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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Bottle, different label from that pictured, and I believe it stated 6.5% abv. Hazy golden orange colour with a frothy off-white head. Green, fresh, leafy, grapefruit, and pine aroma, with caramel notes. Pine and citrus bitter flavours lingering though the finish, with some caramel sweetness to back it up. Medium bodied, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Bottle pours a slightly hazy golden, small white frothy head, so-so lacing, with subtle carbonation.   Mild hop aroma.   Hop & grapefruit on the tongue.   Slight graininess.   Good body, medium mouthfeel.   Finishes with a light bitterness, some ashtray, and grains.   Boring for an IPA.   So far, all the Acme brews have been somewhat boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3417) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Cloudy gold under a huge off white head. Nice floral hop aroma accompanied by a rich yeastyness. Bitter from the start to the finish but having enough malt present to keep this in between the lines. Nicely bitter IPA won’t please everyone however.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 Poured lazy with little head. Weak muted aroma of malts. Tasted like a below par Pale Ale so the IPA thing really threw me. Wouldn’t recommend this to an enemy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Not a very exciting IPA, it poured a hazy orange-golden color with a thin white head that vanishes almost completely in seconds. It’s got a mildly floral and herbal hoppiness to the aroma with some hints of grass. It’s got a fairly decent balance between its sweet malt flavor and the hops and has a fairly creamy mouthfeel. The finish is slightly tart, not actually all that bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Deep yellow-gold with a creamy head with tightly packed bubbles and quite a bit of residual lace on the sides of the glass. Malts had notes of cookies and cookie dough. Hops were flowery, a little citrusy, and bitter. Overall, it was an all right IPA, but it didn’t really excite me that much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy golden. Citrusy nose with a tang of apricot as well. Big dryness all along, astringent or not, I like it. A balanced hopmonster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
Hoppy nose with citrus and some tropical fruit. Flavor is hoppy with notes of citrus and apricot. The hopes then grows stronger in the finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jhands (1) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - OCT 1, 2004 does not count
This is by far the worst IPA I’ve ever tasted. The label is different on mine - the one with the girl swinging from a rope. Also, the alcohol content is stated as 6.5%. I don’t think I can finish this glass and I’m taking the rest back to the store tomorrow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Bottle. Awesome hop presence: aroma and flavor. Nice head and lacing. On taste, however, this ale is a bit thin/light/weak - is that what is meant by a "Californian" IPA. Alcohol very well hidden.

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