ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.75/5 rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - Hazy tangerine brew with a fat two finger head that ain't goin' anywheres anytime soon. Butt-loads of lace stick like crazy glue to the glass, and form solid crust that looks like it will be a bitch to wash off.
S - Round creamy malt notes provide a very mellow base for a smooth yeasty aroma with big hop notes and some winy grape accents. There is a vinegary saltiness off in the distance that give this a bit of a Mediterranean salty sea-air when you consider the little grape notes.
T - Sweet, mellow, creamy, and lusciously yeasty. That little hint of salt makes this extremely refreshing, and it tastes like it was brewed yesterday. This IPA shows PERFECT BALANCE. It's not enamel-strippingly bitter, although there is a big hop presence. And it's not overly sweet, although it is more sweet and creamy than most examples of the style. There is even a bit of coffee notes that are very stout-esque, as if someone poured a few drops of a smokes stout into my IPA. Amazing.
M - Medium bodied with luxuriantly silky carbonation and a fresh hoppy dryness at the midpalate. This reverts back to sweetness at the swallow, before drying up again gradually over the next two minutes. The aftertaste is gloriously hoppy and yeasty.
D - Outstanding. I'm blown away by this one. This may be one of the most drinkable beers I've ever encountered.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2008 17:09:49 | More by pmcadamis
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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.