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


on tap

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swiseman (430) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
pours a medium brown color with strong hop aroma. flavours of grapefruit and possibly bubblegum. When tasting this, I didn’t realize it was an IPA, so was a bit surprised at the strong hop bitterness. The medium body and use of a bit of dark malt makes this a rather enjoyable change from the typical IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greglikesbeer (34) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
Pours almost black with a creamy brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma consists of strong chocolate, sweet coffee and deeply roasted malts. Bitter and sour tastes hit the tongue immediately. Bitterness gives way to sweet malt flavor, but sourness remains through the otherwise abrupt finish. Just ’okay’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (567) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
355ml bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is hop heavy, citrus, dark malts, molasses, biscuit, faint coffee, and dried fruits. Taste is surprisingly big on coffee notes, molasses, dark malts, with a healthy hit of hops. Think hopped up porter. It seems I waited too long to try this guy out. It’s pretty great. Another fine beer from Flying Monkeys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2256) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011 Bottle. The first Black IPA I’ve tried. Very dark black colour with off white head. Faint aroma, a little hoppy. Taste is bitter and roasty stout tasting. Decent. (500th rating)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with light tan head. Aroma has strike hoppy pine presence with dark roasted grain in the back ground. Flavor has sharp, clean pine, subtle dark roast, light tartness with sharp hoppy bitterness. Medium body with high carbonation. Overall, tasty brew and oddly semi refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
Pours black with a thin beige head out of a 341ml bottle from the LCBO. dark and chocolate malts. somewhat hoppy but not overwhelming. Not very bitter. Not much to compare this too but it’s pretty awesome. Either a great beer or I really enjoy this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5195) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2011
My favorite of the Flying Monkeys beers - good mix of coffee and "dark" flavors, and a good, solid bracing hop bitterness. A lot of times these dark IPAs seems a little discombobulated, but this was well executed. I could’ve drank this all night. Thanks to jerc for the trade!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1102) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2011 Pours dark brown. Aroma is very nice - caramel and hops. Dark fruit flavour, a little bit of bitterness, and whole lot of roasted malt. I found the roasted flavour didn’t "blend" completely with the hoppy flavour - it was like drinking two very different beers at once. Still, bonus points for being something interesting/different! EDIT: tried again and the flavours went together better than I thought they did the first time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1947) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Tap: Pour is dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. aroma is nice coffee, dark roast malt, some nuttiness. flavour is nutty, roasted malt, a resinous bitterness. Nice body, good balance. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7157) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
355 ml bottle. Toronto, ON.
Dark brown colour with small light tan head. Dark fruity hops, bitter American hops and some cola like sweetness in aroma. Roasted sweet malt, mildly bitter American hops and cola in flavour. "Jesus loves you. But I’m his favorite." Text in cap.

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