ACME California Pale Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

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79
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553 Ratings
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ACME California Pale AleACME California Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 10-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
553
Reviews:
294
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.62%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 294
Photo of SitkaSteve
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a glossy pale orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing speckled the sides of the glass nicely.
The smell had some light citrus and bready malts.
The taste was basically the same sweetly. There's a light bready aftertaste and sweet finish.
The mouthfeel was about light bodied with a crisp carbonation to it. Carbonation seemed decent for the style and for me.
Overall, its a decent APA, nothing to go overboard about but probably could have again if in a bind.

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Photo of enelson
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuaneL
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zak333
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Woodling
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieKu
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 fl. oz. can. No freshness date. Poured into wine glass.
A: Amber, hazy. Small amount of foam and it had gone quickly.
S: Little lemon notes.
T: Slightly lemons and malts. Medium- bitterness. Dry.
M: Light boided. High carbonation. A bit creamy.
O: An average pale ale. Nothing special. Bye.

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Photo of twb0392
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant amber under a 2” clingy off-white foam collar with a very fine, uniform bead.
S: Earthy, herbal aromas with traces of fruit.
T: Big fruity palate – mostly plum and melon - with biscuit and caramel. Suprising dry with a bitter hop accent.
F: Creamy, smooth, medium carbonation and body.
O: A refreshing, full flavored, easy to drink beer.

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Photo of Lahoi
4.28/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one gives Sierra Nevada pale ale a run for its money, and that says a lot coming from me bc SN might be my favorite all around beer.

Golden Amber color. Decent off white head that is retained throughout. Nice lacing.

Smell is a little more floral than I usually prefer but it's surprisingly pleasant.

Citrus, floral, pine, malt taste. Floral finish.

Feel is full, complex, and magnificent. Crisp, perfect carbonation.

This is a great beer.

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Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMentair
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles and laces lightly.

S: Floral, grainy, and a little light citrus.

T: Floral, light citrus, orange and lemon, fruity notes, grainy, a little grassy, and a hint of malt sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp and easy drinking.

O: Nothing spectacular here especially for a pale ale. Drinkable, but I don't think I'll be picking up any more of this any time soon.

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Photo of SamuelR
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jerry60ray
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTYBTY5000
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AgentMunky
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Oddly sour flavor throughout, but it's malty and robust and overall pleasant.

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Photo of dbarny76
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of KMani
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

ACME California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 553 ratings.
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