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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
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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Ratings: 224 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

YamagamiTravis, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Masterkush7
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer. May not be as hoppy as most ipa I drink but overall this is a good beer and definatly worth a try. Appearance is a nice dark haze. Taste is well balanced with both a nice malt background with hints of nuts and Caramel and a good hop finish. Will definatly enjoy again

Masterkush7, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GoHabsGo, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Cramshawbar, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

4ster, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Will12, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

MidwestBA, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

thampel09, May 24, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

seinfeldette, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Mack, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

sbarre, Apr 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Yoozeo, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Kremlock
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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 -1.1%

tomdavistoronto, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Xithyl, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

timiskin, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

CurtisD, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

RefillMyglass, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

yancot, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

HATS4BATS, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of MAB
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
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
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.