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96
style
Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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Papillon's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, - MAR 2, 2012
500 mL Draft had at a pub. Amber body with a foamy white head settling to a clingy film with lots of lace. Intense aroma of pink grapefruit rind and piney hops. Loads and loads of pink grapefruit rind dominate in the flavor; bitter resiny hops in the aftertaste and the sweet light malts come through in the finish. Smooth and light in the mouth. This calls for an encore.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (5113) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Rated on 5-15-2017. The appearance of this bottled beer is a large off-white head that is mostly lasting, transparent golden body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit, light pine, earthy, sweet, and caramel malt. The flavor presents moderate-heavy bitterness, citrus hops, grapefruit, some pine, toffee, fruity, sweet, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. This is a very drinkable IPA with a moderate bitter aftertaste. There is more bitterness than hops in the taste. This is a beer that I would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (9361) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2017
Draft glass @ Billies Bier Kaftaria. Near clear amber, creamy tanned head. Nose is pine resin, surprisingly malty, caramel, nice malty, bread,... Taste is bit low on hop, surprisingly malty, caramel, bread, some lingering pine, not all that hoppy actually,... Malty, bit empty bodied. Not bad malty brew, not what I expected but good malt profile.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2017
The app is failing again. None of my reviews today posted. Draft taproom. Pours golden. Aroma is slightly citrus, minor pine. Flavor is citrus peel, wet dog, pine, roasted malt. Kind of bland. Of course I spilled a good bit of it so all I have left is a mouthful, but nothing special here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1882) - CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
Appearance: clear pale amber with two fingers of fluffy ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pithy grapefruit, pine, caramel malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Probably one of the first true craft beers I ever tried - so perhaps its at least partly to blame for my current hop obsession? This ones a bit past its BB date, but that hasnt harmed it overly much - perhaps a tad less citrus on the nose than I remember, but still a solid performer. I certainly dont regret snagging a couple to have while working on the basement. Interesting that the first time I rated it, I was sufficiently confused and intrigued by the high hops that I called it "at least a 6/10, perhaps more after Ive gotten used to it." Yeah, well, Im used to it, and its more. (15/20) 7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hoppymate (8) - Gnrac, FRANCE - MAR 17, 2017 does not count
J attendais plus de cette bire qui s annonait comme tant dans le haut du panier au gout l amertume est l mais sans profondeur.Elle nous rvle cependant une touche caramlise assez sympathique

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5869) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle @ home. Its a good IPA but not amazing imo. Its definitely bitter but lacks a bit in fruityness. Medium body, crisp.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bawelt (863) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2017
Faut croire que le voyage a t long depuis le Canada : parce que cest franchement passable. Ca se sent direct : oxyde, cet espce de malt un peu pass, caramel un rien rance. Pas mauvaise mais les houblons sont morts. Bouche : quelques faibles agrumes, pas mal damertume, les IBU sont l, mais pas les armes. Dommage. Dsol pour la note, pas forcment reprsentatif du produit de base.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (1111) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
On tap at Smith Street Taps, Singapore on 15-Feb-2017. Hazy orange amber colour with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of caramel, orange, grapefruit and floral hops. Light to medium bitterness, with a fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (496) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
no bbd on the bottle; this sample goes very much towards a hop-forward Amber, and as such would be delicious and quite special, with its black-tea astringency at the finish and its mango-flavored black tea notes mixing well with the caramel, woody and vanilla notes. But - at least this bottle - has none of the advertised aromas. If this should have happened due to aging, then this beer has been aging quite well. Lets hope so...

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FinnIckler (392) - GERMANY - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle from saveur-biere.com . Bottled in August 2016. Nose is lemon grass, citrus, melon, apricot. Palate is really Bitter, 70 IBU is a lot, already and this is not that fresh. Some fruity and sour notes, but so few that I cant really make out any distinct flavour. The aroma alludes to the tropical flavour, but I cant taste it anymore.


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