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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

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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (46063) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41913) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26674) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Draught at Malm l & 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25767) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24478) - Malm, 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (24097) - Tyres, 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 wouldnt really bother anyway.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23398) - , 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at home.. Golden amber... Small white head... Soft sweet apricot fruit nose... Juicy. Fruits... Tropical fruits.. Soft passion

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
2012-10-15, bottle from LCBO, Toronto, 7-4-8-5-15=39
Amber color, clear, with generous head. The aroma is milder than expected, but fresh and interesting, with fruity/resiny hops, acquiring a very light earthy character later. Lean mouthfeel, smooth; good caramel and toffee flavor; the hop is resiny and hoppy; the final is balanced, powerful and long.
Very good.

2012-10-13, draught at Volo, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Dark amber color, creamy head. Nice aroma, caramelly, a bit creamy, and with some cheesy yeast. Good caramel and toffee flavor, strong presence of cheesy yeast, strong bitterness. It has some ending astringency, and resins.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Linkping. Clear golden/copper beer with a nice steady lasting head. Hoppy aroma, caramel, herbal notes, floral, citrus, grapefruit, herbal notes. Sharp hoppy flavor, floral, herbal, earthy notes, a bit unclean. I have the feeling this IPA has been in the bottle for a while. I was hoping for more.


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