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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

351 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 23
Gots: 54 | 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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Photo of logicalparadox
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Flavors of citrus peel and something interesting, possibly Szechuan peppercorn? I know, I know, but that's what I taste. Hoppy (imagine that). Herbal. Bitter. Astringent. Tannic, really. Remove some sweetness and the carbonation and I'm reminded of cab sauv. Long finish.

Not crazy about it, but good. Hop heads will enjoy.

logicalparadox, Wednesday at 11:47 PM
Photo of Canada_Dan
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

Canada_Dan, Tuesday at 09:47 PM
Photo of charlietomahawk
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

charlietomahawk, Monday at 11:08 PM
Photo of Bill235
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Bill235, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Dwkasper
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

A: dark amber color, reddish, finger of light foam with good lacing

S: cedar, pine, earthy, dank, fresh earth, citrus pith

T: pine, Meyer lemon, Slightly bent tter hops

M: a little bitterness up front but good carbonation and well balanced

O: unsuspectingly good IPA, very good

Dwkasper, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of DougT
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

DougT, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of CaledonCountryBoy
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%

Was first APA I tried. And I'm still in love with it. For me, it delivers on its name. It's an explosive, complex, evolving taste experience. Citrus (grapefruit), pine, rhubarb, dandelion tones are all there in a transcending fashion.

CaledonCountryBoy, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of MikeH75
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

MikeH75, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of bilhelm
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

bilhelm, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of gopens44
4/5  rDev +1.3%

gopens44, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of chillwave22
3.2/5  rDev -19%

chillwave22, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Iparedman
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

Iparedman, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of bad2arwing
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

bad2arwing, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of T-34-85
4/5  rDev +1.3%

T-34-85, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Hopmeplease
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Hopmeplease, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Hypersomnia, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Allegue04
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

Allegue04, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Tehned
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

Tehned, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of bigclydeoliver
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

bigclydeoliver, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

May not have been a good idea to forget about this brew in the back of my fridge. Not sure when it was bottled since its ?/16/14 for the date. Paid $2.49 for the single at Vintage Estate 2 months ago.

A - Thankfully no sediment floaties so it's newer than 6 months or filtered. Head is just a 1/4 inch but it sticks around forever. Color is an on par light amber brown clear.
S - Smells rather nice mild zesty citrus and lemon hops no hard pine or medicinal bitterness. Malty sweetness seems to be in check.
T - Very harsh bitter hops. Not too palatable really they seem balanced enough but I am not digging the taste. Like floor cleaner very medicinal and soapy. No good.
M - Sort of light to medium on the palate with very harsh lingering bitterness.

Not my thing in the slightest figured it would be terrible ended up being unbearably bitter yet not undrinkable. Would not get again.

DrDemento456, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of BlueAndBrew
4/5  rDev +1.3%

BlueAndBrew, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of QuadriderMX
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

QuadriderMX, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/3/2014. Pours hazy orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of liquorpig
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

liquorpig, Sep 05, 2014
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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.