AleSmith X - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by CoolJosh:
3.7/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From a 22 oz bottle to my Mad Elf tulip-globe glass. Pours a semi cloudy singed orange with some light brown hues. There is a small light white creamy head that doesn't stick around.
The smell is of really fresh citrus hops. I'm picking up a nice grapefruit scent atop lemon zest. Reminiscent of fresh Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
The taste is just alright. On the lighter side like a Pale Ale should be. The lemon and grapefruit are still present in the taste but do not stick out as much. A slight roasted grain taste gets picked up as the beer warms. The hops are super fresh but not overwhelming. I was hoping for more, but this definitely can falls inline with a west coast pale ale.
The carbonation is unusually low for a pale ale. I could drink this easily as a session beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2009 02:04:14 | More by CoolJosh
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3.79/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
a: hazy golden yellow with some darker orange notes rising up the sides of the glass. 2 finger marshmallow white head.
s: cascade & columbus hops. pineapple, sweet lemons, light toffee, juicy mango, huge amounts of freshly baked dough
t: taste is much different than the aroma. the hops i'm tasting, which hit you first, are oniony & garlic. dank 'cat piss' like flavors. those fade to some bitter grapefruit, piney bark, and fresh citrus. ends bready & bitter
m: medium with just enough carbonation to pop those amarillo-like flavors
o: don't love it. the flavors taste a bit all over the place in here....something just isn't working with another one of the flavors. i think when you have the garlic-like hop flavors you need to balance it out with something sweet. however here your just hit with bitterness. not enough balance. i will say it is probably a good beer to pair with a salad or sharp cheese
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 04:57:24 | More by hopsputin
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Location: The Craftsman
Glassware: Cigar City Pint
Appearance: Very blonde with a small head. The beer laces very nicely.
Aromatics: A very nice fruit smell. Lots of piney hops.
Flavor: To be honest, I was a little taken back by how piney it was. Wasn't expecting it from an APA. The mouthfeel was smooth.
Finish: The hops stayed on for the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
03-20-2014 20:24:53 | More by KornWallace
AleSmith X from AleSmith Brewing Company
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