Ass Kisser Double IPA - Ass Kisser Ales
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Reviews by BeardedRiker:
3.4/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
It's good enough to have local (Texas) breweries making beer for this great stat...e, but it is another for local breweries making special beers, like Rahr & Sons Brewery's Ass Kisser Double IPA. I recently visited the Rahr brewery and had a good time drinking their beers and being in the commotion of many fellow beer drinkers. The fact that it's an IPA, a double IPA at that, makes it all the better!
After pouring this beer it presented a clear copper body with only a few bubbles rising to the top at any given time. The head is too beautiful. It's off-white, has a delightful velvet texture, has plenty of itself left floating at the top after poured, and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. It has one of those heads that lets you know the beer is going to be great. The aroma is overly floral and very sweet with the pine tree and mango being secondary in strength but adding extra loveliness. While there might not be an IPA that I won't like, the Ass Kisser is definitely one that I love.
First tasted is the spice of the hops and the bite of the carbonation, which is just right, but in the middle there is a smorgasbord of intertwined and well-balanced flavors of sweet caramel paired with a pine-mango marriage. The Ass Kisser is so sweet and tasty that it makes me want to smack my lips and I could almost call this candy! The middle-taste lasts so long with its sweetness and pine tree flavor that you can savor the sip of the beer for dozens of seconds. A lingering and enjoyable flavor is the more general barley/bread flavor of beers but it is tasted along with, still, a sweet-pine-hop-flavor. It's not as hoppy as you'd think a double IPA would be and I'm sure it is much too sweet for some. I can't taste the alcohol at all but it certainly does hit you!
Maybe I just love IPAs too much and maybe I'm biased because this is a Texas beer but Rahr & Sons' Ass Kisser is overly enjoyable. It should be a sin to enjoy this beer as much as I am right now! I'll kiss the ass of all who were a part of brewing this yummy brew.
It seems like I'm the only one who actually liked this beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2011 07:19:35 | More by BeardedRiker
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3.15/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Pours golden brown with a finger head. Boozy smell with not much character. Wheaty to the tongue but finishes boozy. I bought it because of the name to be honest. It wasn't bad but it didn't blow my mind. Overall, It's an average IPA. I would buy it again but only if I was left with few options.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2013 04:09:45 | More by Ryan_Graham
Ass Kisser Double IPA from Ass Kisser Ales
76 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.