ACME California Pale Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 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
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 466 ratings.