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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Smells of sweet hops and light lemon. Dark orange color with white thin head. Floral notes from the hops. Good bitter grapefruit pith only. Slightly tinny but light and kind of refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. golden pour, medium bodied. pretty bitter, citrusy, solid flavor, pretty good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1649) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap at the dutch. Consumed with lunch of chilli and rice. Dealing with the remnants of a brutal cold equates to no ability to discern any nose whatsoever. Rye comes thu balanced with sturdy hops. A tang of grapefruit on the side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamstome (1641) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Golden brown pour, medium white head. Light toasty aroma, hoppy toasty rye flavor. Bitter finish, light bodied. Okay, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
This beer was light with some crisp pale malt, orange, wheat, and lemon flavors and aromas. The rye gives it a smoother texture and little more character.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bransm (9) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
Not for me. Light golden color with little to no head. Bitter going down. Bitter afterwards. Maybe I got a bad brew? Not sure I'll be trying this again anytime soon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy orange pour with a white head. Herbal hop aroma with some light rye malt underneath. Peppery bitter hops at the start with a dry rye malt middle and a rather dry finish. Dry rye bread aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2271) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft sample at the Minneapolis airport. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Fairly mild aromas of lemon peel, earth, and lean grains. Balanced and easy drinking, with flavors of white grapefruit and spicy rye malt. Slightly slick mouthfeel, but the finish is grainy and sharp. Uncomplicated, but nicely drinkable. Moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (327) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours a beautiful gold with a very nice lacing. Tastes of rye and smells the same. It drinks more bitter than most ryes I have had before. A solid beer, but just slightly above average for the rye varieties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
bread, citrus, floral, spruce, dough, grapefruit,golden, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent, bitter,

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