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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | 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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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-24-2013 18:33:50 | More by thampel09
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seinfeldette

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

05-16-2013 20:29:55 | More by seinfeldette
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-28-2013 11:54:58 | More by Mack
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sbarre

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-15-2013 00:43:36 | More by sbarre
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Yoozeo

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-12-2013 03:00:01 | More by Yoozeo
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

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
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tomdavistoronto

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-24-2013 18:44:18 | More by tomdavistoronto
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Xithyl

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Alberta (Canada)

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
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dork2caon


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Alberta (Canada)

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
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jaz58

Ontario (Canada)

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
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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

Maryland

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
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NedShakeshaft

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-12-2012 03:38:23 | More by KrisDLSmith
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.