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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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Lemon and hops in the aroma. Taste is very citric, with a hint of caramel and fairly watery overall. The finish isnít as nice as Iíd like...the usual bitter bite is replaced with a funky, artificial flavoring tartness that really doesnít work. Not awful, not good, just meh. 5% alcohol.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Prufrockstar (821) - 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 Ė I donít have a cold, do I? Flavor: So faint itís 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: Iím 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 donít particularly want to think about, taste, savor, or enjoy the beverage Ė 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 itís hard to give an overall impression of a beer that seems best suited to make no impression at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1287) - 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 (535) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Has a pretty decent aroma of hops, but not too spectacular. The color is a light gold with a subtle off white foam head. Definitely a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3175) - 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 (8270) - San Diego County, 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.

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