Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale | Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark AleFlying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale
BA SCORE
72.2%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 223 ratings
Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark AleFlying Monkeys Netherworld 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:
#15,495
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
223
Liked:
161
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
11.32%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of josanguapo
5/5  rDev +31.6%
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 RyanPollock
4.75/5  rDev +25%

wow! I really enjoyed this. At first the taste is very bitter but it quickly reveals a dark chocolate and coffee flavour. The hop taste is very complex and the mouthfeel is like drinking a dark roast espresso. The mild carbonation makes this beer surprisingly smooth. The taste is varied with each sip but overall, a very enjoyable dark ale that overs a unique experience. I have been very impressed with the beers i have tried from Flying Monkey and i look forward to what else they have to offer!

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Photo of StormAles
4.67/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of korguy123
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz unlabeled bottle into DFH Signature Glass.

A- Rich opaque black pour. Finger width khaki head that recedes to a thing ring. Zero light shines through. Lacing is completely magical!

S- Great hop presence, lightly toasted malts, grapefruit, mandarin oranges, strawberries, milk chocolate, vanilla and brown sugar. Molasses comes out as the beer get to pretty much room temperature.

T- All from above nicely transfer to the wonderful taste.The toasted malts and citrusy hops battling for supremacy on my tongue. Faint earthy tones on the back end.

M- Good hop bitterness tingles the tastebuds, feels a little thinner than it should be, but that's what you get when you delve into a new/hybrid style.

Probably the best Black IPA I've had to date. I think I actually prefer this to Stone's SSR (although SSR was a little heavier which was good)

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Photo of JaredKlig
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of jsh420
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dgilks
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown colour with a big, fluffy tan head. Good head retention.

Big, sharp piney aroma with some mild citrus notes. Quite sweet malt but that works here with some nice caramel and sweet chocolate tones.

A well balanced combination of chocolatey, nutty malt and piney, citrusy hops. Good, medium bitterness.

Medium full body with moderately low carbonation. Good.

A really solid beer and one of my favourites of the trip so far. Fantastically hoppy with a small dose of chocolatey malt.

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Photo of GFerrell
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Swedes21
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341 fl oz served in a chilled glass

Appearance - beer pours a dark auburn colour that allows some light through. It is hard to tell the carbonation level due to the darkness. The head i about one finger and is an off-white. Some minimal lacing.

Smell - was not expecting this, but the hops and pine are definite smells that come fwd. There is a slight caramel smell as well. The other smell is the citrus base, from grapefruit.

Taste - As the smell, hops and pine are dominant taste to this beer. I am actually quite surprised, but the citrus comes through as well. Compared to the smell, i pick up some coffee taste, something i did not pick up in the scent. Lingering aftertaste too.

Mouthfeel - slight levels of increased carbonation bring the coffee flavour fwd a little more. The beer maintains its taste as well adds a decent amount of fullness.

Drinkability - was not expecting this from this beer and had no idea what to expect. This is a great beer that i picked up in the Holiday Mixer pack at the LCBO. Awesome find for a Tuesday night!

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Photo of Beerdanza
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwjd
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Somehow I haven't revieved this beer yet, even though I've had several pints of this. Had this on tap at C'est What. Pours a very dark brown colour with thin tan head. Nice lacing down the glass. Smells of a lot of roasted malt with some coffee, but with a big citrus hop kick. Nice bitterness balanced out with a sweet malt. Smooth carbonation level. This is one of my favourite CDA's, I'm glad it is local so I have access to it.

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Photo of R_Kole
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of SimbaMike
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DamoTO700
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of yesyouam
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Flying Monkeys Netherworld CDA is a very dim reddish brown beer with a cappuccino colored head that's foamy and bubbly. It leaves excellent lace on the glass. It has a heavy citrus aroma with a good dose of dark roast coffee. It's medium-by-light bodied, foamy and smooth. The crunchy, astringent finish leaves the mouth dry. The flavor is a good dose of citrus bitterness. Dark, roasted tones rumble underneath. Bitter grapefruit and tangerine last well after the swallow. This is a bold and flavorful beer that's fun to drink, but too tongue crushing to be a session ale.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Carlsberg tulip tall pint glass. From notes.

A very dark walnut black body with a very yellow three finger head. Big retention on the head, with circular rings of lace.

Nose is a great citrus grapefruit zest and flesh. Hop forward almost west coast sense, maybe even north west style. Little roast character it seems, but a great hop front. Incredibly fruity.

Palate does an almost 180 on the hop front. Hop angle comes out with juice orange and tea herbal bitters. Malt roast character a little bit on the finish, with a good black tea like finish. Light bodied palate with some juicy character.

Overall I have never had a black ipa smell and taste like this and be so varied. It seems liie a mix of American and English IPA style in a black ale. Very memorable, love it!

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Photo of bylerteck
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good to see more adventurous styles being accepted by the LCBO. With updated notes from Aug 2013 because I thought I was a tad too generous when I first tried this..

A - Black or very dark red. Bright. Slight carbonation noticable. Creamy, two finger off white head that lasts the whole duration and leaves a little bit of lacing.

S - Lot's of nice juicy hops in the form of grapefruit and some soapiness. A little bit of pinesol maybe. Some minerality and a load of dark malts. A really balanced aroma. Dark fruit and coffee. Well balanced.

T - Really nice dark malt sweetness come first followed by some good hops. Mild chocolate and coffee. Definitely not a hop bomb. Balanecd.

M - Medium body with mild-medium carbonation. Decent bitterness lingers.

D - Yes! A nice balance of a great malt character and a nice, fruity hop profile make this a great change that is easy to access. The sessionable abv is great too. Balance is well done.

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Photo of Jetulio
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass Appearance....... Black beer with foamy head colour off-white of 2 fingers aprox Aroma............... strong chocolate aroma predominance with a touch of roasted malt Taste........ Some roasted malt notes and then hop , touch of bitterness lasting in mouth all the time. Mouthfeel........... medium/full body and soft carbonation Overall............ a very recomendable dark ale, plenty of aroma and flavour.

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Photo of mrnobody
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've only had a couple Black IPAs: Stone Sublimely Self Righteous and Dieu du Ciel Penombre. SSR is an amazing beer. I liked Penombre but it didn't make a huge impression on me.

355 ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a dark brown with a reddish tint when held up to the light. One finger of tan head recedes to a ring of foam, a little lacing.

S: As advertised: Cascade hops. Delicious fruit but also some roasty malts in the background.

T: What I'd always imagined a Black IPA should taste like: lots of grapefruit with a lingering bitterness but also stout/porter roasted flavours. This is from Ontario? Delicious.

M: Mouthfeel does seem a bit heavier than a straight IPA, carbonation also seems lower but not really an issue.

D: Very good.

Overall, quite impressed with this one. Up there with the reformulated Great Lakes Devil's Pale Ale in terms of Ontario offerings available at the lcbo.

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Photo of gnikola
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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