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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4281) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Tap. Clear, dark gold with average, creamy white head. Aroma is rye, crawl and biscuit malts, light fruit, and grassy hops. Flavor is chewy, bready malts and grassy/pine hops forward with supporting light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4304) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Kyle. Thanks man! It pours a light golden color with a lasting ring of white foam. Pretty light for a rye beer. The aroma is nice with cereal grains, pine, hints of dense rye maltiness and some citrus. The flavor is full bodied and very bitter with citrus pith, good rye bread crust, pine, and an earthy bitter finish. Smooth on the palate and dry with multigrain maltiness rather than sweet cara malts. A bit of a punishing finish for a lighter pale, but overall very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (830) - Queens, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
bottle: pours golden amber with a thin white head, aroma and taste are grainy, slight bitterness in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4182) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. Big rye and hops to match. Well rounded with plenty of flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4618) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Despite freindly filtered pale lager look with things floating in there and a nifty fragrent aroma, taste is big bitter ipa with a little wallop on the finish. Lager lovers will not be impressed by its over the top juicy pine needles and spruce tar mixed with green grapefruit rinds.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (601) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is pilsner malts and light grains. Taste really is good. Initially, you get the grains which fade almost immediately, giving way to a citrus rind hoppy bitterness. The finish is pilsner malts with a little maple syrup. Not bad and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkbachman (181) - - MAR 4, 2013
Resin and floral hop aroma. Distinct rye flavor mixed with a pilsner type malt. Hop bitterness resembles the rye malt, but lingers in the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (400) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tap at mellow mushroom. Pour is golden and light. Med carbonation. Nose is dry with fruit sweetness. Mild hop taste upfront and some rye to follow. Mellow beer and good. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (276) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy honey golden color. Nice 2 finger head which leaves some wrings of lacing. Aroma is light citrus, grassy hops, and spicy rye. Flavor is bitter rye, grassy hops, and some citrus notes. Flavor is fairly light with a nice light bitter citrus hop finish. Really liking this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy rye malt with Pils malt notes, pear and apple fruity esters, pine and citrus hops. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with spicy and earthy rye malt backbone, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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