AleSmith X | AleSmith Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
965 Ratings
AleSmith XAleSmith X
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
Ratings:
965
Reviews:
390
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
105
For Trade:
1
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3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber to pint glass. No bottling date or code, but this beer was undeniably fresh. Sampled 5/8/11.

A: A large, 4 finger head erupts on the pour. Pristinely white, fluffy and frothy. The body is a light shade of golden yellow. Thousands of bubbles can be seen rushing at a fast and constant pace through the clear body. Very good lacing in the form of chunky sea foam. An absolute stunner in the glass.

S: Lightly grainy and heavily hopped with notes of grass and pine. Light rubbery phenolics bring the nose down a notch.

T: Straightforward hop flavor with a delicate malt base. Starts out lightly sweet and begins to lean towards dry on the mid and back end of the palate, amplifying the bitterness. There is a subtle tanginess on the back end as well. Phenolics some into play again unfortunately.

M: Light but very expansive body with fine fizzy carbonation.

O: Drinks like a 5% ABV beer should, which was my guess since the alcohol content wasn't actually listed on the bottle. Pretty solid brew.

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Photo of animortician
2.8/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

First time trying something lighter by AleSmith. Got a 220z bottle.

Soon as I popped the cap I was surprised to not hear much pressure release at all. This beer was almost totally flat. Poured it pretty aggressively but it didn't inspire any head at at all. Bright Golden in color.

Smelled good, bright citrus tart IPA.

Taste was good but it was impossible to ignore the lack of carbonation. Seemed like it would have been a great IPA if it was balanced with good Carbonation. Flavor seem comparable to something like Lagunitas IPA.

Mouthfeel... How do u say flat?

Hoping this was just a bad bottle that somehow didn't get enough priming sugar added during bottling.

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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[poured into a duvel tulip glass] ۞2011 release۞

B: Simplistic yet engaging labels similar in texture to Stones. The back provides good amount of information about the brew and it's ingredients. Cant seem to find a date or alcohol percentage. Blank gold bottle cap.

A: Hazy light amber body with a beautiful large creamy head(slow dissipation) and good lacing.

S: Smells of citrus(orange or lemon) hops with faint sweet malt.

T: Grapefruit/lemon citrus, sweet malt, and light hops.

M: Clean/crisp, little to no alcohol presence, medium carbonation, and light/med body.

O: I don't usually favor this style but this is a great. A very clean beer. Besides it's clean taste, there's nothing that stood out me. Regardless, I would defiantly recommend this brew to those who usually gravitate to this style.

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

From notes, poured into a pint glass.

Extra pale ale from AleSmith. I got this on recommendation and was really expecting great things here. I was left wishing for more hops and more character. Don’t get me wrong, this is certainly a really nice beer and has a nice flavor for only 5% ABV, but the more I drink pale ales, the more I wish I was having an IPA instead. AleSmith is doing good things with this beer and maybe if it was a hot summer day instead of a cooler evening it would’ve been better.

Verdict: Worth the try, but don’t expect to be blown away.

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3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tap into a pint glass at Vine Cottage in San Diego, Calif. Color was golden amber. Maybe an inch of head. Good-looking lacing on top. Lots of circular film that lasted throughout.

Smelled of citrus hops. Lemon zest.

Initial taste was almost pilsner like. Spicy hops. Bitter ending.

Medium body. Lively carbonation. Bitter finish. Got kind of old pretty quick.

This beer started out so good and then just kind of petered out as it went down. Just so-so.

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AleSmith X from AleSmith Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 965 ratings.
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