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ACME California Pale Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

492 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

leitmotif, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of FLima
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.

FLima, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +15.9%

dmorgan310, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

cbcrunch, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of ChuckS
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

ChuckS, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

polopaul20, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Berg77
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Berg77, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

CaryBrew92, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Smarty_Pints, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
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.

mrfrancis, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

DruC4, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

LXIXME, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Kuhnzie8637, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

vhmf1978, Jan 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Jan 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

MichiganderHB, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Dolfan907, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jaydoc, Dec 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

wiscokid920, Dec 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Noelito76, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

midnitesun11, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.01/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled back on 10/30/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into one of my Vikings glasses.

Pours a hazy darker-gold with a 2-finger white fizzy head. Some spotty lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma was of some grain with a hint of citrus. Moderate carbonation. The taste was of some grains with a drier slightly bitter finish. Nothing really special. Maybe a hint of lemon.

BeerWithMike, Nov 01, 2013
ACME California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.