Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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3.99/5 rDev +5.3%
Bottle to Glass
Appearance - Copper coloured with a white head
Smell - Floral, slight tropical fruits
Taste - Light hop taste, tropical fruits, slight bitterness at the end
Overall - Well made APA that is not too hoppy, sessionable and a great summer beer
06-07-2014 00:38:54 | More by Dna_Infinity
4.11/5 rDev +8.4%
A: Copper amber, filtered with moderate carbonation rising from the center, 5 fingers of moderate tan head with great retention. The head is foamy with large and small bubbles.
S: Floral, pineapple, tropical fruit,
T: Caramel, hard water, metallic, pineapple, tropical punch, floral.
M: Medium bready body, medium low carbonation.
O: A really nice British and American styles. Go Canada! Really loving this one.
05-08-2014 01:51:14 | More by patre_tim
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
330 ml bottle purchased as part of a six pack from LCBO for $13.65 CDN. Served fairly cold into a pint glass.
Appearance - coppery in color, with a crystal clear clarity and bursts of effervescent bubbles rising to the surface. A dense finger and a half of white head and the lacing sticks to the sides of the glass almost as if it were coalescing.
Smell - a solid tropical citrusy smell, namely tangerine and melon. A caramel malt aroma is blended in seamlessly. Really attractive and light smelling yet aromatic.
Taste - light blend of melon and more astringent citrus fruits as with the nose, and a bit of the caramel sweetness comes through especially on the back end. A grapefruit like bitterness in its conclusion yet it is by smooth and subdued.
Mouthfeel - extremely lively carbonation adds to the otherwise medium body and mouthfeel
Overall - a great American pale ale that is one of my favourites in the style. Remarkably drinkable at any time but especially in these spring and summer months yet packs enough of a punch to definitely warrant pacing yourself. A new go to for me just wish it came at a slightly lower price point. Still a definite repeat purchase.
04-21-2014 03:30:56 | More by DenisKolkin
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.