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RATINGS: 1049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
This refreshing, light-golden Extra Pale Ale embodies drinkability. AleSmith X pushes the limits by offering a level of flavor not often found in this classic style. Fresh American hops are abundant but carefully balanced by a light, crisp body and smooth bitterness. Notes of citrus and pine combine with a delicate malt sweetness to create a flavorful drinking experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2009
22oz bomber courtesy of BrewerB poured into a pint glass. Popping the cap produces a huge explosion of white foam that comes out of the bottle before I can get to the glass. With the pour, there’s a huge fluffy white head on top of a bright, slightly hazy gold. The head recedes slowly to a cap and leaves tons of lacing. Aroma is dominated by light fruity hops, especially lemon zest and apricots. It’s balanced a bit by some bready malts underneath. The taste also starts with a puckering lemony hop bitterness that has only a slight malty presence up front. The finish also has a lemony bitterness that lingers for a while. The mouthfeel is very light and crisp with a light bitterness from the citrus hops. Maybe a tad too much carbonation but that’s nitpicking. A very light and extremely drinkable APA that really goes down easy. Alesmith can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned and this is no exception. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2009
The clear golden body shines brightly in the light, a dense pillow of off-white foam displaying nice retention. Organic splatters of lacing look like amoebas clinging to the glass. The aroma shows a really light and fresh grainy malt background with hints of honey and caramelized sugar. Crisp orange and grapefruit hops show fresher, brighter, and more prominent than probably 90% of IPAs on the market. Flavors are well balanced, honey glazed wheat and light biscuit malts countered by pithy orange and bitter lemon. Medium bodied, with balanced carbonation, the mouthfeel is semi-dry, with lingering citrusy bitterness. Just another beautiful day at the office for the folks at Alesmith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4108) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2009
22oz bottle from City Beer Store in SF. As is typical for AleSmith, this offering is at the top of its style. Pours golden with a substantial white head. Sweet malt and piney west coast hops dominate both the aroma and the flavor. Extremely well-balanced, similar to AleSmith IPA but a little more subdued on the hop front. Smooth and medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Bomber thanks to Lagunitasfan. Pours a clear orange color with a nice thick white head and lots of lacing. Super sweet hops in the nose, sweet citrus notes, pure grapefruit. The taste is very smooth and quaffable; sweet and juicy hops, grapefruit, some pine and a light bitterness. Lots of lemony zest. Very nice, and super drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Pours a translucent golden with some lighter amber notes and a large foamy white head that left tons of sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma of nice floral and citrusy American hops, light pine, very floral and hoppy. Has a touch of caramel malt in the nose as well. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, orange peel, caramel and some bready malt notes. Really a solid well done American Pale Ale. Excellent representation of the style. Nice hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 26, 2008
22oz bottle. Gold pour with a nice white head. Good hop nose, very fresh aroma, nice and floral. Very drinkable, with a nice little bite too it. Pretty decent session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2008
butter popcorn nose, helles esque, clear straw color, having this on draft at the tap room in Pacific Beach and they poured it for me into a miller lite glass, and it honestly looks like miller lite, clear and filtered clean, thin white head, juicy hop wildness hidden beneath balanced malt flavor, BALANCE, so well balanced, the hop flavor doesnt jump out as overwhelming but its back there, at its fruity, juicy fruit centennial finishing flavor well done, likely the best american pale ale i have ever had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle at Holiday Alesmith tasting. Smell is bitter and citrussy. Lemon stood out. Taste is fresh and clean. Clear. Hoppy and a sharp bitter, but its still light in the mouth. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10414) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Clear golden with medium white head. Fruity aroma with notes of hops and flowers. Sweet flavou with toasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6486) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2008
Bottled. Hazy yellow color, short white head. Aroma of fresh hop, some malt, bit citrus, pine. Nice refreshing hop taste, bitter, some pine and citrus. Very nicely balanced.

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