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ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.

ACME California IPAACME California IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

985 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 985
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%


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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Reviews by Murrhey:
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Murrhey

Montana

3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger cream-colored head. Fluffy and large bubbles. Several minute long retention with some white ropes of lacing. Hazy orange color with fairly high clarity.

S- Bitter and spicy hops. Sugary and sweet smell, but with the presence of the bitterness typical of the style. Would be better if it were more complex.

T- Bitter, well balanced. Some strange soapy flavor though that isn't appealing.

M- Creamy and smooth. Nice feel.

O- Wish there were more to say about it. Other than the odd taste it leaves in your mouth it is fairly unspectacular.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 02:45:59 | More by Murrhey
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Bottle: a stubby brown 355mL bottle with a very retro throwback label per the 'Acme' name. Something different.

Appearance: pours a fantastic golden amber with a thick, fluffing off-white head with good retention. Thin lacing across down the entire glass also. Only sporadic fine carbonation visible.

Aroma: orange citrus with sweet malts - predominantly biscuits. A very tempting proposition - I just hope the palate can deliver.

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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.