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RATINGS: 521   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2003
pours a thick head that lasts about 2 seconds. light golden color. slightly bitter aftertaste. nothing spectacular about this but it does have some funky aftertaste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Pour amber with a diminishing white head. A very sweet malt aroma. The taste is equally as sweet. A nice malt flavor but no hops to balance. A sweet almost cloying aftertaste. Not bad flavor but a dissapointing APA. Should be classified as an English pale ale.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
I did not like this beer. Appearance was pretty good with a large white head. Weak and watery on top of a flavor that is distinctly malty beer. Sweetish with little in hopps showing up. A beer fit for Wiley Coyote only.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Buttery, dark-fruited malt backbone with a gentle hopping. The head doesn't stick around long, and the visuals are a cloudy amber with long-lasting bubbles. I think I would have like this better had there been a less overbearing sweetness and more hops.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Thin and watery, a slighly metallic taste. Very dissapointing considering that it is brewed by North Coast. A crappy SNPA imitation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2003
A very thin beer lacking in any interesting flavors. At least it's a pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Slightly hazed golden amber liquid with a smallish deep cream colored head. Sheets of lace. Light aromas of malt and floral hops. Full and silky feel. Pale malt sweetness on the front followed by a light sweet floral hops flavor. Continued sweetnees through the finish. Not a bad brew, but for me...between the full feel and the sweetness, this borders on cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
As a sierra nevada fan I judge tough on other pale ales. This one though meets if not exceeds the standard.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Good floral aroma. Hints of citrus, grapfruit? Not too hoppy, you can taste the honey in the aftertaste. Only a trickle of carbonation. Nice and easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2003
The Acme name is an apt one for this Pale Ale - serviceable, reliable but not outstanding. Light amber color with a small white head that dissipated quickly to a ring of of tiny bubbles around the edge of the glass leaving little lacing. Aroma is moderate malt with predominant floral hops and a hint of lemon. Nice mouthfeel, creamy and medium body with soft carbonation. Average to long hoppy finish with an intriguing metallic acidity. Indeed a "session" beer as the description claims.


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