1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Smog City XPA - Smog City Brewing

Not Rated.
Smog City XPA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
83
good

15 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 8.74%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PhillyStyle:
Photo of PhillyStyle
PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-13-2013 02:43:31 | More by PhillyStyle
More User Reviews:
Photo of allstar255
allstar255

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-03-2014 17:48:54 | More by allstar255
Photo of khall
khall

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-21-2012 07:14:43 | More by khall
Photo of bfellows
bfellows

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

04-30-2012 20:12:20 | More by bfellows
Photo of Chuggernaut00
Chuggernaut00

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-08-2014 20:49:31 | More by Chuggernaut00
Photo of drewone
drewone

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-18-2013 21:52:01 | More by drewone
Photo of womencantsail
womencantsail

California

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

12-31-2011 22:13:09 | More by womencantsail
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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

09-17-2013 00:42:08 | More by brentk56
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

07-08-2012 04:01:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of Murrhey
Murrhey

Montana

3.38/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

04-15-2012 02:27:24 | More by Murrhey
Photo of illidurit
illidurit

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

06-24-2013 04:41:02 | More by illidurit
Photo of Rudy
Rudy

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-26-2012 21:28:06 | More by Rudy
Photo of John11486
John11486

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-08-2012 22:20:14 | More by John11486
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-28-2013 02:19:19 | More by t0rin0
Photo of BAsbill
BAsbill

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-05-2013 20:00:24 | More by BAsbill
Smog City XPA from Smog City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.