Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
Scored a bottle from an un-named source at the brewery.
A- Clear amber, half finger white head. Excellent lacing.
S- Pine, strong hop resin, grapefruit, tangerine, grass, lemon rinds and pineapple.
T- Pine, hop oils. Fruit doesn't translate to the taste at first. Once the huge bitterness fades grapefruit finishes nicely.
M- Juicy at first, like biting into a grapefruit slice. Dry, bitter, lingering finish at the end.
D- Awesome IPA from my local brewery. Alcohol isn't noticeable at all. The bitterness might hold me back to no more than 5 or 6 of these in a night.
06-19-2010 04:16:44 | More by korguy123
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
12oz bottled smuggled from Toronto in my suitcase. Bottled 4/12/12. Served in a Cigar City snifter.
Pours cloudy orange with about one finger off white head. Nice amount of lacing left behind.
Smells of orange, pineapple, spice, biscuit and a hint of feline urine.
Nice mix of tropical citrus hops. The orange and pineapple from the nose is present along with biscuit, caramel and pepper.
Medium feel with moderate carbonation. Slightly slick with no noticeable alcohol. Nice dry bitter hoppy aftertaste.
A good solid IPA from this Canadian brewery. The couple beers I've tried of theirs has me wanting more. Definately worth a try.
07-27-2012 00:52:41 | More by ThickNStout
4.01/5 rDev +1.3%
Excellent label. 12oz bottle dated 11/18/13 poured into a pint glass
A: Orange/light brown color with a lingering one-finger head
S: Pleasant but muted malt/caramel/hops
T: Very malty- toffee, caramel, wheat, but with strong hops to support the malt. Tropical fruit, grapefruit and just a hint of pine are all there. Complex flavors
M: Medium to full-bodied with a medium-length finish
O: Tasty, definitely worth a try
06-23-2014 04:06:58 | More by ONUMello
4.3/5 rDev +8.6%
Appearance - Pours a coppery orange with a finger width of cream-coloured foamy head.
Smell - Piney hops, citrus, tropical fruit, lemon zest.
Taste - Strong hoppy bitterness with a little malty breadiness and caramel notes. Citrus and tropical fruits also present. Strong bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess and fluffiness as well.
Overall - An enjoyable American IPA from Flying Monkeys. My first try at these guys and I'm impressed by the quality of their brew. Nice strong hops presence and excellent mouthfeel. Nice appearance with good head retention. Try to get your hands on this, hopheads.
06-18-2012 03:04:21 | More by leaddog
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
Peter Chiodo, brewmaster at Flying Monkeys,and a pioneer in the Ontario brewing scene, has vision. Vision to see this project come to fruition. Smashbomb Atomic IPA, built around the Citra hop. A hop less traveled if you will. After many samplings of this beer, in many formats, I feel it is time to add my score to this site. A deep and slightly hazed amber pours a frothy and rocky cap. Lots of spiderweb lace happening here. Nose is fresh and inviting. Loads of mango and peach with very much a tropical feel. Piney hops make an appearance and lead to gooseberry, much like fine sauvignon blanc. The flavours match the aromas in every way. I get mango, peach, and apricot, all hovering around a piney hoppiness, with a slightly savoury cattiness that is pleasing. Medium bodied, full on flavour, and absolutely mouth coating. Lenghty finish. Very well done! Bravo!
11-23-2010 05:21:27 | More by mrmanning
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
Bottled 4/16 and poured 6/30. $2.79 single I think?? $2.49? Not sure.
Appearance: First off, awesome label. Pours a slightly hazy orange. Lots of head and lacing. I opened the beer and left it unattended for a moment and the beer unexpectedly foamed a bit onto my table... so look out for that. But yeah, looks awesome.
Smell: Pretty interesting. Smells like an English IPA -- maltier than I was expecting. A floral/herby/tea aroma stands out. Not so much a dank pine/grapefruit character that's so common in m any IPAs.
Taste/feel: Again, interesting. A very mild sort of American IPA. Follows the nose with the floral/herby/tea characteristics. Not bitter. If not like an English IPA, it drinks like an American Pale Ale, really. Super drinkable. Just about a full body with a nice bit of carbonation that makes this super easy drinking.
Tasty. Smashbomb is misleading as it makes it sound like this is a hop bomb. I was expecting a huge, resinous, hop bursting beer, but this beer is rather scaled back -- yet it works wonderfully. Would I call it an American IPA? No, probably more of a pale ale, but it's easy drinking, tasty, and fairly unique.
06-30-2014 14:43:33 | More by Alextricity
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
This was probably the very beer that got me hooked on true craft brews, a few years back when I snagged a six-pack from Silver Springs Liquor Store here in Cowtown. It also got me hooked on hops. I am happy to return to it for the formal review treatment. This one is a light bronze or perhaps dark orange amber brew with three or four inches of beige head. The aroma is classic Citra hops as promised on the label, redolent with melon, passion fruit, guava, and grapefruit rind, along with an ill-defined but pleasing peppery spice. Not much malt on the nose but the hops are glorious. Taste is also that of an aggressive but flavorful hop bomb, with gooseberry, melon rind, grapefruit peel, black pepper, tomato leaf, lemon, and apricot all vying for your attention. This brew also features some of the most venomous and truculent pine/spruce flavor I've had in a Canadian IPA, with these resins just building and building like a jacked-up menthol cough drop as you make your way through a bottle or two. I would not say this flavor is coarse or nasty, though ... It IS forceful and ought to satisfy the biggest hopheads. The malts are more prominent on the palate than on the nose, providing some toasted caramel and even a little light molasses to balance out the citrus rind and pine onslaught. Body is semi-chewy and right where it needs to be for the style, goes down quite smooth albeit bone-dry. I may be biased (see opening statement of this review) but this is a personal favorite IPA. The hops are resinous and gamey, tropical and catty, and when I crave this sort of thing this brew is one of my standbys.
02-16-2014 21:13:21 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.41/5 rDev -13.9%
Poured into a tulip glass. Bottled Jan.9 2013.
A: Cloudy, burnt Amber with bubbles. Decent head on pour, leaves a nice lacing behind on top.
S: Light on the nose, light citrus and malts, along with some musty, woody hops perhaps... hard to say exactly. Bit bready as it warms up...
T: Not overly malty, citrus hop profile as it moves over your tongue, but then finishes quite bitter, lots of bitter rind and more musty, earthy/woody hops (not piney though)... kind of funky aftertaste...
M: Med-Light carbonation, fairly balanced, would say it leans more to the refreshing, not really all that sticky or dry... actually feels a bit light...
O: After reading a lot of other reviews it is hard to imagine this being the same beer... not sure if it's me, the beer, or a case of reviewer propagation... For starters I won't say it is a bad beer like the previous reviewer, just different than other IPA's out there (I just had the two Muskoka Mad Tom's earlier this week)...that being said, compared to past reviews I find this a lot less citrus/tropical than others and really musty...which as far as I know is not a typical profile of the Citra Hop... I will hold off on forming any definitive opinion until I see more people review this around my brew date on the bottle (please people, if you can, add your bottling dates! :) ... perhaps there was something off with this batch.... If I try it again or more fresh I will update the review to reflect this... If this is how it is suppose to taste I would not say I'm a huge fan... and I enjoy a good bitter beer as much as the next hop head...
04-07-2013 00:40:06 | More by 4ster
Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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