Home >

Flying Monkeys Matador Cedar Aged Double IPA

Formerly brewed at Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
As an Imperial IPA, The Matador is full of drama and colour playing to the expectant passions of true beer aficionados. Fresh aromas of sweet cedar wood smolder in the warmth of this beer’s 10% ABV while Amarillo hops give this Imperial IPA astounding citrus flavours pushing its bittering to a solid 88 IBUs. The Matador is an artisanal beer truly worthy of Imperial status. Olé!

probstblueribbon's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
probstblueribbon (3631) - Nepean, Ontario, - MAR 2, 2013
Half pint at the Loon. Hazy amber with a so-so white head. Lots of cedar, peppery, lots of grapefruit, tropical fruits...mango comes to mind with the pepperiness, pineapple, fruity, juicy, delicious. Medium + body, somewhat sparse and prickly effervescence. Quite a bit of Cesar with tons of delicious, juicy cirrus and tropical fruits, quite peppery, beautiful; lightly sweet with good bitterness and a long peppery, cedar, grapefruit finish. Beautiful stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 7/2/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : orangée-ambrée. Apparence : légèrement voilée.
Arôme : Houblon citrique, herbeux et légèrement épicé, boisé, malt sucré.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût boisé (conifère) avec une moyenne amertume de houblon citrique, herbeux aux notes épicées et florales. Un support de malt assez sucré est également bien présent avec un léger goût d’alcool réchauffant.
En bouche : Corps : moyenne. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : huileuse aux notes résineuses. Finale : longue, composée d’un goût plutôt amer de houblon herbeux, légèrement citrique et aux notes épicées ainsi qu’avec un goût boisé et d’alcool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4707) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
Une robe orangée avec cette généreuse mousse qui s’installe pour un long moment. Au nez, cèdre et céréales douces, poivre et agrumes confits. Au goût, le bois est dominant et la base maltée est celle d’un vin d’orge. Des saveurs d’agrumes se grettent aussi à ce tout qui suinte le piquant. En bouche, le liquide a un corps de haute densité avec une texture huileuse. La finale est très cèdre, maltée et arrondie par un alcool qui se construit à chaque gorgée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (13850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
Fonefan 280215. Deep golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is cedar, wood, malt. Flavour is cedar, pepper, wood, grapefruit, malt, alcohol. Very nice and interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Aroma is spicy, medium body, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is spicy, woody, herbal hops, and earthy. Different, but not as hoppy as I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
Spicy and woody aroma, almost like a fine cologne! Golden orange pour with a foamy head and nice lacing. Has a very powerful woody flavour (cedar) with a spicy and peppery bite up front. That fades into a gorgeous, lush hoppy profile with plenty of citrus flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle at The Carnival Tasting in Ulfborg Denmark 2015-02-28. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy, citrus and cedar aroma. Hoppy citrus spicy fruity flavour. A nice one :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015

Bottle 750ml. @ Carnival Tasting 2015, Denmark.

[ As Flying Monkeys Matador Cedar Aged Double IPA ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, cedar - wood, riped fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, cedar, riped fruit, orange, hoppy, peppery. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. IMO: Lovely - wow cedar aroma ;D [20150228]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (8244) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
Golden coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy cedar, mint and pepper. Faint medicine. flavor starts sweet, sharp cedar. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6003) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
light sweet mint and Wood aroma,amber, cloudy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, creamy, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (24494) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottled@fonefan. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is cedar, some mild spices, sweet malts and nice fruity hoppiness to it. Flavour is cedar, some mild toasted notes as well as floral and fruity sweetness. Really nice. Aroma is kind of smelling a cigar box.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50