ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by doktorhops:
4.15/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
After an abomination of a Wit, Orange Avenue Wit to be precise, I thought I needed something comical - enter ACME; the company that supplied Wile E. Coyote his weapons grade Plutonium in his quest to kill that damned Road Runner! Yes, sad as it is I was always hoped one day the coyote would win and roast that smug road runner over a slow burning fire (I was a strange kid indeed).
Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.
A: Slight cloudy amber body (there is some sediment floating around) and a rough 1cm white foam head, looks tasty.
S: Pine, citrus and fruity hops hit the nose straight away. It's no secret there's some hopping in this ale that is for sure. Apart from that there is not much else to detect grain/yeast-wise... it's all hops here, in fact just taking in another whiff there's a passionfruit hit as well.
T: Undeniably hop-driven taste. It's as described above; Pine, citrus and fruity hops assail with an added herbaceous character thrown in, it's like 'The Hop Brothers' - a fictional film involving two orphan brothers on a mission from God to save an orphanage by touring the country selling a hop filled ale they made themselves. The back end is a medicinal herb bitter but that is to be expected from 55 IBUs (International Bitterness Units).
M: Medium bodied, light carbonation with hop oil slickness that is characteristic of these brews.
D: Damn fine on the Doktor Hops Scale (DHS). Novice beer-drinkers, from countries other than the US, beware! This is a fairly bitter beer due to the amount of hops and lack of (discernible) malt, work your way up to this with an English IPA or American Pale Ale, otherwise if you fancy a right bitter brew then dive in. This is a really top-shelf beer, however at the price you pay here in Australia is not worth it; get a Harviestoun Schiehallion for a brew that is less bitter but much better VFM (Value For Money).
Food match: Straight from their website: Fish Tacos with Citrus Salsa and Cabbage Slaw. Or anything with rocket.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2013 12:19:03 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
This beer has a lot going for it. It has a thick mouthfeel and pleasant honey flavors. It has a very bitter flavor while sipping that lingers as a strong aftertaste. This is something I am not particularly fond of in beer, though it's something that others sometimes look for. I finished drinking the beer I used for this review but I wouldn't buy a 6-pack of it. If you like hoppy IPAs then you might love this beer. It's other flavors are quite nice.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 17:18:07 | More by kristenspaintings
ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,047 ratings.