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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2005
hazy golden color,small but decent white head that had a good hang time then faded to leave nothing behind.The aroma was citrusy grapefruit and some grainy notes.The flavor was pretty good lightly malty with a strong grapefruit side and the bitterness is medium at best but very nicely done over all.I don’t think these guys have ever made a bad brew,and so far so good on my sampling’s of there stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Hazy honey golden colored liquid with a tall airy off white head. Crushed grapefruit aromas, complete with zest. Lightly woody pale malt and clover honey in the backdrop. Light and tingly on the front of the palate with lots of effervescence to carry it swiftly to the back of the mouth. Lots of pine and sharp citrus flavors start at the tip of the tongue as well. Mild malt and herbs come in mid swallow. Seems a touch thin at times with the eff and minor malt flavor role. This really has to set in the glass a bit to reach its best qualities. When it warms and looses some carbonation, the I get a real ale feel and taste. A well brewed beer either way. Thanks Vac!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Thanks Blake, Pours a slightly hazy golden color, decent sized frothy white head. Aroma is lemon, straw and a little spice. Just a bit of funk and hoppiness to it. Flavor is very balanced, easy to drink, lemon, a little more spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2005
The beer pours to a huge rocky creamy white head atop a fizzy golden orange body. Decent lacing. The aroma is tangerines, light starting to ferment hay, grapefruit. The flavor is sweet. Citrus, pine, fermenting hay. I’m liking the flavor. The palate is lingeringly sweet but not sticky. This is a quality made brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2005
22oz bottle via trade with FlacoAlto - Thanks Sebastian! - Pours a deep golden color with a short white creamy head that stays pretty well and laces some. Aroma is mostly citrus. Notes of grapefruit and tangerines blend well with caramel malts. Flavor is much the same. Very balanced and smooth on the palate. Medium bodied and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Bottle. Pours a rather plain golden color, a little more depth of color than that of a pale lager. Clear initially, a sloppy second pour hazes the beer slightly with yeasties. Very nice and dense, long lived white head, very fine carbonation bubbles. Fantastic lacing left behind. Aroma is a bit fruity, decent ester presence, some floral and a touch of pine. Lighter bodied, well balanced brew. Quite a solid piney hop presence in taste. Can feel a touch watery at times. Really a solid APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
This may be the one of the best pale ales out there. Pour is copper with some brewer’s yeast and a strong white head. Aroma is citrus with grain and pine. Taste is impeccable. Slight hops with citrus balanced against the malt. Not the astringent bite of Sierra Nevada, but a lingering finish. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 Light gold color with a medium head. Light grain aroma with a bit of hops. Understated grainy malt flavors with pronounced but balanced hops bitterness leads into a nice crisp body with refreshing light alcohol profile. A very harmonious beer in every regard. Pushes the limits for an American pale ale. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
Light gold/copper in colour with a pale white head. Powerful aromas of white grapefruit, cut grass, and some undetermined spice. Some light malt flavors mix in with this hop dominated brew... more sour citric notes shine through (orange, grapefruit, lemon... WOW!). This one is light bodied, but still packs a huge flavor punch. Lingering yet smooth bitterness too. Probably the best of this style that I’ve sampled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2005
i have absolutely no idea how this beer pours because it was enjoyed out of a paper cup in a hotel room! i think it poured a copper color with a small head and moderate amount of lacing. Very good aroma and flavor with hints of hops, pine and citrus through-out. Fairly light and very enjoyable!!!

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