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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: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1510) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Really delicious, and totally unexpected from an Ontario craft brewery! Very cool to have this from my home province. Makes me wonder what else is out there from Canada these days? Big hoppy presence - especially citrus in the aroma and flavor. Lots of bite, a beautiful orange/amber color. Frothy white head.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (647) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - JAN 1, 2017
6%ABV. IPA Poured out amber. 12SRM. 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2375) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2016
This is a light IPA. Good flavors but not as potent as I was expecting. Its solid and well rounded with just enough hops to balance the malty backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2263) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daenelyn (37) - - DEC 4, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2016 Robe lgrement ambre avec mousse persistante blanc cass. Nez fruit exotique. En bouche rsineux, trs amre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
panzerwolf (327) - 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 (228) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnarktor (66) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1493) - 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.


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