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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 Cafť. 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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (929) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2015 pours golden ....minimal head..smells of citrus and hops....taste is citrus hops a little earthy...another very tasty bells beer....now that this is on tap at work i have realized the rye notes are more prevelant on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1897) - 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. Iíd 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 (1005) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1138) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Citrus grapefruit aroma, taste is citrus and peppercorn with a nice clean finish... Nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LKay (157) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Good beer with a hop-start and a subtle continuation that melts away. A soft IPA sense which feels light and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - 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 (2565) - 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.

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