ACME California IPA | North Coast Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
1,257 Ratings
ACME California IPAACME California IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,257
Reviews:
558
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
109
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a very clear copper colored body with a huge three finger foamy white head, there is no carbonation seen rising. Some spider web lacing is seen around the sides of the glass. The smell had the malts up front, lemon and orange present themselves as the beer warms. The taste had a refreshing light crisp maltiness to it that I like as well as some pine presence comes out in the taste. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium with some bitter sharpness on the tongue, but a good sharpness. Overall, this is a good beer. I would say this is a mostly drinkable beer that I would definitely seek out again.

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Photo of ladle69
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a touch lighter than new penny copper with a medium head that leaves some lace. Nose is not terribly big, but a nice floral citrus blend vice the pine I was actually expecting. Taste has more grapefruit than anything and turns drier without a big malt backbone. Carbonation seems pretty high which leaves it crisp but not one to savor. Overall, a pretty good beer that is probably better on tap.

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Photo of Giggy
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SnacksGarces
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 01/22/17:

A peachy orange-amber, semi-clear with chunky haze slowly sinking down. Capped with chunky, frothy, uniform, orange-tinted cream-colored head of great retention. Smells of tea and caramel at first, giving way to more metallic and resin-like notes. Extremely resinous palate, nearly piney and soapy but balanced out by malt tartness and more metallic, leathery, and dirt-like suggestions. Peppery and herbal retro-olfaction. Medium-bodied, spritzy to sloshy, nearly mouth-puckering.

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Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ant777uk
4.79/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nice bottle, pretty girl, great head.

Aroma is subtle and fruity with spice. Definitely like...

Unique taste, citrussy and complex. Every sip is a true taste experience.

Quite dry also, not as fruity as some others, which I actually prefer...however this is truly unique and a special beer

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Photo of Walnut
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The one I tried tasted was pretty good, but for some reason seemed a little musty. I'll give it another chance.

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Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper in color with a slight red edge on the outside, 2/3" firm head, good look to this beer. Aroma kicks down a lot of pink grapefruit hop nose. Old recipe, old school hops, still delightful.

Taste has that dry end malt feel, not overly heavy, solid 60ibu range bitterness. Lots of C hops. Easily drinkable over and over, 24, 36, 48 oz at a time. Very reliable. Highly carbonated. Toasted pale malts.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoronaMuralis
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of h4ger
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tshute
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPA1978
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutBoi
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsf14
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobS1985
2.11/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I wouldn't drink it again

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Photo of delta490
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium amber with a big foamy white head with great retention. It leaves some small smears of tight sticky lacing. The aroma has a nice malt punch with light floral hops and the taste is much the same. The body is both lighter feeling but full with a light carbonation and a bitter bite on the finish.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,257 ratings.
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