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Kiss The Lips IPA - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Kiss The Lips IPAKiss The Lips IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 09-25-2006

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Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 93
Photo of valdieu2
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I would drink this beer on a regular basis. Easy to drink and enjoyable.
Thanks Etan for the opportunity.

Photo of tvlmoose75
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A true, original style IPA. Not at all West Coast style but an excellent example of the traditional beer. Slightly viscous. Somewhat similar to APA.

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look - maybe it's only this six pack but everyone of the beers had such a large head that it filled the second half of the glass after pouring only half the beer into the glass.
Smell - floral citrus smell
Taste - similar to the smell but all and all I don't like the taste that much.
Feel - overalls carbonated!
Overall - hopefully there was a mistake with this beer because it was horrible!

Photo of martyl1000
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

Wasn't quite as good in the bottle because of a metallic flavor that distracted from the overall goodness.

Photo of jwc215
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed amber. A thin head leaves some spotted lacing.

The smell is very mild for an IPA - some floral notes and a hint of citrus - with some caramel.

The taste is of bitter grapefruit upfront with firm caramelized sourdough. The taste is stronger than the nose. Though not a "hop-bomb" of an IPA, there is certainly enough bitterness, which becomes aspirin/herbal to land it clearly in IPA territory. A firm caramel backing sweetens it out in the middle, but then backs off to allow a bitter finish.

It doesn't have the chewy, full body of a great IPA, but does the job more than adequately.

In the end it is flavorful and smooth enough to be a good, enjoyably bitter IPA.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bell's Tulip on 7/25/12

A) Clear, pale golden yellow of medium depth with burnt orange layers. One thumb head deflates quickly to a thin layer of small, tightly grouped bubbles. Some drippy lace remains.

S) Bright aroma with notes of orange, lemon, herbal hops and a touch of grass. Undertones of toasted grains and crackers. Orange and herbs prove to be the prominent aspect.

T) Quick, tangy hops bite at the front end - herbal tidings first, followed by bristly orange peel. Hops carry the finish with a lingering bitter notion. All the while malts are rather tame and get caught up in the hop kick and carbonation.

M) Speaking of carbonation, this is easily on the vigorous side of things. That said, the carbonation is more fluffy than pointed so it works with the flavor of the beer. Medium-light body and a crisp feel.

D) Despite not having one of my favorite hop profiles, this is pretty enjoyable and easy to drink. Not great, but good enough.

Photo of KFBR392
2.87/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Burnt orange color to this brew. Light head on the pour and retained throughout. Low active carbonation active in the glass while drinking. Some random lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Forward front of very sweet caramel malt and some bright hops. The malt evens out in the body of the aroma and the hops seem to fall off. The aroma feels more like a malty APA to me.

Taste: The front is a very light malt presence with some watery hops. The body opens up a bit with some balanced hops and malt sweetness. The finish is very low on any kind of bitterness or hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Nothing too outstanding to report. Somewhat forgettable.

Overall: Nothing out of this beer makes me remember it. Lots of sweet malt, needs a strong hop presence to call itself an IPA.

Photo of scaliasux
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Light amber. Clear. Short foamy off-white head with good retention.

Smell - Medium-light citrusy hops. Orange. A little sweet light malt.

Taste - Sweet light malt. A goodly dose of citrus and resin hops. Orange and pine, a little toast. Comes across as a little sweeter than most in this category, but the hops are sufficiently prominent. And it has a nice flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium.

Overall - I'm not a hophead, so the balance of this beer doesn't bother me. In fact, I probably enjoy the slightly more prominent sweetness. Goes down awfully smooth.

Photo of jimmah120
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, no date. no idea what to expect with this one

clear golden straw color upon further inspection is laced with lots of fine sediment. smell is airy; grassy, a little boozy, with some skunky lemon. taste is hop-E and bit-TER, almost reminds me of smuttynose finestkind. some nice hop burps to be had.

glad i took a chance on this one.

Photo of Ri0
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - Deep and clear golden beige in color with a fat 2 finger white head. Fades into a thick collar with a plethora of lacing.

S - Light carmal malts with an earthy, floral and pine hop scent. It smells rather fresh and not dank.

T - Mild bitter hops, with some grass and earthiness. I do not pick up much citrus flavor in this. Nice light bready and caramel malts round it off. Finishes with a touch of pine bitterness. A tasty, but mild IPA.

M - Medium body with solid carbonation. More oily and slick than sticky mouthfeel.

O - Easy drinking IPA that I would only have if there weren't any better choices around. It's not bad, it just doesn't stand out.

Photo of dhannes
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle at a Red Robin.

A=Nice, rich reddish color. Head was short-lived.

S=Hint of citrus, but not very evident.

T=The first three sips were overpowering with alcohol and bourbon flavors; very hoppy...I am not a huge IPA fan, but this had way more hops than others. A hint of citrus. I got used to it, but this was not one of my favorite beers, even among IPA's.

M=Nice body, perfect (low) carbonation.

O=If you love IPA's with lots of hops, you may like this. Still the alcohol/bourbon taste at the start really got this off on the wrong foot. I definitely won't buy again...and probably would pass on this if offered to me.

Photo of nickapalooza86
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a half finger of head.

smell is nice, floral hops, citrus, sweet malt

Taste is very even between the malt and hops, bitter citrus, sweet malt, herbal hop flavor, semi bitter linger.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated, semi dry finish,

Pretty decent beer here. Nothing to go out of your way for, but also nothing you will be sad you got either! Just one of those beers you could drink and not think about to much!

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.4% ABV, no Julian date.

A - Perfectly clear and bright golden in color, Kiss The Lips has a nicely formed skim of ivory foam that, unfortunately, quickly diminishes leaving few dots of lace left on the pint.

S - Kiss The Lips' subtle earthy hop aroma carefully introduces grassiness and notes of pine through the caramel malt aroma for an approachable IPA nose but soft butter and creamed corn notes muddle the aroma.

T - Still mildly hoppy, Kiss The Lips shows off some sharp pine characteristics with traces of lemongrass citrus/earthiness following the malty flavor upfront. Pilsner sweetness and similar buttery notes come forwards but aren't as distracting in flavor as aroma.

M - The malty backbone of Kiss The Lips provides a solid support system for the feel with a smooth, medium body that works well to balance the dry, lingering bitterness the hops impart on the palate.

O - Kiss the Lips might not be the hop head's first choice when reaching for a potent hop-bomb, but this IPA delivers a nice lingering bitterness and earthy hop flavor while remaining sessionable for the long haul; an easy drinking IPA that goes down smoothly.

Photo of ChimRichels
2.86/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Crystal clear light amber/copper color. Very light body. Head piles up massively and takes it's time receding. Spider web lacing all the way down.

S - Pretty weak on the nose. About what I would expect in an APA. Caramel sweetness and citrus hops mingle together quietly.

T - Taste is a little more forward than the nose, but overall pretty bland. Bitter pine flavors dominate with a touch of biscuit to back it up.

M - It's actually really watery and almost flat it seems. I'm not sure if this is how it was intended to be or if I got a bad bottle but the body is as thin as a British comedy show's humor.

O - Not a bad lawnmower beer, but definitely not what I was expecting for an IPA.

Photo of garymuchow
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As much malt based in the aroma as hops. The hops aren't the classic C's as far as I can tell and hold more of a grassy/herbal quality.
Fizzy off-white head with decent stamina. Body more towards gold/amber and slightly cloudy.
Malt quite apparent in taste too, although the hop flavors kicks in towards the middle and finishes strongly. Nice bittering without excess. A citrus like astringency on the finish - that goes to great lengths not to finish.
Lighter body and carbonated well. Body done nicely and shown in drinkability.
A nice solid drinker. Not a classic Am. IPA with a heavier malt character and atypical hopping. But, if offered take one, or two, it'll be alright.

Photo of pschul4
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy bright orange with a small white head that leaves nice lacing

S- Some citrus hops in the front accompanied by pine and pale malts in the back to keep everything balanced

T- Really bright citrus with an odd but enjoyable bubblegum flavor in the middle of the tongue. Nice piney IPA as everything else stands

M- Smooth first then prickly bubbles in the end leave you feeling refreshed

O- Very solid offering from Lake Louie

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Amber with orange hued highlights and a receding foam collar that leaves behind a solid singly orbital ring of lacing around the rim of the glass.

S. At first bottle crack there is a strong odor of mandarin oranges, medium strength aroma of peaches, pineapple, and caramel / toffee malt sweetness and it smells great !!! Unfortunately the entire citric / tropical fruit house of cards collapses and evaporates away after sitting in the glass for a minute or so, never to be smelled again... leaving behind a standard boring grapefruit pithy malt-forward IPA aroma. Enjoy the aroma as quickly as you can on this one, it dissipates fast.

T. Yup, it's a malt forward IPA all right. Chewy toffee with musty orange rinds on top and lighter amounts of grapefruit pith. Also has a sort of hard-water mineral-like flavor accent in there as well. Finish is lightly dry but only medium long.

M. Lighter side of medium thickness and aggressively spritzy in carbonation.

This beer temporarily flirts with greatness but pulls too many punches and doesn't take enough risks to really stick the landing IMHO.

Photo of cdkrenz
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange body with a light frothy head of white with very good stamina.

S - Excellent aroma combination of grapefruit, citrus and slight evergreen.

T - The flavors are not as well rounded and full as the aroma. The hops are a bitter and come in a bit late and then lingers long.

M - Watery with a mild coarse touch in the ending and then nothing much into the finish.

~ This is a decent IPA. I would recommend it to a friend seeing as the scent is really done well. It also makes for a decent session beer if you're looking for something with a nice hoppy kick.

Photo of morimech
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first beer from this brewery. Pours golden color with a lot of particulate matter getting tossed about by the carbonation bubbles. Two fingers of head forms and holds on quite well. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. I would of given this a higher appearance score if I had been warned about the yeast in the bottle.

Sort of a cleaning product aroma. Soapy, herbal, earthy, with slight pine qualities.

Taste is very bitter upfront. No mistaken the style with this beer. Again the soapy qualities come through. Malt is dry without adding much flavor. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

I liked the carbonation. Lively without being harsh. Enough to lift the hop bitterness off the tongue.

Not exactly the way I like the hops smelling or tasting. Nothing wrong but not to my tastes.

Photo of robboyd
2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Nothing that makes it stand out, it's a bright amber color with a decent one finger fluffy head. The head stuck around for about half the beer.

S - Hops, musty, earthy

T/M - About par for the course. It's an IPA, you know it's an IPA, the bitterness is too much on this one and isn't supported by any depth. Mouthfeel was also just average.

O - I wouldn't seek this beer out. I'm glad I tried it but it was nothing memorable.

Photo of samie85
2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a clear light amber color with two fingers of dense white head.

S-Pineapple with some light orange notes and a background of caramel malt.

T-Orange and earthy notes with some pine and very light caramel malt.

M-A little watery with very little carbonation and a light body.

D-A little lackluster and disappointing; this one reminds me more of a bad version of an English Pale Ale than an IPA.

Photo of Florida9
2.84/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Very hazy dull orange in color. Forms a thin white head that slowly recedes to a thick ring around the glass. Some spotty lacing.

S: A strong scent of musty yeast that thankfully blows off after airing out a few minutes. However, what is underneath is only slightly better: Piney hops, an oddly scented and not overly pleasant sweetness, and yeast.

T: Grainy malts and seltzer. The mild bitterness of this beer is more pronounced against the very light malt base. Maybe some citrus hops, but the taste is fleeting. Yeast hangs out in the background.

M: On the lighter side for the style, but anything heavier wouldn't work with this beer. Pungent carbonation. Mildly bitter.

O: Very light for an IPA with light malts and light hops. Feels much more like an APA, though I wouldn't be anymore impressed by this beer if it was. Drinkable, but not something I would plan on revisiting.

Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not bad, not great. Kind of a cross between a British IPA and an American IPA. Poured with a cream colored foamy frothy head that dies down to a scummy thin cover and some lace. Color is a clear light to medium colored amber. Aroma is light hop with malt and a bit of caramel. Flavor is a mildly assertive, somewhat piney hop and some malt and caramel. Body is decent with good carbonation. Finish is like flavor with the pine standing out along with a little caramel.

Photo of seeswo
3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber/golden color with a small whitish tan head. Was served too cold and took some warming to bring out much in the aroma at all. When it did come about, it was minimal generic hops. The taste was pretty smooth, but lacking much in the hops department. This beer did not have the requisite hoppiness to make me think it should be called an IPA, and is less hoppy than some pale ales. Pretty disappointing for someone who likes hops. This might be a beer I give to someone as the very first IPA they have to get used to a little bit of bitterness. The mouthfeel seemed fine and the beer was appropriately carbonated. This beer is pretty drinkable as it finishes very clean and without any bitterness. In general, I am not a big fan of this beer because it doesn't satisfy my desire for an IPA to be at least somewhat hoppy, and as such, doesn't seem to fit what I am accustomed to the style being.

Photo of Lemke10
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this in a 8-pack Mircobrewery variety pack from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $12 in late 2010.

This is a good place to start if you are looking to try an IPA for your first time. It pours a cloudy golden amber with a heavy scent of hops. There is a good bitterness to it but not as overwelming as other hoppy beers. Perhaps a little on the weaker side for folks that love the bitter taste of IPA's but still a decent brew.

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Kiss The Lips IPA from Lake Louie Brewery Company
82 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.