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ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.

ACME California IPAACME California IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

981 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%


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)
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a hazy amber colour with a large frothy off white head. I can't make out much carbonation due to the haziness and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for quite a while before it started to dissipate.

Smell - a grassiness, breads/grains, pale malts, light hops, citrus zest

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a above average amount of carbonation and the beer feels very light and fluffy on the tongue. The most noticeable flavours are citrus zest and a honey dew melon sweetness. There is a pale malt taste mixed with floral notes and very light hops. The beer finishes with a citrus zest aftertaste.

Drink - probably a good beer for someone looking for an introduction to hoppy IPA's. Not a whole lot of hop flavour punch, but a nice session beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 00:17:54 | More by spinrsx
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ACB

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-14-2014 18:01:33 | More by ACB
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Noelito76

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-05-2014 13:14:21 | More by Noelito76
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2014 22:24:55 | More by Quindar
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-26-2014 01:24:36 | More by Ken_P
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-24-2014 02:00:36 | More by cody4prez
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-19-2014 23:39:00 | More by threedaggers
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Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

03-19-2014 00:08:20 | More by Rpreskenis
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Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-16-2014 17:34:01 | More by OnryAndMean
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banderson


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-15-2014 04:41:26 | More by banderson
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ChuckS

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-10-2014 11:03:14 | More by ChuckS
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-09-2014 20:45:27 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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ananddullabh

California

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-08-2014 15:44:52 | More by ananddullabh
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-08-2014 13:55:42 | More by tbone64
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

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SmashPants

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +11%
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

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber orange color with a thick two finger off-white head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice orange citrusy aroma with notes of pineapples, biscuit and slightly toasted malts and earthy hops.
Nice bitter flavor balancing both earthy and citrus hops and slightly toasted malts. Notes of spices, grapefruits, American Amber yeast, caramels, tangerines, tea leaves and a bit of grass. Some herbal pine, flowers and lemon comes later. Dry aftertaste with a pleasant lingering bitterness.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 6.9% abv is incredibly well hidden specially considering its body.
Quite nice IPA and very easy to drink, not stupidly hopped. Good bridge for beginners of hoppier beers or for taking in large quantities.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 18:09:22 | More by FLima
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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 981 ratings.