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Flying Monkeys Matador Cedar Aged Double IPA - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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 02-01-2013)
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

06-25-2014 14:39:56 | More by andrenaline
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-16-2014 22:34:40 | More by YamagamiTravis
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beertasterb

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-15-2014 01:44:40 | More by beertasterb
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Docrock

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-01-2014 17:17:19 | More by Docrock
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jjmclell

Ontario (Canada)

3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells like grapefruit and pepper. Initial taste is much the same. Finishes with tastes of booze and wood. Seemed to sweeten up with some caramel notes as my palate adjusted. Cool beer, lots to think about. Wouldn't incorporate it into the regular repertoire though...

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2014 23:04:52 | More by jjmclell
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19%

02-21-2014 17:27:55 | More by rogerdandy
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is an interesting one. Probably the first cedar aged beer I've had, and I'm fairly impressed.

Woody nose, cedar certainly gives a distinctive aroma and it comes through clear.

Bit of a war going on in this beer. The Amarillo, the cedar, the sweet malt, and the heat are all wrestling with each other. It's not bad though, unless you don't care for the cedar, in which case you have a problem. Sweet honey malt up front, brief flash of hops and then the cedar takes over. Lingering lovely, to me, aftertaste of wood.

I understand why the reviews are all over the place for this. I enjoy it, but can't begrudge anyone for feeling differently.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 20:23:23 | More by CanuckRover
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -23%

01-03-2014 14:43:26 | More by beerhunter13
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-29-2013 22:11:55 | More by Bf_89
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

12-10-2013 19:52:26 | More by byronic
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-02-2013 05:56:13 | More by KrisDLSmith
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

11-18-2013 00:57:18 | More by timiskin
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

11-09-2013 21:43:10 | More by Molson2000
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thaghost

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%

11-03-2013 00:40:24 | More by thaghost
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

10-26-2013 00:12:58 | More by MJ63
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - mostly clear copper, big tower of soapy tan head that is a little on the annoying side but its hard to hate on that, plenty of lacing when it finally subsided
S - hints of earthy and leafiness, some cherry, and a healthy dose of woody cedar that is nice but make it smell less like a big DIPA
T - caramel and a bloodlike maltiness, slightly fruity with a noticeable woodiness, mild hints of grapefruit and leafs on the tail end, its tasty but is more like a dobblebock than a DIPA so I have to deduct a smidge
M - mediumish body with a somewhat sticky feel up front, light notes of bitterness late on the finish, fairly full throughout
O - this is a unique and tasty brew for sure, and the cedar aging is a big part of that, but in term of being a DIPA it doesn't really meet the standards, but if you just want a tasty unique brew and don't expect a bid DIPA hop bomb then definitely grab one if you come across it

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 01:35:53 | More by joemcgrath27
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jawnzer

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9%

09-09-2013 18:44:45 | More by jawnzer
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-05-2013 03:22:13 | More by irishkyle21
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma consists of bitter citrus hops with light spicy notes. Taste is also dominated by spicy peppery notes with some citrus heavy notes with some herbal notes as well. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This is an interesting experiment with cedars which seems to provide the peppery notes. I found that there was maybe a tad too much astringency though.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 19:42:08 | More by Phyl21ca
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

08-19-2013 00:18:16 | More by FadetoBock
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

08-07-2013 02:17:38 | More by tommyguz
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Listed as Matador Barrel Blend at the Toronto Beer Festival.

A - Caramel brown, cloudy with a nice white/tan lace that has great retention.

S - spicy pepper, caramel malt, woody, some bourbon vanilla spice. Raisin.

T - a spicy alcohol start, woody alc with deep caramel resin and pepper, really complex. Raisin, rum, molasses, a thick body.

M - really smooth, slight carbonation but slick hoppy profile with enough balancing malt.

Really solid and intriguing.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 20:28:11 | More by mick303
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

4.95/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This brew was amazing. The aroma of cigars caught me off guard, but it is such a unique twist on a beer, and I loved it. The taste followed the aroma and I was giddy about it.
If you're not a fan of cigars, this may not be your thing, but its worth a try.

As a double IPA, I'd give it a solid 4.5, but because its so unique, I'm giving it a perfect 5. Great beer by a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 23:55:59 | More by JG_McNaulty
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-19-2013 02:08:53 | More by NightINgale
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

07-15-2013 16:13:15 | More by CurtisD
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Flying Monkeys Matador Cedar Aged Double IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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