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Flying Monkeys Matador Cedar Aged Double IPA

 (RETIRED)
overall
97
87
style
Formerly brewed at Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
probstblueribbon (3206) - 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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (37673) - 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]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (7250) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5279) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (21811) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (11888) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 19, 2015
Intensiv hopfig alkoholischer Antrunk, wenig herb. Aufdringlich holzig, zusammen mit der Süße und dem abnehmenden Hopfen merkwürdig. 8/8/6/8/9/8

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, 75cl. An unclear, orange-colored beer with a dense, finger-thick off-white head. There’s lots of cedar in the aroma, with grapefruit, some black pepper hints, alcohol, resins and a malty touch. The flavor has a nice bitterness, with resins, pale malts in the back, grapefruit, freshly ground black pepper and a good dash of cedar. Alcohol too, giving a certain warmth. It’s full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, finishing with a more evident bitterness and maltyness. I love IPA’s and a few other styles with cedar ageing, this one too. Pity it’s a retired one. 150228

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Carnival Tasting in Ulfborg 2015-02-28. Clear golden/copper beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Hoppy aroma, caramel, cedar, citrus, biscuit notes, some mango. Hoppy citrus flavor, balanced cedar, hay, peppery, mango, peach notes. Alcohol is well hidden and the cedar still allows other flavors. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1157) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle to goblet Cedar, smoke, citrus, and some tropical fruit. Reddish amber in colour, it’s also clear with some effervescence and a thick, creamy off white head. There’s some lacing, but it’s quite spotty. The taste is woody, and hoppy, with some spruce and pine, citrus in the middle and early to late, long lasting bitterness. This is quite interesting and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Rating #1091 - May 20, 2014 - Bottle from Coop (older bottle, not sure when this guy was released but I’m guessing mid 2013). Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is cedar, earthy hops, mild citrus. Taste has held some of the hoppy profile, despite aging, lots of piney, resinous notes, again subtle citrus sweetness. Ole.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1151) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a hazy amber-copper with a good sized white head with lots of lace. Aroma is cedar, citrus, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavour is citrus, alcohol, medium bitterness, cedar and a moderate sweetness.


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