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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2007
As much as Iíve enjoyed some other North Coast products, Iím really disappointed with this one. Appearance was a clear, dull amber. Aroma was lightly sweet and hoppy. Taste was weak and thin. Mouthfeel was similarly thin and not good. Iím not too impressed with this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2007
On tap at the Bocktown. Looks like a ubiquitous pale yellow American lager. The aroma is nothing special but it is beery with just a hint of sweetness. A little hoppy on the first impact but this pale ale is certainly very mild. I am not a hop lover so when I get a taste of hops I cringe, however, the mildness of this brew really surprises me. I find it very acceptable! Medium carbonation. The finish is not offensive yet it does impart the qualities of hop flavors without the bitter bite. Very acceptable for an American pale ale. A style not normally appreciated by this ratebeerianís taste buds. The best American pale ale Iíve tasted so far out of about a dozen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: near amber rich golden hue with almost no head and zip for lace. The aroma has notes of sweet bready malt, hint of apricot, very light grassy hop, and some vegetable vapours. The taste pretty much follows suit with an initial malt driven sweetness supported by a zing of citric acid and some brief moments of subdued hop bitterness. The mouth feel is just there and lack any excitement. All in all this is a boring display of liquid promise. Well it is hardly bad it has nothing to make me remember it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2007
This is not really a Pale Ale. Is it? Reminded me of a really beefed up Bud Light. No really. It brought back some old memories. Very slick texture. Probably a decent kraft beer starter for someone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robforbes (2181) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2008
got from my wife for my birthday, from ball on the wall. pours a clear yellow with an orange tint, good size white head, some lacing. smell is earthy, grass, touch of caramel, some nuttiness, some malts in the back. taste kinda like a lager, a bit on the flat side, touch of caramel, some nuts, some sour malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Bottled. Poured a hazy honey color with an off white head. Aroma is puke, grass, floral hops, and lemon. Flavor is a thin lemon, grass, and has vomit notes. Body is thin/medium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 15, 2008
North Coast struck gold with Old Rasputin, but their pale ale doesnít fare quite so well. Nice pale yellow pumpkin orange colour and a muted grassy smell. Taste is a bit underwhelming...slight malty caramel tones with a bitterness that just sort of sits there and doesnít really fit into the scheme of things. The finish is too soapy for me to enjoy. There are some balance issues here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle from Total Wine on Broad Street in Richmond. Clear orange pour with a two-finger head. Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Taste is slightly tart and grassy. Medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2008
North Coast makes Rasputin and this? I am surprised. At this price point I would expect a better beer. Very little aroma and not much hop character for a pale ale - sort of blah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Pours crisp amber with gold around the edges, 1 finger creamy beige head, and agressive carbontion bubbles are apparent. Aroma is carmel malt, light citrus hops, flora hops and a slightly earthy backbone. Flavor is grapefruit, caramel, bicuity malt, and a nice fruity crisp melon note. FInish is slightly bitter with an unsweetened pink grapefruit tang at the end. While all of this is well and good, the problem is the beer is just too damn weak, it really tastes like 50% really good pale ale and 50% tonic water. Probably would be great to stock at a summer BBQ or camping trip.

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