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RATINGS: 516   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2003
What in the hell is up with honey in beers these days??? Bees....Bees make honey....and man makes beer...leave the damn bees be and make the damn beer good!!!!! Aroma is of grapefruit with a wheaty/honey smell which just dominates whatever else is going on here. It poures a slightly cloudy yellow, ever ever so slight golden, wheat like appearance, with a very thin lacing of a head sitting on top, more foamy than anything. The carbonation appears in check until the tasting where it begins to get out of control. Very little of the hops can be picked up as the honey, and citric fruits predominate. Then the aftertaste hits and all goes to hell in a handbag. I just had a EuerkOOOOO Honey Wheat and sure enough im tasting a very very VERY slight floral honeyness in the aftertaste. Not very pleasant. Watery texture with a honey, robitussin medicine mix. I cant quite figure it out, but id rather spend my time thinking about the girl next door.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Golden Amber colour, head held out for quite awhile before disappating. Far to malty sweet for the style. A bit thin as well. Lackluster.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Pours a very nice clear copper with a thick beige head. Aroma of toasty, biscuity malt with lightly floral hops. The taste has more of the same along with caramel and citrus characteristics. Thin and watery with subtle carbonation. Uninspired and boring. Doesn’t really have the hop character to be considered an American IPA. More like a bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2006
Hazy golden amber,small white head.Lightly fruity malt nose.Faintly fruity light malt profile, lightly hopped.Astringent and bland

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2006
12 oz bottle. Golden amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is that of any other macro beer, with a little more emphasis on the pale malt. Flavor is sweet cereal malt, smooth and full in body, but not in taste. Nowhere near enough hops. Very disappointing in comparison to the IPA which was pretty good. I just don’t like this beer. A notch below average in my opinion. Not something I would ever buy again. Single purchased at Total Wine & More, Jacksonville FL.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2002
Nose is hoppy, but some really odd scents here. Reminds me of some cheap-brand orange/mango candy of some sort. Flavor is reminscent of orange soda with sour bitterness at the end. Not real chewy malts for backing, though. Is a bit watery and needs heft. Bah.

   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

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2006
bottle. golden pour with white head. earthy, malt, honey, hop aroma. earthy, lemongrass. musky. rather poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle, fairly sweet aroma and very light in the way of hops which is a bit suprising considering its brewed by North Coast. Taste is slightly sweet with almost no hop notes. An APA hmmm, and a PNW APA at that hmm, Its ok but not worth buying again. Just a litle to small on the hops and mouthfeel side for me. Red Seal thumps the hell out of this brew.

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