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RATINGS: 981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1520) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2008
fresh from joey at southbay. Thanks as always. Pours amber with an oily white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Flavor is strong pine hops, grapefruit and other citrus, and a nice malty ending. Finishes lightly carbonated, easily drinkable. Wish this was readily available to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. I had recently drunk a SN Pale Ale and after quite disliking it, I was interested in Alesmith’s take on the style. Poured from the tap into a nonic. 1 finger of white head lingers atop the golden body and leaves some decent lacing. Smells really fresh and floral, with a certain light malt sweetness. Wow, now this is what a pale ale should taste like! Light and clean caramel/biscuit malt sits in perfect balance with a floral hop edge. This has got the legendary Alesmith balance. Everything melds together blissfully, whereas the SNPA tasted like a pine needle sandwich. Goes down really smooth, very fine carbonation, appropriately light body. Sooo easy to drink, great session beer. Good taste and a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Light golden in color the beer poured a large head of big bubbles that dissipated. The nose had a mineral edge followed by rock candy, graprefruit and lemon peel. In the mouth the palate is crisp and effervecent that is dry but not very bitter. On the lighter side, this is a refreshing beer that is not very complex or deep.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Provided by kmweaver. Hazy pale body with a medium-sized fluffy white head. Floral and citrus hop nose with grapefruit and sugary sweet pale malts. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter with grapefruit, floral/herbal hops, tangerine, cotton candy and a clean yeast profile. Medium body is round with moderate/high carbonation - spritzy. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Tap @ the brewery. Pours a nice golden color with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is pine hops. Taste is the same with a slight malt characteristic. The beer is perfectly balanced, with the hops adding to but not taking away from the overall experience. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxxDaddy (413) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle shared by puzzl. Pours golden with some decent white head. Aroma is all piney hops, though not overbearing at all. Taste brings more of the same, all bitter and no real malt flavors stick out. Nice palate on this one and finishes bitter of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
feedmec00kies (49) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Clean, aroma with some lychee, pine, coriander - pretty much just the hops. Strong hoppy flavor is citrusy, a bit harsh, and not as complex as I felt the aroma would have me believe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle from FlacoAlto. Lightly hoppy aroma is clean and nicely balanced: well, in that there are almost no malt flavors at all, just as it should be. Slightly rough in the palate, with a rash of bitterness and a slightly minerally aftretaste. Pretty nice stuff, goes down easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Nice big beer. Mild citrus nose but a big grapefruit hop taste. Golden color with mild head. Medium lacing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
This beer is a dichotomy. On one hand, the aroma is fucking awesome. No beer in recent memory has smelled this good. On the other hand, the flavor is bland and soulless. Yet - the finish is both hoppy and biting, yet not overly so. Strange strange beer.

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