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ACME California Pale Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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ACME California Pale AleACME California Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

466 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-29-2001)
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PEIBeerGuy

Prince Edward Island (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is right about where I thought it would be; about halfway between an IPA and a generic pale ale. It's pale, but has a cloudy amber-rose appearance... like a translucent apricot. I found the head disappointing. I didn't give it a hard pour, but a very little head was gone before I could turn the camera I took its picture with off. At least its ring of suds left some lacing.

The smell is very subtle. A bit malty... like caramel with some orange peel. It's a nice blend of malt and hops.

The taste kicks it up a bit. It's what you get in the smell, but more pronounced. The flavour turns a bit to a mix of orange and grapefruit... even a hint of cherry, backed up with some malt sweetness / slight fullness.

The mouthfeel is good. The carbonation is just about right, and it's a little viscous like their IPA. It's not overly bitter, dry, or anything else. It's pretty well-balanced.

It's a pretty refreshing ale, and quite good overall. Against other American pale ales, I think it fares pretty well, as compared to the ACME IPA, which doesn't stack up quite as well to its IPA competition.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 22:40:43 | More by PEIBeerGuy
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ACME California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.