ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by blackcompg:
3.43/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from their 12oz bottle...
Appearance - Poured 2 fingers of gorgeous foamy eggshell head, body is a slightly hazy orange amber, a full cap remains for the session and leaves intermittent lacing.
Smell - Not a big nose on this one - light bready malts, mild citrus, touch of grapeftuit.
Taste - Starts bready malts with light citrus and tropical flavors of tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, touch of mango - also getting some nice floral hop flavors, there is some grapefruit pith long into the finish.
Mouthfeel - Lighter side of medium, medium carb is smooth and barely cleansing, a foaming silky feel to it. The finish is slightly dry with a hint of chalk. Nice overall and pretty drinkable.
Overall - There are some nice flavors here and some complexity, fairly well balanced. The floral hops win the show with this ipa, a little more citrus would go a long way, but still a very nice ipa. If you like floral hops then try this one for sure.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2012 04:19:13 | More by blackcompg
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4.05/5 rDev +11%
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.
83 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.