Monday, November 14, 2011

Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery - Super Collider

12.4% ABV

160 IBU's

"An Imperial / Double IPA from Barrie's Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery"

The Pour

Poured from a 650mL bottle that had been in the cellar for a few months. Pours a mahogony to burnt umber in colour. One and a half fingers of tan head cap the beer in tight bubbles. Looks quite malty.

Aroma

Lots of malt character coming through. Biscuity, bready with hints of caramel. Slight alcohol notes (not surprising at 12.4% ABV). Some citrus, pine and eathiness coming through from the hops. Nice overall aroma.

Taste

Big piney, citrus notes to the front of the mouth. The malt character comes next with its caramel sweetness. Some alcohol warmth, that seems to subside as the beer warms up a bit.

Overall Impressions

Decent example of an Imperial IPA. Along the same lines as a Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. The high hops are balanced nicely with some malt sweetness. While the alcohol can be slightly aggressive initially, it seemed to mellow nicely as the beer warmed. The caramel, biscuit flavours trade off with the piney citrus notes for a delightful experience. A solid beer for sure. I would give it a B+. Keep up the great work Monkeys!



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