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
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
Ratings:
220
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
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10
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Photo of 57md
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brownish color with copper edges and over a finger of head. The nose is primarily roasted malt but there is a trace of hoppiness underneath. The roasted malt and hop profile blend well with the roast edging out the hop bitterness.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ADicerni
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A. Pours a dark black brown colour with a coffee and cream colour head. Some lacing on the glass.

S. Aroma is more herbal hops with a little malt.

T. The flavours are a mix of smokey roasted malt and herbal hops. Sort of almost burnt caramel and bitters. You may taste some alcohol too. The finish is more bitter than malty but long.

F. The mouthfeel is heavy and crisp. You can feel the foaminess of the carbonation in the back of your mouth and it's real creamy.

O. Overall I did really enjoy this beer. I love IPA's and this is very near to a black IPA. IBU is a little lower than a true IPA.

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Photo of jp32
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown in color. Auburn highlights show through when held to the light. A decent sized head sits atop the beer.

The aroma is hoppy, but not obscene. Malts, citrus hops, and dish soap also poke through in it's smell. The smell gets maltier the more it warms.

The flavor is overcasted by a mild citrus rind hop flavor. Finishes dry and earthy.

Thinner bodied than expected. Decent carbonation throughout. A decent beer, but not anything extraordinary.

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Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Great dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Incredible appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted bread, light smoke/char, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate roast/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted bread, light smoke/char, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange rind, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, light smoke/char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate roast/bready malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and no astringent flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, resinous/sticky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent black IPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Simon212
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Halloween treat, no trick here

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Photo of CurtisD
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black color with thin head with short retention.
Nice hoppy citrusy aroma with notes of grapefruit, licorice, caramels, lots of dark fruits and fresh oranges.
Citrusy and roasted flavor with notes of coffee, dark fruits, grapefruit, mild pine and resin, charred wood and cocoa. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Balanced and mellow Black IPA with roasted, coffee and dark fruit flavors that do not predominate much over each other. It can be a good entry point for beginners for the style.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NSXAG
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gnikola
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jetulio
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
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 Beerdanza
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidRandall
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No visible bottle date. Paid $2 for a 12 oz single

It's a very dark brown/light black with ruby red hues. Large pillow like fluffy tan head.

Aromas are full of chocolate, heavy roasted malts, ashy, and a slight hint of a blaack pepper like spice.

Taste pretty much follows suit. Tons of charred malt grains, dark chocolate, a slight spiceyness that comes across like rye, and some orange citrus hops. Aftertaste is vert ashy.

Great texture. Very creamy and full without being heavy.

This beer reminds me a lot of Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald porter. I can see where some people might not find enough hop presence. Admittedly, it is probably 60-40 in favor of a american porter, but I still think this is one of the top 3-5 black ales I have had so far. It could lose the peppery flavor in favor of some hops possibly.

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Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in Columbus Ohio.
Pours dark but clear mahogany with a durable tan head.
Mild malty aroma strengthens with warming. A faint hint of spices.
Flavor: about equal doses of hops and malts. The malts have sweet, toffee and dark roasted grain aspects.

O: recommended.

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Photo of jsurfs82
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I wanted to love this beer but unfortunately fell a little short. I love that they follow the original nomenclature of Cascadian Dark. Good on you Canadians. This beer is a tad lighter than some in the class but has the sticky lacing and roasted aroma and flavor. Nothing really stands tall in this beer. Everything is there to dial in to the style but the body and finish are just a little lacking. This beer almost seems like a ploy to grab attention from those whom are still unwilling to appreciate this amazing style of beer. Either that or it could be fresher or its just that damn hard to nail this style down. Only a couple have done it for me that being Sublimely Self Righteous and Wookey Jack. And I did enjoy Uranus :)

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Vivid. Bright. Lively... Or, at least that's the way that the rest of the world sees the American IPA. But the crazy cats at Flying Fish see it a little differently. They see a bright beer with a dark side.

Netherworld "cascadian" dark ale harks to the cascade hop growing region as the bold grapefruit and orange peel scent that are synonymous with west coast IPA comes alive yet is in stark contrast to the deep bark-brown opaqueness and whipped mocha head that catches the eye. And then siding with the sense of sight, the taste layers on the burnt sweetness of toffee, chocolate and caramel... at least, at first.

Because the middle palate shows tremendous development as the charred sweetness of toast, toffee and chocolate drop off and the earthiness of coffee, roasted walnut and burnt embers take their place. On the flip-side of balance, the vibrant and racy hops deliver on their promises of grapefruit, orange and mango before turning toward bitterness and dryness to close.

With sweetness being a distant memory, the skelaton of malt remain in their toasty, roasty linger and their roast-derived bitterness. Likewise the hops turn deeply resinous with freshly torn pinecone, grass clippings and a fleeting glimpse of hemp. Like IPA, the hop bitterness outlasts all other trailing flavors with a coffee-like aftertaste briefly in tact.

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Photo of parintele
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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