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AleSmith X - AleSmith Brewing Company

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very good

774 Ratings

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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 61
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Vivified, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

brianmandell, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of vishneda
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

vishneda, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

VaporDome, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

sjmad23, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

tryemdad, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

belm001, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

AndrewMichael, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

PeakedInHighSchool, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

trevordglenn, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BreweryRun, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

HarleyCorps, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of TheGenesisOfElegance
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

TheGenesisOfElegance, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

cherche, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

wakeuptothesun, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

ffshore545, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Dcrane1975, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jrhottle, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

khargro2, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

atrocity, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of slackattack
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.

slackattack, Jun 16, 2014
AleSmith X from AleSmith Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.