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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
EvilPuppet99 (37) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Im not a rye ale fan but it does produce a perfect head and looks the way a beer should. I mostly appreciated the head and color dumping into the sink.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Very cloudy and gold in color. Can see the floaties in this one. Produces very large head. Smells strong like rye. Good aftertaste. Easy to drink. Really liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 17, 2013
On tap at Datz, Tampa. Poured golden with a one finger white head. Mild hop aroma, some citrus. Taste was more hoppy than I assumed. Slightly bitter. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2347) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 - on tap at AV Old Chicago. Cloudy yellow pour with some head and nice lacing. Citrus, grain and some spice. Taste was consistent with aroma. Mild grapefruit bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hop__head (29) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Great rye pale ale. Enough hops to cut the rye. Very well balanced. Like what the rye brings to the pale ale. Very crisp and bright.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jnkor (356) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Light hop aroma. Poured orange with a lasting white head. Taste was quite hopped with a yeasty edge that was a little metallic/freezer burn. Palate was kind of thick with a bitter bite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of rye malts and some citrus. Light sweetness, medium bitterness, dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12oz bottle from ABC Wesley Chapel. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is some sweet malt, some light rye, and some light citrus. Flavor is similar with sweet malt, some mild rye, and some light citrus. Nice almost sessionable rye cream ale-ish thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
P: Cloudy golden orange body with loads of specks and floaters. A whipped creamy off white head that hangs out for a good while. S: Orange peel and oil, toasted rye, lemon zest, faint peaches, pineapple and earthy notes. T/M: Spiced orange, toasted rye, sweet malt, honey, and herbal tea. Clean zesty body that leave the palate subtly dry and lingers bitter orange peel and spice. O: Refreshing and easy drinking porch beer. The hop and malt profile are clean and simple yet play well together. A seasonal ale that doesn’t break the bank.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Dark golden color. More hoppy than most golden. Good balance. Consistent taste throughout.


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