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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 25
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
70 IBU

(Beer added by: Sammy on 05-31-2010)
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Ratings: 365 | Reviews: 105 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by djcreepshow:
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

djcreepshow, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

My first try of this Canadian brewer.Pours into a standard pint a clear copper color with a nicely formed creamy half finger white head that left one full and one broken ring of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.A nice shot of pine resin in the nose along with a big caramel base,I like the combination,it's old school left coast to me.A mix of pine and citric hops on the palate with some sugary sweetness underneath with a bit of biscuit and some nice toasted notes.Hey this is the type of IPA I can drink alot of,it's just solid in all facets,a good big hop profile but not over the top in sweetness and/or alcohol.

oberon, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

cam477, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Mikestyczen, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

FadetoBock, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

csmartin6, Aug 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

H8B8, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JonBrand, Mar 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Dalia, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally managed to snag the elusive Smashbomb sixpack after months of LCBO delays and yet another haphazard release. I've had this brew many times before on draught at my favorite watering hole, but it's closed for the late-summer break, so I've been nursing a hop fix for a few weeks - time to indulge.

The packaging generated controversy before even seeing the shelves, with its mushroom cloud of hops decimating a garishly coloured city landscape. The whole thing seems straight out of an MST3K flick, which to me is straight up awesome. This looks to me like some of the sixpacks I picked up in the States - bold, exciting, unique.

Poured into a Flying monkeys souvenir glass. Copper-amber, very nice colour to it, with the pour generating a sturdy head that retains itself splendidly. Lots of sticky lacing - this is one fantastic looking brew.

Nose is pure citra, a hop I've brewed with many times before and have come to really dig. Lemon, grapefruit and assorted citrus and tropical fruit flavors capture one's complete attention, with a mild caramel malt providing a solid backing.

This is the hop blast Ontario has been waiting for. Having had several American IPAs from the states over the past few weeks, I still rank Smashbomb among their great company. Nice and malty, good fresh tropical fruit flavors and closing with a citra hop bitterness with just a touch of pepper. Though some might want a greater hop puckeryness, I find my personal tastes demand more balance in my IPA, and I feel that Smashbomb nails it.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy.

A brew folks from Ontario can be proud to call their own - definitely would feel no hesitation in recommending this to our American friends. Well done Peter and the rest of the crew - your perseverance in getting this brew out was well worth it!

JohnnyBarman, Sep 01, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

andrewdanks, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Hophood, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Swedes21
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - beers pours a gorgeous copper colour, very clear and nice. head is a slight off-white, about 2 fingers and has some very good lasting power. Minimal to no carbonation present.

Smell - Hops, pine, some citrus light caramel. very well balanced smelling beer. reminds me a LOT of Red Racer IPA actually.

Taste - what an amazing beer! taste is light but balanced, comes in with some hops, pine then finish with the caramel/citrus punch. there is a little lasting flavour too.

Mouthfeel - Tremendous levels added here, so good. tones of volume and fullness. the flavour remains the same with a well balanced approach.

Overall - I am in love, this is a solid beer that offers so much. A lot like Red Racer IMO that is such a good beer. This is a great find and hope they continue to stock it at the LCBO! SpinRSX, I have your 3 waiting!

Swedes21, Jul 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

xdefeatsy, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Cynic-ale, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

HeyYoMar, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

chickenm, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

GOBLIN, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Adkins1203, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

downtownbrown, May 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Fuzzycuffs, Oct 13, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color pretty much epitomizes amber, and it's completely clear though there is a density in the heaviest part of the body. The head is eggshell white, tight, and 3/4 finger at its peak. Lacing includes moderately thick rings where it rest with dense spotting between.
The aroma really showcases Citra hops with a good balance of caramel malts that never let the hops lose focus. Showcased are lots of hop oils with citrus and tropical fruit characters as well as something slightly green.
Citra's the main event in the flavor as well, though it gets slightly pithier than that, fades out in the middle while caramel and a touch of brine show, then comes back into the finish.
The feel is good, a medium body supporting with a little slickness that's cut through by the hop acidity. It has a strong crispness that sustains itself without biting too hard, allowing for good smoothness as well.

Brenden, Feb 21, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

Iparedman, Sep 30, 2014
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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.