Kiss The Lips IPA | Lake Louie Brewery Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company
Wisconsin, United States
lakelouie.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by orbitalr0x on 09-25-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
91
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
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6
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14
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1
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of EvanEngelstad
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of KarlHungus
2.32/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.62/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

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Photo of jakea
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of crobinso
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of taylorhamrick
2.79/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Florida9
2.84/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

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Photo of ChimRichels
2.86/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

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Photo of KFBR392
2.87/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

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Photo of robboyd
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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Photo of samie85
2.94/5  rDev -19%
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.

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Photo of deereless
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of billyzoom666
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paralyzer
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of JCaweinstein
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of areich6
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of durlta
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of JorgeOjeda
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of kiwanomelon
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Kiss The Lips IPA from Lake Louie Brewery Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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