Flying Monkeys Genius Of Suburbia - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 26
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tbeckett on 06-14-2014

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Photo of djcreepshow
3.06/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle, a nice ode to the maligned urban development eyesore that is suburbia.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some decent crumbling snow pack lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells of peppy orange, white grapefruit, and lemon skins, some dank pine resin, spicy wheat malt, a subtle caramel sweetness, mild woodsy notes, and further earthy, leafy hops. The taste is gritty, grainy, and spicy wheat, orange and red grapefruit bitters, acrid pine needles, a small stoney flintiness, and more plain earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is quite low-key, and mostly shy in terms of letting its frothiness be known, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, the overall hoppiness kind of taking the sheen off of things here. It finishes fairly dry, the cereal-esque wheatiness persisting well, alongside a lingering citrusy and piney bitterness.

Another style subsumed by the hopped to the nuts craze - this could very well just be referrred to as an IPWA (Indian Pale Wheat Ale). Wait, no, at 3.8% ABV, it would have to be an ISWA (India Session Wheat Ale). Anyways, this offering is indeed more hoppy than wheaty, and very much like the kids from the burbs who take a good thing and beat it to death via gentrification. (1,375 characters)

Photo of Bugs318
3.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.01/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a light white foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light dry wheat malt with light dry hoppy notes is OK. Taste is dominated by dry wheat malt with dry hoppy notes. Body is light with OK carbonation. A bit too dry for my taste and lacked drinkability I would expect for style. (342 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.4/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of shaneyjj
3.97/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would be happy for another (28 characters)

Photo of headlessparrot
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another sub-4% session beer, hoo boy.

This guy pours from a bottle (Flying Monkey having, just by the by, maybe the ugliest branding in all of craft beer) a hazy gold/orange, capped by a couple fingers of foam that recede quickly to a few islands, but do leave some nice lacing. Smell is bitter and resiny, dank, with a touch of bitter orange, grapefruit, cat pee, and some biscuity malt. Taste is likewise quite hop-heavy, especially considering the ABV. Resin, pine, citrus, cat pee. Balanced by a bit of pale and wheat maltiness. Finishes dry. Good body, good carbonation. . . . Flying Monkeys found an interesting way to get around the problem of the session beer and its general lack of maltiness--by using an interesting mix of a bunch of different kind of hops, so that your senses are getting it from all sides and you forget about the lighter malt base.

This one is quite interesting. It punches above its weight-class, but it also seems poorly categorized: this is more IPA than wheat beer in terms of flavour profile, even if it is technically a wheat beer. Whatever you want to call it (India session wheat ale?), I can see it finding an audience among the beer cognoscenti for sure. (1,198 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of SenorBiggles
3.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Qhite resiny and bitter. Flying Monkeys are definitely leaning on the hops to fill out the flavour here, and there isn't much in the way of a backbone. But they've put together an interesting and effective hop mix, so it doesn't bug me in the way many session IPAs do. Definitely punches above its ABV, but I'm not entirely sold on it. (335 characters)

Photo of justinp444
2.77/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Slightly hazy straw yellow with a nice inch thick fine foam head. Smells of citrus, lemon, and light biscuit-y malt. Taste is juicy citrus and tropical hops with a bit of spice. A nice lemon and thin malt flavor. It is very light bodied and has a thin mouth feel. Tastes a bit dry and unfortunately too much like hopped sparkling water. (336 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.6/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.96/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasting notes: Huge effervescent lemon, sour orange, and lime flavors. Fizzy, dry, tangy, loaded with citrus hop flavors and a dash of tropical fruit, although the latter is hard to discern amidst all the rinds. Earthy pine. Aroma is wonderful, a sour candy citrus bouquet. Subtle dry wheat spice, with a little cereal lingering on the palate. Nothing really wrong here. American wheat beers generally require a flavor infusion and why not use hops? I will take this over that young beer faux apple flavor any day (looking at you, Grasshopper and Velvet Fog). Great substyle within a substyle (ouch). Scope out the low English pub style ABV. (641 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of TerryW
3.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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