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Ass Kisser Double IPA - Ass Kisser Ales

Not Rated.
Ass Kisser Double IPAAss Kisser Double IPA

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286 Ratings

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
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 Brenden
2.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I was confused before I found out that these are the same guys that brew Ass Kisser wines. Apparently they couldn't find a beer reviewing website who gave it a high score, so they got a 90 from Wine Enthusiast. Okay.

The color is a solid, deep amber, nearly orange, and this beer develops a pretty heavy, chunky eggshell white head that sits well on top of the brew it crowns. It leaves leggy lacing with some patching to boot.
There's a weird dusty earthiness in the nose combined with an overly strong note of husk and some alcohol. It's absolutely too malt-forward for a good DIPA, though some herbal and floral bitterness comes out, and some of the earthiness can be attributed to hops as well. Citrus gives off both sweet and tangy notes.
There's a stronger hops presence in the flavor, but it goes a little too pithy and has a harsh edge to it. Malts do add support and balance, but the biscuit and caramel isn't enough to offset the chalky notes, and the assault of resin would be good if it was well-acclimated to a West Coast type of IPA, but it doesn't fit in this mess. It's nice that tropical fruits make an effort, but they turn sour in the aspirin-like finish. This is what happens when a brewer thinks it's so easy to make a DIPA and has no idea what balance is.
As I brace for hard dryness, i'm a little relieved, at least, that it doesn't go too far in the feel. It's still not great, but there's a little smoothness to even things out and it's reasonably crisp.

Brenden, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of msturek
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

msturek, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Flyboyman
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Flyboyman, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.14/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden color thick chunky white head that lingers well in DFH IPA glass. Looks really nice.

Smell is malty with little hoppy presence.

Taste is sweet malt, bread and hints of fruit. Strange astringent hoppiness. Bitterness late. Just not as much hop character as a DIPA should have.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Lots of carbonation.

Overall this was just fair. Wouldn't seek this out.

TrappistJohnMD, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

maxwelldeux, Jun 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BRLockwood, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Riggsy, May 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

DyingBreed, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Erice78, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

bcuz7, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Trish, May 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

MaxOhle, May 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

HarmonMW, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

HiPpYcHoP, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

klmcmachen, May 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

jspaner, May 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

blknikon, Apr 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

spycow, Apr 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

bmurray10, Apr 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Rick778, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

TheBeard89, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

mmurphy525, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Segelstrom, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

RandyBoBandy, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

campfirebrew, Apr 10, 2013
Ass Kisser Double IPA from Ass Kisser Ales
76 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.