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ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.

ACME California IPAACME California IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

983 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 983
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%


Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000)
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

saw these at the store and bought a single to test it out.

Pours a nice golden slight orange color, clear with a nice white head that has good retention and leaves nice lacing.

Nose is, in a word, WEAK! Not much in here but a bit of floral sweetness. Hop aromas are thin and soapy, the malt profile smells like it might be ok, some rock candyish sweetness.

Wow. This is like a pale ale at best. Extremely floral hop profile. Flowery and gummi fruitish sweetness. Bitterness is the weakest of weak suaces. Malt profile is ok, a little candy sweetness and not too caramely. The finish goes down very easy and is fairly dry, but this one lacks in overall flavor. There is actually more bitterness on the aftertaste than anywhere else, but even then it is weak. Odd how the bitterness doesn't show until after the finish, and sort of grows to mild by the end of the aftertaste. Still weak though.

Mouthfeel is alright, right around where it should be. Carbonation is a tiny touch too high, viscosity is ok, dryness is appropriate.

Drinkability is ok, but nothing amazing. I could drink a few of these, but I would tire of the flavor quickly. abv says 6.5% on this bottle, and it drinks like...6.5%. hahaha.

Overall this is a mediocre IPA at best, and does not deserve to proudly display "california IPA" on the label, as this will misrepresent the greatest IPA state in the world. This is an ok beer, but nothing impressive and your average West Coast or "california" IPA will be much better. North coast, don't know what your trying to go for here, but...well...yeah...

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 03:53:25 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.