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NetherWorld Cascadian Dark Ale | Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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NetherWorld Cascadian Dark AleNetherWorld Cascadian Dark Ale
BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
224 Ratings
NetherWorld Cascadian Dark AleNetherWorld Cascadian Dark Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Ontario, Canada
theflyingmonkeys.ca

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

35 IBU

Added by Sammy on 11-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,500
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
224
pDev:
11.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 224 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Well, I'll be a Flying Monkey! I walked into Silantra the other day to scope out what was what when I spied this mischievous looking beer. I am stoked to sit down with the monkeys.

From the bottle: "Embrace the Darkness!"; "Normal is weird."; [under the cap] "I've decided not to have kids. The kids are taking it pretty hard." Haha.

I Pop!ped the cap on this brand-new, fresh bottle & let go with a heavy-handed pour, raising three-plus fingers of dense, foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head with excellent retention. Would you please go away so that I might have a sip?!? Nose smelled like a fire in an evergreen forest - loads of pine along with smoky roastiness. The lacing that developed was simply daunting. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44) with NE-quality clarity & mahogany highlights. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste immediately let loose with a burnt/charcoal/smoky maltiness cooled by a pleasant & welcome minty, pine-y hoppiness in my mouth. IMHO, this is a flawed style from the perspective of a self-described, self-avowed hophead such as myself, but at least the dark malts were not as overwhelming as they usually are. I would not want a steady diet of this, but it was better than many. Finish was dry, but was it from the malt, the hops, or both? I just like my hops immediately discernible, not blanketed by dark malts.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Billolick
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, Bottled Oct 18, 2016 etched onto the neck of the bottle....prolly why the hops seem kinda muted...oh well

Pours very dark brown under a lasting mocha cap, puffy and leaving a thick collar, low sheeting moderate thicker stick on the glass.

Moderate roast and definite dark toast on the nose.

More of the same on the palate, roasty/toasty/malty/bready, with some caramel, maple, darker malts and piney, bittering hops seriously drying out the back side...old school dark IPA. Worth a try

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Photo of Eammon1920
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice: color is dark brown with brown edges, head is tan, bubbles are fine, head lingers with a good top and laces the glass sides.

Smell is roast, coffee, chocolate, and then some coming hop in the form of pine and earth.

Taste is similar to the aroma with roast/chocolate/coffee malt flavor then light bitterness, not quite a black ipa/cascadian dark ale as the coffee/chocolate and lighter bitterness but still good flavor and execution.

Mouthfeel leans a bit dry with low carbonation.

Overall a good beer, lighter roast more sweetness than other dark ipas.

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Photo of StormAles
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Murphious
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery "Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale"
12 fl oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLD JAN/04/2017" and sampled on MAY/18/2017
$2 @ Weis Market #231, Conshohocken, PA

Note via stream of consciousness: Upon popping the cap I can smell chocolate. I'm not sure if that's good or bad for a "Cascadian Dark Ale", although this used to be labeled an "India Pale Porter" where it would have fit just fine. So let's pour it... very dark mahogany brown that appears black in the full glass. The short head of tan is pretty dark. Decent head retention so far. Back to the aroma I definitely get chocolate and I'm not really finding too many hops. There's some light pine to it, and a light bit of citrus, but I was expecting to find a little more. There's some coffee to it as well, which is nice. On to the flavor... exactly as the nose suggests with a hint of caramel to the malt and clearer hops. They remain pretty much just pine and citrus, which I feel is mainly lemony, but there's also a kind of a tea-like note ~ not sure if that's hops, or malt, or a combination. Nicely balanced, not too bitter, but it finishes dry and some residual bitterness remains in the lingering aftertaste. Easy to drink. Medium-light in body and gently crisp. It's not a head-turner but it's certainly solid.

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Photo of GFerrell
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of migleskun
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsh420
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scotty_Karate
3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cgmjr_bsb
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scruffwhor
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marius
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Very dark brown pour with a medium height tan head. Notes of roasted coffee, pine resin, citrus hops, chocolate, roasted malts. Medium body, medium to high carbonation and a roasty and hoppy bitter-sweet finish.

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Photo of josanguapo
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. After dinner. My new favourite american black ale. Great balance between roastyness and hoppyness, with a very moreish dry finish

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brown reddish colour, with a small head that fades soon, leaving some lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, resines. Medium body, roasted malts palate. Carbonation is OK. Taste of coffee, chocolate, pine, malts. Good.

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Photo of BNLTandem
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look - dark mahogany brown, barely translucent w/ a nice resilient foamy top.

Smell - clean, piney hop note

Taste - more pine, pleasant bitterness,

Feel - little bit thin, but not boring.

Overall - This is not a session beer for sure, bit it could fool you into thinking it was.

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Photo of shivtim
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 224 ratings
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