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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnurda (1177) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
I can not believe this is rated so low. I loved this one. Light with a gentle sweetness (like Piscator as a child - LOL). Nice dry finish. Perfect end to a Saturday afternoon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2006
This is a beautiful pale ale.. as a rater I can’t judge much between tastes more than others have here, but this is definitely a potent and tasty pale ale-and if you happen to be able to get some go for it. Alesmith has better brews.. but this is definitely worth tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4540) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
MN Winter Get Together, 2006: Gold color with no head. Slight ctirus hop aroma. Dry hoppy taste with a little honey on the finish. Not much malt and not nearly as bombastic as I figured it would be, but a nice and simple Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellomynameis (875) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Alesmith is great at making beers. This one has an underlying sweetness that is outdone by some great tasting citrus hops and a finishing dryness. one of the better examples of the style I think, and only aides inmy longing for Alesmith distribution to MN.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
A straightforward, hoppy beer. Medium body and very drinkable. Great for a pale ale but doesn’t stand up to its ipa brother.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Bottle courtesy of ElGaucho.Nose is citrusy hops right out of the gate but as weird as it sounds,Lima beans is the undertone here for this one.Whaaa ?? Luckily the lima beans presented themsevles as a grassy taste with lots of citrus from the hops.A very refreshing brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2006
bottle - Pours a bit cloudy with a moderate, long lasting head. Nice hop aroma, surprisingly sweet taste with a bit of citrus and hops. Light and finely carbonated with a mild hops finish, it would indeed make an excellent session beer. I will echo the only complaint of some other raters, I could do with a little more hops, but this is a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2006
Sweet, doughy aroma with plenty of sharp citrus hops in the nose. Clear golden body is topped by a low white head that recedes to patchy cover and ring. Mild malty flavour with assertive grapefruit, herbal, green hops offering lemon and lychee fruitiness. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Bottle (trade, May-05) enjoyed with MartinT, Rastacouere and Siroy. Thanks, DarkElf!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Any first impressions?
-Scant head over the cloudy yellow haystack.
-Starfruit and lemon pulp levitate over the cereal, creating an uplifting aroma.
-The flavor is consequential, with an emphasis on the fresh hay, citrusy hop fruitiness and grassy hop bitterness.
-Tight bubbles frolick in a lean, quenching body.

What if you dig deeper?
-Recurrent saltiness hugs the hop profile.
-Very fresh herbal, flowery hop bitterness sticks to the haystack.
-Shy sweetness is given by the malt, in the form of honeydew.
-A competent pale ale with an interesting countryside touch.

Bottle; no date.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rforman15 (14) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Average, disappointingly average, bland, not even close to Anchor or Sierra ales. I think this Alesmith thing is a bit overrated.

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