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RATINGS: 1061   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This refreshing, light-golden Extra Pale Ale embodies drinkability. AleSmith X pushes the limits by offering a level of flavor not often found in this classic style. Fresh American hops are abundant but carefully balanced by a light, crisp body and smooth bitterness. Notes of citrus and pine combine with a delicate malt sweetness to create a flavorful drinking experience.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 24, 2009
Bottled (thanks stoutlover72!). Amber colour, huge white head. Aroma is fruits, some grassyness and mild toffeeishness. Flavour is some slight fruity notes with toffee and some slight earthyness also. Fruity and yeasty aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (17076) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2009
Bottled (a couple of years old bottle, Vasa session). Slightly hazy yellow color, giant head, lots of lace. Citrusy with light mellow mango aroma, some papery-grainy notes. Citrusy, fruity, bready ... some hops in the aftertaste. Long citrusy bitter aftertaste. Toned down after ageing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
22 oz bomber pours hazy golden colour with huge fluffy white head. nice floral aroma. this is a light bodied apa with huge flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
I knew I had this beer the last time I was in San Diego but I just couldnt be sure. Got the bottle in a trade with WeeHeavySD. Pours a clear blond with a thin white head. Citrus hops are the main aroma. Good bitter finish. I still like my Alpha King better for a APA, but this is a fine beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2009
If you can imagine a lighter-smoother version of a robust, fine Pale Ale, but sacrifice none of the flavor, depth of character or drinking experience...youd be left with X. Pours light golden and clear. Flavor is citrus and sweet-malt. Finishes slightly bitter, sweet and very tingly-clean!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2223) - Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Huge thanks to BMan1113VR for hooking me up with this one. Crushed with Jakebra. Beautiful nose of orange citrus and hops. Flavor is pretty nice, very smooth, but a little thin. I still have nothing to complain about. Definitely dug it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle on 1/1/09. Another winner from Alesmith. Gold pour with an off white head which leaves good lacing. Lemon hops dominate the aroma. Flavor is a little weak but balanced of lemon, grapefruit and floral hops. Slightly bitter and a light mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (209) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
A citrussy aroma to it. An light amber color with a good head. A relly nice pale ale, one of the better that I have had. Very grapefruit taste to it at first.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3040) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2009
From the tap poured amber with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2009
22oz Bottle... Poured clear, straw color with a beige head. Ive been suffering from a cold so the aroma wasnt as true to me as it would, but contained some noticeable floral hops. Foamy mouth feel that wasnt overly dry with a nice softness. It was really balanced with malted, biscuit notes and a hop bitterness. You could tell this was made with some HQ ingredients.


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