AleSmith X - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kendo:
4.4/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is clear, bright golden with a 1-finger white head. Good amounts of splotchy lace cling to the glass.
S: Fruitiness - citrus and some tropical fruits - and floral hops over lighter malt scents - think faintly bready in the nose.
T: Nice. This takes me back to the early days of craft (back when it was still called "micro"), when everyone brewed a Pale Ale - it just has the right flavors for a Pale Ale. I'm getting modest biscuity malt and bright hops - citrusy, but not in-your-face like the modern American IPAs or like a SNPA. Instead there's balance, with the citrusy hops finishing more with lemony flavors than, say, grapefruit. Lingering fruit and bitter flavors on the back of the mouth in the aftertaste. I keep coming back to the word "bright" and this one leaves that impression. I could drink a lot of this, methinks.
M: Real good - nice and creamy with a modestly fine carbonation. Call it just on the lighter side of medium in heft.
O: Well done, Alesmith. If this were cheaper (I think I paid $6.49 for the bomber, which works out to $20 per sixer - not that I've seen this in 12 oz bottles by me, but that's the per-ounce cost, petty much), I'd keep the fridge stocked with this, as this should satisfy hardcore beer geeks and novices or transitioning beer drinkers alike.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2012 01:26:35 | More by Kendo
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3.25/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours clear-ish gold with pure white creamy head of about 2 fingers that slowly dissipates and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine, and something spicy that I'm not sure of. Taste is not fruity at all, bitter, spice in the nose turns out to be oniony kind of thing that finally gets piney for a split second, then sweetens up with some malt at the end. Has a lingering bitterness that is enjoyable. Mouthfeel is just ok. Overall, being my first Alesmith beer, I'm a little disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 21:57:57 | More by slackattack
AleSmith X from AleSmith Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.