Flying Monkeys / Central City Imperial Red On Red - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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2.91/5 rDev -26.3%
Another heavy hitter from Flying Monkeys in the LCBO. Hoping to God this goes well. Hopefully the Central City boys can get Flying Monkeys on track.
A - Looks...red. Nice ruby colour, good carbonation, two fingers of beige head. Not quite bight but certainly not cloudy. Good lace rings and a half finger of retention.
S - Very hoppy, syrupy fruits. Boozy fruitcake. Tropical fruit. Sappy.
T - Booze. Oh God, here we go. Syrupy boozy fruits. Syrupy pine. Alcohol very present.
M - Good carbonation, medium body and a boozy/stinging finish.
O/D - More of the same from Flying Monkeys' big beers. Alcohol not at all masked and hindering any of the potentially better flavours. Amazed they can't get their stuff together. Won't finish the bottle.
10-10-2013 22:40:57 | More by tbeckett
3.21/5 rDev -18.7%
The pour reveals a vivid red liquid with a gigantic marshmellowy off white head. This is one of the reddest red ales I've ever seen, much deeper than the usual amberish offering. Some fruity hops mix with toasty maltiness and some alcohol heat in the nose. Lots of tropical, passionfruit Mosaic hops in the taste balanced my a big, chewy, caramel malt profile. Alcohol is very prominent, ABV noted. Fusel notes tend to distract from the flavor profile throughout, while not overbearing, getting close to the line. The mouthfeel is very full bodied and dextriny with a subtle, creamy carbonation and some booze numbing of the palette. Finish is moderately bitter and pretty hot from alcohol flavor.
This is OK. Way too much booziness that tends to overshadow the other flavors. The bits of Mosaic you do get are delicious though. Worth a try if you're a die hard fan or want to see a very gorgeous beer.
Maybe I got a flawed bottle?
10-08-2013 05:04:22 | More by CAMRAhardliner
4.21/5 rDev +6.6%
Served from a 750 ml bomber picked up from the Flying Monkey's brewery.
A - Poured a deep, dark ruby red, with a full two fingers of creamy, tan head that receded to a half inch. Plenty of lacing remained throughout. Out of natural light the appearance becomes almost stout like.
S - Guava, papaya and hops.
T - Boozy but balanced. The bottle is marked at 80 IBU, but I didn't get the bitter kick I was expecting. The fruity notes come through the middle, and finishes with sweet, floral esters.
M - Medium body and lightly carbonated with a sticky, oily finish.
O - At 9.5%, it packs a punch, but is very drinkable. Satiating and satisfying, this limited release is something I'll be stocking up on. Two of my favourite Canadian breweries coming together to create an gem.
09-08-2013 20:40:20 | More by AussieAbroad
4.18/5 rDev +5.8%
Had a sample at Toronto Beer Festival, bottles due in late August apparently. 80 IBU
A - ruby red and a tan brown red, great lacing.
S - intensely sappy hops, pine and citrus.
T - a smooth amber malt with piney hops and papaya fruit leading to a dry complete crisp finish, very well executed with a big and flavourful hoppy beer.
Looking forward to trying this again. Hopped with the new Mosiac hop variety.
07-31-2013 19:59:31 | More by mick303
Flying Monkeys / Central City Imperial Red On Red from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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