Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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Reviews by MeisterBurger:
3.48/5 rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a darker copper colour than most aIPAs, with a respectable head of loose bubbles. Laces nicely.
Muted c-hops, bright yellow grapefruit, a hint of butter in the aroma.
The hops are all about brash, pithy bitterness with no real finesse, adding more bitterness than flavour. The good news is it's up against a toasty light, creamy caramel malt. The malt base is nice. Maybe not ideal for a true IPA in its sweetness, but I guess it's sweet enough to balance the bitterness. That said, the hop bite is a little too one-note for me. Something tannic like over-steeped orange pekoe tea lingers in the finish.
Has a good, lightly chewy body with moderate carbonation
Overall this isn't how I remember it on tap, and leans more towards the Duggan's #9, Dead Elephant, recent crappy Beaver River IPeh bottles that were at the LCBO, camp of bitter ambers that anything approaching a true aIPA for me.
Certainly not a bad beer, but an Ontario brewer has yet to hit an American IPA out of the park for me. I much prefer this on tap.
Less important is the fact that the labels are garishly horrible and downright childish. I think I'd feel less embarrassed standing at a check out to buy tampons than I did queuing up to buy this.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2011 00:20:14 | More by MeisterBurger
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3.76/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Clear gold with a nice two finger off white fluffy head, big blanket of lacing.
S - Typical pine, grapefruit, orange juice, cracker malt, a little sweet grain.
T - Very sweet and grainy, almost in the adjunct way. Middle to end you get a little grassy and pine bitterness, some grapefruit.
M - Medium body, well carbonated.
O - Its just ok, I'm kinda shocked at some of the other reviews this has gotten, its nothing stellar at all, very generic.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 02:57:04 | More by Omnium
Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.