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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
0o9i (439) - 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...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 9, 2004
(Bottle) Generic pale ale that features a mild and somewhat sweet maltiness with a bit of corn flavor, but a pretty weak hops bitterness; Consistently bland and boring from start to finish, but the finish is rather weak and flavorless; Aromas of, well, not much, it’s kinda sweet with maybe a little maltiness; Pale golden color with a slight cloudiness; Large, off white head has average retention, fading to a thin layer, but the head has trouble grabbing the glass

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Pretty much your typical pale ale, with some nice prominent hops in the finish, but not enough solid malt to make it stand out. Some grittiness as it warmed brought the mediocre ratings down a bit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2004
Tap@North Coast. Pretty bland pale ale, grainy, malty and tinny, some lemony hops in the finish, but hard to write too much about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Amber pour with a foamy white head and some nice lacing. Light citrus and hops in the nose. Some malts, not much though. Very mellow flavors. The malts come through. Some crystal. The hops are faintly citrusy. A little floral. It’s hard to tell really. Everything seems to blend so well that it hides each flavor. Very smooth and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Compared to thier other brew, Red Seal, this is just not in the same league. It is much more of a session brew with little or no stand out features.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Sitting here cat fishing on the snake river, very surreal, rating a beer. Pale golden color, citrusy light hoppy aroma, some crystal malt shines through. Well made cookie cutter pale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2004
Copper color, slight haze with nice frothy head. Aroma is soapy and has light malt. I wonder what hop this is because I have smelled the "soap" aroma before and wondered about it. Flavor is light, hoppy at the beginning, but settles quickly into a very light malty aftertaste.

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