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RATINGS: 528   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
On tap at Brunzies. Medium golden amber clear with thin white lacing head. Mild fruity hop aroma with floral notes and light caramel. Medium body with medium carbonation. starts moderately sweet with light hop bitterness throughout. Smooth finish with light rye and lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle to glass. Golden body with a thick lacy white head. Nose is citrus, semi sweet malt, and some peppery rye. Smooth mouth feel, malty body, rye malt kicking, and bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2450) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours golden with white foam. Rye grains and citrus. Grapefruit y hops and rye malts. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1315) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft beernutz. Golden color. Citrus hop aroma. Grains. Biscuit. Medium bitterness. Rye. Interesting beer. Average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (981) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1419) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (615) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (428) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1558) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (994) - 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.

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