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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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3.8
fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a large to huge, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange - citrus, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, wood, hoppy, fruity, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140312]

3.4
yespr (45710) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and crisp hoppy. Bitter, citrusy and light grapefruity. Bitter and dry herbal finish.

3.5
joergen (28390) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Draught at Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.6
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is toffee, sweet tropical fruits, mild wood and some nectary notes. Flavour is nicely grassy, tropical fruity, nice balanced toffeeish malts to it. A nice quite bold palate in this one.

2.1
omhper (25249) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
Bottled at SBWF. Clear deep golden, coarse head. Caramelly nose wit hfaint grapefruit. Sweetish with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity and syrupy with more caramel than citrus. Mid bitter finish. Not sure if the importer are trying to promote the beer by using old samples, as the hop character is near zero. The malt character on the other hand is a syrupy mess, so I wouldn’t really bother anyway.

3.4
madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
22nd October 2015
Hazy amber beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is light, dry and finely crisp. Thin malts, some caramel but not that sweet. Ripe orange hops, lesser fresh orange. Pith. Medium strength florla bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp. Not bad, but lacks some hop vibrancy.

3.3
cgarvieuk (24792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at home.. Golden amber... Small white head... Soft sweet apricot fruit nose... Juicy. Fruits... Tropical fruits.. Soft passion

4.3
Beerhunter111 (21275) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes orangegelbes Bier mit schöner stabilen Schaumkrone. Geruch wunderbar exotisch fruchtig, herb. Geschmack sehr fruchttig herb, malzig fruchtig, einfach wunderbar, klasse!

3.4
Rasmus40 (21156) - 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


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