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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2529) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall. Pours a golden looking color with a head ha fades. Decent seSionable hoppy pale ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2516) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
more a pith grapefruit bitter than a rye. still a nice golden character from the mid palate all the way down with all the nice Golden body. too bad not taken in late april. will rerate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Rye beers can be decent, but this one has too many hops to appreciate the rye. Bottom line - this one is too overhopped to be very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1456) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly but leaves behind traces with decent lacing. Aroma is. Citrus and peppery spice. Taste is bright and citrus with a bit of added darkness from the rye malt. Southfield is smooth and creamy yet doesn’t finish crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2785) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Dark gold, clear, decent lingering head. Standard spicy rye nose. Fully bodied hop driven palate, not much else. Decent, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3045) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
I really liked the earthiness of this brew. It has an ESB essence with a nice malt base. the flavor has a peppery feel, dry and refreshing. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3847) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
This is a really well done American pale ale that happens to be brewed with rye. It’s rather cloudy and orange in color. The head is pretty small but it does at least leave behind a good amount of lace. The focus is on grapefruit-like hops in the nose and in the flavor as well. Normally, I like for hops to be bright and vibrant but these are more subtle and earthy and it really works quite well. It is definitely not outside the standard realm of an American pale ale but it is something a little different and I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2452) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle from Save On. Clear golden with dense lasting white head and lace. Citrus and herbal perfumy aroma. Dry with hints of nuts biscuit and apricot. With dry herbal citrus grassy woody resinous finish. Light body, smooth effervescent. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1927) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Draft. Pours clear light amber. Medium creamy tan head. Hoppy, fruity, sweet. Citrus. Orange. Touch of grapefruit. Great rye character. Toasty beneath. Malt to balance. Full to medium creamy body. Moderate bitterness. Perfect rye spiciness. Solid Sweetness to balance. Great balance. Just a good beer. Well made. Very drinkable. I really enjoyed this..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1864) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at Fraser's. Courtesy of Erica! The pour is a a foggy amberish gold with a nice filmy head and gorgeous lace. The aroma it a little bready, backed up with a nice hop punch, and a light bitterness that rounds out nicely on the nose. The flavor is solid. It's got a bitterness that tends to move to a sweet note, but comes back, with a flow through. The mouth feel is decently thin, but creamy at one point with a lovely lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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