ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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3.4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Golden in color with tinges of orange, this beer has a nose that is mild by IPA standards, but still offers some noticeable citrus, bread, and a touch of pine. The foam is good at first, but it settles down and behaves itself for the duration.
Taste- wise, this IPA is a little milder than I expected for a North Coast product. Its flavor profile is one of citrus, light pine, and lightly toasted malts. The finish is bitter, but only slightly so, and the taste continues to go back to that of citrus fruits like tangerine and grapefruit.
This is a nicely balanced IPA, but I must say that, for a North Coast product, it leans a little too far toward the tame side. After all, this is the company that brought Old Rasputin to the world and with a beer that big, bold, and incredible, I expect greater things than Acme California IPA. Still, it is a decent beer overall and certainly nothing I would turn away. It has some nice flavor characteristics but I wish North Coast would develop them more thoroughly so that I could rate this a great beer. Until then, it is still a good beer that most will like but not the amazing beer it promises to be.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2012 04:02:44 | More by BryanCarey
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