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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1258) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
An Okay Pale ale. Admittedly, this is not my style. American Pale ales are too often dominated by the hops. This one is true to that form. Nice full of hops flavor that is just too strong for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
I had this at a tasting at bevmo. I wasnít overly impressed. Itís just a mediocre american pale ale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hodgesdawg (1) - USA - FEB 23, 2008 does not count
Not hoppy at all like other west coast style pale ales, but a decent flavor. Would be a great first beer after work on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aquilo (525) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Cloudy orange-brown with a small nasty looking head. Aroma is faint, but it reminds me of a fresh box of crayons. I have never had such a flavorless APA before. Itís kinda waxy; this might be what crayons taste like. I canít taste any hops at all. Overall, this beer is a mess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2011
Smallish head deep gold pour mild carbonation aromas floral fruit earthy flavour mild fruit weak bitter very weak tasting ale some sweetness like honey finish fruit sweet malt mild tastes weak tasting watery finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (7898) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a clear yellow, looking slightly orange with a big, off-white head. Decently rocky. Sheety lace. What an odd beer. Just so weird in every way. For starters: the aroma. It smells like cherry juice box and gummie bears. Sugary but also chemically like hydrogen peroxide. Taste is hydrogen peroxide...very suddy in mouthfeel. Almost foaming... Flavors of gummie bears, lemon and orange hard candies, odd sourness, astringent grain to boot. Even yellow apple skins and mild butter/diacetyl. Wow....I am going to put this out there, but this might be the most flawed beer I have ever tried. It is not disgusting but it shows signs of:

1. Astringent grain/over sparged mash
2. Cidery/apple flavors
3. Diacetyl/butter
4. Soap
5. Small sourness and funkiness/mild infection.

On top of this it feels stale and overly sugary with hop balance faded. You can drink this, but it is rife with flaws that it feels more like fruit juice spritzer than beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kumite56 (469) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (18966) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2004
Bottled. Clear orange. Sweet and caramelly. A light dose of hops. Some crystal malt and toffee, but not much else. Not an attention grabber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Sour bisuit aroma with some apple dumplings. Deep golden in color with some haze. Cheap malt flavor with a tad of crispness. Me not much likey. Somewhat swill-esque.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Light, malty, boring beer. Nothing of note in this one. Grabbed it in Harris Teeter in Carborro because it was one of about four beers on the racks I hadnít tried. Next time Iíll just grab another six of Sierra Nevada.

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