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Flying Monkeys Shoulders Of Giants - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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Flying Monkeys Shoulders Of GiantsFlying Monkeys Shoulders Of Giants

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BA SCORE
86
very good

19 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 03-07-2014)
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $10

Appearance - Copper colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Caramel, malts, breads/grains, hops, pineapple, apricot

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some sugary sweet pineapple, apricot, and mango. It ends with a malty sweet yet resiny bitter aftertaste.

Overall - Kind of like an Imperial amber in some ways.. like a troegs nugget nectar. It's pretty sweet but over the top. Lots of good flavour, just not something that makes it stands out from similar beers. Decent, but at $10 a pop, this won't be something I buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 00:10:44 | More by spinrsx
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-29-2014 04:23:49 | More by WeissBoy
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, bitter pine resins, some grassiness and sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, light grapefruit, alot of bitter pine resins, some grassiness and sweet caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 18:31:57 | More by SebD
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-26-2014 17:43:04 | More by polloenfuego
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BeerWatcher

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark copper. Moderate slightly off-white head. Glass is awash in lacing as drunk. Aromas are some caramel, some red fruit peels, citrus, and definite pine notes. Tastes are of bitter citrus hops, with hints of toffee and molasses. Slightly metallic. Overall, this would hold its own against any Imperial IPA I’ve had. Bitter and slightly boozy...the way I like it.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 21:21:59 | More by BeerWatcher
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-22-2014 17:59:45 | More by valianes
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-22-2014 16:24:50 | More by yancot
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-19-2014 19:25:54 | More by andrenaline
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a glowing, slightly hazed reddish orange. A compact foam lasts a long time, emitting a lot of lace on the glass. The aroma is citrusy hops, cotton candy and doughy malts, A big wall of grapefruit, lemon, cantaloupe, mango hop flavors mix with an astringent, prominent booziness. The mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied. Moderate bitterness intersperses with alcohol heat in the long finish.

A nice DIPA with a great hop profile. perhaps could be 'juicier' and the alcohol needs to be tamed, even at the expense of ABV. Stil definitely worth trying, I'll be seeking it out on tap to compare.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 03:06:30 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; bottled on May 6 2014. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a clear orange-amber colour, the liquid itself saturated with countless streams of bubbles which lazily wind their way to the surface. Once there, they work to reinforce over two fingers of lofty, fluffy, eggshell-white head, which remains in place for over five minutes until it gradually wilts into a lumpy cap and collar. Multiple rings of beautiful lacing coat the glass; this is a great-looking beer any way you slice it. The aroma is quite fruity, combining notes of candied orange, apricot, grapefruit and pine resin, as well as caramel and a pronounced, boozy raisin sweetness.

It took me a few sips to decide whether or not I liked this one - the flavours are generally well-balanced for a DIPA, but there are no particular stand-out features here. Caramel sweetness and toasted malts are soon overwhelmed by notes of grapefruit and candied orange. Minor hints of apricot, mango and pineapple also come through, but it is the citrus (and the resiny, piney bitterness of the finish) that occupies the bulk of my palate's attention. Finishes with a slight boozy sweetness, which just barely manages to overshadow the lingering hop bitterness. Approaching full-bodied, but a little too light to earn the distinction - this is a smooth-drinking strong ale, with mild carbonation and a somewhat slick, oily feel on the palate. 750 mL of this is pushing the limit of what a reasonable person might want in a sitting, but the flavour profile is agreeable enough that I don't anticipate too much difficulty finishing off the bottle. It would have made more sense to share this with someone.

Final Grade: 3.8, a B+. Shoulders of Giants is a good DIPA, but not an outstanding one. Like most of FM's high-diesel offerings (at least, the ones I've tried), this is an unabashed hop bomb with a noticeable alcohol kick to it - not a beer for the faint-hearted. At 10 bucks a pop, this isn't a cheap tipple, and for that reason I don't think I'd recommend this to anyone who isn't already an existing fan of FM's dalliances into high-abv-hop-bomb territory (think Imperial Red-on-Red, or Super Collider), or people otherwise curious about the style. I like it, but I doubt I'll be back for more any time soon, as this one is a bit too boozy for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 04:24:47 | More by thehyperduck
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2014 15:43:00 | More by WillAndSarah
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-13-2014 22:28:01 | More by RedAleMan
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-30-2014 13:26:34 | More by NightINgale
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deonreds

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-30-2014 08:27:04 | More by deonreds
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-17-2014 02:05:29 | More by hunterjames
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-20-2014 00:32:15 | More by JG_McNaulty
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-30-2014 05:19:31 | More by liamt07
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottling date is smudged. Can make out "Feb" but not a day.

A - Poured a translucent amber colour with a big layer of cream coloured head.

S - A big caramel sweetness is noticeable up front. The hop aromas aren't as prominent as I expected, but there were some tropical fruit and dank aromas present. Not specifically getting the pineapple that the label mentions but there is some grapefruit coming through.

T - A sharp bitterness up front with a big sweet caramel malt backbone. Some grapefruit and lighter tropical fruit notes present.

M - Medium body with some nice stickiness. Lots of hop oils are present. Light carbonation. A nice mouth feel.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 01:07:13 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-07-2014 02:52:19 | More by Sammy
Flying Monkeys Shoulders Of Giants from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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