Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale | Ass Kisser Ales

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Brewed by:
Ass Kisser Ales
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Retired in August 2013.

Added by AleWatcher on 10-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- sparkling orangish yellow 1 finger of white foam that disappears quickly, leaves big frog eye bubbles on the surface. No lacing

smell-vanilla, buttered popcorn-a bit of cardboard

taste- big punch in the toungue of fizz, buttered popcorn some rather artificial vanilla taste. slight bitter citrus hops that give way to a cardboardy after taste. The aroma didn't lie.

Mouthfeel- light bodied finishes dry maybe because of the fizz. I suppose i would almost prefer this to be cloying in keeping with the nose.

Overall- I was intrigued, i wanted to like a vanilla pale ale. It seemed like a novelty and i looked passed that. The vanilla is fake tasting and there is a lacking hop character that would make it a decent pale ale. This one goes down the drain, but if i had a friend that liked buttered popcorn Jelly Belly's, I would point them in the direction of this beer.

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):

LOOK: Clear golden, minimal lace

SMELL: Vanilla, cookie dough, fresh bread, clean, faint alcohol

TASTE: Mild vanilla, bready malt, muted hops, husk, carbonic, dry finish

A plain Pale Ale with a timid addition of vanilla makes for a very middle-of-the-road brew. The aroma comes across more appealing than the flavor. Perhaps a better fit with a meal rather than on its own? One and done.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.68/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I poured this bottle into a tulip style glass. I initially had a couple fingers of foam that dies down pretty quickly. The coloring on this beer is a ruddy orange.

Off the top you definitely pick up the vanilla from the beer. I also get some caramel in the nose on this one.

This beer works out to be a very easy sipper. The vanilla presence and sweetness can throw you. I feel a little bit of oily-ness in the mouth-feel.

This is a very original beer for me. Typically the vanilla comes from barrel aging, but this one is a little stronger and sweeter than most.

For something new, I recommend trying out this one. Plus, the bottle is pretty fun.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

hmm, low review score.... not really excited about that tonight.
pale straw with minimal head, erratic lacing.
smells kind of vanilla-y, i suppose.
tastes like a subdued ale with some soft spices. vanilla subtle in the end taste. very interesting.
overall, not bad. a little 'twang' from the added ingredients but a decent drink. not into novelties, but i dont believe this was intended as a novelty but a serious endeavor. i like it. i think it is worthy although it's not a world class brew. i wonder what the other brews from this brewery are like...

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Photo of garymuchow
2.41/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Dark gold and pours with practically no head.
Malty aroma with a toasty and nutty quality. Hints of vanilla. No hops to speak of.
Taste is where is get a little weird. The vanilla is an odd flavor here - not like the type oak would give. Has a malty quality similar to the aroma. It has a weird dryness on the finish. I'm not sure the flavors blend all that well.
Quite a bit of carbonation and it's a bit sharp and it inhibits smoothness. Body is thinner than typical for style.
The aroma is the best part of this drink. The rest just doesn't work very well.
Thanks C. and Sons of Barley

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Ass Kisser Vanilla Pale Ale from Ass Kisser Ales
2.97 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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