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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 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 (3318) - 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 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 (1353) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2010
amber pour with a soapy white head. Aroma is green apple, caramel, grass, and veggies. Similar flavor, very hollow finish. Boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (6035) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours somewhat hazy orange amber. Aroma is very muted pale malts, caramel, wood and citrus. Flavour of caramel, citrus, tartness and a little sweetness. Just drinkable.

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