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AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale is a clean, light-colored, light-bodied ale. The People’s Choice award winner at the 2000 San Diego Real Ale Festival and the second runner-up in 2001, it has a good dose of dry hops balanced by a gentle sweetness, giving an almost sweet-and-sour effect. Appearance: Light golden color, and a nice white head, with good retention when properly served. Flavor: Starts off with almost tingling flavors of citrus and pine, balanced by a nice malty sweetness, then fades to a dry finish with a lingering hoppiness. Aroma: Strong lemony-citrusy character, with sweet malt and pine in the background. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Smooth, light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2014
22 oz bottled 10+ months ago from Coconuts. Light orange and pretty clear appearance with a lacy beige head. Pretty nice aroma actually, considering its age. Tropical notes, citrusy hops, pine and light resin. Similar flavor, adding moderate bitterness and a husky, musty finish. Medium body. This held up pretty well. I’ll have to try a fresh one next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1645) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle: Supposedly fresh. Hazy, golden-orange body with a volumetric, chunky & foamy eggshell cap. Five fingers at least. Spicy, herbaceous pine cone aroma with some bitter fruit zest & a moderately crisp, bready & yeast filled finish. More spicy pine on the palate with vaguel fruit peels bringing a stingy bitterness. Mild florals lingering into the aftertaste over a bready underbody. Carbonation is overdone, the beer literally has no body once it hits your tongue; it nearly evaporates. A decent beer, but not great. I had a bottle of this very early in my craft days (before rating) & remember liking it much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimsRatings (414) - - JUN 14, 2014
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours a nice clear light amber with a finger or so of head. Mild, crisp aroma. Mild taste - maybe too mild - with a touch of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Form HyVee Springfield. Back in the day this would have been considered a IPA, but since it is from the west coast and it doesn’t actually have fresh hops floating in it is just a APA. If you like bright fresh hops taste with lemony piney hops and grapefruit you’ll love this stuff. I enjoyed it but I could have used a little less hops and a little more malty balance, it was too pale to support the big hop dose. Chewy for the strength. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SNL (220) - - JUN 4, 2014
On tap. Clear light golden pour, small white head. Nose with hops and citrus, crisp malty and hoppy taste. Not far from an IPA, really good. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1964) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle (bomber). Poured into a pint glass. Hazy orange light bronze color with a fluffy fresh head that sits nicely. Smell and characteristics of a hoppy pale ale but very sessionable without the extra bitterness of an IPA. Really good one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1735) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
ReAlly smart. Light touch by any definition with soft spices, honey fruits and minerals. Massively sessionable but that would seem unfair to describe such a classy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (980) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Moderate high bright citrus. Lemon and grass. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a full, creamy white head that lingers. Taste is moderate citrus and a sweet wheat malt in well balance. Moderate low bitterness for a very drinkable session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle from Cask and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. Pale gold with huge white head. Citrus hoppy grapefruit lemon aroma. Flavours are citrus hoppy, grapefruit, lemon, honey, with good sweet malt backbone. Light bodied, good lacing. Very drinkable, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (752) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours a pale gold color with a creamy, white head. Hop, citrus, biscuit, honey and malt aroma. Citrus, hop, biscuit, honey, floral and malt flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Moderate bitterness and a floral and citrus finish.

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