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RATINGS: 978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Acme IPA is profoundly hoppy, finished with over a pound of fresh whole hops per barrel. The result of this generous hopping is a beer that is deliciously dry, and eminently drinkable in spite of its apparent strength.
2012 vintage: 6.9% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2006
12 oz bottle-pours a creamy, rocky light tan head with hazy gold/yellow color. Aroma is faint light hops. Taste is hops with a bit of bite. Up to here middle of class & a 3.7. Aftertaste has a flatness that lingers, so a 3.1.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 5, 2006
A thick pillow of head gently sits across a bronze gold ale. Aroma is very hoppy while also giving grapefruit, and sweet malt a chance. The flavor is of earth, grapefruit, floral flowers and sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2005
This beer poured with a little white head. Golden in color with a nice glaze. Slighty bitter and carmel taste. Not much of a finish for an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 Bottle: Smells hoppy and malty. Hint of caramel. Golden color. Average white head diminished quickly. Fair lacing. Tastes of hops and a little citrus. Medium sweet and a a little bitter. Finish is a bit yeasty and musty. Light to medium body. Fizzy carbonation. Overall, a weak IPA, despite the 7%. More just a pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours gold amber. Smells like mild-sweet hopstink. Tastes like hoppy malt, decent balance. Good, very round & smooth. Worthy, solid offering. Doesn’t taste like 7%, well concealed strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
This is a "nothing special" IPA but something you could use as a good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7134) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
2 bottles shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry & GregClow. Pours a hazy orange with a small fizzy white head. Mild aroma is mainly citrus hops with a touch of malt. Flavour of fresh juicy hops, very citrusy. Yup, that’s an American IPA alright and a decent one at that. Alcohol is present but not overly. Medium bodied. Not great but it’s refreshing and tasty, I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (3117) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottles shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of HogTownHarry and myself. Golden-amber colout with a small white head. Aroma is a little stale, but has some nice citric hop notes. Flavour is big, astringent hops - would work if there was enough body to back it up, but in this case, the hops verge on harshness, especially in the finish. Got a bit better once I had a few sips, but as much as I usually like hop-bombs, this one just didn’t work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13245) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber with aerage frothy white head that diminished quickly but produced good lacing. Heavy citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body. Same good hoppy flavor with an average finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
2 bottles shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, Hogtown Harry - courtesy of GregClow and Harry. Nice subtle citrus hop aroma. Dark yellow, small white head. Surprisingly strong hop taste, lots of alcohol too - very strong citrus hops. A little harsh, but flavourful - needs more body to back it up and balance it out. Lots of lingering citrus. Not bad!

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