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Smog City XPA - Smog City Brewing

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Smog City XPA
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BA SCORE
83
good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smog City Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 12-31-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid Extra Pale ale from the same guy who brews all of the Tustin beers.
The bartender recommended this very highly and I have to say he was on the money.
Pours darker that straw but seems to lighten up once the vivid effervescence subsides. White, loose head that dissipates quickly.
Great refreshing flavor that is reminiscent of a high quality hoppy pilsner, just like the nose predicts.
Bubblier than I was expecting but a nice mouthfeel that carried the flavors.
Great beer. i'll drink it any time.

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3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Tustin Brewing

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a white head. Smells pretty nice, actually. Lots of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit and orange. A decent floral aroma, some light bread notes, too. A bit watery on the flavor. Good bitterness, but sort of a grassy hop flavor without as much citrus and floral character. A bit of malt sweetness. Light in body with medium carbonation.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a just a bit of a head capping the clear amber liquid; spotty lacing is left behind

Smell: Piney, with an undertone of pith and a hint of caramel

Taste: A bit of caramel to get things started and then the hops take over; piney bitterness with a bit of pith that verges on lemon peel

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lively carbonation

Overall: Not a bad beer at all; refreshing and nicely balanced

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think this one smells better than it tastes.

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On-tap at Tustin Brewing. Reviewed from notes.

A- One finger head with little retention. Orange-golden color, fairly cloudy.

S- Fruity and floral hops, some bitter smells but kind of subtle.

T- Hoppy and fruity, finishes sweet.

M- Light bodied and dry, interesting finish.

O- I would like to try this one again.

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Smog City XPA from Smog City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.