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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShaneJ (473) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Very unexciting beer, tasted almost stale, wet cardboard, no hop aroma. Disappointing after some of their others.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillHick420 (407) - North Dakota, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2013
Pours light amber with a white head. Nose of hay, sweet malts. Faint aroma of sweet malts and caramel. Pretty bland, light body, thin mouth feel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Moderate sweet whiskey aroma. Hazy orange color with a medium white head. Mild better beginning that fades kinda slow and gets sweet in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (712) - USA - MAR 2, 2013
Deep gold, clear, off white head. Aroma is subdued with light sweet graininess, mild floral hops and hint of citrus. Flavor is clean with light caramel malt note, balancing bitterness, mild floral hop flavor. Drinkable and mild light pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rpaskie (16) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours deep gold with light white head. Has the aroma of a little citrus and a bit of caramel. Has pretty good body and is malt forward for an american pale. Caramel and orange notes are present. Grassy and citrus hop character. I enjoyed the pleasant and soft bitter finish. Overall a decent affordable session pale ale with decent balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (898) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 17, 2012
330ml bottle. An orange-gold beer with a just off white head that persists and laces the glass. Aroma is dominated by simple honey malts with subtle citrus hop notes (oranges mainly). Palate is malty with a nice smooth mouthfeel and easy carbonation. Mild dry finish. The product description is accurate for this easy drinking APA.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Might be an old bottle. Cardboardy. No sign of hops. Caramally malt. A pretty insipid pale ale.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Prufrockstar (791) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12 oz bottle to shaker. Appearance: Light gold, decent white head, clear. Aroma: Faint. Some citrus. Otherwise leaves almost no impression on me – I don’t have a cold, do I? Flavor: So faint it’s really hard for me to tell. I get some grain and a mildly hop-bitter finish. Palate: Light/thin body, medium carbonation. Dry finish. Overall: I’m having a hard time with this. On the one hand I think this beer achieves what it purports to (it is indeed smooth, clean, and sessionable as the commercial description claims), and I could see times where this would be exactly the right beer for the moment. On the other hand those are moments when I don’t particularly want to think about, taste, savor, or enjoy the beverage – those times where I want to go to a pub with friends and order a few pints of something that is cool, drinkable, utterly unobtrusive and forgettable, when I would be just as happy ordering water if water contained alcohol. And it’s hard to give an overall impression of a beer that seems best suited to make no impression at all.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottled. Poured lighter golden with fine sediment and a well-retained eggshell head. The aroma picked up pale malts and a touch of cardboard with faint lemon and herbal accents. The flavor found old pale malts and cardboard at the core, with oxidation and broken-down hops around.. I bought it today, but it seemed old.. finished with some unpleasant sharpness and graininess. Lighter-bodied and grainy as mentioned on the palate.. left a nasty impression in the end.. blech.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2012
Nice aroma, touches of honey, citrus, melon, and sweet pumpkin - much like a pumpkin pie - but very subtle. Appearance is a nice deep golden colour with not much head. Taste is nice, canteloupe, honey, citrus, sweet pumpkin and a touch of pine. Palate is a kind bitterness. Nice pale!


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