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ACME California IPA | North Coast Brewing Co.

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ACME California IPAACME California IPA
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3.62/5
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1,259 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,906
Reviews:
558
Ratings:
1,259
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
111
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,259 |  Reviews: 558
Photo of delta490
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toscanoigor
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjb215
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good, would have another.

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Photo of Hayden34
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mcthfg
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of milwaukee512
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First try for this one; fan of several other North Coast beers and realize this is kind of a classic of the early California craft beer scene. With that in mind, I'm not terribly surprised by what I found; a medium-bodied, less balanced and more bland than many of its current competition. That said, it is still likable. Good carbonation, nice hazy copper color, and slightly lighter feeling than average for the style. A throwback to be sure; I would like to see what North Coast could do with a new hop-forward beer.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Phnohm penn house, Oakland CA, March 2016

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Photo of pajfuwen
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mtn
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BKotch
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chavinparty
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acme IPA.

I don't think I've ever had one out of this brewery and I reluctantly pulled the trigger on it to round out my mix a six. I really hope it isn't old. $1.69 for the single so even if it isn't much good I cannot complain all that much. Not feeling a big intro here, let's drink it.

Look - From the twelve ounce bottle hard poured into a pint glass. Beer pours a rather typical 8:35 P.M. sunset on a Californian beach in San Diego with a big frothy slightly off white head that starts leaving immediate stick as it slowly goes down. Carbonation is about moderate as I had expected.

Smell - The scent on this one is loaded with moderately fresh grapefruit piths and a large amount of malt to back things up. Juicy with mango though that aspect is just a bit stale and browning. There is a touch of the old ipa dankness smell going on as well though it isn't onion like nor cat pissy.

Taste - Very juicy and drying at the same time if that makes any sense. The grapefruit piths are all there but now they do seem a bit stale. Now there is a touch of the onion but it surely isn't offensive or overly so. A bit dirty on the back end with a super high level of malt that makes you space out your drinks a bit.

Feel - The feel is about moderate to heavy bodied with a massive load of carbonation. The flavors really unlock a bit more here and the onion aspects become more apparent though it still is not offensive in any way. A bit of a peppery like spice to keep things balanced. Swallows very juicy.

Overall - Overall it was a good beer but it would have been better if it were fresher. They kept the hops in check even into their old age. Easy to drink without anything offensive. Worth the price tag I guess. I'll try more from these guys as long as I can get it fresh..

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Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrawlinsGA
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Octoberist
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of absurdi5m
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtaylord
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,259 ratings
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