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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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113 Ratings

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 21.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ass Kisser Ales visit their website
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%

johnecjr, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 17, 2013
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2.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

maki88, Oct 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

standardcherry, Jun 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

cjgator3, Jan 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

cliff1066, Jan 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Larrydoherty, May 28, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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

joemcgrath27, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

PaBeerLover, Nov 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

KnightRider, Apr 07, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

KTCamm, Jul 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

Chilly_E, Oct 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

gtermi, Jan 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

FreshmanPour77, Oct 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

tommy5, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

st9647v3, Apr 11, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

TIMMA87698, Mar 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Scott_McCool, Oct 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +66.1%

CWhite, Nov 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

BGsWo22, Mar 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

Etan, May 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

bespin15, May 27, 2013
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2.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

DavoleBomb, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

Sarah257, Jun 14, 2013
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Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale from Ass Kisser Ales
71 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.