Ass Kisser Double IPA - Ass Kisser Ales
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4.8/5 rDev +45.9%
A - Poured out a copper and not-quite-clear. Thin khaki-colored head, OK retention, and left just a little lacing
S - Pine, grapefruit, citrus, and dark caramel
T - I love this one....Lots of pine/grapefruit upfront....balanced nicely with hop bitterness / sweet caramel / some roasted malt.
M - Feel of a medium-bodied ale...substantial but still refreshing...finishes crisp and dry finish.
D - This is just about my ideal beer...A good amount of pine/grapefruit hop flavor -> but not a hop-bomb. Noticable malt taste -> but not a "malty" beer. Nice IIPA body. Bittering is dead on. Balanced! but still interesting :-) Freaking get it on.
12-08-2010 01:00:39 | More by KenGage
4.47/5 rDev +35.9%
As you've read, this is a contract brew, resulting with a about grade outcome.
In comparion, it is a distant cousin from your Double Dead Guy & Simcoe. Not as chalky as your Saranac Imperial or Harpoon Leviathan. So it's more along the lines of your Ghandi Bot with it's aggressive powerful malts and hoppy backbone.
It runs much smoother then all three with massive and extensive caramel notes that bloom from the moment the top is popped all the way through to the finish. It has less floral hops, so minus your citrus, grapefruit and lilac aromas and undernotes. Its not the end all be all "must try", although you shouldn't pass it up.
07-22-2010 23:26:56 | More by MadBeerX
4.22/5 rDev +28.3%
Could not find the "brewery" but this beer is apparently contract-brewed.
Pours a mild golden amber color with a two-finger head into my glass. Nice presentation here.
Aroma is full-on with grassy hops that have the faint scent of grapefruit. Just a hint of a malt base underneath.
Taste is surprisingly decent with a toned-down hop profile that only has a faint hint of grassiness/grapefruit. It's probably not fresh but still very drinkable at 9%. Lots of bready malt to be had.
Mouthfeel finishes clean with lingering alcohol warmth and faded hops.
Decent and I would score it higher if the hops were as strong in the taste as they are in the aroma (hint: fresh). Worth checking out regardless and I've never even heard of this brewery before.
06-28-2010 03:03:12 | More by Brad007
4.1/5 rDev +24.6%
Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of pale malts with good amounts of citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Mildly dry pale malt flavors kick things off, followed shortly thereafter by large amounts of tropical fruit hop flavors with hints of underlying grassiness. The hops carry through to a solidly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.
Overall the main flaw with this beer was the lack of a decent malt backbone. The hops almost make up for it and actually succeed in the nose but the flavors just can't quite hold up. Still, this is a tasty beer that's worth a shot.
07-29-2010 00:41:47 | More by glid02
4/5 rDev +21.6%
Pours a clear, amber color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, dark citrus, slight alcohol, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, sweet malt, dark citrus, and a hint of alcohol.
08-13-2010 15:54:11 | More by Tone
Ass Kisser Double IPA from Ass Kisser Ales
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