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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2007
22 oz. bottle from WeeHeavySD. This a great looking beer - clear gold, big creamy white head that sustains itself well and leaves fine lace. Fresh citrus and spruce aroma over some apricot and orange. Light to medium body and carbonation, clean dry palate. Light brown sugar and toffee flavors give way quickly to an assertive orange zest bitterness that is both refreshing and satisfying. I wish I could get this locally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 Very pale blonde/golden colour. Thick white head. Very fresh pale malt aroma. Fruity hops, grapefruit and lemon, a bit of mango and citrus. Also a nice kick of pininess. Very lean malts, with a fairly dry finish on the back. When fresh, it is quite a lovely APA, but the hoppiness does have a way of fading. Very clean and very crisp. A lovely brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (794) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2007 Pours clear golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of orange and lemon with a touch of malt. Taste is citris and pine with an undercurrent of malt for balance. Very clean and bright with a dry finish. Almost champagne like. Good stuff Maynard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Clear golden brown beer topped off with a fluffy white head. Aroma is full of apricots with hints of pine. Moderate bitterness, citrusy hop flavors balanced by cereal like malts. Not bad, thanks rudy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle at The Local, SD, CA. Poured clear amber hue with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy aroma of citrus hops and tart fruit. Medium to full body. Well balanced flavor of malt, hops and fruit with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Cloudy gold, huge white head, loads of visible carbonation. Nose is grass, lemon, orange/citrus, slight plastic/peach. Flavor is peach, wheat, light toasty malt, citrus, strong bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2007
One beautiful looking beer. Aroma and flavor have a strong lemon-herb tea character. Nice effort from Alesmith again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2007
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with blurb on the back of bottle, no freshness date, sampled at a cool temperature in a pint glass. Poured with a slight chill haze, an orangey golden with fluffy, foamy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, small amount of laced sticking. Aromas of orange rind, earthy hops, sweet grain bready malts and fruity yeast. Good even carbonation and a crisp, dry, hop slick, velvety smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel. Great APA taste, citric, a soft pine, dry earthy leafy hops that have a mild, but lingering bitterness in the palate, a subtle fruitiness from the yeast, pale grainy maltiness, and a citric rind, dry hop, malty finish. One of best APA I’ve tried, quite quaffable, I need to get more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2007
22 oz. Bottle, Sweet citrus aroma. Gold body with white head and mild lacing. Flavor was bitter to start with. Malt added some sweet citrus sour flavor to subdue bitterness. Sweet syrups citrus on palate. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice, clear, golden color with an average head. Fresh, pine-like aroma. The flavor is very light to begin with but comes on much stronger in the after taste. Probably my favorite pale ale that i’ve tried so far.

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