Juicy Ass IPA
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

Juicy Ass IPAJuicy Ass IPA
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,185
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,515
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 8.44%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
166
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Juicy Ass IPAJuicy Ass IPA
Notes: Juicy is the word we use when we talk about hops. Our award-winning American IPA moshes bright fruity notes, dank hoppy bitterness & fresh verdant resins with sticky malts for softly carbonated, unfiltered flavor.

From the busy minds & happy hands of the Flying Monkeys, enjoy Juicy Ass IPA, a golden ambrosia of beautiful hops with notes of pine, tangerine & passion fruit. Plump and fresh, Juicy Ass is a fun, delicious craft beer.
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InspectorHound from Canada

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a bright yellow, apple juice colour. Lots of carbonation. Finger and a half white foamy head with solid retention, 5 minutes in there is still a quarter finger of head over the whole top.
Smell: Sharp and spicy hops.
Taste: Musty grapefruit, plenty of pine back end from the abundant hops
Feel: It's a mouthful. Very creamy and filling. There is something going on in most parts of your tongue and palate. It left me with a tingly sensation on sides of the tongue.
Solid look, smell and feel....but the taste left me underwhelmed. This earns a B.

May 07, 2020
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macrosmatic from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Purchased 12/26/17 at the Root Cellar in Cincinnati, consumed within the week after purchase. No dating visible on the can. Poured from the 473 mL can into an Invasion of the Funk tulip glass.

A: Mildly hazy gold, with a good amount of visible carbonation. Forms a one-finger white foamy head with excellent retention. This is quite the pretty beer.

S: The aroma falls a bit short of its appellation, but not bad. Citrus, resin, melon, and tropical fruits. A pale cracker malt body. Just a bit of dank in the hops as well. Not a huge aroma overall, and this certainly lacks the “juiciness” of the present NE IPA trend. But it’s fine.

T: Resin and bitter citrus atop cracker malt sweetness. Fairly sweet, though I’m not finding much if any caramel malt flavor. Melon and dank in the hop profile as well. Some more conifer near the swallow, and a moderate bitter citrus rind in the hang.

M: Medium-bodied for style, maybe even a little light but not at all watery. Good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol flavors seem average for style.

O: This would do in a pinch somewhere, but nothing I’d go out of my way for again. There are simply too many “juicier” options, if that's what you're looking for. And many ultimately tastier hoppy options almost wherever you are these days. Especially when this was found in a bottle shop with Head Hunter in stock. But this was certainly not undrinkable.

Mar 27, 2020
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Danzifer from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

cool 16oz can poured into a snifter. Decent head about a finger and lingers. The ale itself is straw colored with a slight amount of haziness. It smells sweetly of tropical fruits, passion fruit and tangerine. Flowerlike. Not very bitter for an IPA, which is wonderful for those to try who don't like bitter beers. The fruit flavor sweetness is strong with this one. Definitely one of the best IPA's I've had. Would highly recommend!

Mar 02, 2020
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willcull78 from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a 'dirty' or 'hazy' as one would expect from a New England style Juicy IPA. First, cool-ass can. Upon opening, it had a delightful scent of citrus. As it poured the aroma increased as the glass filled with a slight foamy-head. The lacing was slight but that is expected with an IPA. It was clear - not as expected - wheat-yellow. A nice-looking mixture of the grains. The taste was the best part. It was flavorful. The citrus notes of pineapple as it crosses your tongue, tingling delightfully from the slight carbonation. It was a little pricey at $2.99 for a pint but, hey, it does come from Canada. Well worth having another one or two.

Feb 11, 2020
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good carbonation not sure if I got it late since it has some floaties chunks but kind of unfiltered in a way since it's very hazy. Smell is not very hoppy but taste is better-than-expected a really good graham cracker malt profile. Not groundbreaking but still very palatable

Oct 08, 2019
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That_Mohawk_Dude

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a orange to dark yellow color with a foamy white head, Flavor and aroma are very grapefruit and hop forward as is to be expected. Nice beer. Nothing mindblowing but id happily drink many more.

Sep 17, 2019
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into IPA glass. No date.
Look is nice hazy yellow. Smell is grapefruit and hops. Taste follows nose with grapefruit bite at the end; no juicy part. Feel is light. Overall, billed as a NE IPA it is not more of a west coast style. Not bad but not what I was expecting.

Jun 24, 2019
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Gobearswalter34 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very slightly hazy lemon drop with a thin, white head.
A wonderful citrus Hop smell. Slight sweet sugar smell.
Taste is all bitter hop with little to no malt. Very slight onion and garlic. Slight Dankness yet refreshing.
Pleasantly surprised!

Jun 19, 2019
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Four-pack copped from Krauzer’s in Verona. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile. Recommended.

Apr 30, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a can of this whilst in Ontario for my son's hockey tournament at The Beer Store. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had tropical fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Apr 21, 2019
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albern from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

They may call this a NEIPA but it really isn't. There is a bit of haze in the pour, not much. A few particulates but this is way to translucent for the style. The nose is a bit of piney hop but it dissipates rather quickly and then its just a malty nose with hardy any hop aroma even sticking my nose into the glass. The beer is not sweet enough, a bit too biting, a bit too thin, and not interesting enough to be considered a good NEIPA. That doesn't mean I don't like the beer but I think they are mis-characterizing the style. Juicy and hazy and complex hop flavors this just isn't. Decent balanced IPA but that's as far as I'll go.

Mar 30, 2019
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$ 4.00 (Including tax)/16 oz can ($ 0.25/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. Reviewed 12/10/18.
Can stamped “SEP/12/2018” on bottom. In cooler at distributor. Stored upside down at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Yellow, opaque.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive center pour), white, medium density froth, excellent retention, slooowly diminishing to a two to five mm ring and a heaped foam island. Head retraction leaves torn curtain lacing.
Lacing – As the level drops, the torn curtain lacing, begun in retraction, continues.
First pour – Light yellow, hazy.
Aroma – 4.5 – Very strong aroma of sweet mixed citrus. Weakens but lasts.
Flavor – 3.75 – Begins distinctly malty and slightly bitter. The promise of the citrus nose is unfulfilled, only coming through toward the end as the glass warms. A weak bitterness remains as an aftertaste. No alcohol (6.5%), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 - Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4 – A pleasing NEIPA, or actually any variety of IPA, although the citrus from the nose is substantially weakened in the flavor. It is only slightly bitter, about the same as a lager.

Dec 10, 2018
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brewme from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Long Ridge Wine and Spirits in Plymouth for about fourteen dollars. Never seen or heard of this brewery before. Decent brew, nothing special. The bar is high in MA for IPAs.

Nov 16, 2018
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SSS from Canada

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Bright clear golden yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly
S-Dank and pine and sweet and floral aromas
M-Oddly full, but not in a pleasant way, more in the high carbonation bloating format...the juicy character is muted by over carbonation in my opinion
T-Sweet throughout with a very weak and mellow bitterness
O-Good beer, just not sure which direction they were going, try it, I enjoyed it

Nov 08, 2018
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rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer twice, both times from a 473 ml Canadian pint can. Recently, I had an undated can purchased in Ottawa, ON. It was OK -- juicy as the name implies, but not especially hoppy or bitter. It smelled very nice. Previously, I bought a can dated 22 November 2017 at Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati and thought it was terrific when I consumed it in mid-February 2018. My notes say "wonderful citrus bitterness." YMMV.

Nov 08, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not at all the juicy IPA I was hoping for, this one's vegetal and bitter. Hell, even their can is conflicted between the name of the beer and the description, which states this has "hoppy bitterness & fresh verdant resins with sticky malts"--my friends at Flying Monkeys, come on, these are NOT the flavor descriptors of anything "juicy."

Sep 03, 2018
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monkist from Hungary

4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found the notes on the can so appropriate that I decided to type it all in and submit it to be posted here with this beer. I couldn't write anything that is more suitable for this beer than thise comments - so please read them if you would like to know the true nature of this beer.
This is how I like IPAs, this is the kind of IPA I like.

Aug 10, 2018
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ChilliHeights from Ohio

4.57/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice IPS with great citrus taste and aroma. Comes in a 16 oz. can so could not see the color. I had one and had to get another. Citrusy and hoppy. Not much better than that. Good Job Monkeys.

Aug 08, 2018
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 473-mL. (1 pint) can into clear plastic tumbler. Although as an American this Canadian “Juicy Ass IPA” seems more of a compromise between a dry English IPA and a juicy NEIPA, it is still quite enjoyable.

Jul 12, 2018
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RaulMondesi from California

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought Canadians were humble (or is it Brits?) Anyway, what the hell does Raul know? That being said, to call this one ‘Juicy Ass,’ is kind of arrogant like Elvis or Muhammad Ali or something... And rope-a-dope or Blue Hawaii this is not. Now, it’s not large and in charge like those said Americans, but it still ain’t bad. And by that, I just mean it’s average. No way is this thing juicy. Not even close. You take a sip, and you get it, but it doesn’t linger like Bieber on Selina Gomez. I’m glad I gave it a twirl, but unlike my time in Vancouver, I don’t think I’d come back.

*****well shucks, I fudged up. After a second or so, this thang opened up to me like Shakespeare during a Sunday Sonnet. I’ll be damned if it might actually be a bit juicy. Not a lot. Not like Fergie singing a Super Bowl. But it’s pretty good!

Jul 09, 2018
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Mysticmage from Canada

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Seriously, there needs to be a column for overall style. With such a....cheeky....name and gonzo packaging, Flying Monkeys is just so fun in the style domain. In terms of the beer? Pretty good! pours hazy golden with fine collar. strong nose here of tangerine dreams, grapefuit undertones and grassy finish. strong taste here bold IPA hops with fruity overtones. Finishes well. Frolicking, good fun. just be sure you don’t decide to order it in a bar by yelling “hey, can i get some of your juicy ass?” as it could lead to some difficulties.....

Jun 14, 2018
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper color with a finger of head. Dankness is the primary note on the nose. The essence of astringent grapefruit rind stands out in the flavor but there is also a decent malt backbone behind the tartness. The finish is hoppy enough for a double.

Jun 03, 2018
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oberon from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours into an impy nonic a dull slight orange infused light golden with a thinner but well sustained bone white head atop.Aromas are pretty dank with pine resin and citrus,I do get a bit of grass and sweet onion as well I as take more in.Alot of sharpness on the palate from grapefruit rind,raw onion, and leafiness,tropical fruits come in late in the finish.It starts to get a little sweet after awhile but this is more than 'juicy' it has some nice hop complexity.

May 24, 2018
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EmperorBevis from England

4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned in a most resplendent 473(?)ml craft can that proclaims 'Strong Beer'
pours a slightly hazy wheat coloured body with massive foaming white head
Not had that big, bold genuine grapefruit & candied peel aroma in a while
biscuity malt swelling into a bitter citrus and leaving dry
a reminder why hoppy beer is good

May 04, 2018
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

You had me at "Juicy Ass!" These Canadians are not known for craft beer...at least not to me...well, they can be now....very solid and yummy better than average selection...if you disagree, take off, eh!

Apr 26, 2018
Juicy Ass IPA from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 166 ratings