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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten Ale began as part of a series of rye beers at our Eccentric Café. The combination of sharp citrus & resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (796) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle into pint glass, hazy golden’ish-amber color, some floaties with white head. Aroma of citrus/pine (lemony) hops, some grass, rye and light caramel. Taste brings out rye spiciness (pepper), biscuity malt and more earth/dank hop bitterness. Light-medium body, low carbonation, soft, crisp with some lingering citrus bitterness. I feel spring coming drinking this, or maybe its looking out the window watching the snow finally melt on this 60 degree day. Either way nice bright beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Packaged: 12/13/13. A hazy amber pour with tons of little floaties and a thin beige head. The crisp aroma features some lemons, citrus rinds, light rye bread, grass, and some caramel. Thin to medium-bodied on the way down. A light caramel maltiness upfront taste-wise. A big bready/biscuity middle. Some rye here and there. Lemon and citrus rinds finish things off. A bitter, grassy end. Resiny.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Poured as a taster at local shop. Pours a nice golden color with white head. Aroma of citrus and resin, with undertones of spiciness from rye. Tastes follow the aromas and the finish is clean and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (220) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2014
pours golden ....minimal head..smells of citrus and hops....taste is citrus hops a little earthy...another very tasty bells beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1414) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Tasted from 12oz brown bottle into a Willybecher glass. It poured a hazy light orange amber colour with off-white foam, decent head-retention. I’d consider this a "Rye IPA", definitely hops-forward and more layered than most: grassy, grainy, some subtle sharpness from the rye, malty and a little toasty, balanced by pungent American hops: peppery, grapefruity, spicy, resiny, musky, dank ganja-like impression. Light-medium body, average carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel with more grain complexity than most APAs. Well-crafted and very tasty, with a nice crisp snap at the finish. Obvious appeal for casual drinkers and beer nerds. Recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (939) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Pint on tap. Nice golden color, good lacing, clear. Good aroma, nice light rye smell. Taste matches, like a non-traditional IPA, not overwhelming, good or bad. A nice balanced crispy taste, long aftertaste. Pretty good beer, but nothing earth-shattering for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (358) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of cards04. Slightly hazy golden pour with a frothy white head. Light citrus and biscuity hops aromas, some rye spiciness and malt on the nose as well. Hoppy flavour with some more rye spiciness, a bit of malt and a nice full mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, biscuit, bread, hints of slight spice with maybe a touch of rye, some hints of white fruit come in as well. Taste is a mix of honey, vanilla, biscuit, bread, slight grain into some spice, rye, grass, finishing fairly dry, slightly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Hazy golden color; Medium body; Aroma of malt/bread, floral hops, & rye/grain; Flavor of malt, rye, floral hops, and citrus; Fairly nice & easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Citrus grapefruit aroma, taste is citrus and peppercorn with a nice clean finish... Nice


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