Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Barrie, Ontario)
American Imperial / Double IPA (10%)
Look: Hazy, colour reminiscent of blood orange juice. Small tan head settles as a yarn thick collar, leaves large rings of lace.
Smell: Caramel and butterscotch-sweetened malt base. Citrus (grapefruit, lemon, bitter orange), pine.
Taste: Surprisingly balanced. Rich, sweet, caramel soaked malts. Plenty of bitterness to counter. Strong combination of juicy citrus flavours. Notes of strawberry jam and watermelon in the finish/aftertaste.
Mouth: Full body, quite viscose, minimal carbonation. Dryness throughout.
Opinion: Quite possibly the most refined beer Flying Monkeys has ever released. Sturdy malt, spot-on hopping. Drink as fresh as possible.
Food: Deep fried anything, fresh breads, chorizo, grilled salmon.