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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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Xithyl

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-23-2013 20:32:10 | More by Xithyl
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-12-2013 19:10:18 | More by timiskin
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-11-2013 22:44:04 | More by CurtisD
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RefillMyglass

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-05-2013 02:40:36 | More by RefillMyglass
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-24-2013 14:04:28 | More by Irish12
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-15-2013 18:01:23 | More by yancot
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-01-2013 23:50:56 | More by HATS4BATS
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MAB

Alberta (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 22:42:03 | More by MAB
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dork2caon


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-24-2012 19:22:30 | More by dork2caon
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SimbaMike


4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-21-2012 02:22:53 | More by SimbaMike
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Picaroon

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-09-2012 17:40:56 | More by Picaroon
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +11.9%
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 -20.6%

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

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 -0.8%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Manitoba (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
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 +5.8%

07-28-2012 04:10:18 | More by Leafsj
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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