Kiss The Lips IPA | Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Kiss The Lips IPAKiss The Lips IPA

Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by orbitalr0x on 09-25-2006

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Photo of SAHarvey
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of martyl1000
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

Wasn't quite as good in the bottle because of a metallic flavor that distracted from the overall goodness.

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Photo of jsash10
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Faunland
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Travitten
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Unparagoned
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JCaweinstein
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of craft_shannie
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of nygannon
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of reizorc
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jeysun23
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of jwc215
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed amber. A thin head leaves some spotted lacing.

The smell is very mild for an IPA - some floral notes and a hint of citrus - with some caramel.

The taste is of bitter grapefruit upfront with firm caramelized sourdough. The taste is stronger than the nose. Though not a "hop-bomb" of an IPA, there is certainly enough bitterness, which becomes aspirin/herbal to land it clearly in IPA territory. A firm caramel backing sweetens it out in the middle, but then backs off to allow a bitter finish.

It doesn't have the chewy, full body of a great IPA, but does the job more than adequately.

In the end it is flavorful and smooth enough to be a good, enjoyably bitter IPA.

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Photo of northcoastwolf
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkinniePost
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Paxman1965
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of paralyzer
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bell's Tulip on 7/25/12

A) Clear, pale golden yellow of medium depth with burnt orange layers. One thumb head deflates quickly to a thin layer of small, tightly grouped bubbles. Some drippy lace remains.

S) Bright aroma with notes of orange, lemon, herbal hops and a touch of grass. Undertones of toasted grains and crackers. Orange and herbs prove to be the prominent aspect.

T) Quick, tangy hops bite at the front end - herbal tidings first, followed by bristly orange peel. Hops carry the finish with a lingering bitter notion. All the while malts are rather tame and get caught up in the hop kick and carbonation.

M) Speaking of carbonation, this is easily on the vigorous side of things. That said, the carbonation is more fluffy than pointed so it works with the flavor of the beer. Medium-light body and a crisp feel.

D) Despite not having one of my favorite hop profiles, this is pretty enjoyable and easy to drink. Not great, but good enough.

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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 KellyScottMad
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Kiss The Lips IPA from Lake Louie Brewery Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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