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


on tap

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RATINGS: 278   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25258) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Bottled. Deep reddish brown colour with a mediumsized fluffy/foamy off-white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is roasted malts, some floral notes, mild fruits as well as some ashes and mild liquorice. Flavour is quite similar, but quite intense on the floral and fruity notes. Anyhow the roasted/ashy notes are a bit too strong to make this an enjoyable BIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black, creamy off white head. Licorice, cocoa and grapefruit. Dryish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Coffee with salt and cream. Mid bitter finish. More hoppy porter than IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy caramel aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
18th February 2016
Clear deep red - amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and a little dry, nice fine crispness. Smooth dark malts, some roasty bitterness. Very thin malt cream. Unsweet dark chocolate. Pine and modest hop bitterness. Mild hop skunk. Smooth finish leaves a bitterish linger. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18795) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 6% ABV
Dark mahogany color with ruby shades; large compact head. Aroma of burnt wood and ashes. Roasted malt flavor, dry, some ashes, some burnt coffee; some paper feeling in the end. Bitter but any hop quality is hidden by the dark malts. Monodimensional.
There are much better ways to brew a Cascadian Dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18229) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Bulgaria. Pours clear brown with a frothy tan head. The nose has some oily pine, ripe orange, brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with toasted pine, toasted bready pale malts, orange rind, resin, melon, papaya. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous finish, more gooey pine, toasty bread, faint toffee, earth. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18117) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm. Almostblack beer with à decent brownish head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, cocoa, metal, perfume, quite bitter, still with nice balance. Hoppy metallic flavor, chocolate, cocoa, roasted, licorice, perfume notes, some fruits, hay, crisp, mango and pine needles. Hoppy metallic finish with grapes, mango, licorice and some hay,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to LKS, 07/01/16. Rich chestnut to mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is tea leaves, tobacco, light pine, dusty hops, toffee. Taste comprises pine needle, bitter orange, grapefruit, leafy hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Decent enough CDA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14099) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
355mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small tan / light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and citrus hops upfront - pretty standard for a black IPA. Flavour is also fairly typical, but well-executed, for a black IPA, with roasted malt upfront, followed by dry hoppy bittering which lingers on the finish. Nothing special about this, but it does what it does very competently. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub. Dark brown color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, hops, lightly roasted malts. Taste malts, roasted malts, hops, nice hop bitter. Body is a little bit thin, carbonation is medium. Not bad at all.

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