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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

348 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 104
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 adamdarcy
3/5  rDev -24.1%

adamdarcy, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Noxious26
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml brown bottle with pry-off cap poured in a nonic pint glass. Purchased from Zyn in Calgary.

Amber-orange and a little hazy. White head is 1/2 inch on the pour but recedes to a thin cap with lots of lines of lacing on the sides.

Big and juicy aroma. Citrusy hops and sweet malts. Grapefruit, orange, apricot, caramel. Simply mouthwatering!

Big bash of hops right off the start. Heavy handed citrusy hops bulldoze the palate through the front and middle, leading to a hop bitter finish that scours the tongue and roof of your mouth. A real hop-bomb for sure. While the aroma is quite balanced, the taste is missing a little more malt backbone. There is some malt to lightly tug on the reigns of the galloping stagecoach of hops, but not enough in my estimation.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a slight oily feel from the hops.

Hop lovers will really enjoy this, but I'm partial to a little more balance and drinkability in my beers. If you're a hop head this is a must have, but a definite try for everyone.

Noxious26, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

kbrown, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

crooksb2, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

timmy2b, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

jpd026, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Leviathan5, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

curewhatalesu, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

xdefeatsy, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

the_danish_swede, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

cwxc818, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

CurtisD, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

seanswee, Nov 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

DamageCase76, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

TT--Cashout, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

valianes, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Boozecamel, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355 ml bottle picked up from the singles bin from the LCBO for $2.00 CDN

Appearance- Bottle poured into a pint glass. Nice dark copper / brown color with 1 finger of head which sticks around for a few minutes. Nice white cap and head looks frothy and rich as it dissipates. Good lacing too. Minimal effervescence, but nonetheless the beer looks pretty damn good.

Smell - Big nose of citrus, grapefruit, lemon with just a faint sweetness to it that helps balance the scent. Also pine notes in addition to the fruity goodness.

Taste - Big time pine / spruce flavors up front which transition into the lemon and grapefruit flavors. Grapefruit is especially prominent here. Long lasting and dominant pine / grapefruit aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Lowish carbonation combined with the flavors leaves a strong aftertaste, that to me does not lend itself the beer serving a means to quench thirst. In addition my mouth is actually parched after drinking this (although less so after a nice big gulp).

Overall - A good beer, but I think i prefer other locally brewed IPA's in comparison with this one.

DenisKolkin, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to SebD for providing us this beer to enjoy.

A: A deep amber on the pour with 2-3 fingers of off white head leaving plenty of lacing.

S: Pronounced pine resin followed by tropical fruits including g pineapple and mango. Background scents of sweet solid malts and slight hints of a barnyard funk.

T: Follows the nose with subtle initial malts quickly followed by pine forward hops. Lingering bitterness on the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A more hop forward IPA than I'm used to with a focus on pine resin notes. While I would have liked to see a bit more balance, hop heads will definitely find something to love here.

FondueVoodoo, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Vyronian, Oct 08, 2013
Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.