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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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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Draft

Appearance - The beer pours a clear copper colour with a good size foamy/fizzy off white head. There is a low amount of carbonation and an above average amount of lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Caramel, hops, citrus, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and packs a fairly full bodied taste. Most of the taste is made up of hops and malts mixed with caramel. There are also notes of citrus zest and a faint woodiness. The beer finishes with bitter sweet caramel/hop aftertaste

Drink - I'm happy I got a chance to try this one on draft. It seems like Pale Ale's that taste like this are a dime a dozen in the states, but in Canada they are a rarity. An above average beer that is definetly worth a try.

12-20-2010 14:57:41 | More by spinrsx
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-20-2011 21:18:10 | More by RedAleMan
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batmanbach

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-07-2012 17:20:34 | More by batmanbach
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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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Avant_Garage


4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-09-2012 23:47:16 | More by Avant_Garage
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MasterOfArgos39

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-29-2014 19:27:38 | More by MasterOfArgos39
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 17:31:15 | More by MattPS
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

I tossed this back last Christmas, but this is my first formal review and a continuation of my BlackBerry tasting notes from my trip to Ontario.

A - Pours a dark caramel colour, solid two thumbs of off-white head, solid retention and impressive lacing.

S - Lemon iced tea citrus hops followed by generous amounts of chocolate malts. Nice balance.

T - Nice caramel malts mixed with tasty iced tea lemon hops. Very nicely balanced with bready malts and bitter hops.

M - Goes down very smooth, perfectly carbonated. No complaints in this department.

D - One of the better OCB offerings I've tried to date. By no means a hop bomb, but it does strike a nice balance between the hops and malts. Could easily be a go-to beer.

08-25-2010 04:28:00 | More by andrenaline
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JZ57

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-20-2012 20:59:04 | More by JZ57
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nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-27-2014 22:24:40 | More by nullbort
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-06-2013 23:11:23 | More by Cramshawbar
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Leafsj


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-28-2012 04:10:18 | More by Leafsj
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-17-2012 23:21:41 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-08-2012 06:17:54 | More by WeissBoy
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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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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-16-2014 21:08:22 | More by CRObighit2
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Devon_

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-15-2014 13:34:34 | More by Devon_
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nhaimes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-28-2014 00:12:09 | More by nhaimes
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EatsTacos

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

The packaging almost put me off and made me not buy this beer, it was a little too gimmicky for me. That being said I also had a negative image of Robert Simpson beers being pretty bland

That being said this is a well crafted beer and I'll be getting it again. Good balance and certainly shows off some hops. This isn't meant to be an IPA and it isn't overly hoppy or bitter.

Good drinkability and one of the better Ontario microbrews i've had lately. Recommended

08-23-2009 17:31:14 | More by EatsTacos
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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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bsilver87

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-08-2012 17:43:59 | More by bsilver87
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steamwhistle123

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-19-2012 03:02:54 | More by steamwhistle123
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Mr_Hoptimistic

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-06-2013 01:14:46 | More by Mr_Hoptimistic
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grac1970

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance: Body is a clear, dark/reddish brown in colour. A creamy coloured head - nice head retention with lacing. A bit of bubbles/carbonation are noticeable.

Smell: floral with a hint of citrus, hops are noticeable

Taste: it has a citrus/fruity taste - more than just a hint of pineapple. The hops can be detected. Very enjoyable - refreshing. Just a slight bitter taste.

Mouthfeel: smooth, not too watery. The pineapple taste seems to linger with a slight bitterness evenly present in the mouth

Drinkability: easy to drink, enjoyable! Quite a nice blend of tastes and feeling.

09-19-2010 01:53:39 | More by grac1970
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.