Sunday, April 20, 2014

AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale Review

Name: AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.25%

I've already reviewed a couple of beers from AleSmith Brewing Company, a brewery known for their strong beers and found them to be very good (especially the Wee Heavy.) Today I'm going to switch it up a bit and take a look at one of their lower-calibur beers and I've decided to go with AleSmith's X Extra Pale Ale, though part of my brain wants to interpret the "X" as ten.

AleSmith X pours a hazy yellow color with a white foamy head. The visible carbonation is pretty high carbonation and the lacing left behind is surprisingly abundant and sticky.

The aroma kicks things off with a nice floral hoppiness, a solid pale malt foundation and a light yeasty scent.

The flavor accurately reflects the aroma. The flavor starts out with a solid floral hoppiness and the pale malt backbone is carried over wonderfully from the nose along with the yeasty aspect. There is also a light caramel sweetness in here too which helps out the flavor quite a bit.

The palate as a whole is moderately weighted with some light carbonation. Overall, this is very easy to drink!

It's a relief to see that AleSmith can tackle the lower ABV beers with ease. AleSmith X is a very tasty American Pale Ale and it's very easy to drink! I picked this up for around $5 and you're getting more than your money's worth here!

AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale - 9/10

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