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RATINGS: 952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2007
750. Thanks, after4ever! Pours hazy gold with a massive, fluffy white head. Sweet aroma of pine and pineapple. Light body, moderate carbonation. Crisp piney finish. This is the deluxe session beer. Why can’t we get it here?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Bottled, consumed on 10/20/07. Pours a hazy yellow (think Hoegarden, but darker). Well, it does after the RIDICULOUSLY frothy gigantic white head dissipates enough for beer to be seen. Aroma is mild piny hops with a grassy note. Malty and mild on the mouth, with a tart citrus flavor appearing shortly. Tingly without being too parching, the smooth beer leaves almost no aftertaste save for a hint of astringency on the tongue and a memory of alcohol in the throat. A really nice summer beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6397) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2007
750. Thanks, Foolish_mortal! This is a pure refreshment kind of beer. Pours deep golden amber, cloudy, with a towering thick whipped egg white head and sheets of puffy lace all the way down. Big sweet pine, almost air fresh-ner-y, for a nose. Certainly Columbus-esque. Medium body, tingly but not raw carb, and washes of refreshing pine all over the place on the mid-palate. Gently clingy bittersweet finish. Lovely stuff. Sensational summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Beautiful golden color with frothy white head and decent lacing. Citrus and pine on the nose. Great malt and hop balance with this one. Hops are wonderful on the palette and the malt flavors are very nice on the finish. Darn good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (824) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Thanks to lamas for the bottle. 22 oz. bomber. Poured hazy golden with fluffy white head with splotchy lacing. Sweet malts dominate the hops in the one. Clean and crisp, would make for a nice session pale ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2007
What a great beer. Hempy, slightly piny aroma with a hint of citrus... definitely my favorite hop aroma. Just the right amount of malt to balance it out. It’s so smooth, I could drink it all day. Fantastic. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2007
slightly hazy yellowy orange with a thin white head. Not too sweet or malty. forward, but subtle amarillo (?) hops. A little corny? A bit thin, not watery, low carbonation. a bit corny again? Forward, not overwhelming hops. A bit flavorless somehow? Refreshing and good on a hot one. Clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2007
22oz bottle: Pours a slightly hazy gold with lots of head. Bright piney aroma that exceeds the beer. Great citrus and pine hop flavor with a light mouthf eel. I would call this a great session beer for hop fans.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: December 01, 2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Aroma: hazy yellow, sweet malt aroma with nice citrus character and great floral hops
Flavor: light bitterness in the flavor

Date: June 30, 2007
Mode: growler
Source: tasting
flavor follows aroma, light sweetness but well balanced with the floral hops,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerme420 (50) - Corona, California, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Another great beer from alesmith... Has a great citrus aroma with a malty taste to it. Hoppy finish but not too dry. Crisp taste good for the palate.


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