ACME California IPA | North Coast Brewing Co.

1,257 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a cloudy orange yellow, with a one inch sticky white head, plenty lacing. Smell is sharp citrus, grapefruit, lemon, and some pine. Taste is that, grapefruit dominates, a little biscuity grass. Mouthfeel is nice, dry, lots of carbonation, and easy drinking. This is a nice beer, would rather get a Smuttynose Finest Kind 12 pack for almost same a price and fresh, but a nice IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours yellow with cloudy white head.

Nose is doughy, yeasty with a bit of metallic CCC hops. Lots of fruitiness- from hops or yeast?

Taste is similarly yeast dominated with a bit of sweetness and quite a satisfying bitterness.

Mouthfeel is creamy with good carb and nice bitterness.

Overall a nicely balanced, drinkable beer. Not really a "California IPA" by any stretch though.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a honey colored amber, clear. Finger of off-white head with lots of larger bubbles. The head is slow to receed leaving behind tons of lacing and a thick film.

S: Mostly malts here which isn't quite what you'd hope from an American IPA. Sweet caramel malts with floral, citrus hops. Not bad, just average.

T: Like the smell, the taste isn't bad, but is soundly average. Caramel, bready malts with slight citrus and pine hops. Somewhat bitter finish. Believe it or not, alcohol is barely presesnt in the taste. Surprising since this is only 6.5%ABV.

M: Medium bodied, almost creamy. Slightly dry finish.

O: This isn't a bad beer and it's possible that I purchased an old bottle(no bottle date), but I probably wouldn't buy this again.

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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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