ACME California IPA | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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:
110
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -72.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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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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2.2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of DrewBeechum
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Judged at the 2003 Lucky Baldwin's IPA Festival. (Blind Taste)

pale orange with a good clarity and minimal haze.

Dry woody and grassy nose with a sharp rubbery nose and strong phenolics.

Initially the flavor is of acidy hops with a followup of a strong corny flavor.

Body is thin and quickly disappears behind a bitter finish.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.26/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear gold with light head and some lasting lace. It's aroma is of grass, fruit, and caramel. The flavor is citrusy, mainly grapefruit, with caramel notes and a malty, hoppy balance.There's a mild bitterness, not unpleasant, with a fruity aftertaste. This beer has a light-medium mouthfeel, is dry and crisp. Acme California IPA is a decent beer, not as hoppy as most American IPAs. Recommended.

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2.26/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a hazy medium yellow under a white, two-finger head. Really, quite shallow for my, or most others tastes I know. The aroma was completely underwhelming as well, with notes of smoke and charcoal. Odd for an IPA. So far, nothing very redeeming about this. The taste follows suit of the aromas, and is not on style. It is very different without being adventurous in this department. Why would an IPA be smoky? I don't know. It's not just my taste, I think it is just wrong. Sorry.
Mouthfeel is light and fizzy, also off. Drinkability, I couldn't really tell you. I moved on.

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2.28/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a golden orange color, with an average-sized white head that soon disappears. The smells are a touch faint, but I notice fruity aromas, especially oranges. Also smells a little sweet. The mouthfeel is strong and choppy. Robust. Not a very smooth beer. The taste is fine at first, but in the end it has an overly sour and almost oily aftertaste. A little overdone I believe. The drinkability is a bit handicapped as well. This one goes down fight'n.

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2.38/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very good lacing, but very little actual head and seems very light for an IPA.

Little smell, considering it's supposed to be an IPA. Very little hop aroma, malt overpowers it but no smells hit you full-on like an IPA should.

Taste is bitter more than anything, not very much hop flavor, just back-of the mouth hop bitterness. That's fine, but there needs to be the other half of the hop in there.

Mouth feel is pretty thick, maybe due to what seems like heavy but quickly dissipating carbonation.

Pretty drinkable, I guess. This might be a good ber for when you want a real big IPA, but it's just too hot out.

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2.42/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from The Wine Seller in A2. Pours a hazy light golden color, lots of bubbles, and a small white head. The aroma is strong straw and hay, rather dry, and what seems like no malt backbone for sweetness. The flavor follows with dry stale hops, very little malts, watered down, and an unpleasant finish. I suppose I got a bad bottle here, as there is some serious funk going on in this. Maybe I'll try again later, but this was not good.

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2.48/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like a British style fruity ale. Not good.

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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
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