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ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.

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ACME California IPAACME California IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,067 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,067
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 35 | 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)
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cstowell21

Maine

1/5  rDev -72.5%

01-27-2014 23:28:40 | More by cstowell21
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DrRei

Missouri

1/5  rDev -72.5%

06-13-2014 19:32:49 | More by DrRei
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Hendral

California

2/5  rDev -44.9%

03-04-2012 21:35:49 | More by Hendral
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Ohio

2/5  rDev -44.9%

12-19-2013 14:44:23 | More by Stinger80OH
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.9%

12-28-2011 19:52:05 | More by thatdirtymick
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BMart

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.9%

12-09-2011 21:21:00 | More by BMart
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drewbage

California

2.23/5  rDev -38.6%

Judged at the 2003 Lucky Baldwin's IPA Festival. (Blind Taste)

pale orange with a good clarity and minimal haze.

Dry woody and grassy nose with a sharp rubbery nose and strong phenolics.

Initially the flavor is of acidy hops with a followup of a strong corny flavor.

Body is thin and quickly disappears behind a bitter finish.

06-08-2003 23:38:42 | More by drewbage
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boelker62

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38%

Poured a hazy medium yellow under a white, two-finger head. Really, quite shallow for my, or most others tastes I know. The aroma was completely underwhelming as well, with notes of smoke and charcoal. Odd for an IPA. So far, nothing very redeeming about this. The taste follows suit of the aromas, and is not on style. It is very different without being adventurous in this department. Why would an IPA be smoky? I don't know. It's not just my taste, I think it is just wrong. Sorry.
Mouthfeel is light and fizzy, also off. Drinkability, I couldn't really tell you. I moved on.

07-07-2007 13:42:07 | More by boelker62
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.28/5  rDev -37.2%

Pours a clear gold with light head and some lasting lace. It's aroma is of grass, fruit, and caramel. The flavor is citrusy, mainly grapefruit, with caramel notes and a malty, hoppy balance.There's a mild bitterness, not unpleasant, with a fruity aftertaste. This beer has a light-medium mouthfeel, is dry and crisp. Acme California IPA is a decent beer, not as hoppy as most American IPAs. Recommended.

09-20-2011 20:53:28 | More by B967ierhunter177
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

2.28/5  rDev -37.2%

Pours a golden orange color, with an average-sized white head that soon disappears. The smells are a touch faint, but I notice fruity aromas, especially oranges. Also smells a little sweet. The mouthfeel is strong and choppy. Robust. Not a very smooth beer. The taste is fine at first, but in the end it has an overly sour and almost oily aftertaste. A little overdone I believe. The drinkability is a bit handicapped as well. This one goes down fight'n.

10-02-2005 22:27:17 | More by jasonpeckins32
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bboven

Texas

2.38/5  rDev -34.4%

Very good lacing, but very little actual head and seems very light for an IPA.

Little smell, considering it's supposed to be an IPA. Very little hop aroma, malt overpowers it but no smells hit you full-on like an IPA should.

Taste is bitter more than anything, not very much hop flavor, just back-of the mouth hop bitterness. That's fine, but there needs to be the other half of the hop in there.

Mouth feel is pretty thick, maybe due to what seems like heavy but quickly dissipating carbonation.

Pretty drinkable, I guess. This might be a good ber for when you want a real big IPA, but it's just too hot out.

07-18-2007 00:11:34 | More by bboven
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.39/5  rDev -34.2%

Bottle from The Wine Seller in A2. Pours a hazy light golden color, lots of bubbles, and a small white head. The aroma is strong straw and hay, rather dry, and what seems like no malt backbone for sweetness. The flavor follows with dry stale hops, very little malts, watered down, and an unpleasant finish. I suppose I got a bad bottle here, as there is some serious funk going on in this. Maybe I'll try again later, but this was not good.

02-15-2012 22:28:04 | More by BMMillsy
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bonbini26

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-12-2012 17:07:49 | More by bonbini26
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

10-29-2012 03:59:01 | More by pin
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pperez38

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-01-2011 08:11:55 | More by pperez38
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Snodman

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

05-01-2013 12:50:30 | More by Snodman
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-31-2011 00:55:24 | More by tjdrewry
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

09-06-2013 21:31:16 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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BMos

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-05-2014 23:00:59 | More by BMos
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mpbrady320

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

08-04-2013 22:04:05 | More by mpbrady320
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Khocolate

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

10-21-2013 03:16:23 | More by Khocolate
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2ellas

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

05-13-2014 01:56:25 | More by 2ellas
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robertjskelton

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

08-21-2014 03:18:53 | More by robertjskelton
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DNICE555

Connecticut

2.55/5  rDev -29.8%

On tap at Eli's with Miss Lynn out on the beach. This one left a bit to be desired. Maybe it was because I had it after a NEBC sea hag ipa before it, but either way it let me down. I thought it was too far towards the malty side for an ipa. I got very little hops in the aroma or the taste. This is only my second offering from the North Coast. After the Old Rasputin I was expecting a lot more from their ipa. The mouthfeel was pretty bland. This pint was drinkable but I'm not the type to force something down to get a buzz. I drink beer because I like the taste of good beer. Since I paid about 5 dollars for the pint, I finished it... otherwise it may have been a drain pour.

04-26-2010 20:26:15 | More by DNICE555
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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.