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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1226) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Good stuff here, as usual from the Alesmith folks. Aroma was big pine, grapefruit and dank, grassy hops. Flavors are similar with tons of hop bite and a pleasant bitterness. Well water flavors round this one out with a touch of caramel malt for balance. Excellent and all day drinkable.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (301) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
It pours golden with a white pillowy head. It has a citrus aroma complimented by lemon scents and a bit of pine. The is considerable lacing as the head, which lasts quite a white, disappears. There is a malt flavor with pine and lemon. The lemon becomes stronger with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1004) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Gylden brun med hřyt hvitt fluffy skum. Lukter humle, grapefrukt og sitrusskall. Mild, rund smak av humle og sitrussřdme i smaken. Kort

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (520) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
gyllen klar farge med hřyt luftig skum. Lukter godt humle, sitron og grape. medium fylde med sřtlig og syrlig smak. humlepreg med sitron. Třrr bitter i ettersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (942) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2014
This is an American pale! Intense citrus hop aroma from the pop of the cap which immediately drew me in to this beer. Pours a transparent gold w/ a thin white head & a little lacing. The flavor is citrus hops but finishes rather clean while leaving that tasty hop feeling on the tongue. Very, very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (626) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy, light golden-yellow, with smallish, quickly-dissipating head. Aroma is quite grassy. Flavor is grassy, with some sweetness. Not a huge amount of hops in either aroma or flavor. It’s pleasant, but not too remarkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (589) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
Big bottle. Pours yellow-golden with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, a lot of tropical fruits, lemon, mandarin, and malt. Flavor is also tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, and malt. Finish is grapefruit bitter. Body is rather watery. Overall: very nice. I would love to try fresher sample.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1259) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Butelka 650ml. OCZY : jasne, lekko zamglone o kolorze złotym. Piana jest średnia i trwała o kolorze białym. NOS : po otwarciu pierwszy aromat wywołał u mnie skojarzenie irlandzkiego likieru Baileys. W szklance piwo emanuje mocnym chmieleniem o nutach skórki pompelo, jałowca, trawy cytrynowej. Równie mocne są aromaty żywiczne, biszkopta, żółtka i lodów śmietankowych. Do tego wanilia. USTA : średnio gazowane o kremowej konsystencji i tłustej teksturze. Piwo jest mocne w smaku. Nuty słodowe to słodki biszkopt. Sporo jest mlecznych nut o waniliowych niuansach, które lekko kwaśnieją i przy końcu, razem z chmielem cierpną. Gorzkość jest wystarczająco silna by zrównoważyć to piwo. Przypomina skórki i pestki cytrusów. Posmak jest z kolei cierpki i żywiczny. ODCZUCIA : smaczne piwo o niespodziewanym, przy tak niskiej zawartości alkoholu, kremowym uczuciu w ustach i mocnym smaku. Jest to również intensywne piwo jak na ten styl. Ale co ja tam się znam. Tak jak są setki rożnych belgijskich "blond" to nie powinno mnie zaskoczyć jak rożnym jest od pozostałych jakie do tej pory próbowałem. Ogólnie warte polecenia, w szczególności jako akompaniament do mocno przyprawionych krewetek i kalmarów. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +1

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Digzis (67) - Nancy, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2014
Robe blonde, jolie mousse. Bien équilibrée, des arômes de citron, de fruits exotiques, de miel. Amčre comme il faut et bien houblonnée pour une bičre assez légčre en alcool. Un semble fort appréciable...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1387) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Raleigh, NC (Triangle). Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine needles. Beautiful bitter taste of grapefruit rind, wet grass, pine, and tangerine. Light bodied and very bitter for a pale ale. Great beer and one of the best American Pale Ale’s I have ever tried.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
o_Merlin_o (172) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with an effervescent thick white head. Excellent lacing. Aromas of hops and light citrus (orange and lemon). A lighter IPA with a pleasant smooth and slightly sweet flavor of citrus. A hint of metallic undertone, especially in the lasting aftertaste. A nice, easy summer day beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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