AleSmith X | AleSmith Brewing Company

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3.93/5
Very Good
975 Ratings
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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:
#6,076
Reviews:
393
Ratings:
975
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
107
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 975 |  Reviews: 393
Photo of Skrumpy
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have always been a fan of great pale ales, and this one is a new addition to the favorites list. Bright, golden amber color. On the hazy side. Creamy, tan head with excellent retention and thick, billowy lacing. Bread like malt, orange zest, and herbal notes make up the aroma. Slighty floral also. The flavor is extremely well balanced with citrus, pine, herbs, and malt. Very smooth. Crisp and refreshing, yet still a hops kick that lingers on the palate in just the right way. Well done!

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Photo of sephyrott
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A golden yellow hue, with fuzzy clarity. The head is one finger white, creamy, and rocky with good retention.

N: Citrus, floral, grapefruit, pine, toasted malt, caramel, yeast, and touch of tropical.

T: Citrus, floral, resin, grapefruit, toasted malt, caramel, yeast, tropical, cracker, and some grass.

M: Carbonated, medium body, with a touch of bitterness.

O: This a stellar pale ale, great flavors, a stand out.

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Photo of briandaube
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AAG
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toynk
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SSS
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewery, it is a clear straw color, aroma is subdued, flavours is clean and crips as a pale ale should be. I enjoyed this quite a bit after a couple of speedway stouts...

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

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

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

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The bottle is opened, immediately a lot of foam comes out, followed by a moderate level of carbonation in the amber colored lager. Slightly bitter in flavor. Not bad.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Union Liquors. Hazy golden body piled high with a fluffy head. light hop aroma recalls a pilsner. Taste is extra crisp, nice snap on the finish. Lingering bitterness. Could easily pass for a nice German pils.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of allengarvin
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice golden amber color with a moderate, dense head.
S: Aroma offers nice floral, citrus hop notes with a little malty sweetness.
T: Excellent flavor! Lots of citrus hop taste up front, and a great mix of bitterness and malt make it a great quaffing beer. The yeast is fairly neutral, so this is just a solid hop-and-malt beer, but very well-crafted. Finishes dry.
M: Plenty of body but not at all heavy.
O: Quite solid beer. And I don't just say that because I've been dieting and it's only my 4th beer in 50 days.

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Photo of paullmcm25
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cold_1
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Omniwar
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jack921
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on March 11, 2016. Look is hazy pale orange gold with a fluffy white head and lingering lacing. Smell is citrus rind, tart orange with bread and yeast aromas. Taste is grain, citrus, earth, herb and bread malt flavors. Feel is medium in body that starts crisp but smooths out and finishes somewhat dry.

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AleSmith X from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 975 ratings
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