philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2010
North Coast Brewing Company--Acme California Pale Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 4.90% ABV--21 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) 5% ABV on Web Page. No sediment. Mild head. Clear rich golden color. Flowery mild hop front. Crisp buttery sweet doughy caramel crystal body with unusual tasty fruit note. Tangy clean mild citrus hop end. Balanced. Sampled 3/15/2005. ronaldtheriot (1918) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Acme California Pale Ale has a medium, off-white head and a cloudy, orange-golden appearance. Lacing is decent. Aroma is of citrus, wood, and a sharp sweetness. The taste is a nice balance of barley malt, hop spice, and earth. Mouth-feel is surprisingly light and watery. Acme Pale Ale finishes refreshing. This is a very enjoyable beer. Another winner from North Coast Brewing.
RJT orourke (17) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a globe glass. Iím sure a lot of people on here wonít like this beer - in their opinion itís too normal, too few IBUs, too easy to drink, too little ABV for most beer nerdsí "extreme" taste. However, I like this beer. I will admit itís pretty unremarkable, but when you want the craft beer equivalent of a "light" beer this is a perfect example. Easy to drink, tastes good, has flavor but doesnít overwhelm you. maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Pours with a deep honey color and produces a short-lived thick and creamy white head. I liked it; makes for a fine session beer, alhtough a little strong at 7.1% alcohol by volume IPA from the North Coast Brewing Company of Fort Bragg, Mendocino County GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
As a sierra nevada fan I judge tough on other pale ales. This one though meets if not exceeds the standard.
derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Despite other ratings, I absolutely love this beer. Not a great example of a pale ale, by any means, but still a great beer. AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle, 5/26/08. Pours a beautiful light brown color, taste is crisp and light, finishes very clean. I know ratebeer users canít handle session beers, but this is a great one, which is especially hard due to the lack of overpowering bitterness to hide any flaws or imperfections. Great beer from an awesome brewery. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
short 12oz bottle. Pours a perfectly pale golden color, with a white froathy head. Aroma is of pale malts, spruce. Flavor is rich, crreamy, caramel malt. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Lingering bitterness. Top beer for this top style. mkel07 (5829) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2011
330ml bottle.Full fluffy light beige head and a vibrant flaowing body of amber gold. Caramel, butterscotch and biscuity malt aromas are full and set you up for what is to follow. Full flavoured with good body and mouthfeel. Another winner from North Coast. 944play (415) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Pale amber with a slight haze and low diminishing foam. Cushy aromas of warm grains and fruitcake. Taste of apple and caramel precedes a lively minerality. Finish leaves a slight coagulant feel common to session beers fermented with a particular American Ale yeast thatís ridiculously popular.