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Ass Kisser Double IPA - Ass Kisser Ales

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BA SCORE
76
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282 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Retired in August 2013.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 06-28-2010)
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Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Tone, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of alamode
2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip...no freshness date...seemed rare and I liked the name, so $8.29 later...

A - poured a deep orange/dark amber/golden color with a 1/4" off-white foam that dissipated quickly to thin ring and had a patchy surface film...

S - I could smell a caramel sweetness as soon as the cap came off...and after a pour & settle...I got spicy, leafy, non-floral hops with considerable malt and hints of some fruit...traces of alcohol too...if I were smelling this blind I would probably lean towards a barleywine

T - malt up front...some bitter hops and spice that are found in this style...nothing dominates...some alcohol in the swallow and finish...subtle and well played.
Other IIPA's share commonalities with barleywines and could be considered strong ales just the same, but this one strikes me as a crossbreed, a mutt, if you will...the taste doesn't fit the style IMO, but it's still very inviting of another pull...

M - lite to medium, with little carbonation...not as sticky as I expected...cleaned up pretty well...better than average for sure

D - not a hop-bomb IIPA by any means, but an interesting take on the style, I suppose...blurs a line between IIPA, American Barleywine and even a Strong Ale...definitely a big, drinkable brew, but maybe not as a IIPA...aside from the taste, I believed I was drinking a IIPA...might be a one and done for me, although I would consider offering this at a tasting.

alamode, Aug 10, 2010
Photo of far333
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber copper colored with a low off-white and orangey head that doesn't rise up much and settles out quickly.

Inviting aroma of pine sap, citrus, and honey malt.

Complex flavor with an interesting mix of grapefruit rind, pine sap, biscuity malt, and a bit of a smokey character in the background. Slight alcohol vapor, but it doesn't detract. Well balanced, no flavor dominates.

Somewhat thin mouthfeel, moderate to low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.

Tasty beer, fairly drinkable, but could use some hop freshness for my tastes. Seems to cross the border into barleywine at some points.

far333, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.

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.

glid02, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of pitasoup
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours amber with thick but quickly fading head. not much lacing

S: Piney and sweet. earthy hops as well and definitely simcoe.

T: similar to the smells. lots of biscuit malts in the beginning, caramel and perhaps a touch of chocolate at the end.

M: medium body, great overall balance, finishes citrusy clean.

D: very drinkable for such a high abv.

Overall, a very fair DIPA from a relatively unknown brewery. Glad to have them distribute in our area and I look forward to trying more. Not my personal favorites in terms of hop profile, but this beer seems quite true to the style.

pitasoup, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of MadBeerX
4.47/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

MadBeerX, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of Brad007
4.22/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Brad007, Jun 28, 2010
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Ass Kisser Double IPA from Ass Kisser Ales
76 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.