Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA | Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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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
Ratings:
592
Reviews:
140
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
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31
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181
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First taste a lot more bitter than a lot of IPA beers, kinda grows on you

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on Aug 17, 2011. Drank Sept 1st into Unibroue tulip.

Appearance: 3.5

Medium darkness, amber-brown clear body with 1’ yellow cream white head. Good lacing.

Smell: 3.5

Moderate citrus aroma with notes of mango, tangerine, orange, and without an overtly grapefruit presence. Very characteristic of the Citra hops used. Also detect a touch of bready/caramel malt.

Taste: 3.5

Initially, starts with a touch of citrus and sweetness. Quite quickly, a moderate to strong amount of bitterness becomes apparent. This tends to be a touch on the more piney/woody side, with the citrus aspect fading out. Throughout, you get a faint backbone of malt. Finishes with a notable, partly dry bitterness. Somewhat one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel: 3.5

Overall, average, if not a bit on the thin side. Slight creaminess. Has a mild to moderate astringency.

Overall: 3.5

Not a bad IPA, but I expected more. This is the first time I have had it in bottles, and based on the bottling date, it should be reasonably fresh. Now it was not in the refrigerated section of the LCBO, but most beers aren’t so I can’t really use that as an excuse. I have had it on tap before and I remember it being better, I think. I will review the other bottles in the 6-pack to see if they are any different and also try to have it on tap again. It is a above-average IPA, esp for Ontario. But I don’t think it compares to Red Racer or other American IPAs. I would have it again because it’s easier than driving to USA. Interesting to compare to limited release of Miami Weiss, which I remember was quick good last year on tap.

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Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 592 ratings.
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