ACME California IPA | North Coast Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
1,256 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:
1,256
Reviews:
557
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
109
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,256 |  Reviews: 557
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

Photo of toscanoigor
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,256 ratings.
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