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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

1,069 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 36 | 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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cbuckl14

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-18-2014 22:03:43 | More by cbuckl14
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-16-2014 21:55:57 | More by Mattias
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-16-2014 00:44:51 | More by ahommell
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-14-2014 00:40:15 | More by Mlawrence
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-13-2014 22:35:39 | More by chicagoish
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DrRei

Missouri

1/5  rDev -72.5%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-11-2014 06:45:04 | More by DrunkenMonk
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours two fingers of head on an almost clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma has some apricot, banana and orange. A nice departure from the normal IPA but too faint.
The taste is malt forward, but maintains a mild to moderate bitterness from the middle to end. The finish is a longer bitter.
The texture is softer with moderate carbonation.
Excellent balance and tastes great.

06-09-2014 23:46:28 | More by Fatehunter
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-09-2014 18:43:03 | More by GRG1313
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swierczt

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-09-2014 13:07:59 | More by swierczt
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.74/5  rDev +3%

Appearance 3.5: Pours out a lovely dark brown. Slightly cloudy/opaque. Nice, 1/2" head faded to swirls of foam on top. Excellent lacing.

Smell 3.75: Nice bouquet with a very distinct smell of grains here. Very similar to the other brews I have sampled from North Coast. Nonetheless, there is a very appealing and warming bouquet on this beer that somehow transcends the usual malt and hops.

Taste 3.75: Front is slightly sweet and grainy. Middle is somewhat watery, but redeems itself with a very nice blend of biscuit malt and noble hops. Finish is where a big hit of mid-level palate hops come in and tap-dance all over the palate. Very nice. Aftertaste is interesting: more Belgian than California-biscuit malt, Special B, light hops, rich malt. Finish is big and spicy, almost rye-esque. Lasts for a short time and fades away with hints of barley.

Mouthfeel 3.75: Smooth, silky and balanced. Actually, a bit too smooth for the style.

Overall 3.75: Very good IPA. I do not understand the "California" appellation -especially since there is a distinct nod to Belgium. This beer stands out in a sea of IPAs, but it -in itself-- is not outstanding. Figure that out. Still, I would recommend this brew to fans of IPAs just to try the entry from the brewery most famous for one if the world's greatest Imperial Stouts.

06-08-2014 06:27:43 | More by BeerDocT
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-06-2014 00:42:08 | More by BcOneSeven
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-03-2014 20:35:14 | More by ramrod666
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-28-2014 16:39:56 | More by BRYeleJR
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vinylrooster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-26-2014 23:33:35 | More by vinylrooster
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange color with a one-finger head
S: A touch light but a nice blend of wheat, citrus and herbs
T: Also light but also balanced with flavors that match the nose
M: Medium-bodied, fresh
O: A nice balance of flavors, they just need to be a bit more bold for this to be outstanding

05-26-2014 21:21:21 | More by ONUMello
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murphius1118

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2014 00:51:36 | More by murphius1118
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hophugger

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%

A clear golden-orange color, nice head. The flavor of this beer is really nice. The aftertatste is a slighty bready, malty taste. A nice IPA that lacks a little of the oomph that should be there. overall very nice and well done, just seemed to be lacking a little more of the nice aroma and taste that I expected

05-22-2014 21:28:35 | More by hophugger
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BeerGreg

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-21-2014 20:01:51 | More by BeerGreg
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tschiess

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-18-2014 01:07:03 | More by tschiess
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Sintech

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-15-2014 23:35:07 | More by Sintech
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cdean801

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-14-2014 14:45:28 | More by cdean801
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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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barczar

Kentucky

3.36/5  rDev -7.4%

Pours a clear copper orange color with a solid one finger cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving no lacing.

Aroma is heavily dominated by bready caramel malt, which is accented by a hint of citrus hop, finishing slightly floral.

Flavor reveals a bit more underlying citrus hop, resting on a bready malt backbone, finishing with a bit of herbal tea-like hop and a touch of pepper.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Overall, not nearly enough hop flavor for the style. It's a fairly underwhelming selection.

05-08-2014 22:33:29 | More by barczar
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-08-2014 00:05:49 | More by WiserBud
ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.