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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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ACME CALIFORNIA PALE ALE is a smooth, clean ale with faint citrus and honey flavor notes and a dry finish. It is brewed with Yakima Valley hops and the finest American two-row malt, but with a measure of British specialty malt for depth. This easy drinking pale ale is a "session beer" which will be welcomed at neighborhood taverns and restaurants (and refrigerators) throughout the west.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Pours a sort of orange color. Has a sweet fruity aroma, kind of like apricots. Not a whole lot of flavor going on. Fairly bland beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2004
This was a very drinkable beer. There was nothing outstanding about it, but it went down really easy with a sweet finish and the desire to take another drink. This would make a great session beer as the description states. From reading the other reviews, it’s hard to believe we were drinking the same beer, but I would buy this again as a session beer.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2004
dull, dull and dull. light and inconsequential, disturbing fluoro yellow tinge, dishwashing detergent aroma and flavour

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Based on the other beers from North Coast I expected more from this APA. Watery, little carbonation or aroma. If they were going for a session beer maybe it should of been an English Pale Ale and not an APA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Honey colored body and minimal carbonation. Aroma of buttery diacetyl and a hint of citrus. Flavor is better with some prominent malts and spicy hops. Medium body. Very standard and unexceptional overall.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2004
citrusy hops, lightly toasted malths, slightly grassy. Flavor is watery, toasted malt and grapefruit. Flavor is a bit of a disappointment after aroma - too passive

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottled: Some hops in the nose, light amber color, flavor is light, watery, some citrus, some sweetness, overall kind of bland.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Amber colour with an average head. Aroma is lightly malty and floral. Flavour is watered down and a bit sweet. Not a good example of a California Pale Ale.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2004
On tap: Pours a med. amber with a white thick head. Descent but mild aroma of cascade and crystal malt. WAY TOO MUCH DIACETYL. This is anything but smooth. I expected more from this brewer. This even has a watery cardboard body. Just a really poor Pale Ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2004
On tap at brewery...weak ale, watery, very little flavor and a big let down from a style I usually enjoy. Session indeed...


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