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AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale is a clean, light-colored, light-bodied ale. The Peopleís 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Poured a clear effervescent golden with a large fizzy white head which left a sparse lacing on the glass. Clean, though mild, hop aroma with a touch of lemon. Taste is very smooth light, crisp hops with a thin malt backbone. Good body. Overall, this beer struck me as well-crafted but surprisingly light in flavor. "When Alesmith brews a beer, they donít fool around," so says Liquid Solutions owner Matt Maples... However, it was clear he wasnít talking about Alesmith X. Couldíve been a lot fuller. Good for what the brewer intended, but seemed unambitious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6849) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle. Hazy amber with a big off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with some sweet malt underneath. Balanced malt/hop flavor - citrus hops with some chocolate/caramel malt flavors. Lighter bodied and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Hazy yellow with soap ring around the edge. Lacing. Aroma is mellon. Enticing. Flavor is woody, oaky. With evidence of hops. Full body. My favorite alesmith so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle: Pale golden, slightly hazy, large white foamy head, lattice like lacing, little to no carbonation.   Dried hop aroma, very slight pine.   Nice hop bite up front, bitterness lingers throughout til the finish.   Slight malty base, a touch sweet.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Crisp finish, fairly strong, yet smooth, bitterness lingers.   Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Golden in color with big off-white head, made of tiny bubbles. Nice hop aroma citrus, pine and floral all blended together. Flavor has initial malt sweetness to it but finishes all hops with a slightly skunky kick. Tastes a little musty. Nice APA just not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2005
From the bomber this pours a cloudy light yellow/orange, this might have been a bit shaken up, but i donít know if itís bottle conditioned or not. Massive citrus hops in the aroma. The sweet malt up front didnít last long against the hops, quickly overtaken and finishes like a big ol hoppy pale should.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Nice large head of rather big bubbles. Nice ring lacing as it reduces. Light carbonation. Nice sweet fruity aroma with peaches a bit of citrus and a decent helping of hops. Color is a medium gold. Plenty of hops in the flavor with a hint of roastyness in the background. More citrus and a somewhat dry palate. Pretty well balanced. A bit of fruit pokes through at the finish. A very good pale ale and a great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4741) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Foolish_Mortal via trade. Aroma is moderately sweet with a nice citrusy and piney hop balance. Pours a transparent gold with a hint of orange with a nice white head and very good retention. Excellent lacing. Nice caramel presence up front in the flavor. Nice pine hop balance in the finish. A very good APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.

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