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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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492 Ratings
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%

Slatetank, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

midnitesun11, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

kjb32812, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

brugsbeertje, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

bobv, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

LuckyJohn, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of MobBarley
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another solid beer from my hometown's best known brewery. Pours a rusty orange with an armada of tiny bubbles ascending to form a small, yet stubborn white head...some minor lacing is apparent til' the (not so bitter) end. The smell is grassy and summery with complex malty sweetness laying down the bassline...funky in a good way. The taste is sadly average. Maltier than most Pale Ales and with a mediocre gnash of hops for balance. The mouthfeel is tremendously refreshing and perhaps a little light: it's there and then it isn't. Drinkability is quite good. The mild yet complex flavors and refreshing nature make this a good session beer. I just wish I had something more bitter to go with the Palak Paneer on my plate. Well above average despite my nitpicking.

MobBarley, Jan 29, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

JakeDebus, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Necronomad, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

greenbeer29, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

OKCNittany, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

cammo84, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

SargeC, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jonstep, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

blmar311, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Kingcurio, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Jayli
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 11/30

A: This beer pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger of white head. Head retains decently leaving nice sticky, spotty lacing.

S: Nose is of grain and malts, and just the lightest hint of citrus but you really have to look for it.

T: Taste starts with a very light hint of caramel, although very faint there is a sweetness there. Middle is filled with grain and pale malts, finish is far more citrusy and hangs on the tongue.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, somewhat oily in the finish.

D: A bit off balanced, but not horribly so, somewhat tasty and goes down easily.

Jayli, Dec 11, 2009
Photo of Pencible
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a slightly hazy, light honey color with white head. It had a weak scent of orange hops and honey wheat mixed with cultured malt. It tasted very mild and sweet, like watered-down honey. It was oily with moderate carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall this was a very clean and mellow beer; not bad.

Pencible, Mar 29, 2008
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3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has slightly stronger flavors of pale and toasted malts along with hints of fruity yeast and slight bits of citrusy hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and isn't a bad choice if you are a fan of maltier pale ales.

metter98, Jul 23, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice golden color slightly cloudy and poured a most impressive big white head. The smell was malty and sweet. The taste was a bit bitter in the finish but not bad. Taste was a little watery but still a refreshing beer. I would buy this beer again. Bet would be great on tap.

Minkybut, May 11, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper color and a smooth and rich beige head. Gotta say, these NCB beers were, across the board very nice looking.
Light aromas of pine and strawberries.
Very mild flavors. Hard to pick much out at all
Good texture and polish but just a touch washed out.
Pairing: King salmon with tomatillo cream

detlefchef, Aug 03, 2010
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3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured out a clear and crisp bright amber color. The head never really had a chance and stayed thin throughout. There’s a slight fruitiness with some grains in the aroma. Light and slightly sweet in flavor. Nice balance of hops. This beer is mild and unobtrusive in just about every aspect – not too hoppy, not too sweet, not much body, but just enough. A plain and simple Pale Ale that is highly drinkable. This one is proof that a beer does not have to be in your face or distinctive to be good. I like this beer and took it for what it is.

pezoids, Dec 01, 2003
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangish color with a pretty thin creme head. Odd caramel laiden nose with some interesting tar tones there as well. Flavor is a tangy citrus that punches quickly, but falls just as fast. Much potential, but no staying power. The caramel kicks in soon after the initial rush. Seems a bit out of balance. Feel is a bit thin on both aspects.This is an okay APA. I am not really thrilled by it and

RblWthACoz, Feb 11, 2008
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3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz stubby bottle into a cervoise. Golden amber with a moderate amount of tiny carbonation. Big white foamy head that fades slowly leaving plenty of lacing behind. Nose of piney hops and a bit of yeast. Flavor of moderate piney hops, citrus, and a decent sweet malt balance. A bit bready. Ho-hum finish.. Mouth is wet and somewhat thin with an average level of carbonation. Drinkability is OK; it’s inoffensive but then again it’s unimpressive.

Overall: Kind of disappointing coming from North Coast. There are several APA’s I’d choose before this one.

jettjon, Jun 20, 2007
ACME California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.