Ass Kisser Double IPA | Ass Kisser Ales

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Ass Kisser Double IPAAss Kisser Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ass Kisser Ales
California, United States
asskisserales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Retired in August 2013.

Added by Brad007 on 06-28-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
291
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +52%

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5/5  rDev +52%

Photo of KenGage
4.77/5  rDev +45%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured out a copper and not-quite-clear. Thin khaki-colored head, OK retention, and left just a little lacing

S - Pine, grapefruit, citrus, and dark caramel

T - I love this one....Lots of pine/grapefruit upfront....balanced nicely with hop bitterness / sweet caramel / some roasted malt.

M - Feel of a medium-bodied ale...substantial but still refreshing...finishes crisp and dry finish.

D - This is just about my ideal beer...A good amount of pine/grapefruit hop flavor -> but not a hop-bomb. Noticable malt taste -> but not a "malty" beer. Nice IIPA body. Bittering is dead on. Balanced! but still interesting :-) Freaking get it on.

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Photo of Phillip_Collins1219
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of Mikedive21
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Should not retire-a great double IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of MadBeerX
4.45/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As you've read, this is a contract brew, resulting with a about grade outcome.

In comparion, it is a distant cousin from your Double Dead Guy & Simcoe. Not as chalky as your Saranac Imperial or Harpoon Leviathan. So it's more along the lines of your Ghandi Bot with it's aggressive powerful malts and hoppy backbone.

It runs much smoother then all three with massive and extensive caramel notes that bloom from the moment the top is popped all the way through to the finish. It has less floral hops, so minus your citrus, grapefruit and lilac aromas and undernotes. Its not the end all be all "must try", although you shouldn't pass it up.

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Photo of Joshgonzales79
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Brad007
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Could not find the "brewery" but this beer is apparently contract-brewed.

Pours a mild golden amber color with a two-finger head into my glass. Nice presentation here.

Aroma is full-on with grassy hops that have the faint scent of grapefruit. Just a hint of a malt base underneath.

Taste is surprisingly decent with a toned-down hop profile that only has a faint hint of grassiness/grapefruit. It's probably not fresh but still very drinkable at 9%. Lots of bready malt to be had.

Mouthfeel finishes clean with lingering alcohol warmth and faded hops.

Decent and I would score it higher if the hops were as strong in the taste as they are in the aroma (hint: fresh). Worth checking out regardless and I've never even heard of this brewery before.

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malts with good amounts of citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mildly dry pale malt flavors kick things off, followed shortly thereafter by large amounts of tropical fruit hop flavors with hints of underlying grassiness. The hops carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall the main flaw with this beer was the lack of a decent malt backbone. The hops almost make up for it and actually succeed in the nose but the flavors just can't quite hold up. Still, this is a tasty beer that's worth a shot.

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, dark citrus, slight alcohol, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, sweet malt, dark citrus, and a hint of alcohol.

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Ass Kisser Double IPA from Ass Kisser Ales
3.29 out of 5 based on 291 ratings.
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