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Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark AleFlying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Flying Monkeys Netherworld India Pale Porter.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: Sammy on 11-01-2009)
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle smuggled home from Toronto in my luggage. Bottled 5/25/12. Served in a Red Brick snifter. 

Pours a deep, near black brown with a thick two finger dark cream head. Semi opaque, allowing light through around the edges. Plenty of lacing left caked on the glass. 

Smells great. Some orangey hops immediately give way to smokey malts. 

Taste is the expected mix of citrus hoppy and roasty malts. Well balanced. 

Medium feel with light to moderate carbonation. No noticeable alcohol. Nice dry roasty hoppy finish. 

Based on the couple brews I tried from Flying Monkeys, I'm gonna need to try more. Nothing show stopping in the Netherworld but it's quite good and very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 00:55:45 | More by ThickNStout
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-08-2012 02:47:26 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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Orbex


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-31-2012 17:38:28 | More by Orbex
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -28%

05-25-2012 05:25:14 | More by joefinnigan15
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355 mL bottle from the LCBO; packaged March 6th of this year.

Pours an opaque brown colour, with deep crimson highlights. Three fingers of light, tan-coloured head erupt at the surface, lasting a good long while before thinning out to a creamy cap, and leaving lots of sticky lacing behind on the sides of the glass as it dissipates. Pleasant, hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit and pine, as well as some roasted biscuit malts in the background. Nice smells, but a little weak in intensity.

Very tasty stuff, with a good balance between hops and malts. The bitter, herbal flavours of the piney, grapefruit-y hops are strong without being overbearing, so that the malty dark chocolate and roasted coffee notes are unlikely to be lost in the mix. Bitter, roasty aftertaste that makes me want to take another sip. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel somewhere between creamy and oily.

Final Grade: 4.08, a very respectable A-. I don't get around to drinking black ales that often, mostly because they're just not particularly easy to find around here. So when I say that this is the best one I've ever tried, that statement must obviously be taken with a grain of salt. Still, from what I know of the style this is at the very least a solid example, if not an outstanding one.

I'm very satisfied with this purchase; Flying Monkeys still has never disappointed me. This is sessionable enough, but I think their Hoptical Illusion might fit that niche a bit better for me as it comes across as a bit lighter. This stuff, on the other hand, is the sort of brew where two would be enough for the night (before moving onto something else, anyway). Still, I would happily recommend Netherworld to anyone looking for a quality Ontario black ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 07:50:33 | More by thehyperduck
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cdaddie


2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

05-07-2012 06:11:20 | More by cdaddie
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-05-2012 07:39:17 | More by Wordslinger
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cola brown color, with clear tinges around the outskirts of my glass, but otherwise cloudy. The head isn't really thick, but what there is, is dense, tan in color and retains decently. The lacing is excellent, leaving behind a mountainous landscape of a fine bubbly film! Overall a good looking beer...

S- Malt right upfront, with rich dark aromas of chocolate, toffee, and even a sweetness that reminds me of a handcrafted root beer syrup. There is also some toasted nuttiness....no real bitterness is noted.

T- The flavors are quite different from what I smelled. Gone is the sweet root beer and in is a distinctive bitterness that kind of lingers throughout the taste. I find there is also more of an Earthy, herbal quality that tastes the way pine and/or cedar would smell. The toffee malt sweetness is still there, but is well balanced with the bitterness.

M- Solid medium body, with a decent amount of carbonation, and it isn't really creamy, but not offensive either. It feels like some sort of liquid dark rye bread on my palate...it's a good mouthfeel I have to say.

O- This is a well balanced, flavorful, and aromatic beer that I think would appeal to a larger group of beer drinkers. The alcohol, which is over 6%, is kept to a minimum, and I think this would pair well with a variety of foods, such as the Colby cheddar that I had with it. A great beer from a reputable brewer of Ontario!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 23:30:51 | More by ChrisCage
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trippinbillyrmc

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2012 15:19:53 | More by trippinbillyrmc
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Adge0058

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-04-2012 19:15:13 | More by Adge0058
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traumaqueen


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-03-2012 05:00:48 | More by traumaqueen
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dipso123

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-28-2012 00:32:36 | More by dipso123
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2012 20:44:16 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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SULLYvin


4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-06-2012 21:47:12 | More by SULLYvin
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-29-2012 06:30:02 | More by WeissBoy
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WoodersonMB

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-04-2012 20:11:35 | More by WoodersonMB
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80b

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-26-2012 01:40:01 | More by 80b
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2012 06:54:06 | More by schopenhauerale
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-13-2012 00:47:23 | More by irishkyle21
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-06-2012 17:33:24 | More by ThinkAgain
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-28-2011 05:21:48 | More by bigox420
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-22-2011 23:13:21 | More by oldp0rt
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-20-2011 21:18:44 | More by RedAleMan
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marty21

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-16-2011 17:27:07 | More by marty21
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355 mL bottle poured into a sleeve. An undated bottle, though purchased within a week of being put on the shelves at the MLCC.

A: Deep brown and virtually opaque with a tan head that laces well.
S: Seducing roasted malts with tons of chocolate, cocoa and coffee notes with a light bit of grapefruit from the hops in behind it. Clearly this is a so called Black IPA that leans more to the hoppy porter realm of the spectrum.
T: A mixed bag. There are some moments where the beer is delectable. A sharp bitter bite that plays with a caramel sweetness with a little bit of coffee an d roasted malts in there. Surprisingly, the hops (although very evident) are a secondary player in the flavour game. Citrusy hops are evident though the roasted flavours come through first. The mixed bag though is that there are a few mouthfuls where and acrid roasted notes through, reminding me of chewing on charcoal. If this had occurred more often, this beer would easily have been a drain pour. Those mouthfuls were disgusting...
M: As above. At times acrid, bitter and sweet.
O: With the exception of those 10-12 sips of charcoal, a good beer I would have liked to try again, save my fear of the burnt flavour...

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 21:34:03 | More by kjyost
Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.