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96
96
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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: 485   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimbojames88 (5) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUN 30, 2012
Great aroma with an amazing hoppy taste that sets it apart from other so called hoppy beers, as the warning on the bottle says, this flavorful IPA ruins you for lamer beers! Great beer


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Korcz (1873) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Karmel, herbata, mid, mocno ziołowa, zalegająca goryczka. Gdzie ta Citra? Ehh

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyhallmanti (344) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark orange colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, resin, orange zest, grapefruit, malts. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a dry bitter finish Notes of malts, orange, citrus, pine, resin. Texture is a biter watery, ligjt bodied woth medium carboantion

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
escualope (4) - MADRID, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2017 does not count
I didnt get those explossive aromas, more than correct nose though. On the palate it was quite a bit anonymous. Not noticeable 70 IBU I expected more on this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (648) - HONG KONG - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle from Soho Wine & Spirits, drank at home after cycling Fanling to Yuen Long. Moderate piny hop, a bit musty, relatively heavy malt, bready, orange, grapefruit peel. Not bad but nothing special. May be better fresher.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - JAN 1, 2017
6%ABV. IPA Poured out amber. 12SRM. Nose is pine. Mouthfeel is soapy. Solid malt Wheat toast. Hops are spicy, resin, cilantro, hyssop, bitter melon big time, oleander sap. Finish is long. Bitter and true.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2375) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2016
This is a light IPA. Good flavors but not as potent as I was expecting. Its solid and well rounded with just enough hops to balance the malty backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2265) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2016
355ml bottle shared. Apperance: Slightly unclear dark orange body with a full sized thick, dense off-white head that lasts for quite awhile. Aroma: Hops, some fruity citrusand crystal matls, resn ,biscuit. Taste: moderate sweet and bitter, malts, hops, citrus, zest,resin, biscuit malts,bitter grapefruity and resin finish . Medium carbonation and body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daenelyn (39) - - DEC 4, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2016 Robe lgrement ambre avec mousse persistante blanc cass. Nez fruit exotique. En bouche rsineux, trs amre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
panzerwolf (331) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Grapes and fruits with various interesting flavors of hops. Citrus and flowers, pine and just the brief bit of bitterness. A wooden taste that lingers behind on your tongue. Very nice and pleasant to drink!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPATamer5 (2) - - NOV 27, 2016 does not count
72 IBU ? Pourtant lamertume en bouche est assez discrete mon gout. Couleur : blond sombre la limite de lambre, claire, mousse tenace et blanc cass. Nez : raisin dominant Bouche : 1ere attaque : raisin, 2e amertume, tabac, malt grill, 3e flotte.... Bref, lquilibre des gots est limage de ltiquette un peu bordlique. Conclusion : bire trs moyenne mon got, loin dtre atomique cette IPA


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