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Smashbomb Atomic IPA | Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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Smashbomb Atomic IPASmashbomb Atomic IPA
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
608 Ratings
Smashbomb Atomic IPASmashbomb Atomic IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Ontario, Canada
theflyingmonkeys.ca

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
70 IBU

Added by Sammy on 05-31-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,399
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
608
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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30
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Ratings: 608 |  Reviews: 145
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of evenflow82
1.69/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I absolutely love IPAs. the crispness, the bitterness. it's a real drinkers beer.

This is a failure of epic proportions. straight out of the fridge, ice cold...that's about the best part. once it hits your tongue and you get that fermented sock flavour splashing over your taste buds, you pull back, force yourself to swallow then exclaim "WTF was that??"

you think maybe it's just a lingering after taste from something you ate, so you try again....nope it's actually worse on the second mouthful.

maybe it's me, you think.
so you give one to your friend and his response is an enthusiastic, "dude that's F**king terrible"

I look into the glass...something must be wrong. it's supposed to be a pale, but it's more of an amber, far too dark to be what's reported.

a week later you fish bottle #3 out of the pack and try again. nope, same effect. in desperation you steal one of your wife's limes from the pile she's using for her coronas...one's not enough, after you've jammed four down the neck of the bottle it starts to become palatable....but four?? it's taken almost half a friggin lime to be palatable? what's wrong here? for a man who can chug tallboys of murphy's or guiness without blinking to be defeated by an IPA is impossible.

last ditch effort, beer barbecue sauce!!!!

worst goddamn barbecue sauce in existence.

epic fail

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Photo of Snodman
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of RonnieRotten
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of n_marz
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of Hoperative
2.39/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The good amount of hops is overshadowed by sweet malt. West Coast IPA lovers should likely avoid.

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Photo of Dalia
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of DKingsley
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of brighteyes868
2.52/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of augustgarage
2.69/5  rDev -31%
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.

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Photo of fscottkey
2.7/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: [3.50] Cloudy and dull tan color. The beer has almost 1 finger of white head. The head recedes quickly but leaves a nice curtain of lacing on the glass. They list the ABV (6.0%) and the IBUs (72) but I can't find a date anywhere.

S: [2.75] Chocolate, caramel, burnt caramel, The burnt caramel lingers and is not great.

T: [2.75] Slight rust flavor. Followed by regular metallic flavor. There is also some reddeming flavor in the malts. Brown sugar, maple syrup.

M: [2.25] Medium body with low carbonation which makes it feel flat. The flat/under carbonated feeling really detracts further from the beer.

O: [2.50] With no date there is no way to tell how old this is. I had this one other time during a tasting (so I assume it was fresh) and I don't recall it being this much of a turn off. Hey, their fault for not using dates - I rate what is on the shelf. The nose and the taste are not good. The have weird off notes that seem to dominate the beer. The lack of carbonation exacerbates this and just makes the whole thing not worth it.

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Photo of bilhelm
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Lysswilkins
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of craftaholic
2.84/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bloodreign
2.91/5  rDev -25.4%
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.

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Photo of ALLISON01
2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

i think it's an old bottle

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Photo of mmapes
2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle to a 6 oz glass. Big loose foam on golden body. Smells kinda skunky, actually, but doesn't taste that way.

Taste, up front, is big hops. Label says they use Citra hops. Definitely closer to grapefruit than pine. Nice underlying sweetness, but could be better balanced for my tastes -- maybe too heavy on the hops. What do you expect from "smashbomb atomic IPA" though? (And yes, the label says "smashbomb" -- one word -- not two as currently identified on BA. Granted, a super-hoppy IPA is not my favorite style so take it with a grain of salt.

Good refreshing effervescent mouthfeel. As it warms and after several sips, the hops fade from the finish and leave a better balanced flavor.

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Photo of MatChar
2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of clager
2.95/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of acostuhhh
2.96/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Smells ok. Just not a fan of ipas.

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Photo of downtownbrown
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of adamdarcy
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Tadd_Durand
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 608 ratings
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