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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

1,147 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,147
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 24
Gots: 54 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

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Photo of mikerieder
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bam09009
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of loudidonato
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blarson
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of haems
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njtmayhem
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carteravebrew
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Artisan-Korea
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tekstr1der
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy golden pour with thin, clingy white head - looks great. Nose is floral and earthy, not to my liking. Flavor is some malt and not much bitterness for an IPA with same earthyness. Best part is the appearance, no need to drink.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kark
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RAC81
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbexphys
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chogm54
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into IPA glass.

L - pours a frothy offwhite head, burnt orange colour, clear.

S - citrus fruits dominate, with some caramel and a hint of pine

T - Initially sweet and sour citrus like flavours (grapefruit), followed by a resepctable resin bitterness halfway through. The finish has earthy malts, moderate bitterness, and lingers.

F - low carbonation, light bodied, dry texture, soft bodied.

O - reasonable IPA - not too bitter. More like a pale ale.

Photo of Harvest06
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.34/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Glenney67
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudabegga9
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jordonlcoleman
2.2/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of Cleas3
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,147 ratings.