AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent hoppy fruity aroma. Slight cloudy straw colored pour. Superb malt hop balance with grapefruit and citrus. This is pretty close to beer perfection.
MarinEvelyn (312) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
smells like a very high quality beer. lots of citrusy hops, malt, grapefruit.
tastes lives up to the aroma. hoppy but smooth, well balanced citrus and pine.
when I think of a high quality beer, this is what I think of.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2006
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours bright sparkling king tut gold w/ a full spritzy froth. Aromas of wet herbs and spice. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are delicate and complex w/ lemon rind, herbs, spice, and a subtle asprin dryness on the finish. Not a malt bomb at all. This is very complex. The bittering comes like a ghost in the night while you sleep. All is quiet then you’re awakened and suddenly immersed in a Hitchcock thiller. Bloody awsome I say. Well balanced. A session brew by far. Highly recommended.
cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great brew scene in San Diego and love the Bev Mo stores. Got this brew there. Great hop nose great crystal clarity with tight white foam head. Excellent crisp clean malt/hop balance in the flavor and excellent mouthfeel for type and finish
eli723 (19) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this at my wedding. A great beer to just drink all night long. Clean, crisp, refreshing, but flavorful enough to keep you interested.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My very first homebrew was a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone that didn't quite match perfectly, but was damn good. This reminds me of that batch, only quite a bit better.
Pours a light amber with an amazingly lumpy head that left a very nice lace down the glass.
The scent is what reminded me of my homebrew the most. Very fresh smelling floral hops - almost like I was sniffing the bag. This has to have been dry-hopped. Most excellent.
Flavor is a lot like SNPA; floral hops nicely balanced with sweet malt and a hint of light fruits. Quite nice.
Mouthfeel is a tad thin and has a bit of an aftertaste, but is still nice. Overall this is a a fantastic PA and definately worth seeking out.
Thanks to EyeDrinkAle for the awesome PA.
sandygoonie (31) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer pours an amber gold with a frothy white head that dissipates in to a thick film that lasts and laces the whole way down the beer. The smell hits you initially with the aroma of the hops. First of all the distict floral and citrus flavors that are so common. There is also a hint of some lightly toasted pale malts. The taste is also fantastic. The hops are obviously the focus of the beer but this does not prevent the beer from preventing some delightful sweet and toasted malts. Again the normal floral/citrus hops are most prevalent but once the beer is tasted the citrus flavor seems to dominate. The mouthfeel is carbonated well with some nice thickness. There is also a welcome dimension of bitterness associated with this beer. Overall I really enjoy this one. This is one I will come back to again and again.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is definitely the best APA I’ve ever had. Sat in the fridge two weeks courtesy of Hitimewine.com. Clean, crisp, sweet, citrusy, hoppy pale ale. New benchmark upon which other APA’s will have a tough time measuring up to. 22oz bottle to boot. consumed every drop myself and very proud and miserly with sharing any of this hidden gem.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Poured a very light golden with a wonderful hop aroma. Taste was a very hoppy/ grapefruitty with a good malt balance. I really enjoyed this beer. Too bad it isn’t more easily obtained.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
AleSmith X has to be one of the very best APAs I’ve ever sampled. The pour from the 22oz bomber was a clear and brilliant golden color. The head was of average size, but left some nice lacing around the glass. The aroma features some citrusy and spicy hops, along with a touch of lightly toasted bread and grapefruit. The body is very dry, hoppy, spicy and very smooth and drinkable. The flavors are mostly dry and hoppy, but there is some great balance with some light malts and a hint of bread. There is a ton of citrus notes in the flavors, with oranges and grapefruits. The finish is spicy and dry, as well.