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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
good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 09-25-2006)
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Photo of jimmah120
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

jimmah120, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -3%

HoistinBrews, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Ri0, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of dhannes
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

dhannes, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of nickapalooza86
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
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!

nickapalooza86, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Danmullens1, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

superfriend, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

EdTheEdge, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

MJCVII, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

anticipation23, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

eliz108, May 17, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

BrianCramer, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

JorgeOjeda, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

DrJoe82, Jan 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

durlta, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

sendbeer, Dec 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Wiscivore, Nov 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Bode, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

PeterOrlando92, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of ChimRichels
2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

ChimRichels, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

garymuchow, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of pschul4
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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

pschul4, Jul 20, 2012
Kiss The Lips IPA from Lake Louie Brewery Company
82 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.