ACME California IPA - North Coast Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter
Looks like a glass full of honey. Gorgeous. 2 fingers of dense off-white head with staying power and substantial lacing. Smell is dominated by piney resin with a floral background. I swear for a split second I get a bit of yeast that reminds me of a Belgian IPA like Houblon Chouffe.
Mouthfeel is more like a DIPA, more oily and creamy than most IPAs. The carbonation is lively and active and fits the medium body perfectly in my opinion. The taste follows the nose pretty closely. Mostly pine with some earthy notes and a bit of orange rind at the back end. Only picking up very faint caramel malt throughout. Slightly more bitter than I prefer.
Overall, I was impressed given the relative lack of fanfare this brew receives. It's not going to win any awards, but it is a solid IPA for sure. Definitely worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 15:03:29 | More by glass_house
ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,052 ratings.