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ACME California Pale Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

ACME California Pale AleACME California Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

444 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 444
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%


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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Reviews by patpbr:
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patpbr

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acme Pale Ale poured golden with steady carbonation and a nice head that fills out the glass. The smell is mostly malty. I taste some citrus, some sweet malt character, honey and some hop bitterness, its subtle and pleasant. The mouth feel has a bit of bitterness. A crisp easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 22:32:32 | More by patpbr
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Bright orange golden color with a thin aired head with short retention but leaving some laces.
Nice aroma of a light tangy citrusy with notes of lemon, tangerines, caramels and fresh tea leaves.
Taste follows nose, flavor of lemon, tangerines, spices, biscuit and slightly toasted malts, mild pine and a light digestive papaya.
Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation with tiny bubbles.
Very refreshing and easy to drink APA, not bold nor complex, but very sessionable.

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A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a fluffy, thick, slowly receding whitish head.

S: Mild, somewhat muted aromas of bitter orange, herbs, grass, lemon, lime, crackers, and biscuits are present on the nose, but become a bit more pronounced as the beer warms a bit.

T: Subtle notes of caramel, minerals, biscuits, crackers, lemon, lime, bitter orange, grass, and herbs flit across the palate. The finish is clipped with muted notes of herbs, grass, caramel, and biscuit.

M: Medium in body and quite smooth. Carbonation is just crisp and prickly enough to render this ale effortlessly drinkable.

O: This one is kind of a timid pale ale, but I have had far worse. If it allowed for a greater separation of flavors, not only would this ale be more complex, but it would be a much better beer all around. In the end, I feel that there is a truly great pale ale in here somewhere, but the brewers just do not really succeed in pulling it together. As is, this is a simple, enjoyable enough brew that would be perfect on a hot day, but unfortunately, it could be so much more than it is.

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ACME California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.