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RATINGS: 953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1480) - San Salvador, - AUG 17, 2008
At RateBeerians Tasting. Bottle: A good APA, light bodied but flavorfull. Color is pale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3936) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours extra clear yellow/gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and pale malts, floral and grassy hops, and some citrus. Flavor is clean malt profile with smooth, medium hop bitterness and faint grapefruit notes. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3022) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Fra 65 cl flaske på Cardinaltreff feb-15: lys gylden med moderat skum. Tropiske frukter, litt furunål og naturligvis citrus både i aroma og smak. Flott balansert med maltsødmen og umåte lett å helle innenfor snippen. Amerikanske craft brewers trår sjelden feil i denne stilarten. Lekker.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (121) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Draft pour at special brews, golden pour, hop aroma, lot of bite on this beer. Haven’t had it yet and now I did, enough said.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1408) - NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.02.15. Clear pale golden. Diminishing, white head. Refreshing aroma, with pale citrus and tropical fruits. Similar taste. A hint peach, succade and dry fruits in aftertaste. Good drinkability and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
Great head foams over bubbly like gold pour medium carbonation aromas floral citrus tropical fruits malts the flavours sweet floral tropical mango pine mild to medium bitter citrusy woody note stone fruit caramel a crispness the finish best aftertastes pine resin lovely sweetness verey enjoyable ale

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5426) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.25. Pale golden colour, only the faintest haziness. Large to moderate white head. Distinct aroma of American hops, notes of tropical fruits, citrus and pine, some caramel. Refreshing flavour, with the same elements as in the aroma. Well balanced, good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeuroPliny (204) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Taster at Fat Angel, SF. Pours clear straw honey with a lemon head. Nose is citrus, pine resin, orange peel, and hints of grapefruit. Flavour follows the nose. Clean and crisp. Perfect patio ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (929) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Clear golden with a foamy white head that leaves a lot of sticky lacing. The aroma is a blast of PNW hops. There’s a lot of pine, resin, citrus, and floral notes. The malt is sweet and pretty neutral in therms of flavor. The hop flavor is definitely more mellow than the aroma. Comes off a little over dry hopped but all in all not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (517) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
A Titan of Tastiness, a Bubbling Behemoth of Bacchanalian Bravado. A good beer. Exceedingly clear honey blonde with a hefty white froth. Provoking notes of grapefruit, clementine, mild piney dank, honey and cereal make the nose one to reckon with; the taste matches perfectly and leans on the bitter side of bittersweet. A smooth medium body with mid-high carbonation, this fine-ass Pale Ale ends with a honey-lemon note that begs for a Summer evening.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jc1762 (124) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2015
Poured into Sam Adams Perfect pint showing about a finger and half of clean white foam and pours golden clear. The nose shows clean and fresh tropical and exotic fruits (e.g. pineapple, mango) with hints of cannabis and pine. The palate is medium bodied and very fruit forward - a lot of fresh tropical fruit flavors. The mids show slight malt sweetiness. Slight bitterness at the end rounds off the pale ale. Great beer to start a session and even better fresh during a warmer season. As a pale ale, this is almost perfect.


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