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


on tap

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RATINGS: 527   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartmanDrinks (12) - Ontario, - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 LCBO Six Pack - Looks and smells like it puts the Imperial in IPA. The taste will clear a room of Hollister t-shirts like a "Fat Man" went off.

lello4ever (1168) - ITALY - OCT 12, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2017 Birra non arrivata in ottime condizioni, luppoli spenti. Color oro limpido, schiuma evanescente. Al naso erbacea, al palato spinge sul luppolo erbaceo all'inizio ma dura poco.

90 (732) - BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2017
@ Beerlovers Bar Aroma is pine and caramel and resin. Taste is bitter with pines and some tropical fruit. Too bitter. Palate is a tad lactic. Not my kind of IPA...

kraddel (8750) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2017
Pours rather clear darker blonde amber. Good white head. Smell is grainy, tad sweet. Taste is full, bit sharp bitter, sweet back. Oranges. Bit stale on the malts.

Grumbo (3844) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2017
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Pours amber with an average sized off white head. Aroma of hop, caramel, malt, pine, citrus fruit, light tropical fruit, bread and grass. Medium sweetness and medium plus bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, average to soft carbonation. Finish is bitter and slightly perfumed.

evannell (1323) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
W aromacie kojarzy mi się z "Yellow Snow" z Rogue - taki zbilansowany, karmelowo-grejpfrutowo-papajowy zapaszek. Nic nie wystaje, nic nie śmierdzi. W smaku podobnie - czyste piwo. Ani słodkie, ani wytrawne, z rozsądną ilością nie wiadomo jakiego chmielu i karmelową nutą. Spoko.

mikkopen (1192) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2017
473 ml can. Clear amber colour, thick off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with grapefruit and resiny, herbal hops. The taste is malty, with sweetish caramel, grapefruit, mango notes, and a lingering bitter herbal finish with resiny notes. Very nice.

ben4321 (6677) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Draft at District Tap House. Unclear orange, thin head and some drippy lace. Nice, clean malt aroma. Bit of fruit, bit of spice. Sweet, spice, light bitter. Okay.

szymonskc (997) - Skórcz, POLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Zapach średnio intensywny, słód, owoce tropikalne, cytrusy, karmel, sosna. Kolor ciemnozłoty, klarowne. Piana niska, drobna, średnio trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku słodkie, średnia pełnia, słód, trawa, sosna, cytrusy, chleb, karmel, kwiaty. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie średnie.

Ron (4110) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2017
I had this at Maggie's on the River in Watertown with Patty and Kara on the way to Lake Placid. They brought me a dark/golden pint with a thin white head on top. Aromas of many different tropical fruits. Good mix of tropical fruits and hop bitterness. Somewhat malty body too.

bonev (957) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Piwo klarowne w kolorze jasny bursztyn nalewa sie z obfita biala drobnopecherzykowa piana zostawiajaca ladne zdobienia na szkle. Czuc chmiel, troche skorki z grejpfruta i pomaranczy. Dosc lekkie i pijalne, polslodkie z dobrze zanaczona aczkolwiek krotka goryczka.

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