ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.4/5 rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Now Quaffing: ACME California IPA
Pours a nice clear golden-yellow with a thick cloud of a head. This beer smells so good I'm considering replacing my current cologne selection. Sweet, floral, hoppy delightfulness with a touch of pine entices the olfactory system into taking a sip from one of the best IPAs I've had to date. Taste is surprising. I was expecting a horribly imbalanced and extra-hopped concoction of bitterness--what I got instead was a lesson alchemy. Initially sweet turns suddenly bitter with an amazingly smooth hop profile that gets a little piney at times. Overall it is incredibly smooth, and definitely hides the ABV very well. A great example of an IPA that is both big and balanced.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2003 03:03:45 | More by TripelJ
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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
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