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Kiss The Lips IPA - Lake Louie Brewery Company

Kiss The Lips IPAKiss The Lips IPA

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%


Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 09-25-2006)
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.5/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 01:02:34 | More by Ryan011235
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KFBR392

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 21:05:54 | More by KFBR392
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 01:14:56 | More by scaliasux
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 04:40:47 | More by jimmah120
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.58/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 21:54:45 | More by Ri0
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 00:08:50 | More by dhannes
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 17:55:29 | More by nickapalooza86
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 14:42:43 | More by BeerFMAndy
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ChimRichels

Wisconsin

2.88/5  rDev -20%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 23:33:25 | More by ChimRichels
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 18:33:59 | More by garymuchow
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pschul4

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 16:33:05 | More by pschul4
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 16:53:33 | More by WastingFreetime
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 00:47:27 | More by cdkrenz
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morimech

Minnesota

3.25/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 18:37:02 | More by morimech
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robboyd

Indiana

2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 23:45:49 | More by robboyd
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samie85

Illinois

2.93/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 00:23:00 | More by samie85
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Florida9

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -20%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 01:34:58 | More by Florida9
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 02:20:18 | More by drpimento
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seeswo

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2011 15:57:29 | More by seeswo
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 21:54:29 | More by Lemke10
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Medium amber hue with one finger of stiff beige head. There is a significant amount of sediment that never does settle.

Smell -- Pine resin, leafy hops, an iota of spent white grapefruit, yeast, and a dab of caramel sweetness. Overall: a bitter beast.

Taste -- Leafy Hops and pine resin dominate, with citrus pith also present, though to a much lesser degree. Grainy malt base reminiscent of raw biscuit dough. There is an overabundance in this beer of tart yeast notes. Lingering flavors of biscuit dough and leafy hops.

Mouthfeel -- Medium body with ample carbonation. Nothing to write home about, good or otherwise.

Drinkability -- Not terrible, but by no means thrilling. The hop profile is muddled, as if there were little forethought put into it. Also, the overabundant yeast flavor is a major distraction. Stick with Warped Speed.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 00:48:36 | More by yeahnatenelson
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on 2010-11-17 at the High Rock Cafe in the Wisconsin Dells.

A - clear amber orange with a 1 finger white head

S - mild yeast, pine, and hop floral

T - med roasted grain, orange peel, floral, dries quickly with pretty good lingering bitterness and mild sourness, which was a bit too much sourness for the style. Not amazing but pretty tasty.

M - light body and high carbonation

D - light. Refreshing at first but the lingering sour was a turn off.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 00:34:41 | More by Tucquan
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Served in a tulip glass. Pours an orange-copper color with a white head and a bit of lacing. The nose is slight citrus hops plus a bit of light malt backing. The flavor is a bit of bread and caramel plus some very mild hops. Feel is slightly bitter with a pretty good body. Decent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 01:02:23 | More by Thorpe429
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sophisticated

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a recent trip to WI. Can't go wrong with an IPA, and I have to admit the cute label caught my eye.

A) orange-amber, cloudly with a fluffy white head.

S) Very mild, surprisingly so. Pineapple and citrus hops dominated.

T) Again, surprisingly mild flavor. Pineple and citrus dominate, making it kind of sweet but some bitter hops cut through. Its balanced and tasty, but still on the mild side for an IPA.

MF) A little thin

D) Good but not my favorite IPA, I like a stronger hop flavor. Still decent and with good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 17:44:43 | More by sophisticated
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle a semi-clear sunshiny yellow to a sun king shaped pint glass with a large foamy white head.

aroma of faint hops and citrus ?

very mild, reminds me more of a cream ale than an IPA - though I have a feeling this one is nowhere near fresh. it's crisp and refreshing all the same.

highly carbonated, very thin.

drinkable - yes.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 01:32:28 | More by robwestcott
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Kiss The Lips IPA from Lake Louie Brewery Company
82 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.