ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by avylover:
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Coyote's IPA of choice apparently. 12 oz bottle. Paid around $7.50 for a six pack. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a straw tinge to it. There is a small white head on top, nothing too incredible to look at.Smell is of floral hops with some citrous overtones. Some bready malt detectable in the background as well. Taste is crisp & hoppy, both floral & citrous, but not a massive amount of either taste..more just bitter.Some nice grainy notes come through as well, and they linger in the aftertaste. Nice crisp mouthfeel. This is quite drinkable but I don't think the taste is big enough to warrant the high ABV and price. Not much better than your average IPA and at 7.1% give me an alpha king instead.
summary: A good, crisp, clean IPA with a high ABV and high price
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2003 16:39:06 | More by avylover
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4.05/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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.
Taste: a big, almost overbearing hop bitterness up front which flows into a sweeter citrus, caramel and biscuit IPA loveliness.
Aftertaste: the bitterness lingers through nicely along with a more defined citrus character. Very nice indeed.
Mouth feel: quite thick in body with a fine yet spritzy carbonation across the entire palate characteristic of a good IPA.
Overall: I wasn't expecting much from the cool yet slightly tacky-looking package, but it sure did deliver. Plenty of citrus and malts, with hop bitterness throughout the session. Very drinkable, and very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 11:11:05 | More by SmashPants
ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.