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RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Acme IPA is profoundly hoppy, finished with over a pound of fresh whole hops per barrel. The result of this generous hopping is a beer that is deliciously dry, and eminently drinkable in spite of its apparent strength.
2012 vintage: 6.9% abv

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3.1
scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Hazy golden, white creamy head. Uninspired nose of citrus, florals, toffee, with some light bready notes. Well bittered and decently balanced with the sweet malt. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying bitter finish. Don’t go out of your way....

3.5
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Appearance: clear, deep orange hue, with a full, frothy white head. Aroma: big hops, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, large fruit in the nose, very enticing and inviting. On the palate, smooth, and very mellow, without too much tumult on the tongue. Solid body, excellent balance, and possessing a very nice flavor which lasts and lasts, persisting on the palate. Yum, yum. I was hoping for a hoppier bite, and had to realize that a good IPA doesn’t have to be a Ruination or Dreadnaught. Sometimes, they can "just" be smooth and delcious, like this one.

3.7
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Unexpectedly smoother than it brown ale counterpart. Not as hoppy as I anticipated. Outdoorsy aroma, citrus undertones int he taste. Not so bad.

3.2
TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Aroma is hoppy but in a rather restrained way by todays IPA standards. Some citrus and caramel in the nose. Pours cloudy light orange with a very well retained off white head. The flavor is hoppy with some malt balance, but again there is just not a big enough hop bite to make this an IPA winner. Call me spoiled, but pass the AleSmith.

3.3
Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Slightly hazy straw-colored body, thin clumping off-white head. Citrus and pine hops aroma with some caramel. Nice fresh piney and earthy hops flavor with touches of citrus rind. Enough sweet caramely malts and biscuit to balance the fresh hops. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Not too shabby.

3.3
beerhugger (572) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
Hoppy citrus aroma, along with some floral notes. Light orange with thin head. Decent hop flavour and a decent bitterness to the lingering finish. Not great, but enjoyably drinkable.

3
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
(Bottle) Sampled at Maxfields in Potsdam, NY. Hardly an IPA nose. More of the Hi-C flavour than I first encountered with the aroma. A fairly bitter finish. Good.

3.2
Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2004
Bottled at Maxfields, Potsdam NY. Light hops and malts in a hazy golden ale. Fresh malt and intense citrusy hops, lingering in the mouth, but not resinous as would be expected in the C-hops. A littrle overbearing. Medium bodied.

3.8
OKBeer (1175) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Bottle, different label from that pictured, and I believe it stated 6.5% abv. Hazy golden orange colour with a frothy off-white head. Green, fresh, leafy, grapefruit, and pine aroma, with caramel notes. Pine and citrus bitter flavours lingering though the finish, with some caramel sweetness to back it up. Medium bodied, refreshing.

3.1
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Bottle pours a slightly hazy golden, small white frothy head, so-so lacing, with subtle carbonation.   Mild hop aroma.   Hop & grapefruit on the tongue.   Slight graininess.   Good body, medium mouthfeel.   Finishes with a light bitterness, some ashtray, and grains.   Boring for an IPA.   So far, all the Acme brews have been somewhat boring.



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