ACME California Pale Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

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ACME California Pale AleACME California Pale Ale

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of thekanna
4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a gorgeous orange-gold with what looks like a pretty hefty body and 2 fingers of thick, white froth at the top; this leaves patchy lacing down the side.

S: Fresh; A bit of sourness with hints of peaches and oranges.

T/M: Effervescence tingles the palate to begin with, followed by an slightly slick, juicy body with notes of apricot and citrus. Effervescence tingles the tongue at the end, with an aftertaste of subdued herbal, hop bitterness.

D: Incredibly drinkable and enjoyable. Would work as a fantastic session beer.

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Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No freshness date.

App: Clear carbonated orange amber color with creamy 1 finger head with light lacing.

S: Light aroma. Malts and some resinous and spicy hops. Faint hint of citrus. Some off-aromas.

T: Malt. Bready and doughty. Light biscuit. Grainy lager hops. Lemon zest, some oiliness. Not as bitter as I prefer pale ale's. I am using Mirror Pond as my baseline ideal pale ale. Secondary hints of fermented sugar and candy.

Mfeel: Weak flavors. Somewhat watery. Leans toward the malty side with some faint citric flavors. Finishes quick and clean.

Overall: This beer is weaker in comparison to the more flavorful pale ales available locally. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a revival of some more archaic recipe or just taste different than what I am used to.

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Photo of aliving1
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of garuda
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle, no freshness dating

A - Orange, slightly hazed, one finger thick white head that retains decently, and laces well.

S/T - Orangey, tangerine hops on top of a sweet caramel malt base, finishing with moderate bitterness from some pine hops

M - Light side of medium body, medium high carb level, feels a bit thin and watery mid-palate through the finish.

O - Good beer, its on the hoppy side for a pale, doesn't have the bready malts which I like for the style, and could use a little more body.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

ACME California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 554 ratings.
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