X | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This refreshing, light-golden Extra Pale Ale embodies drinkability. AleSmith X pushes the limits by offering a level of flavor not often found in this classic style. Fresh American hops are abundant but carefully balanced by a light, crisp body and smooth bitterness. Notes of citrus and pine combine with a delicate malt sweetness to create a flavorful drinking experience.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,190
Reviews:
394
Ratings:
977
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
108
Trade:
1
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Photo of CJNAPS
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: bright yellow with some head that dissipates quickly, without any lacing.
Taste: first, the hop hits you, and you can taste the piney feel of hop, but then the massive malt back makes its appearance, and it is super sweet. You can feel the grainy aftertaste.

An excellent pale ale. Love the malt back!

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Photo of jroof1
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a bright orange color with a small white head. The aroma is all oranges and some hops. The taste matches the nose.

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Photo of craigmj7
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMW66
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Floral, piney, grassy, a touch of citrus, faint fruity and herbal notes, biscuity malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Floral, lemon and orange zest, mild pine, grassy, faint herbal and slightly fruity notes, biscuity malt, and a little caramel sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, pretty crisp and crushable.

O: This beer's been around a while and the recipe is starting to show a little age. Nothing wrong with it, but a little boring compared to a lot of more recent offerings.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitekid
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and sweet caramel. Nice toasted caramel maltiness with a citrus kick of bitterness.

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Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Seidel Mug. No bottling or freshness date.

L: Pale gold with a light hop haze. Finger width white head has good retention but slowly fades into a thicker layer of bubbles and a big ring.

S: Biscuity Pilsener malts, with some honey, yeast , bread and citrus hops.

T: Follows the nose pretty much exactly. Complex for a pale ale and quite tasty.

F: Crisp light body, semi-dry finish.

O: A good pale ale, better than most but not the best.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 977 ratings