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RATINGS: 983   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2937) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Ok, I admit it, I’m not the hop head and I don’t need deep caramel under my APA’s, just drinkability. This was great for that: refreshing and crisp (except for some light fruitiness). The pour was pale golden color with a nice initial head that laced ok. Aroma was citrus and light floral hops. The flavor was light base malts with some pine but definite grapefruits. Some light fruits / esters mixed in, highlighting the ale-ness of this thing, but I enjoyed it. Very light body, refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Clear, pale brass with an oily potato grease splotch for the head and bubbly rung around the tulip’s edges. Consecutive pours yield a fluffy, white foam head. Aroma is a fandango - nectarines, grapefruit, mandarin, apricots, tropical toffee and C-hop goodness. Refreshing, sweet briskness comes in for the flavor. Crisp, with golden sweet potatoes in its wake. Gentle, smooth papaya, starfruit, sodagum and mute grapefruit rind. Mild bitter-sweetness, medium-bodied and A+ carbonation. Very well balanced with a nice citric caramel substance to fall back on. Finish revels in golden grains, slightly sugary wheat sentiments and calming, refreshing, mild clean hop flavor proclamations. Quite possibly the benchmark for pale ales. Thanks for the bomber, tpkenned!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8503) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Thanks to Foolish Mortal for this one! The pour is hazy dark golden with a 2-finger, creamy white head. The aroma is pale malty, fruity, and hopcitric, with the fruits leading the way, including pears, apricots, and applesauce. The flavor is pale malty, very fruity, with some pears, apricots, honey, hops, and black pepper. Medium, very complex and smooth palate. This beer won’t knock your socks off in any particular category, but it adds up to a very good, refreshing, quaffable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2626) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Big ass rocky white head, sticky lace all over it, clear blonde color, a real eye catcher. Mild nose of medium sweet malts, light citrusy hops and some honey? Body is light/medium. A mostly malty brew, hmmmm. A light hoppy grassiness, some citrus also. Finish is fairly dry. An easy drinker. Thanks for the bomber Andy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Small tap sample at the brewery. Golden amber body, lotsa citrus and grapefruit here. A dangerously drinkable and flavorful APA. If I could find this at home, and find it for $3/22oz bottle, I’d have to replace Arrogant Bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2006 Great pale ale. Big, lasting head. Hoppy aroma (more than just cascades), smooth, no aftertaste, and very easy drinking. A pleasure. I prefer this over the Stone any day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
22 oz bomber purchased from Tops Liquors in Tempe, AZ. First thing I notice is the enormous, fizzy white head. Takes forever for it to calm down. Aroma is kind of corny, grainy, with some mild earthy hoppiness and a bit of mild lemons. I must admit that this is less than quaffable. Mildly hazy pale golden color with the aforementioned huge white, frothy head. Bitter and earthy hopped start with lots of active bubbled carbonation present. The middle has a slight sweet toasted flavor with a bit more bitterness to finish. This is ok, and somewhat upsetting from a brewery like Alesmith. Overcarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2006
Clear, medium gold amber. Lasting thick creamy white head. Slight hop aroma... some grassy lemons. Grassy hop taste, with some light citrus and light malt to sweeten it. Some chocolate chip cookie base (no chips) sweetness. Pretty good overall. Light, but balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2006
From Bottle. Golden yellow pour with a thin white head. Light, fresh aroma of granny smith apple, white corn, clover, and freshy grassy hops. Smooth, crisp mouthfeel with a coppery malt tone thats a bit unexpected, yet still pleasing, following the gentle aroma. A light, sprucy hopping leaves me contently smacking my lips. Very tasty, refreshingly well balanced pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2006
Bottle. Poured a pale color with a white head. Citrus aroma with a slight malt background. The flavor found light caramel hints with citrus and even some rose. Light to medium body with a light bitterness. Very easy going. Thanks to my bro (Vac) for sending this out for the Tennessee Tasting.

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