ACME California IPA | North Coast Brewing Co.

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ACME California IPAACME California IPA
1,260 Ratings
ACME California IPAACME California IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.82/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Adequate head was produced and lingered awhile. Aroma was hoppy and wonderful. In fact, everything about this brew was wonderful. BA lists the ABV as 7.10%, but the label and the website state that the ABV is 6.5%. What's up with that? I would recommend this beer to those who enjoy hops that are adequate for IPA but not overpowering.

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Photo of Ant777uk
4.79/5  rDev +32.3%
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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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.7/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Hazy tangerine brew with a fat two finger head that ain't goin' anywheres anytime soon. Butt-loads of lace stick like crazy glue to the glass, and form solid crust that looks like it will be a bitch to wash off.

S - Round creamy malt notes provide a very mellow base for a smooth yeasty aroma with big hop notes and some winy grape accents. There is a vinegary saltiness off in the distance that give this a bit of a Mediterranean salty sea-air when you consider the little grape notes.

T - Sweet, mellow, creamy, and lusciously yeasty. That little hint of salt makes this extremely refreshing, and it tastes like it was brewed yesterday. This IPA shows PERFECT BALANCE. It's not enamel-strippingly bitter, although there is a big hop presence. And it's not overly sweet, although it is more sweet and creamy than most examples of the style. There is even a bit of coffee notes that are very stout-esque, as if someone poured a few drops of a smokes stout into my IPA. Amazing.

M - Medium bodied with luxuriantly silky carbonation and a fresh hoppy dryness at the midpalate. This reverts back to sweetness at the swallow, before drying up again gradually over the next two minutes. The aftertaste is gloriously hoppy and yeasty.

D - Outstanding. I'm blown away by this one. This may be one of the most drinkable beers I've ever encountered.

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4.68/5  rDev +29.3%

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4.67/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

appearance not quite as dark as most IPAs but this isn't like most IPAs.
Tart, citrus aroma, taste not too far from. Bitter aftertaste.
A unique IPA.

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4.65/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is possibly one of the best IPAs in the country. It pours a a very nice amber/orange color with a nice full bodied very hoppy smelling head. The hoppy aroma tells you this beer is no enemy of flavor and it certainly delivers. Crisp, clean, bitter hop taste yet refreshing and leaving you craving more. If you get the chance, you need to try this beer.

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4.6/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Splendid, rich bouquet of floral hops, very aromatic. Too overfiltered for my liking, but this doesn't seem to effect the potency all that much. This IPA will kick you in the pants. Medium-heavy body. Very well crafted, great flavor, excellent IPA.

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4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a golden orange in color with a beige three finger head with a easy pour that settles rocky cap on top of the beer with lots of lace and chunks of foam on the sides of the glass.

aromas are floral and fruity.

taste is biscuity malt with hints of chocolate and citrus and nicely hopped.

medium body and carbonation is very good.

pleasantly surprised with this beer its a little different in taste from your standard ipa but just as good in every way.

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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
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