X | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
977 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:
#6,664
Reviews:
394
Ratings:
977
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
108
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 977 |  Reviews: 394
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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Photo of peabody
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

look: clear golden color, white head and lots of lacing.
smell: citrus and pine resin
taste: heavy on the pine resin but delicious
feel: crisp and medium body
overall delicious and refreshing

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Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color capped modestly by the head of foam; a decent amount of stringy lacing action

Smell: Bready malt; citronella and lemon balm

Taste: Bready, up front, with the citronella flavor building; slightly herbal through the middle and somewhat dry with a lemon balm edge

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Definitely from the old school but the times they are a changin'

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

Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of cbcrunch
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tubeyes
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden seethru orange body with one finger head and lace. Tropical and grapefruit aroma underlies citric hops and sweet malts (mostly caramel). Real easy drinking beer that has a great citric hoppiness and love the sweetness from malts (and hint of grapefruit sweetness); balanced pale ale that is simple yet delivers both the hops and sweetness.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
4.61/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks terrific in the glass, crisp refreshing appearance. Smells like orange citrus and bread, inviting. This is tasty. Bitter and light with juicy citrus and pine, ends dry yet tasty. Flavorful and with some grain in there. Feels thin and creamy, and nicely carbonated. Among the best pale ales I've tried.

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Photo of illpass78
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at Loco Coco's in Kittery, Maine.

Appearance: A clear golden/copperish color with a short white head.

Aroma: Floral with some tropical fruit notes and pine.

Taste: Follows nose, with a bigger grapefruit presence. Some herbal character, too.

Mouthfeel: Standard APA depth.

Overall: Stands out from the many pale ales out there. Flavorful, refreshing and reasonably complex.

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Photo of Jimct
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Flyn4beer
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Risenhower
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

X from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 977 ratings