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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 20
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
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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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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has been a big want for a while now. Thanks to liamt07 for including this in my CANBIF box!

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy, rich amber-gold with a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Big caramel malts, piney and citrusy hops. Getting a little bit of spice too, like cinnamon or nutmeg... Probably just me.

Taste. Nice big juicy citrus hops, some toasted grains, but not the big sweet caramel I was smelling. Not extremely bitter, but just enough.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall. Really nice ipa with good balance going on, for the style anyways. Really enjoying this and wish we could get it in BC!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 00:21:00 | More by Rutager
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a full pint of this after the Spring Festival of Craft Beers at C'est What.

Poured a cloudy orange with small white head. Lots of grapefruit in the nose. Taste has tons of grapefruit and hoppy bitterness. Quite delicious stuff. It was a little thin in the body, which I'm hoping will improve when I try this in bottle/tap. I'm excited that this beer is going to start coming into the Ontario market because we need a west coast style IPA.

Update after having it on cask at Volo during Toronto beer week Sept '10:
Better hoppy aroma with some pine and the carbonation was much nicer. A finger of head with nice lacing. Upped the review from B+ to A-.

Serving type: cask

05-31-2010 20:37:09 | More by kwjd
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-13-2013 04:02:16 | More by DaPan
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-11-2012 00:09:13 | More by schopenhauerale
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beer is reddish amber in colour. My pint had basically no head whatsoever, just a bit of white froth around the side.

The smell is pleasant but faint- a light scent of hops, slightly floral. Rather nice, but I had really had to search for it.

As for the taste, it is quite bitter. A grapefruity citrus is strongly present, and there is a slight soapy taste to the beer (which sounds awful, but really is not bad). Finish is all bitterness. Not particularly complex, but pretty good.

As for mouthfeel, it is incredibly carbonated, to the point where it is irritating to the mouth and makes it difficult to enjoy the beer. I found it got better as time went by, and started to become a little less intense in the mouth, which was a great improvement. Body is otherwise light bodied, and is quite refreshing.

Overall, a pretty good but not great beer. Frankly, I think it is a little overrated, but is certainly a good American IPA for Ontario.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2011 01:15:46 | More by jrenihan
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2013 18:59:38 | More by bumchilly25
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -5%
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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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice pale straw colour, slightly cloudy nice white head that lasted forever. Smells of fruity bitter hops absolutely mouthwatering cant wait to try this. Nice bitter hoppy taste quite dry but oh so tasty. good weight in the mouth nice body to back up the bitter hops. Great drinking IPA. Really good all around would definitely order this again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2010 02:26:05 | More by peensteen
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-06-2012 17:24:48 | More by cfalovo97
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-20-2014 07:26:21 | More by Howlader
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap pint at C'est What in Toronto.
Clear amber copper color, with a full white head. Foam fades slowly, but never really disappears, leaving nice looking lacing.
Smell is full of hops (as expected), floral hops with lots of citrus. Taste matches the aroma, it has a nice hoppy flavor and bitterness. Citrus, grapefruit and some piney notes. There is some malts, but not enought to balance the bitterness.
Mouthfeel has a medium carbonation and body.
It is a very smooth and drinkable beer. Lots of hops, but not as over-the-top burn as some IPAs. It's a winner.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 04:44:14 | More by BigBry
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a hazy deep copper, tall off white head that retained extremely well leaving big gobs of lacing all over
S - strong hints of citrus rind, toffee, pineapple, mild spice
T - similar to the nose with the citrus more toned down, also an earthy hop note
M - medium body with a lowish carbonation, an easy drinking smooth finish with a very light bitter
O - a very tasty IPA from a Canadian brewer that am I gaining more respect for with each brew, big props to andrenaline for including this in our latest cross country swap

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 01:49:50 | More by joemcgrath27
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-21-2014 06:26:07 | More by schnarr84
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-06-2014 16:14:52 | More by trxxpaxxs
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear amber with a good creamy head.

S/T - Big grapefruit hop with pine, toasty, husky grain and a light tobacco. Very hoppy. Some apple and light fruitiness as well.

M - A bit too carbonated this one. Hurts a bit to drink.

D - Overall, a big hoppy IPA/DIPA that could benefit from some more depth. Some more sweetness to balance the hops would be nice too.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2010 01:00:32 | More by allergictomacros
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-17-2013 15:35:31 | More by JohnnieNepal
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augustgarage

California

2.68/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Courtesy of northyorksammy (thanks!) - poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Dark orange liquid capped by a tall layer of pale beige merengue. Lovely messy lacing, superior retention.

Catty, vegetal aromatics - lots of C-hops, acid, and hints of DMS.

Soapy, perfume-laden palate entry. Hints of bile amidst more pleasant hop flavors and a grassy/bready pale malt base.

Medium-light-bodied, well carbonated, lightly effervescent.

What I at first thought might be off-notes are integral to the flavor profile - not something I'd drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 22:24:29 | More by augustgarage
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TheSevenDuffs for this one.

Poured from a 355ml. bottle, bottled Aug. 17, 2011.

Appearance: A rather clear, orange-amber body but the beauty is the head. Easily 4 fingers that last a while, bubbles a bit and leaves chunks of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A smattering of resiny hops with melon, orange and grapefruit. Not very bitter, more on the sweet side.

Taste: Nice initial bitterness that doesn't last long before the malt takes over. Still a nice kick though. Juicy orange & grapefruit are present as well as a hint of minerals in the back.

Mouthfeel: At first, the bitterness seems to be short-lived but comes back after the sip and sticks around on the palate. Strong in the front and middle, could be better in the finish but still great.

Overall: Not aggressive but does have the bitterness. Worth checking out for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 10:17:15 | More by papat444
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-14-2014 20:39:25 | More by randylangford
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-27-2013 16:29:03 | More by Kmat10
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a fiery red color with a massive foamy head that lasts the entire glass. Chunks of foam cover most of the glass on the way down. Plenty of citrusy hops make up the aroma. Hops come to the fore in the first sip - lemon, eucalyptus and papaya notes mingle with a stern, overarching grapefruit bitterness. A sturdy caramel maltyness provides ample balance to the Citra hop fest. The mouthfeel is full bodied and very smoothly carbonated. Grapefruit rind lingers for a long while in the finish.

This is a great, moderately hoppy Canadian IPA. Very tasty. Seek this one out if you like hoppy beers.

I'm liking these Citra hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 01:55:55 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

05-15-2012 01:18:04 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-18-2013 04:54:12 | More by JMBSH
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice orange/copper colour to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrucy/tropical hops with some nice floral undertones, crystal malts and some light caramely notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice hoppy character and bitterness with nice citrusy,tropical fruit and grapefruit notes. The malts also bring a nice sweet balance to it.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with very nice balance of flavors.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavours and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 01:34:24 | More by SebD
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The best "American pale ale" Ontario has yet to offer. Magnificent! Well balanced and dangerously drinkable - mango, citrus and hops, hops, hops. Only wish it wasn't quite so potent so additonal pints would be possible...

Congratulations, Flying Monkeys - you have made this "beer geek" proud to be Canadian.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2010 23:08:49 | More by hopsolutely
Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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