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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 21
Gots: 45 | 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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Reviews by smakawhat:
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from the bottle into a sam adams pint glass. No obvious bottle dating.

A slightly opaque orange amber, good continual linear rising pinhead carbonation. Head is off whie and clumps and hangs like crazy. Islands of head, crazy lacing all over.

Citrus an tropical hop front, good orange and mango like nose. Clean, and wet possibly. But very enjoyable.

Palate brings good hop forward and malt richness. Pine angle on the finish with some drying grapefruit in the mid palate. Light sweetness and coating in the palate, but slightly wet also. Lingering great balance of light brown sugar and sweetness, malt angle a little buried, but the hop front on this is so well done.

Overall, real solid, nicely done.

09-29-2012 22:53:56 | More by smakawhat
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-20-2013 02:01:06 | More by cam477
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-11-2014 04:57:39 | More by FadetoBock
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-12-2013 00:47:58 | More by csmartin6
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H8B8

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

04-04-2013 13:18:57 | More by H8B8
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JonBrand

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-27-2014 02:06:55 | More by JonBrand
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Dalia

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -37%

10-27-2012 07:44:38 | More by Dalia
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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!

09-01-2011 18:49:27 | More by JohnnyBarman
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andrewdanks

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-31-2014 09:35:12 | More by andrewdanks
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Hophood


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-18-2014 14:30:19 | More by Hophood
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Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +12.6%

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!

07-23-2011 17:26:28 | More by Swedes21
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-21-2013 04:45:51 | More by xdefeatsy
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-30-2014 11:40:26 | More by Cynic-ale
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-16-2014 02:49:47 | More by HeyYoMar
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-11-2012 02:34:39 | More by chickenm
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-29-2014 02:25:52 | More by GOBLIN
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-17-2014 15:09:03 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-01-2014 13:58:00 | More by Adkins1203
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-29-2011 03:57:41 | More by djcreepshow
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downtownbrown

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.4%

05-21-2012 22:01:21 | More by downtownbrown
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-13-2012 04:53:12 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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Brenden

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

02-21-2014 15:44:16 | More by Brenden
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-26-2013 00:14:21 | More by MJ63
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-11-2013 19:28:17 | More by JonnyBeers
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stevolb19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-17-2014 21:10:27 | More by stevolb19
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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.