1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
ACME California IPAACME California IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

1,048 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,048
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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)
View: Beers (23) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,048 | Reviews: 539 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by parris:
Photo of parris
parris

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, with a nice looking, thick 1.5 inch head. It's a dull orange color, kind of like a hefeweizen, but it's dark and rainy out.

A pretty weak aroma for the style, I'm a big fan of lots of dry hopping. It's got notes of fruit in the aroma, mostly apple or orange.

The fruity aroma exists in the flavor too. Not too much though, and well balanced with the bitter and flavor. The bitterness sneaks back a little after the other flavors have faded, but in a good way. The malt flavor is very crisp and quick, this is a beer that showcases the hops over malts (as an American IPA should).

Mouthfeel is spot on, I don't really know any other way to describe it. More bubbly than a stout, less than champagne, light body, crisp finish.

I could easily sit down to a six pack of this, if it had a stronger aroma I'd give this a close-to-perfect rating.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 21:26:28 | More by parris
More User Reviews:
Photo of OleJohnnieAle
OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-26-2014 01:28:32 | More by OleJohnnieAle
Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
Smileitsfreetobehappy

Alaska

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-22-2014 05:03:09 | More by Smileitsfreetobehappy
Photo of Etrusco
Etrusco

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-21-2014 01:28:38 | More by Etrusco
Photo of nineworldseries
nineworldseries

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-20-2014 02:29:44 | More by nineworldseries
Photo of MikeDAdams
MikeDAdams

Idaho

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-18-2014 13:19:24 | More by MikeDAdams
Photo of MitchKrandle
MitchKrandle

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2014 17:20:52 | More by MitchKrandle
Photo of Desimoaj
Desimoaj


4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-16-2014 23:58:22 | More by Desimoaj
Photo of atlbravsrno1
atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-16-2014 19:51:44 | More by atlbravsrno1
Photo of Walkerjgt
Walkerjgt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-16-2014 12:18:48 | More by Walkerjgt
Photo of Pwbres
Pwbres

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-16-2014 01:33:02 | More by Pwbres
Photo of BeerRunner
BeerRunner

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-15-2014 03:53:00 | More by BeerRunner
Photo of Stillyman11
Stillyman11

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-15-2014 03:42:31 | More by Stillyman11
Photo of PickwickHopz
PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-12-2014 19:42:12 | More by PickwickHopz
Photo of bobv
bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-10-2014 05:07:52 | More by bobv
Photo of lehueve
lehueve

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2014 19:20:50 | More by lehueve
Photo of alostplot
alostplot

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-07-2014 07:52:51 | More by alostplot
Photo of bearbreak
bearbreak

Korea (South)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-05-2014 17:28:14 | More by bearbreak
Photo of Joey-bags1990
Joey-bags1990

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-04-2014 13:22:35 | More by Joey-bags1990
Photo of bigeyedfish89
bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-03-2014 01:01:55 | More by bigeyedfish89
Photo of Shark_Mandro
Shark_Mandro


4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-02-2014 06:01:06 | More by Shark_Mandro
Photo of ArtZan
ArtZan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-01-2014 19:00:50 | More by ArtZan
Photo of Marco_Gtz
Marco_Gtz

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-30-2014 15:56:42 | More by Marco_Gtz
Photo of YalovaIA
YalovaIA

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-29-2014 05:22:56 | More by YalovaIA
Photo of kristenspaintings
kristenspaintings

California

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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,048 ratings.