ACME California Pale Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DarthMalt:
4.33/5 rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Why, this is just a lovely beer!
I was expecting (actually looking forward to, in a voyeuristic sort of way lately) to getting knocked on my ass with the typical 1-2 hop-punch of what is found in many APAs, but instead, what I found is this sweet little beer (with the buxom beer wench on the cover) just wanting to be loved.
There is all this sort of honey/malty/caramely aroma and flavor about this beer, but it comes completely devoid of any of the cloying aspects of those sickening-sweet characteristics, and instead displays with a very stout and manly balance of hops and malt and water profile.
It is reserved like a good bitter or English ale, but it is distincly not of those genres. It takes what is best of those styles, and incorporates them into this seriously ssssssscrumptious quaffing machine that makes me want to dye my hair blonde and buy a surfboard.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2002 18:16:04 | More by DarthMalt
More User Reviews:
3.39/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle with no freshness date poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange with a 1/2-finger head that settles quickly; pretty bubbles
S: Quite muted; some grain & citrus
T: Grain, citrus, a bit of lemongrass & herbs
M: Medium-bodied, crisp but a short finish
O: No flaws, worth a try but buy a single not a six pack
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 04:36:47 | More by ONUMello
3.59/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On draft at Sauce, San Francisco
Pale gold, white film.
Grain sack, hint of lemon.
Breadstick malts, lemon slushy and a hint of evergreen.
Vague lemon zest to end.
Thin, slightly clingy.
Watery and barely hopped. Nice on a hot summer eve, but doesn’t rep California very well.
Serving type: on-tap
05-13-2014 04:56:21 | More by StJamesGate
ACME California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.