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


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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, - JAN 17, 2013
Tropical fruit aroma, resin, slightly earthy. Not much malt here, mainly hop aroma. Black tea coloured, fluffy off white head. Tropical fruit flavor, then comes the malt and some not overwhelming hop bitterness. A bit light palate. Soft carbonation. Very balanced, a pretty good IPA.

Humlehode (826) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear golden. Citrus aroma. Orange peel, grapefruit, pine, bread crust, toffee. Medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Pallleon (363) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 24, 2017
Vörös szín, közepes hab. Illata visszafogott más ipákhoz képest. Közepes test, aránylag szénsavas. Enyhén gyümölcsös, markánsan keseru íz. Kicsit átlagos.

loscovar (377) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle from Saver Bière.com Not as atomic as i would guess, but a good IPA.

bnokk (535) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2017
APPEARANCE- medium amber with irange hue. Creamy white head. Slightly cloudy. NOSE- surprisingly sub-atomic... ’Quarky’ perhaps?? FLAVOR- see NOSE. NOTES- Hard to tell it’s an IPA. No nose, little bitterness. A descriptor like ’smashbomb atomic’ really paints a picture. ...OF A DFFERRNT BEER than this one.

Fules (1234) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2017
Közepes, tartós hab, gyönyörű réz szín, szűrt. Enyhe illat, gyümölcsös, enyhén fűszeres. Kissé élesztős, fűszeres, enyhén gyümölcsös ízek. Közepesen testes, erősen szénsavas, erősen keserű. Tipikus IPA.

shawnmurphy (510) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2017
16-ounce can from LCBO in Toronto pours clear orange-gold with small off-white head and lacing. Aroma: some sweetness, but can’t pintpoint. Flavor: brown sugar, caramel, faint citrus, pine. Mouthfeel: medium- to full-bodied.

lullasky (33) - 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.

Alusmamuts (1984) - LATVIA - JUL 1, 2017
Amber clear with medium white head. Slight hops aroma. Good hops bitterness with some malty sweetness. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

WillemsUrenkel (1878) - 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.

Gouky (31) - 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.

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