ACME California Pale Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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3.58/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 16:30:29 | More by FLima
3.35/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 22:03:27 | More by mrfrancis
ACME California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.