rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One beautiful looking beer. Aroma and flavor have a strong lemon-herb tea character. Nice effort from Alesmith again.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 Iíve tried, quite quaffable, I need to get more of this.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 iíve tried so far.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light color with big head. Aroma is very sweet citrus with a bit of pine. Taste is crisp & hoppy - mostly citrus with other sweet flavors mixed in. This is a good example of what an APA should be - not overly hopped, but medium bodied and refreshing. One of the best Iíve had in the style. Alesmith does it again!
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I needed something lighter but still tasty, so I pcked up a 22 of X, and I wasnít dissapointed. Light yellow brew with a thick white head like a belgian blonde (maybe the bottle fermentation?). Sweet citrusy aroma with hints of belgian yeast. Flavor was sweet and hoppy with a clean finish. awell craft, very drinkable, light bodied beer. why arenít there more of these out there?
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden hazy hue (hefeweizen like) with moderately lasting head. Citrussy and yeasty aroma. very smooth hefeweizen like flavor. A very enjoyable beer, but wasnít overwhelmed with pleasure.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber wit ha half-inch thick white head. Citrusy hops in the nose, some grains. Hopy flavor with a rich, malty backbone. Nice.
BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice straw like color and great head retention on this one. Sweet and citrusy with a great amount of hoppiness that wasnít all that overpower. Pretty light, a nicely balanced pale ale.