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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

1,163 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,163
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 25
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

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Ratings: 1,163 | Reviews: 547
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2.74/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

too much grapefruit taste for me

Photo of JordanHageman
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

appearance not quite as dark as most IPAs but this isn't like most IPAs.
Tart, citrus aroma, taste not too far from. Bitter aftertaste.
A unique IPA

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jerry60ray
4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of m0rgana
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 30helens
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ninaturner
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMani
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a thick, pale golden tan head. Aroma is decidedly hoppy with a fruity undertone. Hoppy flavor has yeasty and malty notes and a sort of varnishy hint. Smooth texture has average body but good fizz. An acme? Maybe not, but tasty.

Photo of RoseHulmanBeerClub
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JaysUncle
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikerieder
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bam09009
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles and laces very well.

S: Fruity, some floral notes, with some light malt sweetness.

T: Floral hops, some fruitiness, maybe a touch of very light citrus, earthy, with a light caramel malt sweetness. Fairly crisp, but not that bitter.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This one just strikes me as odd. For a nearly 7% IPA with California in the name I was expecting a bolder hoppier brew. This reminds me more of a Belgian style IPA with all the fruity notes, but also like an amped up pilsner. Not a fan.

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3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blarson
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of haems
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njtmayhem
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carteravebrew
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,163 ratings.