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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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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-21-2013 20:13:11 | More by korguy123
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curewhatalesu

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-21-2013 15:42:47 | More by curewhatalesu
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randallpink

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-15-2013 05:18:43 | More by randallpink
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-09-2013 14:18:09 | More by Vyronian
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phamda

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-02-2013 02:36:08 | More by phamda
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-09-2013 22:24:47 | More by hotsudge
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark amber brown with a fine beige head that became a think layer of foam. Great lacing top to bottom.

Both malt and hops in the smell. Biscuit malt. Strong citrus - lemon. As I drank the aroma swung back and forth between malt and hops. Cool.

The hops take over in the taste. Citrus both grapefruit and lemon. Hay and herbs - oregano and pepper. There was a think base of biscuit malt.

A medium feel with a short tingle at the end.

This ale is better than the "almost pale ale" the label claims. Refreshing and complex hops taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 02:40:02 | More by ssmack
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-03-2013 14:15:57 | More by DamageCase76
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-02-2013 01:20:29 | More by KeKeKumba
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad pale ale, but nothing special here either. Starts quite bitter, with a surprising hit of earthy hops given its IBUs of just 32. Fairly pleasant biscuity malt plays nicely with the hops, while not adding much sweetness- this beer is quite dry. There is a bit of graininess that not only persists, but grows as the beer warms. The biscuit notes also continue to grow, and hops start to flag. It ends up being a better beer when cold and the ultimate flavors haven't emerged completely. Still, not bad, and nice try something different from the ever expanding Canadian craft beer scene.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 02:43:06 | More by Georgiabeer
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sirsteve42

New York

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-29-2013 03:35:28 | More by sirsteve42
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djoprahwinfrey

Manitoba (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 10:08:09 | More by djoprahwinfrey
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-26-2013 00:12:24 | More by MJ63
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

10-25-2013 22:08:09 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-23-2013 07:23:00 | More by valianes
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-22-2013 04:19:43 | More by jcubz
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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-20-2013 19:19:45 | More by Mr_Rocca
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DuffMan32

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-18-2013 01:27:51 | More by DuffMan32
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-16-2013 17:24:56 | More by Boozecamel
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-10-2013 18:35:46 | More by deonreds
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-09-2013 00:48:24 | More by FadetoBock
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laituegonflable

Australia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2013 02:32:44 | More by laituegonflable
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AussieAbroad

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-08-2013 22:17:07 | More by AussieAbroad
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-05-2013 03:21:51 | More by irishkyle21
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pokerman

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 19:34:23 | More by pokerman
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.