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Royal Donk (Double IPA) - Ass Kisser Ales

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Royal Donk (Double IPA)
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BA SCORE
78
okay

23 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ass Kisser Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nice hoppy aromas, great golden color with a tight white head. Flavors of rich hops & malts ending with a warm bite.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-29-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheRougeBastard:
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

TheRougeBastard, Jan 27, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Pours a rich amber brew with a tight, clingy, sticky, lace. Fruity, floral, and herbal in the nose with hints of soap. Sharp carbonation. Dry, hoppy, grassy bite with some chalky aspirin. Underlying fruitiness, a bit jammy, with some sweet, malty, breadiness. Finish dry with a floral linger.

IPA or DIPA? It's somewhere in-between, and good overall. It's very hop-forward and its dry, hoppy edge makes it quite crushable, however, it's missing many of the layers and warmth found in today's DIPAs. Calling it just an IPA might have been a better decision.

Todd, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

StephRai, Saturday at 02:08 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

mj81, May 24, 2014
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OnryAndMean, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Mrose78, Jan 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

johnnye1981, Apr 10, 2014
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Brinks, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

mpenske, Jan 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Lare453, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

rudabegga9, Feb 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Guitars_and_beer, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

CorgiDad, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

heytomcat, Jan 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

djrn2, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Kevinpitts, Jun 20, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale orange with some vision of bubbles comings up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, pungent, and some caramel

Taste: This beer went from tasty to strange and weird quickly. Citrus, caramel, and bread followed by dirty, off flavors.

Mouthfeel: It starts off smooth and chewy, but then gets tough to put down.

Overall: Not a fan. Picked up a bottle tonight in J.P. and not sure how old this bad boy is. I can't even finish it off. Sorry guys.

Flounder57, Apr 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

comfortablynirm, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Mplsbrew, Mar 03, 2014
Royal Donk (Double IPA) from Ass Kisser Ales
78 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.