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Orange X | AleSmith Brewing Company

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3.84/5
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65 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): 5.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Orange X is a fresh new take on our classic Extra Pale Ale. We combined the crisp, light balance and generous hop profile of X - Extra Pale Ale with the bright juicy citrus character of oranges as a tasting room exclusive here in San Diego. The positive response was so overwhelming that we decided to trust in our fans by putting it into cans. Orange X is for the people!


Added by wethorseblanket on 03-09-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,976
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
65
pDev:
8.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by Knapp85:
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: drops into the glass hazy gold with rapidly rising bubbles under a 1.5" lacy cream colored foam cap with good retention

S: Added orange peel and flavors dominate the nose but allow bread crumb and citrusy hop aromas to come through.

T: The added flavors work with the X-Extra pale ale flavors drawing support from the malt flavors and accenting the citrus flavors provided by the hops. the malt and hop flavors are medium.

F: The beer is nice and creamy with a medium body and carbonation

O: AleSmith packs a lot of flavor into a beer with moderate alcohol

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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.

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Photo of JamFuel
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light orange, with fine, low foam.

Smells like a piney Orangina, crazy amounts of orange here.

Taste is very much like the nose, a more bitter orange soda with a bit of pine thrown in.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very refreshing pale ale that stands out because of the ridiculous amount of orange on the nose and taste.

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Photo of StormAles
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge of the glass, and lots of lacy rings of bubbles running down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of freshly sliced oranges are present in the nose.
T: The taste is packed with lots of orange flavors with underlying notes of the pale ale and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The orange aromas and flavors in this beer are quite intense—almost like the intensity of orange flavors in an orange soda. I really liked how the orange aromas and flavors seemed to be all natural.

Serving type: can

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Photo of RyanK252
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

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

S: Bright zesty citrus, orange comes through big time, floral, a little pine, crackery malt, and light honey sweetness.

T: Bright lively orange leads the parade, more citrus, lemon, and grapefruit, grassy, floral, some spicy pine, faint hints of tropical fruit, crackery malt, and a little honey sweetness.

M: On the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: The orange comes through beautifully. Nice summer beer.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmecca
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zanico
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Six pack copped from Bottle King in Livingston. Pours a translucent, orange hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and orange. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on July 2, 2017.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is hazy and a color I can only describe as straw yellow with a coat of rust. Not quite copper or amber, yet too dark to be anywhere in the gold/straw range. The head is almost white, foamy, and retains well. Lacing is random patches of foam initially.

The aroma has a definite oat aroma with bright orange peel zest.

The taste starts out with a malt and dried oats flavor before it is crushed by orange zest and pine. The finish is sharp citrus peel, quite bitter.

Mouthfeel is smooth and dry.

Overall, it's pretty good and I love the orange zest, not overpowering. The malty oat component is subtle and offers a chewyness to the beer.

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Photo of CMC73
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirTD
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Draft pour into a goblet.

I would say this one blurs the lines between American Pale Ale and Fruit Beer except that it smells and tastes more like fruit slice candy than real oranges. It also smells and tastes of light honey with minimal bitterness.
This one definitely leans more towards malty and sweet, though it is a light sweetness that is rather refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall it isn't bad and I did enjoy it but it seems to me a bit of a novelty.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Orange X from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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