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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

1,150 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,150
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 24
Gots: 55 | 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 mlhenson
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of djbst73
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Xibalba
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice pale orange color, with a light off-white colored, frothy finger and a half of head. The aroma had some tinges of citrus fruits, biscuit malts, and some slight caramel. The taste was again of light citrus fruits, some breadiness and a fairly mild bitterness. Finishes clean. The feel was somewhere in between light and medium, more light though. Medium carbonation and overall average on the palate.

No idea how fresh this is or not, but as it sits, it's a shining example of an average IPA.

Photo of ElGallo
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Zakk
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BlackBearForge
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ACME IPA pours a peach tinged golden yellow with a small white head that falls quickly leaving a bit of oily lacing.

The aroma has strong malts with a nicely assertive scent of grapefruit and pine.

The flavor has strong biscuity malts balnced very nicely with the assertive citrusy/resinous hops which leave a pleasing bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium/light and full with a touch of creaminess from carbonation.

Overall a nicely balanced and very drinkable IPA from a brewery I already admire for some of their other beers. Recomended, however, I wish "one of the best breweries in the world" as the label boasts, could see fit to have some kind of bottle dating.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium hazy gold with a decent head. No true retention, some spotty lace at best. A bit disappointing.

Pinecone heaven. Some toasted malt in the nose, even a little barnyard, but piney hops dominate.

Dried out malt pushed aside by resinous hops. You get some toasted malt, but no real fruit or sugars. Big hop finish. Spicy and biting and grown-up beer.

Medium bodied, smooth brew. Not mouth coating or tacky. Carbonation is appropriate and clears palate.

Very decent American IPA. Clean and aggressive and hoppy.

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean deep yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, mellow hops of pine. In the taste, a mellow hops of the pine variety, very balanced, more like a pale than an IPA. Quite smooth and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine like hop in the aftertaste. More a pale ale than an IPA, not bad, but not as hoppy as I was expecting.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of sethcroisant
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a beautiful golden-orange color with a 2-3 finger head. relentless lacing down the glass

S- big citrus and some grassiness from the hops.

T- assertive hops up front with a spicy character. citrus follows soon after and adds a little sweetness. metallic flavor and grain in the end

O- pretty well balanced and definitely worth a try

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of KevinTK
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium golden amber color with a huge white head. The head has big bubbles entrapped within which rapidly lead to a recession of the head, to leave a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – A citrus hop aroma is the heaviest, but overall it is quite light. Mixed with the citrus are some tastes of caramel and a bit of pine.

Taste – The taste starts out sweeter and maltier with nice citrus and caramel sweetness and maltiness a white bread malty nature. As the taste advances, it bitter more with heavier citrus hop notes as well as a very light pine hop flavor. These flavors take the taste to the end and overall leave a somewhat bitter-sweet citrus hop flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is just slightly above medium with the carbonation level bordering on the same (just above average). Both are quite nice of the style and the flavor profile of the brew.

Overall – A easy drinking IPA that is slightly on the sweeter side. Not bad.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,150 ratings.