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AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale is a clean, light-colored, light-bodied ale. The Peopleís 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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1533) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 24, 2013
This is delicious. The light color and frothy white head seem to go with the lighter body feel. The hops are spicy and citrusy with great pine and citrus aromas, and whatís great is they donít dry out the palate. Flowers, grass, ripe fresh apple, juniper berry. The beer has enough malt support without the malt really getting in the way flavor-wise or becoming sticky. This makes X a total pleasure to drink - easy, but entertainingly complete. Maybe I just got an exceptional bottle, so I will have to research that theory with lots more of íem...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (369) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
on draft poured into a tulip glass..golden/yellow with a fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,pine,florals..taste of citrus fruits,hops,pine with solid malt backbone..dry,crisp finish..easy drinking pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3434) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. golden with two finger head. strong carbonation. light flavorful body with citrus. medium hops. very well balanced with very nice taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joel (111) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours orange with a white rocky head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Bitter up-front with a pale malt flavor. Very light body and clean tasting with a lingering bitterness. This is a light pale ale at its best without being over-hopped. Very clean and very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2015
Another example why Alesmith is considered one of the best breweries in the world. Smells, looks, and tastes like the benchmark beer it is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (301) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours golden with strong pillowy head. Great floral and citrus hop aroma, with passionfruit. The taste is quite dry, but has all the floral, citrus and passionfruit notes hinted at in the aroma. Very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (165) - Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2015
From the bottle the aroma is hops with a slight citrus, taste is bitter hops a light pine flavor, finish is a little tea like, Overall a crisp ale

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1439) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bomber. Light hay with a fluffy, off white head. Clean, earthy hops. Bright, with light hops and bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1424) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Color hazy yellow with white head. Aroma peach, grapefruit, hoppy, fruity. Taste crisp, fruity, hoppy, peach.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stasís place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow with a nice white head, aroma of grass, mango skin and marmalade, flavor of grass, greenness, mango, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (949) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Poured from 22 oz bomber. As soon as the bottle was cracked open a big grapefruit and pine hop aroma came billowing out. Hazy pale golden color with a creamy white head. Grassy malt aroma with big grapefruit and pine hops. Sweet light grassy malt start with big citrusy grapefruit and pine finish.


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