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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.3
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (6333) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
an american pale ale, with superior drink ability. However, little taste, dissipating head and over carbonation kind of ruin things. Little flavor other than the usual, little aroma, and very "vanilla" golden straw color. Sessionable, so not awful, but not a beer I really enjoy to drink

2.3
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Prufrockstar (924) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1303) - 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.

2.2
   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.

2.2
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aquilo (541) - 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.


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