Kiss The Lips IPA - Lake Louie Brewery Company
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2.3/5 rDev -36.1%
This beer pours a semi-cloudy orange-red color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes slowly into moderate lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit and butterscotch....mostly butterscotch. The taste is nearly all butterscotch as well. There is some citrus in the sip, but it is quickly taken over by the butterscotch. Very unpleasant. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with appropriately moderate carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is another huge disappointment I've experienced with Lake Louie, and the second of the five Lake Louie beers I've tried that was a diacetyl mess. I don't think I'll be buying from them in future.
07-11-2009 00:06:19 | More by KarlHungus
2.55/5 rDev -29.2%
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.
12-27-2010 00:48:36 | More by yeahnatenelson
2.83/5 rDev -21.4%
This one pours a light color, fairly clear, kind of a straw yellow moving towards orange. The head was enormous, almost over carbonated, took me maybe two pours to fit in a 16oz glass. It foamed up quick, and kind of fell back down. Not much lacing, the bubbles were too loose for that, but they did remain on top in a little disc throughout. On the last pour, a little layer of yeast fell in and kind of brought a cloud of haze that slowly cleared back out. Kind of fun to look at, but a little too light in color and a little too foamy for me. The smell wasn't hitting on too much. At first, it was all just CO2, the rushing carbonation overpowered any smell element, or maybe there wasn't much to begin with. As the head dies back, you get light wisps of grassy, leafy hops, and maybe a note of sweet malt. The taste is kind of interesting. Low bitterness, but there's a nice lemon and lime hop presence, with a little not of orange in the back, which are paired up against some moderate esters. The maltiness is very low, but there is a slight sweetness combatting the overall dryness of this. Other than what I just mentioned, not much else to speak of. This one is not very complex at all, but it's slightly interesting. The mouthfeel is alright, kind of medium bodied, a little bite of carbonation, a nice level of dryness. But not much better than average I'd say. The drinkability was pretty good in terms of my thinking that it would be possible to drink a few of these. My enjoyment of the one could be overshadowed by the ease of drinking. This one is quite a bit more like an American Pale Ale than an IPA. That's the major problem. When I saw the letters IPA and the lips on the neck, I thought I was in for something good. I ended up a bit disappointed.
07-30-2009 12:04:05 | More by taylorhamrick
2.85/5 rDev -20.8%
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.
09-18-2013 21:05:54 | More by KFBR392
2.88/5 rDev -20%
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.
08-02-2012 23:33:25 | More by ChimRichels
2.88/5 rDev -20%
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.
04-15-2011 01:34:58 | More by Florida9
2.9/5 rDev -19.4%
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.
10-05-2011 23:45:49 | More by robboyd
2.93/5 rDev -18.6%
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.
07-05-2011 00:23:00 | More by samie85
3.03/5 rDev -15.8%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It pours a nice even head with thick gold coloring. The lacing nicely sticks to the side of the glass. It was hard to place the scent, but I could get a little bit of malt out of this. There's a nice little hop flavor here, but overall it seems a bit bland to me. There's some bitterness, but it's not overpowering. I don't think there's much drinkability here. I wanted to like it, but I just couldn't get into it. It's not a horrible beer, but it's not great either.
02-14-2010 01:51:09 | More by billyzoom666
3.05/5 rDev -15.3%
Appearance: Two fingers of head, with nice lacing. Golden yellow color.
Nose: very citrusy, with notes of apricot.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Not a strong-bodied beer, but very drinkable. Not as carbonated as I would want an IPA. Hoppy upfront, but quickly dissolving to a citrus aftertaste. Nothing spectacular or memorable here.
Serving style: bottle.
06-25-2010 00:48:53 | More by kiwanomelon
3.08/5 rDev -14.4%
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.
04-14-2012 16:53:33 | More by WastingFreetime
3.08/5 rDev -14.4%
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.
02-27-2011 15:57:29 | More by seeswo
Kiss The Lips IPA from Lake Louie Brewery Company
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