit toasted caramel malt. Medium body, chewy, dry, finish goes to citrus notes and pine bitterness. Nice one, quite malty.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (803) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2016
I dont get a ton of citrus or tropical fruit in the aroma or taste. Its generally pine resin bitterness and medium-sweet malt. Its likely not fresh. However, its not a bad IPA. Its still enjoyable and very well balanced. From a freaking Jewel in the Chicago area....to say I was surprised to see something at a Jewel that Id never seen before is a massive understatement.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (282) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2016
Color mbar oscuro, turbio, con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor (buena retencin). Aroma maltoso y floral. Sabor maltoso, con poco amargor. Ni encuentro mango, ni pomelo, ni papaya, ni lima, ni limn... Vamos, a ver, seores, estamos de puta coa? Estoy hasta los mismsimos de estas pueteras descripciones. Descripciones que uno lee y piensa: si me dejo guiar por esto... pensara que estoy bebiendo la mejor cerveza del planeta. He visto crticas (tanto en vdeo como por escrito) de esta cerveza, antiguas y actuales, y, he de decir, que es ms que obvio que lo que venden ahora no es lo que vendan antes (eso s, la descripcin y el nombre de la birra son los mismos, claro...). Lamentable y despreciable. Para hacer una IPA maltosa (decente, no voy a negarlo) y tratar de colar al personal que es todo lo contrario, mejor no hacais nada. Smashbomb Atomic IPA mis cojones. Malta, malta, malta y ms malta.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sircatis (141) - FRANCE - NOV 14, 2016
Dcouverte dans la Saveur Box. Bire fruite lgrement au nez. Houblonne et trs amre en bouche. On y retrouve aussi le malt et des notes de fruits. Bonne bire qui se boit trs facilement.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rferrey (39) - Huelva, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2016
Ipa de bastante predominio amargo con abundante aroma a melon, ligerisimas notas de caramelo, ipa para iperos, dura

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corkyrory66 (1509) - BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
Ipa au look provocateur dun modeste 6 % abv, mais avec 72 ebu. Format 35,5 cl. Mon exemplaire tait depuis 10 mois dans sa bouteille. Couleur ambre moyen, aux reflets un peu marrons et la clart nette. Bulles moyennes partout, bien vives. Mousse beige, bien crmeuse, avec un peu de fermet en haut, stable 4 mm. Armes de houblons, malt grill, rglisse, rsine de pin, pointe de massepain, pastis. 1re bouche souple et soyeuse, la belle entame malt/houblon/tabac. Arrire-bouche lamertume forte, assez bien nuance. 2me avec une suite dense et forte. Arrire-bouche manquant cette fois dharmonie. 3me au got un peu "dpressif", dans le sens o il senfonce en creux. Arrire-bouche pas trs heureuse, lamertume infrieure. Longueur assez disparate houblon, tabac, malt, avec une astringence assez forte, pas trs lgante. Jambes fines, serres, collantes. Levure un peu rsineuse, ligne correcte. Alcool bien, mais il ne contrle pas les saveurs. Finale souple, mais assez attendue... CONCLUSION: rien datomic dans cette ipa, mais de lastringence, oui, et un manque dquilibre dune part, mais surtout dharmonie. Bref, on smashe son tour ...


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