Food & Drink

TGIF: You Bet Your Ass

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t you try…


Juicy is perhaps not the first word that comes to mind when describing an IPA.

But it’s the perfect title use when you talk about hops. Specifically, the American IPA offering from Flying Monkey.

Juicy Ass meshes bright fruity notes, dank hoppy bitterness & fresh verdant resins with sticky malts. That gives it a softly carbonated and unfiltered flavor.

The initial pour is a medium yellow, nearly opaque colour, and clearly unfiltered. There is not much of a head, although a lacy film does trace the glass. The first aroma is fruity, with bright tropics flowing through.

The first taste is less fruity than the first smell, with slight resiny and dank grassy grapefruit hops. That gives way to a pleasant toasty malt taste backing it up. Overall, the taste is well balanced, and the hops are not overpowering, or overly bitter.

There is medium carbonation for the body, and although it’s oily, it is not too dry.

Overall, this is a subtle and complex IPA with fruity hops and pleasant passion fruits. The golden ambrosia brings together hops with notes of pine, tangerine & passion fruit. Plump and fresh, Juicy Ass is a fun, delicious craft beer.

Perfect for North America’s favourite fried or rich pub foods, classic fish ‘n chips, Indian curries, caramelized grilled meats, and creamy cheeses like brie or gorgonzola.

You can get Juicy Ass at Flying Monkey’s.

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