ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz short brown bottle with no freshness date.
Appearance: The shaded golden colour shows a good clarity, a healthy looking foamy head draws attention as it sticks to the glass.
Smell: Citrus and mild minty hops in the nose, light esters and pale malt character as well.
Taste & Mouthfeel: The semi-aggressive hop character brands a citric piney and almost minty bitter flavour from start to finish. Alcoholic esters are mild yet quite warming. The solid foundation of malt does not build any higher but holds together well. Finishes with a steely grain and raw hop bitterness.
Notes: This is the typical west coast IPA love it or hate. I for one love it and will come back to it for sure.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2003 02:16:34 | More by Jason
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12oz twist-off bottle. A blonde beer maiden holds a tray of full beer mugs, and two mugs in the other hand. She is smiling (at me?) amongst a field of hops and malt. "Marry me fair beer maiden." comes to mind as a drool for the first sip of malty nectar.
Appearance: A very clear rich amber colour crowned by a frothy white head that retains, and sticks to the glass. Small bubbles.
Smell: Malty sweet, grainy, perfumy, with alcohol notes.
Taste: What a mouthfeel! Very rich, smooth, full, complex. Loads of malt sweetness up-front, some toasted notes, with some major alcohol presence. All of this is underlined by some fruity esters and a well balanced citrus/flowery hop characteristic.
Notes: This brew finishes strong, semi-dry, and warms the body @ 6.5%. An excellent West Coast IPA, with a kick. FYI ... my lust for the label had nothing to do with this review.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2000 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
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