ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pezoids:
4.15/5 rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This was bright and a brassy golden color. Tinged slightly with chill haze. Highly carbonated with a creamy white head. The aroma is slightly spicy with lemon citrus and a creamy and soft hop spiciness. First thing I noticed was the nice malt base. and the hop flavor matches well with the solid malt body. This seems to get sweeter and fruitier as the beer warms. A lingering bitter spiciness coats the tongue and leaves the taste buds numb. This borderlines being astringent, and pulls back just before crossing that line.
This isnt a monster IPA, but is unmistakably of high quality. Tasty and bittersweet - A quality IPA.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2004 12:59:46 | More by pezoids
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4.05/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
82 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.