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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4ster, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

MidwestBA, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

thampel09, May 24, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

seinfeldette, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Mack, Apr 28, 2013
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sbarre, Apr 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Yoozeo, Apr 12, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Kremlock, Apr 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

tomdavistoronto, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Xithyl, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

timiskin, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

CurtisD, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

RefillMyglass, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

yancot, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

HATS4BATS, Feb 01, 2013
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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!

MAB, Jan 21, 2013
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SimbaMike, Dec 21, 2012
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.