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AleSmith X - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

757 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 59
Gots: 52 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-28-2002)
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-08-2014 13:50:08 | More by Drknight
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Iowa

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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-02-2014 06:29:01 | More by esad919
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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-02-2014 05:21:59 | More by czillmer
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-31-2014 13:26:18 | More by AlvinLin
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Vivified

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-29-2014 01:34:40 | More by Vivified
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brianmandell

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-29-2014 00:26:36 | More by brianmandell
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vishneda

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

This beer is clearly a "light IPA" impression of the APA style. It's very hop forward with a sharp bitterness and strong hop flavors throughout the palate. In the glass it has a very "West Coast IPA" look with great golden clarity and no real discernible caramel malt or reddish tint. Aroma on this three month old bottle was a little weaker than some of the top offerings but what was there was very much Cascade hop goodness, Flavor wise, this is clearly a hop lovers APA: the malt is very quietly murmuring in the background while the hops go all Axl Rose on you. I liked this beer but it is a very dry APA. I have to admit I am a much bigger fan of a slightly more malt-balanced beer, and I like my APA to have a fruitier note which this beer does not have. I admire Alesmith for creating this beer though, it is brewed right at the edge of being too hoppy without at all going over that line. Very good.

One thing I noted is that you definitely need to let this beer warm up to about 50f to really appreciate it. At lower temperatures the beer does not present enough of the malt and it comes off very dry. Slightly warmer the malt opens up and glows a little in the middle of the palate and that really improves the impression of this beer. The bottle is clearly marked with temperature instructions and you will enjoy it better of you need those.

07-28-2014 04:23:14 | More by vishneda
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VaporDome

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-24-2014 22:47:55 | More by VaporDome
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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-22-2014 05:12:39 | More by sjmad23
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tryemdad

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-21-2014 02:23:35 | More by tryemdad
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belm001

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-20-2014 20:04:08 | More by belm001
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-20-2014 02:22:50 | More by AndrewMichael
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Missouri

3/5  rDev -23.7%

07-18-2014 18:48:04 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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trevordglenn

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Michigan

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +12%

Appearance: Rich golden and clear. Thick head but dissipates quickly. No lacing.

Smell: Hops, citrus, spices, mild yeast notes.

Taste: Light in hops but plenty of spices, citrus, malt and sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, moderate carbonation, full body.

Overall: Excellent.

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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AleSmith X from AleSmith Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.