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Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
32 IBU

(Beer added by: bobsy on 05-23-2009)
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, new to the Calgary market.
Poured a deep copper color, solid head that left chunky lacing.
Nice bitter hop aroma, with some floral notes, ctrus and pine. Taste is nice balanced with a good dose of caramel malt balanced against the citrus and bitter hoppiness.
Good, hoppy finish with a slightly hop-oil aftertaste.
Body is medium, but fits the style nicely. Appropriate level of carbonation.
Well done, I have enjoyed everything from Flying Monkeys so far.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 01:22:19 | More by BigBry
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jaz58

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have tried a few of the brews from FM and this one is my favorite. This beer was served in a pint glass.

A nice thin head, off white in colour.

Nice deep orange colour.

Fresh hops nose with hints of Carmel.

Nice mouthfeel, almost silky.

Lemon, grapefruit beginning followed by a good balance of bitters.

Overall a good brew. Great beer anytime of the year.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 20:48:16 | More by jaz58
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-06-2012 17:23:19 | More by cfalovo97
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TheBeermin

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-03-2012 20:59:59 | More by TheBeermin
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smakawhat

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A nice dark amber body, pretty text book and a little clear. Head is tan yellow, with small pinhead bubbles and some very good lacing, with ringlets around the glass. Leaves a good thin puck while drinking.

Dry malts, and a good hop forward action but not crazy. Dry and slightly earthy. A small malt backbone seems to be present. Pretty simple but solid.

Palate hits with a good hop richness but nothing crazy. Herbal and a light brown sugar sense comes in the mid palate. Tea like action on the finish with a nice mild hop angle. Sweet sense of malts seem to carry a slightly hop forward brew, but it is mild and subtle. Minimal carbonation with a solid simple body that doesn't detract from the imbibing experience.

A hop forward illusional beer indeed. Nothing crazy, but a good solid simple pale ale for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 21:35:22 | More by smakawhat
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NedShakeshaft

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-15-2012 07:38:38 | More by NedShakeshaft
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-12-2012 03:38:23 | More by KrisDLSmith
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-11-2012 00:10:39 | More by schopenhauerale
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-10-2012 23:59:19 | More by Molson2000
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-16-2012 02:41:23 | More by artemh
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-14-2012 05:20:31 | More by MylesMac
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-11-2012 22:59:36 | More by ptarmigan98
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codyhotel

Manitoba (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a good 2 fingers of off-white head, dissapates down pretty quickly. A copper colour, more towards the red end (I think, tough to tell shades of red when you're colourblind).

S - Lots of hops, some citrus notes up front. Caramel and malty sweetness towards the end, with a touch of a yeasty-bread type of thing.

T - Not as hoppy as I expected from the nose, a good amount up front but gives way to the sweeter malts fairly quickly. Caramel and malt flavours grow stronger as the beer warms up. Definitely a bit of subtle spice in there that I can't quite put my finger on. Finishes with a touch of bitterness

M - Medium-moderate body, smooth carbonation. Finish is a touch oily, could be cleaner.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 23:00:44 | More by codyhotel
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Leafsj


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-28-2012 04:10:18 | More by Leafsj
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - clear dark random, two fingers of tan head, dissipated slowly leaving random blobs of lacing
S - herbal and resiny hop aromas, mild caramel and raw grain
T - a blend of herbal hop and toasted grain malt flavours, more mild grassy hops with a metallic hint
M - a little thin and light on carbonation, very mild bitterness
O - this almost pale ale is almost good, not bad but nothing outstanding, the IPA's I've tried from Flying Monkeys are a better buy

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 01:49:36 | More by joemcgrath27
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark copper with plenty of bubbles that leads to a two fingers worth of head that doesn't leave. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Smells of citrus and faint pine, with a bit of herbal tea. Tastes of caramel, citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit airy. A very good pale ale, but not as good as their Smashbomb IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 20:57:02 | More by slitherySOB
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-08-2012 02:47:17 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into tall pilsner glass 3/7/12

A clear dark copper with lots of big bubbles feeding a two finger beige foam that just gets more dense as it falls and has a peak too it, there's still a thumbs width at the bottom and thick rings all the way down. looks perfect, just perfect

S citrus and faint pine with lots of caramel, just a little herbal aspect as it warms

T not much pine and still lots of caramel, well balanced for sure with both malt and hops in check, earthy finish

M lots of bubbles on the verge of foam but still airy, medium bodied and the aftertaste lingers faintly

O high marks here for how fast a 6 pack got slayed, these just poured down my throat and I didn't get board

A very nice pale for sure but on the same shelf as Smashbomb for the same price I might only slay this 6er

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 06:01:17 | More by wordemupg
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Shrews


4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance
A 1/2 head with a ruby color.

Smell
Citrus and malty with some earthy scents.

Taste
Citrus and grapefruit taste with a complex finish. Malty and rich taste.

Mouthfeel
Pretty hoppy and bitter on the mouth yet still a smooth finish. A great feel.

Overall
A wonderful APA with an amazingly complex taste and smell. Had a grand time trying this beer while traveling for work.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 00:10:57 | More by Shrews
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Avant_Garage


4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-09-2012 23:47:16 | More by Avant_Garage
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Orbex


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-31-2012 17:35:47 | More by Orbex
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downtownbrown

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-21-2012 22:00:26 | More by downtownbrown
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-17-2012 23:21:41 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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bsilver87

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-08-2012 17:43:59 | More by bsilver87
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batmanbach

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-07-2012 17:20:34 | More by batmanbach
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.