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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 21
Gots: 39 | 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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butler

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-10-2014 22:07:05 | More by butler
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Brody1714

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-09-2014 13:06:49 | More by Brody1714
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trentdamonk


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-05-2014 14:51:50 | More by trentdamonk
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear deep golden color with a one finger head of a white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer hits you with quite a bit of pine and citrus hop as well as some sweeter smelling fruit aromas of a tropical and light fruit nature; with hints of tangerine, mango, pear, peach and apricot. Some other light hop aromas of a herbal and floral nature as well as a bit of caramel and bread are there as well, giving overall a nice complex blend of hoppiness and sweeter smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a slightly drier flavor containing a more crisp cracker pale malt base and only some very light sweet flavors of lemonade and a bit of tangerine, peach and mango. Right from the start the grapefruit starts out strong matching the more crisp nature of the flavor profile rather nicely. As the flavor advances the fruity flavors seem to dwindle some with other hop flavors of more grapefruit as well as some pine taking the sweet flavors place. A bit of a floral hop and some light herbal hops come at the very end of the taste and mixed with the other hop and the lighter sweet and more cracker flavors, ends up leaving one with a bitter and crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the medium side. For the drier flavors the thinner body is quite nice as it creates a nice crisp feel. The thin body in conjunction with the medium carbonation, which adds enough fizz to complement the crisp nature of the brew, but yet does not take away from the hop, overall create a very pleasant feel.

Overall – A rather tasty drier and crisp IPA with a nice hop blend and an easy drinking feel. Rather pleasant.

Serving type: growler

07-05-2014 01:42:20 | More by Darkmagus82
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MasterOfArgos39

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-03-2014 03:59:47 | More by MasterOfArgos39
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-03-2014 00:13:40 | More by cbnz
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Tadd_Durand

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-02-2014 18:30:05 | More by Tadd_Durand
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 14:43:33 | More by Alextricity
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle
Served in a snifter

A - I'll call this beer amber with some golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of off-white head that leaves some lacing down the sides.

S - The smell is citrus and pine. I get a little peach too.

T - The taste starts out with citrus. The finish and aftertaste are bitter pine.

M - Medium

O - It is better than I remember. I had a draft that I wasn't impressed with and have passed this beer over. A couple bottles as a gift made me realize this is a decent IPA. I'll still stick with my Ohio and Michigan IPA's over this as regulars though.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 23:06:32 | More by buschbeer
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target88

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-29-2014 04:35:55 | More by target88
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-29-2014 03:43:15 | More by WillAndSarah
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Dna_Infinity

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to Glass

Appearance - A light copper/orange colour that had an white head, good lacing

Smell - Heavy on the citrus, grapefruit, mango, orange, some pine at the end

Taste - Good bitterness, grapefruit, mango, orange, pine, bitterness at the end

Overall - A good Ontario IPA, worth picking up a six pack

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 01:46:47 | More by Dna_Infinity
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MichiganBeers

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-25-2014 05:40:38 | More by MichiganBeers
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Lysswilkins


2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

06-24-2014 03:54:16 | More by Lysswilkins
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Kerrie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-24-2014 03:12:02 | More by Kerrie
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 04:06:58 | More by ONUMello
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear copper with a two-finger foamy white head. Heavy sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is strong citrus - grapefruit & orange and sweet caramel malts.

T - Aggressive hops hit the palate immediately. Lots of pine upfront transitioning mid-palate into grapefruit. Finish is bitter pine and grapefruit rind. Lingering bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a very dry finish.

O - This is a very hop forward IPA. A nice beer, but I wish it had a little more balance in the flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 02:46:10 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Bloodreign


2.98/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice color. Clear straight thru the glass. Very pretty head, covered the entire glass. Not much in the aroma department. The taste is very bitter. When you drink it, there is a very full feel when you swallow. And when the beer hits your taste buds you know where the atomic name comes from, it is very strong in your mouth with a bitter feel.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 21:14:02 | More by Bloodreign
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Andrew99

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-20-2014 20:37:17 | More by Andrew99
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jemarent

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-20-2014 17:30:48 | More by jemarent
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Slongie

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-20-2014 05:08:26 | More by Slongie
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-17-2014 20:45:07 | More by marmstrong1212
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -37%

06-16-2014 01:18:02 | More by DKingsley
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beertasterb

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-15-2014 01:45:26 | More by beertasterb
Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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