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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gildnerk (201) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
Awesome IPA. Pours deeper orange than most with a small white head that dissolves into some lace and a small ring. Prominent citrus and floral hop aromas. Taste is fruity-bittersweet with a dominant grapefruit note, which does not devolve into too strong astringency. Plentiful, fine carbonation. Delicious.

4
guitartown (206) - SPAIN - MAY 3, 2014
Botella 33cl. IPA con MAYÚSCULAS. Lúpulo lúpulo lúpulo lúpulo. Aroma, sabor a raudales y un final largo y sabrosamente amargo.

4
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Draft Jerntorgets Brygghus Göteborg . Härlig bärnsten med fin gul krona. Arom av aprikos och lite Höör. Rejält humlad med lagom beska ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUL 4, 2014
Poured from growler into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear deep golden color with a one finger head of a white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer hits you with quite a bit of pine and citrus hop as well as some sweeter smelling fruit aromas of a tropical and light fruit nature; with hints of tangerine, mango, pear, peach and apricot. Some other light hop aromas of a herbal and floral nature as well as a bit of caramel and bread are there as well, giving overall a nice complex blend of hoppiness and sweeter smells. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly drier flavor containing a more crisp cracker pale malt base and only some very light sweet flavors of lemonade and a bit of tangerine, peach and mango. Right from the start the grapefruit starts out strong matching the more crisp nature of the flavor profile rather nicely. As the flavor advances the fruity flavors seem to dwindle some with other hop flavors of more grapefruit as well as some pine taking the sweet flavors place. A bit of a floral hop and some light herbal hops come at the very end of the taste and mixed with the other hop and the lighter sweet and more cracker flavors, ends up leaving one with a bitter and crisp flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the medium side. For the drier flavors the thinner body is quite nice as it creates a nice crisp feel. The thin body in conjunction with the medium carbonation, which adds enough fizz to complement the crisp nature of the brew, but yet does not take away from the hop, overall create a very pleasant feel. Overall – A rather tasty drier and crisp IPA with a nice hop blend and an easy drinking feel. Rather pleasant.

4
rumproasts (5427) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2014
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Rather light base lets the hops punch right on through. Really nice hop bomb. Very hoppy with solid, but not overpowering bitterness.

4
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
A very good IPA, banger even. Poured a light clear amber with very small head. Aroma was of pine, resin, and tropical fruits. Tasted of pine, caramel, toffee, and resin all in perfect balance of one another. Had a smooth medium body with low carbonation. Had a very nice pine bitterness and after taste. Very worthy IPA.

4
Krej (224) - USA - SEP 27, 2014
Very good. Very hoppy. It’s atomically hoppy. Not much of a malt background but it’s still nicely balanced out with the hops.

4
malkyore (377) - - SEP 27, 2014
Hoppy. Hoppy beyond hops... That’s about all that’s happening here, and somehow it manages to do everything it does well. Good for you Canada! Givin merica a run for its money!

4
sir__v (2629) - FRANCE - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice hoppy nose with grassy and floral notes and well balanced of malt as caramel. Taste: nice sensation on mouth, fresh hoppy taste with fruity notes. Really fresh and well balanced. Aftertaste: wet bitterness. And nice grassy taste.

4
sammyboyy (70) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Excellente IPA. En vente régulière et en 6 pack un peu partout en Ontario. Superbe amertume, goût fruits tropicaux dû au houblon utilisé ( Citra ). J’ai acheté un 6pack directement à la brasserie à Barrie, bel endroit et on peut gouter tous leurs produits gratuitement en dégustation. Pamplemousse, amertume tranchante. Excellent.


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