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95
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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

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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samzim (434) - Ontario, - SEP 23, 2013
Striking aroma of hops, malt, and fruit. Clear dark orange colour. Prompt bitterness that doesn’t overpower the fruity flavours of the lychee and apricot. Lively on the palate. A very drinkable IPA, but I don’t think I could drink more than a few in a sitting.


3.7
evannell (1259) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
W aromacie kojarzy mi się z "Yellow Snow" z Rogue - taki zbilansowany, karmelowo-grejpfrutowo-papajowy zapaszek. Nic nie wystaje, nic nie śmierdzi. W smaku podobnie - czyste piwo. Ani słodkie, ani wytrawne, z rozsądną ilością nie wiadomo jakiego chmielu i karmelową nutą. Spoko.

3.8
mikkopen (1185) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2017
473 ml can. Clear amber colour, thick off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with grapefruit and resiny, herbal hops. The taste is malty, with sweetish caramel, grapefruit, mango notes, and a lingering bitter herbal finish with resiny notes. Very nice.

3.2
ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Draft at District Tap House. Unclear orange, thin head and some drippy lace. Nice, clean malt aroma. Bit of fruit, bit of spice. Sweet, spice, light bitter. Okay.

3.3
szymonskc (981) - Skórcz, POLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Zapach średnio intensywny, słód, owoce tropikalne, cytrusy, karmel, sosna. Kolor ciemnozłoty, klarowne. Piana niska, drobna, średnio trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku słodkie, średnia pełnia, słód, trawa, sosna, cytrusy, chleb, karmel, kwiaty. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie średnie.

3.6
Ron (4060) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2017
I had this at Maggie's on the River in Watertown with Patty and Kara on the way to Lake Placid. They brought me a dark/golden pint with a thin white head on top. Aromas of many different tropical fruits. Good mix of tropical fruits and hop bitterness. Somewhat malty body too.

3.5
bonev (938) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Piwo klarowne w kolorze jasny bursztyn nalewa sie z obfita biala drobnopecherzykowa piana zostawiajaca ladne zdobienia na szkle. Czuc chmiel, troche skorki z grejpfruta i pomaranczy. Dosc lekkie i pijalne, polslodkie z dobrze zanaczona aczkolwiek krotka goryczka.

3.3
imperial_suchy (260) - Rybnik, POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Piwo koloru ciemnego złota, klarowne, ze skromną pianą. W aromacie trochę karmelowo-biszkoptowe, kwiatowe. Pachnie również słodkimi dojrzałymi tropikalnymi owocami, niestety ten zapach nie dominuje. Pojawia się w tle nut landrynkowo- karmelkowych. Wyczułem również delikatne nuty truskawkowo-porzeczkowe. W smaku już karmel tak nie dominuje, ale jak najbardziej się pojawia. Poza tym występuje też delikatna metaliczność, ale nie razi jakoś specjalnie, choć trochę przeszkadza. Oprócz tego pojawiają się tropikalne owoce i kwiatowość, a na finiszu lekko zalegająca goryczka. Ogółem bardzo średnia ipa.

3.1
BeerdedDave (1850) - Beckley, USA - AUG 29, 2017
deep amber color; bready malt and piney hop aroma; piney hops on a medium bdied, bready malt base; some light fruit notes

3.7
HeadyDE (859) - Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Can with no discernible date, smudged hard to read at bottom, pour is nice copper brownish red color with substantial 2 finger frothy white head, nose is full of dried apricot n some mango, lighter bodied than expected, mouthfeel is decent, get some grainy malt sweetness with some hop bitterness, best thing about this beer is some fairly nice lacing all around the glass, sort of a west coast type ipa? Tasty

3.6
Tasche39 (339) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2017
Es una cerveza IPA, aromática, muy ligera y fácil de beber, una gran cerveza


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