Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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4.18/5 rDev +10.3%
A: medium to dark copper. Has an off white head that pours to about 1/2 inch and then settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Beer is clear and not particles are visible.
S: Creamy butter toffee on the nose when swirling the beer. Has a soft citrus aroma from the hops and there is a residual biscuit smell.
T: Some grapefruit, a little bit of soft peach, caramel/tofee present.
M: Malt/hops balanced, carbonation is fantastic. A bit prickly on the tongue but it has a palate cleansing sensation. Soft bitterness in the end with a low sweetness.
O: This is a greatly balanced APA that can be drank as a session by all standards.
04-03-2013 00:11:13 | More by Kremlock
3.66/5 rDev -3.4%
I had one of these on the weekend and I was happy about it.
I'm marking the appearance down a bit because I had too much head after pouring (carefully). Thick and tan in color, the head eventually calmed down enough that I could drink it easily.
The smell was nice. Slightly malty, some good hop aroma.
The taste was better than I figured it would be. Advertised as "almost Pale Ale", I was worried that the hop bitterness would be downplayed, but I was pleasantly proven incorrect. Tasty!
Things improved once I got drinking, and my score reflects that.
Five more in the six-pack case, and I'm looking forward to them!
01-21-2013 22:42:03 | More by MAB
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
12-09-2012 01:22:19 | More by BigBry
4.23/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
11-24-2012 20:48:16 | More by jaz58
4/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
09-28-2012 21:35:22 | More by smakawhat
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.