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


on tap

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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7106) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Piney, citrusy hop aroma, rather cautious tropical fruity notes. Taste is bitter hoppy, piney, citrusy, slightly tropical fruity, caramel malty basis; lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9861) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
355 ml bottle. Bottled(?) on 16.11.2013.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma is very appealing, lots of fresh hops, citric fruits, resin, pine needles and hay. Nice aroma! Flavor of resinous hops, citric fruits, faint caramel malts and gooseberries. Medium to strong carbonation, bitter fruity palate. Very refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber colour with a white jhead, which leaves a nice lacing to the glass. Aroma of strong citrusy hops, some maltiness and heavy herbal notes. Flavour of rich citrusy bitterness, malts, grapefruit, heavy herbal notes and mild sweetness. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, lingering bitter finish. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6847) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2014
355ml bottle from Bierkompass

Bottled(?) 11/06/2013 - Pours orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, exotic fruits, pine, resinous notes and caramely malts. Taste is hoppy, citrusy and fruity with loads of pine, resinous notes and some caramely maltiness. Finish is lingering bitter, hoppy and fruity with notes of gooseberries, citrus, grass and pine. Quite nicely hopped IPA. Would love to try this from a fresh bottle, as its very good from a slightly older one too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8232) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2014
35,5 cl bottle @ home, bottled 06.11.2013
Aroma is rather fruity with hops, some biscuits and caramel. Also distant gluey notes. Flavour is hoppy with exotic fruits, some gooseberry bush, biscuits and hints of herbs. Also distant gluey tones. Alcohol is present, but does not disturb. Nice, although the herbal bitterness takes over at the end of the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eduardeller (69) - Xixon, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2014
Una buena ipa .....aunque esperaba algo ms de ella. ..sabor tropical y muy bien balanceada...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (18817) - PCastle, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein leicht trbes orangegelbes Bier mit schner stabilen Schaumkrone. Geruch wunderbar exotisch fruchtig, herb. Geschmack sehr fruchttig herb, malzig fruchtig, einfach wunderbar, klasse!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (870) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Dark orange color with small off-white head and thin lacing. Aroma has piney hops and light fruitiness. Flavor is very bitter, piney hops, and some amber malts. Very dry finish with lingering bitterness. Okay overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtroyer99 (10) - Twinsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from Lizardville. One finger foamy head. Dark Gold. Caramel color. Leaves a lacing. Taste of alcohol and hops. Nice and smooth. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2757) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Growler from Save On. Copper with ring and lace. Biscuity and citrus aroma. Biscuity crackery malts without a lot of fruity sweetness. Nice dry assertive citrus rind and woody finish. Carbo accentuates the hops. Excellent. More.

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