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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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (808) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2016
I dont get a ton of citrus or tropical fruit in the aroma or taste. Its generally pine resin bitterness and medium-sweet malt. Its likely not fresh. However, its not a bad IPA. Its still enjoyable and very well balanced. From a freaking Jewel in the Chicago area....to say I was surprised to see something at a Jewel that Id never seen before is a massive understatement.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (362) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2016
Color mbar oscuro, turbio, con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor (buena retencin). Aroma maltoso y floral. Sabor maltoso, con poco amargor. Ni encuentro mango, ni pomelo, ni papaya, ni lima, ni limn... Vamos, a ver, seores, estamos de puta coa? Estoy hasta los mismsimos de estas pueteras descripciones. Descripciones que uno lee y piensa: si me dejo guiar por esto... pensara que estoy bebiendo la mejor cerveza del planeta. He visto crticas (tanto en vdeo como por escrito) de esta cerveza, antiguas y actuales, y, he de decir, que es ms que obvio que lo que venden ahora no es lo que vendan antes (eso s, la descripcin y el nombre de la birra son los mismos, claro...). Lamentable y despreciable. Para hacer una IPA maltosa (decente, no voy a negarlo) y tratar de colar al personal que es todo lo contrario, mejor no hacais nada. Smashbomb Atomic IPA mis cojones. Malta, malta, malta y ms malta.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sircatis (183) - FRANCE - NOV 14, 2016
Dcouverte dans la Saveur Box. Bire fruite lgrement au nez. Houblonne et trs amre en bouche. On y retrouve aussi le malt et des notes de fruits. Bonne bire qui se boit trs facilement.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rferrey (64) - Huelva, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2016
Ipa de bastante predominio amargo con abundante aroma a melon, ligerisimas notas de caramelo, ipa para iperos, dura

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corkyrory66 (1616) - BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
Ipa au look provocateur dun modeste 6 % abv, mais avec 72 ebu. Format 35,5 cl. Mon exemplaire tait depuis 10 mois dans sa bouteille. Couleur ambre moyen, aux reflets un peu marrons et la clart nette. Bulles moyennes partout, bien vives. Mousse beige, bien crmeuse, avec un peu de fermet en haut, stable 4 mm. Armes de houblons, malt grill, rglisse, rsine de pin, pointe de massepain, pastis. 1re bouche souple et soyeuse, la belle entame malt/houblon/tabac. Arrire-bouche lamertume forte, assez bien nuance. 2me avec une suite dense et forte. Arrire-bouche manquant cette fois dharmonie. 3me au got un peu "dpressif", dans le sens o il senfonce en creux. Arrire-bouche pas trs heureuse, lamertume infrieure. Longueur assez disparate houblon, tabac, malt, avec une astringence assez forte, pas trs lgante. Jambes fines, serres, collantes. Levure un peu rsineuse, ligne correcte. Alcool bien, mais il ne contrle pas les saveurs. Finale souple, mais assez attendue... CONCLUSION: rien datomic dans cette ipa, mais de lastringence, oui, et un manque dquilibre dune part, mais surtout dharmonie. Bref, on smashe son tour ...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewWhatIWant (54) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2016
I picked up a can of this tonight despite the label. Pours a clear, brilliant amber to copper colour with a decent offwhite head that lasts the whole drink. Aroma is pineapple and strong grapefruit. Taste starts with a sweet light malt with notes of caramel, then you get punched in the tongue with hops. Theres an overwhelming grapefruit flavour and underneath that oranges and a woody, earthy note, maybe evergreen. It has a pleasant, medium body and typical carbonation by American standards. All in all this is a grapefruit hopbomb, which I wont be buying again. But, if you enjoy eating grapefruit this beer might be for you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4901) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Valli Produce in Rockford, IL, served cold in a pint glass. Slightly hazy amber with a moderate head that decays slowly, leaving some fairly thick residue and a small cap...aroma predominantly citric (orange-grapefruit) with some nice dry woody (not resinous) notes; not particularly exciting but well-developed...lovely balance in the body, slightly drier than usual perhaps but still pleasantly juicy and lightly sweet at the front, with the aggressive hop bitterness showing up appropriately in the middle along with a fairly yeasty texture...quite dry at the finish, a bit rough, and very bitter...body is full and carbonation moderate to high. Very very good, perhaps even excellent; its nice to know that Ontario is finally catching up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (18356) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit and old hops. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Not fresh. 260916

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
c0fein (591) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

Clear orange colour with a big bubbly white head. Not fresh anymore, overdone fruits, mild bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JunctionCat (65) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
No idea how this beer gets top reviews. Tastes of corn, malt and syrup and harsh bitters that do not blend well together. More like a very malty pale ale than an IPA and nothing atomic about it. I thought I had a bad bottle, but tried it on tap downtown as well and it was the same. Bad batch maybe? Still, not what it once was for sure. Way better options all around these days.


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