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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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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3/5  rDev -20.8%

sirsteve42, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of djoprahwinfrey
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A clean copper pour with a 1/4 finger of white head which dissipated moderately quick into a thin ring of lace

S - pleasant aromas of hops, some lemon and a bit of pine, biscuity or bready with a bit of sweetness

T - This starts of strong on hops and some pine, caramel and some mild citrus, lemon, grapefruit. Enjoyable hop bitterness at the end

M - This has some chew but goes down well,velvety ,medium to high carbonation.

O - A really good brew from Flying Monkeys with a solid amount of hops and pleasant overall.

djoprahwinfrey, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

SnatchyMcPants, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

valianes, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jcubz, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Mr_Rocca, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

DuffMan32, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Boozecamel, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

deonreds, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

FadetoBock, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Johnny Farina in Ottawa.

Pours a burnished amber, slight red tinge. Head is off-white, dense up top but sparse on the sides. Looks pretty good.

Smells peppery. Lots of hops but also plenty of red and black peppercorns. Notes of some lemongrass and citrus as well. Tangy and a bit spicy. Odd but nice.

Taste starts out peppery with more of those peppercorn flavours. Red/black colour, some slight sour green notes. Hints of citrus on there, lemon with some fragrant dish detergent, but finishes hoppy and pleasant. Light and drinkable.

Decent body, bit of texture that isn't just carbonation. Alright.

Pale ale with all the right notes, and a touch of intriguing difference. I like it.

laituegonflable, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

AussieAbroad, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

irishkyle21, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of pokerman
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Such a great beer with lots of late additions. glad i found a good ipa with some malt backbone. What can I say that hasn't been said? classic or a traditional American IPA it is not but maybe more like a started one. but who cares what you call it? kills almost any other local beer hands down.Fantastic- and exceeded expectations.

pokerman, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

DannyBaldoni, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Skwisgaar, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

YamagamiTravis, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Masterkush7
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer. May not be as hoppy as most ipa I drink but overall this is a good beer and definatly worth a try. Appearance is a nice dark haze. Taste is well balanced with both a nice malt background with hints of nuts and Caramel and a good hop finish. Will definatly enjoy again

Masterkush7, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GoHabsGo, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Cramshawbar, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

4ster, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.