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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Prufrockstar (1853) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Keg at Bilcos, Napa, 01/02/16. Pale golden blonde with a decent off white covering. Nose is light citric peel, straw, toasted malt, orange. Taste comprises grassy hop, light cereal notes, clementines, toasted bread, lemon rind, grain. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so but drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vidmidia (256) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 1, 2016
Cobreada, límpida. Espuma abundante de média duração. Aroma adocicado com toques de mel. Sabor levemente adocicado equilibrado, com notas gramíneas, cítricas e de menta. Retrogosto amargo com final ácido.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (8776) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at Bilcos. Pours a hazy gold with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is faint wheat and grass. Medium mouth, wheat, corn malt, light finish, decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle from Bottlecraft, Hanley. Pours golden. Some cereal, bit of peach, thin. Average at best.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (6155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a big off white head, aroma has peach and light citrus pour, taste has light citrus, sweet caramel, basic stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ANZUShophunter (255) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
On tap at Buffalo Bar, Brisbane. Golden with more malt on nose than hops, ucommon for APA’s these days. A nice combination of malts for the tastebuds and a bit of spice on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5104) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2015
26 sep 2015, Turku

bottle@that place. Pale golden clear. Malty, slight huskey, piney, some citrus. Berries. Med light bodied, round smoothish. Some rubber soapyness. Okayish old school us pale ale. Enjoyed it.

-- bb

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrone (27) - BRAZIL - AUG 6, 2015
Nem aroma nem sabor de american pale ale. Não me agradou em nenhum sentido. Não repetiria

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogre71 (274) - Utah, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Has a metallic aroma, but taste okay. Pours a nice golden color plenty of bubbles rising good light head.


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