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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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beerdrifter

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper pour with nice head and lacing. Caramel malt nose with just a hint of fruitiness. Really nice balance between the sweet malts and chewy bitterness of the hops. The caramel maltiness complements the tangy bitterness of the hops perfectly to make this very drinkable with a nice dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 20:12:26 | More by beerdrifter
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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.