AleSmith X | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith XAleSmith X
971 Ratings
AleSmith XAleSmith X

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 971 |  Reviews: 391
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very much carbonated brew with a tall white fluffy head
the color was golden and hazy looked like a blond really.
The aroma was quite pleasent with copious amounts of grapefruit and tangerine but quite lean in the malt dept.
Very much lacking in that the taste didn't follow the nose. Taste was thin and dry and harsh. One could pull out some hops but not to the degree that was suggested in the nose.
Malts are absent.
On the palette the beer was quite dry with spontinous carbonation that would lead to gas latter this evening.
This beer is actually pretty good. Its easy to drink and smells good.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of argock
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at The Taproom (San Diego, CA).

A: Crystal clear golden with 1/2-to-1-finger of foamy off-white head with good retention and substantial lacing.

S: Big grapefruit and pine usher in a stellar aroma profile with honeysuckle, lemon tartness, and pineapple. The malt is nondescript.

T: I have got to start looking for the clone recipe for this beer -- it is so crisp and refreshing with upfront hoppiness with grapefruit, lemon, orange, floral, and pine without grassiness or dankness. The malt profile, while a supporting player, makes a huge difference in the enjoyment of this beer as it provides just the right kiss of sweetness and breadiness without seeming at all overly malty or cloying, letting the hops shine. The bitterness is low. A wonderful demi-session ale.

M: Very slick and clean with low carbonation and a light body that lends a creamy soft quality and enhances drinkability even further.

O: I really enjoyed this beer -- while I was expecting a really good APA being that it was from Alesmith, this guy surpassed my expectations. Superb beer and a standard-bearer for style.

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Photo of aflies
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of DocJitsu
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with an off white head. The head lingers due to carbonation bubbles migrating from the bottom. Sweet grapefruit bouquet. Light to medium body. Pine up front yielding to sweet grapefruit with a bit of green grape noted. Finishes pretty abruptly and clearly.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of UnkleFester
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear straw golden color with two fingers worth of fluffy white head that slowly recedes leaving behind a rather nice lacing.

S: A good amount of citrus aroma. Grapefruit, orange, lemon are dominant here.

T: Like the aroma citrus is noticed right up front along with a pine and finishing out with malt.

M: Has a lighter medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: My first brew from AleSmith I found it to be wonderfully balanced and at 5% highly drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of lordofstarside
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bomber to pint glass, no visible freshness date

pours a light gold, half finger of head. More carbonation than I'm used to seeing

smell of strong hops, mild citrus, sweet malts, and alcohol. actually pretty good and acrid for a pale ale

taste follows through pretty closely with the smell. hops, grapefruit, some lemon zest. earthy bready malt neutralizes the taste and undercuts the initial hoppy fruity flavor

Mouth is kind of unique, light and dry, sting of high carbonation leaving your tongue feeling funny and altering the taste of the beer

Overall average apa, bitter with a dry malty finish. alright, not worth the $5 a bottle I paid, though

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

AleSmith X from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 971 ratings
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