overall
95
95
style
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: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, - MAY 12, 2011
Tried this on tap at C’est What. Thank you server person for recommending it! Very nice gold amber with good lacing. Aroma is piney resin with citrus blend. I smelled the beer five times before I even took a sip. Smells like hoppy heaven. Taste is medium-heavy bitter. Mouthfeel is nice and sharp. Good aftertaste. Glad it was my last beer of the night. Overall, spectacular!


4.2
tsd08460 (1190) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle from Warrenton Exxon Aroma: citrus, caramel Appearance: clear light amber with an off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

3.1
Marduk (7917) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
500ml can (thanks FatPhil). Clear dark amber color. Medium size, yellowish frothy head, stays. Malty, sweet, citrus, fruity, caramel in aroma. Caramel, fruity, sweet, citrus in taste. Sweet, caramel and citrus in aftertaste. Spicy hops in mouthfeel. Drinkable brew.

3.6
Juks (735) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
500ml can, thanks FatPhil! Pours clear amber, medium sized off-white head stays. Aroma is caramelly, herbal, hoppy, tropical fruity Taste is sweet, hoppy caramelly. Medium bodied, average carbo. Sticky, sweet hoppy IPA.

3.5
martjoobolut (4471) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
Can (thanks fatphil). Pours amber with whiteish head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, greasy. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, citrus, dryness. Finish is citric and dry. Overall: good, but clearly last it’s prime.

4.5
Mad Dog Martin (2) - - AUG 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Pure class in a glass... bottle. Perfectly hopped for a strong, satisfying ale with a hint of citrus.

3.2
mariuspoenari (2724) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
Semi-hazy amber pour with a thin off-white head. Notes of citrus, oxidized tropical fruit, harsh herbal bitterness, caramel, passion fruit. A bit sharp, unpleasantly bitter and oxidized.

3.3
chrisv10 (17587) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2017
Bottle, 6%. Clear amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops and fruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hops, medium sweet, pine and bitter.

4.5
AtronSeige (1595) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 13, 2017
Aroma: Medium citrus, grapefruit. Medium caramel. Appearance: Brilliant, light copper body, Small, light-brown head with fine to small bubbles and good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium bitterness, citrus, grapefruit flesh, pine, resin, caramel. Dry, sharp finish with lingering grapefruit, resin Light caramel. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Light warming. Overall: Good citrus and malt/bitterness balance. 355 ml bottle, poured. 21A. American IPA

3.4
Maarten1993 (1309) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
Drank 12-8-2017 while writing. Fine IPA, quite bitter but not too boring. Doable.

3.4
Vells (1857) - Rīga, LATVIA - AUG 12, 2017
Solid, crisp, citrusy IPA, grapefruit, some floral aspect. Light sweetness with moderate bitterness. Balanced, but nothing too fancy


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