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Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale

Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Heeding a chorus of voices crying for a dark roasty thing with lots of west coast hops and a higher ABV, we summoned Netherworld from the chaotic flipside of the brewhouse where hybrid is the norm and nothing is ordinary. Hovering just this side of evil, in the right hands, our «Cascadian Dark Ale» is bizarrely nice with its own entrancing mojo. However, watch out for those who refuse to see the darkness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3833) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate, malty and dryish aroma, light caramel and roasted malt - faint burnt malt, faint fruitiness, some citrus/grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and dryish flavor, light - some caramel and roasted malt, faint fruitiness, some citrus - light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light caramel and some roasted malt - faint burnt malt, faint fruitiness with some citrus - light grapefruit hoppyness. BIPA with caramel and roastiness. Could use more bitterness (and less caramel).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1235) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Lots of chocolate and roast, not so much IPA. Feels more like a stout than a BIPA. Medium roasted body to a light palate, almost refreshing. Hints of hops on the palate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2016
Can 35,5cl @ Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, slightly hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (263) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Bought from Saviere Biere (or however you spell it, I did German!). Surprisingly sweet aroma - berries, fruit. Dark brown, ruby comes through when hit by light. Beige head - frothy but only a few mm. Very bitter, all through in to the dry finish. Berries, again, but goosberries and those of a similar sharpness. Light bodied, almost slick. Packs a punch but drinkable. I’d echo an earlier rating - could do with some sweetness in there to add balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (766) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2016
Very dark transparent ruby red bear with a nice big white head. Smell is grapefruit peel and pine with some resin. Hint of caramel and dark fruit. Taste is bitter and dry. Light touch of ash and resin. Astringent sticky finish. Pity there’s no sweetness for balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1693) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2016
33cl bottle. Very dark brown pour with a medium height tan head. Notes of roasted coffee, pine resin, citrus hops, chocolate, roasted malts. Medium body, medium to high carbonation and a roasty and hoppy bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1654) - HONG KONG - SEP 3, 2016

355 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear deep brown colour; One quarter finger head with soapy light beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant dark malt, with strong roastyness, burnt toffee, caramel, roasted coffee beans, alcohol, dark chocolate, floral, light grapefruits, resin, molasses, bread, lemon and grass.

Taste: Very light sweet dark malt, with burnt toffee, burnt toast, caramel, grapefruits, dark chocolates, floral, light molasses, wood, resins, very light pine, light biscuits, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and strong grass.

Body: Close to medium body. Quite slick and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Good dark maltyness in a slightly watery background. Strongly roasted with evident burnt toffee and burnt toast amplified by lack of sweetness. Moderate grapefruits and good floral, quite oozy and woody with strong lemon to round. Pretty good!

Hoppiness: Floral, light grapefruits, resin, lemon and grass in nose. Grapefruits, floral, wood, resins, very light pine, lemon and strong grass in taste; Bitterness - burnt malt and hops - is quite strong for a lasting, high astringent lemony oozy finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Toasty and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has a really enjoyable burnt toffee and roasty coffee bean aroma, yet the taste is somehow bare naked by thin palate, too light in sweetness and a tad light in hoppiness than most Black IPAs. A solid one but not sensational. Worth a try, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2932) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2016
From tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam, 17.02.16. Dark brown. Foamy and persistent brown head and lacing. Aroma of fresh American hops, with dry hopping of citrus and grass. Similar taste, combined with dark caramel and medium dark malt. Surprisingly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (2052) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2016
12 oz Bottle.Apperance: Dark brown body, with a medium sized beige head. . Aroma: malt, chocolate, mocha, roast, tropical fruits, Taste Light sweet, with a moderate mostly dark bittererness of coffee and roast, allthough some fruity hops are there. thin to moderat body, with an average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - AUG 18, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Pours black with a medium cream head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and resin. Smooth in the palate, with notes of dark fruit, citrus, caramel and pine. Medium bitter finish, light body, tasty. Good ale.

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