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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a huge frothy long-lasting (quite the staying power) egg-white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. A mildly hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Pours a golden hay color body with a giant fluffy white head. Nice lemony hop nose. Light citrus hop flavor with a little maple amd nuts followed by a little hop bitterness. A bit on the bland side for an american pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3119) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Thanks to Foolish_Mortal for sending this one out! Huge frothy white head that lingers over a medium yellow beer. Spicy lemony aroma. Sweet balanced flavor mixed with some acidity. Nicely balanced, with just enough hop bitterness to keep things interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle: Pale golden color; mild, hoppy and refreshing with a nice balance of nutty-malt sweetness. A fantastic summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 27, 2005
Pours a golden/orange sort of a color. Aroma is sweet and malty. A little bit of a hoppy aroma as well. Malty sweet flavor up front. Some hoppy bitterness is present as well. I like the maltiness in this beer. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2005
Looks paler than most major Americal light lagers with a very bigh white cloudy head and lace that stays the whole time. Nice aromatic and citrus hops in the aroma. Clean nice combo of hop bitterness and a less prominent toasty malt balance. Bitterness is plesant not harsh, and there is some sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2005
Nice white head, decent lingering, pale yellow golden color. Nice resiny bitter hop aroma with underlying sweet malt notes. Medium light body with a crispness that suggests use of less syrupy pale malts than normally used in American pales. Lacks a truly quenching palate, the crispness in the body did not carry appreciably to the finish. Decently balanced, but I expected more character in addition to balance from AleSmith.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Draft from San Diego Brewing Co. Golden Amber clear with a decent head. Hoppy finish for a very decent Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Obtained in a trade with DarkElf. Very clear pale golden with a THICK white head. Aroma of grapefruit, floral hops and light fruitiness. Taste and body is fuller than I expected. Sweet and malty with notes of grain, grass, floral hops, grapefruit and lemon. Bitter hop aftertaste. Medium and creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in sheets, great head retention. Just a great session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Light golden body with an average white head. No idea when this was bottled, but it was purchased in 12/04 in SoCal. Fresih cut grass aroma with rhubarb leaf and white bread malt. The flavor might be described as "catty". It has a sharp lemongrass note that dominates the pale malt and piney hops. Dry finish with the same lemongrass hops. This would be a wonderful beer to have cold on a hot day but it doesn’t work as as a contemplative beer as it’s a little too one-dimensional and rough.

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