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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 (1269) - 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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a slightly hazy very pale yellow color with a small fluffy white head that left good lacing. The aroma was dryish and bitter with vague fruity hops and a touch of herbal hops. The flavor was thin and bitter with sharp fruity and floral hosp with a faint tangy undertone. Medium length finish. Light body. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: caramel, citrus, bread malts, grain. Appearance: clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: intense grains, floral bitters coming up, getting farely intense, dry finish. Overall: very nice APA, great aroma. Pint at AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (453) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2014
The mouthfeel is similar to a session IPA but a little lighter. Spruce hops, a little citrus, medium bitterness. A perfect session beer with plenty of flavor. Would go great with some buffalo wings.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"another brew, another winner from Alesmith. Bright floral hops on the nose and a nice balance between bitter hops and floral (and a slightly sweet fruity malt) in the flavor. not sure what i think of bottle conditioning a pale, though. the carbonation was a little high and tight but it went down smooth. classsic PA look, but for the yeast on the bottom. nice finish. quite good, not quite the best among the best pales...don’t worry Alpha King or Hop Trip..."

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2043) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
From backlog. Bomber. Pours a mostly clear pale yellow-orange color with a big fizzy head that fades quickly. Big lemony aroma, somewhat musty. Hints of pine and malt. Taste is lemon zest and very light pine. Fizzy carbonation and lemony taste make it seem like a Belgian blonde. Overall, it’s decent and unique but I probably won’t buy again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7933) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Big bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on Saturday September 6, 2014. Storflaskelördag.
A bit hazy straw yellow to honey color, small white head. A bit slight caramel, malty, fruity, kind of alcohol, citrus scent. Malty, grainy, bread, bitter, hoppy, pith, citrus taste. High bitterness. Bitter aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zekada (174) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from Bishops Arms, Helsingborg. Aroma is very hoppy with sides of grass and hay, and it smells very nice. Pours a hazy pale orange colour with a medium white head. Taste has some subtle hops, with a fresh taste of citrus and some grass. Overall one of the better APA I’ve ever had, definitely worth a tryl

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2338) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at Blind Tiger. Grapefruit hop aromas (mild). Clear yellow pour with a white head. Tangy grapefruit and resin notes with minerally lowlights. Average body and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olost (18) - - AUG 22, 2014
Ale bem balanceada. Macia, não muito hoppy, acompanhou muito bem a carne. Entre a Sierra Nevada e a Maine ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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