ACME California IPA
North Coast Brewing Co.

ACME California IPAACME California IPA
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From:
North Coast Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,819
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,982
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 12.43%
Ratings:
1,267
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 23, 2021
Added:
Jul 08, 2000
Wants:
  35
Gots:
  115
SCORE
82
Good
ACME California IPAACME California IPA
Notes: None
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4.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 23, 2021
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3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

12 fl. oz. bottle, at Olympen, Oslo. ABV is 6.5%. Deep golden colour with "cooling fog", moderate creamy head. Distinct aroma of American hops, also notes of toffee. Distinctly hoppy flavour too. Hints of Scotch orange marmalade and alcohol.

Apr 23, 2021
 
3.65 by gefinley from California on Feb 04, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Steve555 from Wales

Murky orange amber colour with a frothy white head. Smells quite sweet malts and tea and fruity hops. Quite resinous and piney taste but medium on the mouthfeel with a dankness, medium carbonation. It's okay, quite nice.

Aug 10, 2020
 
3.6 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
 
3.5 by BabaBeer from California on Oct 19, 2018
 
3.4 by sweetbrew82 from California on Aug 05, 2018
 
3.58 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan on Dec 16, 2017
 
3.54 by Shortbox81 from Washington on Oct 25, 2017
 
3.49 by dandy14 from Brazil on Oct 14, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 06, 2017
 
3.35 by ladle69 from Florida on May 09, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by captaincoffee from Virginia

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.

Mar 17, 2017
 
3.64 by Giggy from Michigan on Mar 11, 2017
 
3.98 by SnacksGarces from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Libeertarian from Montana

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.

Feb 09, 2017
 
2.75 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia on Feb 04, 2017
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4.79/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Ant777uk from England

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

Nov 18, 2016
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Walnut from Missouri

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

Nov 10, 2016
 
4 by dertyd from California on Oct 21, 2016
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3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.

Oct 18, 2016
 
3.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Sep 06, 2016
 
3.09 by CoronaMuralis from Arkansas on Aug 31, 2016
 
3.56 by h4ger from Connecticut on Aug 13, 2016
 
4.14 by tshute from Missouri on Aug 02, 2016
 
3.5 by IPA1978 from Missouri on Jul 30, 2016
 
3.46 by LuckyJohn from Colorado on Jul 18, 2016
 
3.59 by Squire from Mississippi on Jun 27, 2016
 
3.88 by StoutBoi from New York on Jun 26, 2016
 
3.75 by allstar255 from California on Jun 18, 2016
 
3.68 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Jun 03, 2016
 
3.18 by jsf14 from District of Columbia on Jun 01, 2016
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2.11/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by RobS1985 from Florida

I wouldn't drink it again

May 30, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by delta490 from Virginia

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.

May 10, 2016
 
3.85 by LXIXME from New Mexico on May 07, 2016
 
3.59 by toscanoigor from Brazil on May 06, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by cjb215 from Illinois

Pretty good, would have another.

Apr 22, 2016
 
3.77 by Hayden34 from Georgia on Apr 14, 2016
 
3.37 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania on Mar 29, 2016
 
3.49 by mcthfg from Korea (South) on Mar 26, 2016
ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1267 ratings