ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.85/5 rDev +33.6%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Adequate head was produced and lingered awhile. Aroma was hoppy and wonderful. In fact, everything about this brew was wonderful. BA lists the ABV as 7.10%, but the label and the website state that the ABV is 6.5%. What's up with that? I would recommend this beer to those who enjoy hops that are adequate for IPA but not overpowering.
07-09-2009 23:52:52 | More by utah44
4.75/5 rDev +30.9%
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.
10-03-2008 17:09:49 | More by pmcadamis
4.68/5 rDev +28.9%
This beer is possibly one of the best IPAs in the country. It pours a a very nice amber/orange color with a nice full bodied very hoppy smelling head. The hoppy aroma tells you this beer is no enemy of flavor and it certainly delivers. Crisp, clean, bitter hop taste yet refreshing and leaving you craving more. If you get the chance, you need to try this beer.
10-04-2007 04:38:10 | More by erosier
4.55/5 rDev +25.3%
Splendid, rich bouquet of floral hops, very aromatic. Too overfiltered for my liking, but this doesn't seem to effect the potency all that much. This IPA will kick you in the pants. Medium-heavy body. Very well crafted, great flavor, excellent IPA.
05-07-2002 17:44:55 | More by Jordan
4.53/5 rDev +24.8%
pours a golden orange in color with a beige three finger head with a easy pour that settles rocky cap on top of the beer with lots of lace and chunks of foam on the sides of the glass.
aromas are floral and fruity.
taste is biscuity malt with hints of chocolate and citrus and nicely hopped.
medium body and carbonation is very good.
pleasantly surprised with this beer its a little different in taste from your standard ipa but just as good in every way.
03-20-2008 00:21:31 | More by billybob
4.5/5 rDev +24%
One of my favorites.
Pours a cheery clear golden with a big, jolly white head. The smell is sweet and citrusy. The flavor is flowery, with a little pine and lots of pale malt character, some breadiness, almost feels like there might be a small hit of wheat. The mouthfeel is thin but very sharply carbonated.
This isn't a complicated beer, but it is a happy beer.
02-02-2010 23:44:33 | More by Seanibus
4.47/5 rDev +23.1%
A decent beer from a brewery that is gaining a lot of respect from yours truly. this offering is a bit paler than other IPA'S. I find it quite comparable to Anchor Liberty in taste and appearance for that matter. not a bad beer to be compared too. The Acme name was purchased by north Coast and they produce a few beers under that name. Lightish amber with a nice head that retains wee, good lace. Despite the moniker of California IPA, it is not agressively hopped. Still very drinkable and refreshing when not in the mood for a hop monster. The last few bottles I have had of this fine underrated beer have been better in a few areas. First the lacing is vastly improved being vast. One time it's in solid sheets, the next in beautiful rings. Hoppiness seems a bit ramped up. Easily one of if not my favorite "mellow" IPA's.
11-19-2004 03:59:52 | More by Mark
4.43/5 rDev +22%
This is a great IPA in my opinion. Very tasty, easy to drink and fairly affordably priced for a great craft beer. The first one I had was courtesy of the wobbly mailman after a 10 mile or so trek through the woods! It seemed to fend of the diddlers so it must be a stong manly brew. I'm gonna go crack one right now! enjoy.
01-16-2008 03:07:25 | More by 454onbeerss
4.43/5 rDev +22%
Poors a medium-high bodied copper with a decent head on it. The hops waft up from this baby high avove the glass--mmm! It's slightly bitter and citrusy on the palate and just taste mostly of pure hops, perhaps with some caramel. The hops are pleasingly bitter on the back of the throat and it's full flavor hits you. Although heavy it's still a very drinkible beer, and a superb IPA. Would definitely get it again.
07-12-2008 22:45:18 | More by jeremyd365
ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,068 ratings.