Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
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
3.78/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
06-29-2014 23:06:32 | More by buschbeer
4.19/5 rDev +5.5%
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
06-27-2014 01:46:47 | More by Dna_Infinity
4.01/5 rDev +1%
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
3.83/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
06-22-2014 02:46:10 | More by TreyIsWilson
2.98/5 rDev -24.9%
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.
06-20-2014 21:14:02 | More by Bloodreign
Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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