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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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Photo of jucifer1818
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

jucifer1818, Mar 08, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

TIMMA87698, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

archero, Mar 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

bvlaminck, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of deonreds
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

deonreds, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- sparkling orangish yellow 1 finger of white foam that disappears quickly, leaves big frog eye bubbles on the surface. No lacing

smell-vanilla, buttered popcorn-a bit of cardboard

taste- big punch in the toungue of fizz, buttered popcorn some rather artificial vanilla taste. slight bitter citrus hops that give way to a cardboardy after taste. The aroma didn't lie.

Mouthfeel- light bodied finishes dry maybe because of the fizz. I suppose i would almost prefer this to be cloying in keeping with the nose.

Overall- I was intrigued, i wanted to like a vanilla pale ale. It seemed like a novelty and i looked passed that. The vanilla is fake tasting and there is a lacking hop character that would make it a decent pale ale. This one goes down the drain, but if i had a friend that liked buttered popcorn Jelly Belly's, I would point them in the direction of this beer.

Uncle_Jimmy, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of LiquidDi3t69
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

LiquidDi3t69, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

Dapperticus, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

59rockabilly, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

gwiedman1, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

gtermi, Jan 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

mds1101, Jan 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

cliff1066, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
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
Photo of ummswimmin
3.66/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I poured this bottle into a tulip style glass. I initially had a couple fingers of foam that dies down pretty quickly. The coloring on this beer is a ruddy orange.

Off the top you definitely pick up the vanilla from the beer. I also get some caramel in the nose on this one.

This beer works out to be a very easy sipper. The vanilla presence and sweetness can throw you. I feel a little bit of oily-ness in the mouth-feel.

This is a very original beer for me. Typically the vanilla comes from barrel aging, but this one is a little stronger and sweeter than most.

For something new, I recommend trying out this one. Plus, the bottle is pretty fun.

ummswimmin, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of bhawk1
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

bhawk1, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of pkalix
3.93/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

hmm, low review score.... not really excited about that tonight.
pale straw with minimal head, erratic lacing.
smells kind of vanilla-y, i suppose.
tastes like a subdued ale with some soft spices. vanilla subtle in the end taste. very interesting.
overall, not bad. a little 'twang' from the added ingredients but a decent drink. not into novelties, but i dont believe this was intended as a novelty but a serious endeavor. i like it. i think it is worthy although it's not a world class brew. i wonder what the other brews from this brewery are like...

pkalix, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
2.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Dark gold and pours with practically no head.
Malty aroma with a toasty and nutty quality. Hints of vanilla. No hops to speak of.
Taste is where is get a little weird. The vanilla is an odd flavor here - not like the type oak would give. Has a malty quality similar to the aroma. It has a weird dryness on the finish. I'm not sure the flavors blend all that well.
Quite a bit of carbonation and it's a bit sharp and it inhibits smoothness. Body is thinner than typical for style.
The aroma is the best part of this drink. The rest just doesn't work very well.
Thanks C. and Sons of Barley

garymuchow, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

Poppajack, Dec 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

2neardead, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

PaBeerLover, Nov 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +66.1%

CWhite, Nov 09, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -58.5%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

dlin0sbb, Oct 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

crobinso, Oct 14, 2012
Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale from Ass Kisser Ales
71 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.