In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


AleSmith Brewing Company X Extra Pale Ale

Aroma: “Subtle cracker malt aromas and clean yeast fruit esters blend with the forward floral/citrus hops aroma. Hops candy and sweet resin play against a spicy hops aroma with hints of apricot and lemon hops.”

Flavor: “Light malt flavor lends a dry, crisp finish. Strong carbonation really makes the clean and well-defined hops flavor pop out! Assertive hops flavor is spicy with some grassy-citrus notes and a bitterness that lingers just enough. Very light, spritzy body.”

Overall: “Crisp, clean, light, and refreshing—just what I want after work. A great take on the style with plenty of character all around, but easy to enjoy more than one glass. Pleasant example of style—very easy to drink. A very light-bodied APA ith an effervescent character where the hops dominate and the straightforward malt is only there to support.”