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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 Cyberkedi
3.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Malty aroma is not strong, has hints of yeast and vanilla. Pours a clear amber with a frothy off-white head that makes itself scarce rather quickly. Malty flavor has an appreciable vanilla undertone, fairly but not overly sweet. Smooth texture has average body, fizz is wanting. Not Ass Kisser’s best, but if you like vanilla give it a chance.

Cyberkedi, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of FreshmanPour77
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

FreshmanPour77, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of maki88
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
Photo of joemcgrath27
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
Photo of andrenaline
3.03/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Scent is dominated by bready caramel, some sweet honey notes and a hint of vanilla.

T - Much like the nose the bready caramel notes dominate, with the vanilla almost undetectable at first, but coming through and lingering nicely on the finish. Hop profile comes through in the form of faint leafy greens on the finish, with a touch of bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A mild pale ale, but the hint of vanilla offers a unique twist to an otherwise forgettable pale ale. Easily sessioned and pretty tasty. Worth a try, but don't expect to be blown away.

andrenaline, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of SnatchyMcPants
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

SnatchyMcPants, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of jcparish88
4/5  rDev +32.9%

jcparish88, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Hellpop65, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of mralphabet
2.73/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass

A: Poured a light orange color, with about a fingers worth of head that settles to thin layer and ring. Spotty lacing from start to finish.

S: I'm getting a light amount of sweet malt and floral hops, then the vanilla kicks in. Not much else going on here, but it is interesting.

T: First thing I'm getting is a very grassy taste followed by vanilla... but not much else here. The finish is clean with a little bitter aftertaste.

M: Mid to light bodied, carbonation is on par with a pale ale.

O: I'd say this beer is not fantastic but interesting, worth trying just to see what vanilla tastes like in a pale ale. I have to say it reminds me of the first vanilla coke I tried years ago.

mralphabet, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.25/5  rDev +8%

UltimateLivewire, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -0.3%

jaidenjb, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of dorkinajeep
4/5  rDev +32.9%

dorkinajeep, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

WDJersey, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev +8%

khargro2, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: thin head on a clear copper body, some lacing.

S: lots of vanilla, caramel malts and citrus hops.

T: lots of vanilla, earthy herbal and slight pine hops with a nice caramel malt backbone.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: This one is very drinkable and interesting. I would like a little more out of the base beer but the vanilla is perfectly applied.

kylehay2004, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Annie-arky
1/5  rDev -66.8%

Annie-arky, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
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
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4/5  rDev +32.9%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Larrydoherty, May 28, 2012
Photo of horshack7
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: It's a pale hazy brassy color with a light frothy head an inch thick.

Aroma: Vanilla, orange cream, faint butterscotch, and a bit of nuttiness in the back.

Taste: Lots of vanilla in the front, sweetness from the malts is towards the caramel side. Orange cream, and light citrus. The mouthfeel is smooth and buttery.

Notes: Not too exciting but decently drinkable for a warm day. Cheers.

horshack7, May 27, 2012
Photo of Etan
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
Photo of Mick-e-d
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Mick-e-d, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of KnightRider
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

KnightRider, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
2.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Golden yellow, slightly hazy, almost no internal carbonation, and practically no head

S: Not very fragrant, hints of citrus, some floral notes, vanilla is detectable but certainly not as expected or as much as I would have wished

T: Same as the nose, a little more vanilla presence, but still rather weak, flavor is certainly not as impressive as expected, and at such a high price, it seems most of what is payed for is the marketing

M: Very smooth, drinkable, but given the style and low abv, this is not surprising whatsoever and almost an expectation

O: A nice pale ale, but nothing to write home about, delicious and light sure, but worth the money?, not a chance

MatthewWilde, Apr 06, 2012
Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale from Ass Kisser Ales
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