ACME California IPA | North Coast Brewing Co.

ACME California IPAACME California IPA
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 oz bottle.

Clear amber color inside the glass. A good frothing head around three fingers thick, of off white color. Super awesome lacing, that is just phenomenal. Excellent head retention. Some minor bubbles are seen rising up, slowly.

A good amount of malt in the nose, a bad news for an IPA. Very low on aromatic hops. One of the faintest smell from an IPA i have ever opened. Very slight earthy and flowery hops. Citrus - yes, piney - not much.

A lot of caramel and bready malt taste in the nose. Some bitterness as it enters the tongue. A dry slightly bitter aftertaste. Very malty and caramel flavored for an IPA.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. No astringency, slightly higher than moderate carbonation. A little more thick bodied than normal IPAs out there. Not enough oily or resin like feel.

I am not sure of the bottling date but it is an average IPA at best. Only thing that stands out is its appearance.

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12 oz Bottle poured into snifter

A: Clear copper color, with about a fingers worth of off white head.

S: Mango, white grapes, light caramel notes, sweet, light zestiness. Clean and crisp.

T: Dark caramel flavors, fruity, floral and sweet, bready. Subtle lingering bitterness.

M: Medium body

O: Caramel malt flavors are very prevalent, with subtle fruity and grainy/bready qualities. Definitely a more malt forward IPA.

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ACME California IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 46.4% out of 100 with 1,257 ratings
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