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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

1,052 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,052
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 32 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-31-2014 03:01:28 | More by ricecracker420
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Maine

1/5  rDev -72.5%

01-27-2014 23:28:40 | More by cstowell21
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Rwalford74

Australia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-25-2014 11:08:27 | More by Rwalford74
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-24-2014 11:29:07 | More by jmsedgwick
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glass_house

Ohio

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
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Korea (South)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-15-2013 15:19:04 | More by 21Maestro8
ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,052 ratings.