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Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale - Ass Kisser Ales

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Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale
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110 Ratings

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3
pDev: 21.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Retired in August 2013.

(Beer added by: AleWatcher on 10-17-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):

LOOK: Clear golden, minimal lace

SMELL: Vanilla, cookie dough, fresh bread, clean, faint alcohol

TASTE: Mild vanilla, bready malt, muted hops, husk, carbonic, dry finish

A plain Pale Ale with a timid addition of vanilla makes for a very middle-of-the-road brew. The aroma comes across more appealing than the flavor. Perhaps a better fit with a meal rather than on its own? One and done.

01-17-2013 03:18:35 | More by BeerAdvocate
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2.78/5  rDev -7.3%


12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.

A: Cloudy yellow-orange with a moderate off-white head, which lingered for a significant time. Nice coloration for a pale ale, though largely unremarkable.

S: Hints of vanilla up-front, with subtle notes of citrus and a slightly sweet, malty undertone. For a "vanilla pale ale," I'd say that the vanilla scent is less than expected.

T: Vanilla is clearly present on impact, but still underwhelming -- competing with a kind of tangy, citrus flavor that becomes an almost bitter finish. Hints of vanilla return for a slight aftertaste.

M: Smooth and light, bordering on thin. Carbonation is unremarkable.

O: Generally "average," but also somewhat disappointing. For a "vanilla pale ale," the vanilla flavor just isn't living up to the name, leaving a tangy citrus flavor to dominate. It would be a decent beer to enjoy on a hot day, but the flavors seemed askew and almost boring. Drinkability is reduced because of the strange, tangy flavor. Not at all excited to drink this again.

10-06-2012 23:13:19 | More by maki88
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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

06-02-2012 08:35:08 | More by standardcherry
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-31-2014 01:12:10 | More by cjgator3
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

01-19-2013 04:43:27 | More by cliff1066
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-27-2012 23:49:54 | More by Larrydoherty
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Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +3.3%

A - light hazy golden, one finger of head retained at a thin covering and left some random lacing
S - grainy with light grass, pleasant touch of vanilla, with a slight sour bite
T - much like the nose with an added mineral flavour that is quite prominent and seems to almost replace the vanilla
M - light and well carbonated, just a touch prickly, finishes dry and mineral like
O - its not a bad beer but its definitely average, the vanilla that is prominent on the nose seems to wilt on the tongue, worth a try but not a repeater

10-06-2012 00:20:14 | More by joemcgrath27
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3.75/5  rDev +25%

11-21-2012 04:33:16 | More by PaBeerLover
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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

04-06-2012 23:05:35 | More by KnightRider
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New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a soft copper, no foam. Clear top. Creamy vanilla nose. A little peppery. Taste is a vanilla dominated malt, which stays sweet and wards away any bitterness. A bit obvious, but the dominant flavor really is the vanilla. Smooth and tasty.

07-04-2012 12:02:44 | More by KTCamm
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-20-2013 14:31:21 | More by jaydoc
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3/5  rDev 0%

01-21-2013 06:46:43 | More by gtermi
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-11-2012 17:49:55 | More by FreshmanPour77
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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

04-26-2014 02:05:42 | More by tommy5
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

04-11-2013 05:17:55 | More by st9647v3
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1.75/5  rDev -41.7%

03-06-2013 04:31:18 | More by TIMMA87698
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-27-2013 00:14:42 | More by Scott_McCool
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5/5  rDev +66.7%

11-09-2012 05:10:30 | More by CWhite
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New York

2/5  rDev -33.3%

03-09-2013 04:05:45 | More by BGsWo22
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

Trying this beer based on its horrific reputation...Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy light orange with a small white head.

S: Unpleasant, fake-smelling vanilla, a bit of soapy grain, not much else.

T: The same mildly disgusting fake vanilla. The tiniest, thinnest hint of floral hop. That's it.

M: Light-bodied, tingly carbonation.

O: I'm amazed that they've actually been able to sell this stuff. Disgusting fake vanilla aroma and flavor, almost no hops, no malt flavors. Definite drainpour.

05-06-2012 04:41:44 | More by Etan
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

05-27-2013 22:32:08 | More by bespin15
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2.79/5  rDev -7%

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is a tad below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

2.5 S: The vanilla is about the only thing you will find. It covers up anything else that might be in here. It's not quite as bad as I would have guessed, but it still isn't very good unless you are bat shit crazy over vanilla.

2.75 T: The taste is better than the nose simply because it tastes like beer. Again lots of vanilla. Neutral maltiness, which I'm happy to find.

3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess.

2.75 D: It's not good, but at least it isn't terrible.

08-13-2013 03:39:08 | More by DavoleBomb
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4.5/5  rDev +50%

06-14-2013 01:43:36 | More by Sarah257
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

12-29-2013 18:55:27 | More by johnecjr
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2.33/5  rDev -22.3%

A: Nice rich amber, golden pour(s) into sample cup with lingering lace and a thick, frothy head

S: Sweet, almost Cream soda rich vanilla with a subtle scent of ale typical of a blonde.. Rich

T: Thick syrupy flavors with a candied front of cream soda or butter scotch, a heavy sweetness from Madagascar vanilla extracts lingered followed by fresh, clean straw/grass hints

M: Bready tooth feel, sweet candy syrup not unlike cotton candy after effect

Good enough to open session with, not a fan of sweet flavors dominate or syrup sensations

01-13-2012 09:32:20 | More by SurlyOne
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Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale from Ass Kisser Ales
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