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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
12oz bottle from Total Wine, Durham. Faintly cloudy golden pour with a lively, fresh-looking look to it. Bright fruits and noble hops in the nose, with moderate spice. Dry and grassy but understated in these areas, gives the overall impression of being somewhere between farmhouse, pils, and APA. Pleasant and sessionable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Beautiful orangey golden color with a galaxy of floaties orbiting about the glass. Nice citrus bitterness as advertised and a clean, dry finish with just the right bite. I could imagine having several of these on a warm day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1907) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours golden with a white head. Sweet citrusy hop aroma. Flavor is light citrus, bready malt, a little spice, with a clean bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3344) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pale golden color out of the bottle with lots of big floaties in suspension. I didn’t realize this needed to rest... Thin white head. Nice citrus hop and raw grain nose. I am a big fan of rye in beers. Very flavorful beer with some toasted English muffin, orange peel and something earthy. Long grapefruit rind finish with some pine notes. This will be a very nice warm weather beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma of grain, grass, and hops. Taste is lemons, rye, malt, grass, and spice. Nice and easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuamVice (63) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours a straw gold color. Fairly cloudy with a nice cream head. Lot of spice and hop funk upfront in the nose. Initial taste is very citrusy and light then finishes very bitter. Not much malt backbone. This would be much more drinkable without the very bitter finish, but I'm sure other people will like that a lot.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Draft @ WOB Dadeland. Pours hazy pale golden color with white head. Citrus aroma with light maltiness. Bitter citrus rind flavor with some rye and pine and slight earthiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 1/14/2013. Pours very cloudy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon, pine, floral, spicy rye, grass, bread, and light herbal. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of orange, grapefruit, lemon, pine, spicy rye, bread, toast, floral, grass, and light herbal. Fair amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, floral, rye spiciness, bread, toast, and grass on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance of hop/malt, with good complexity; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, lightly sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice rye pale ale! Nice balance of hop/malt flavors with good complexity; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A clear ligjt golden pour. Rye is decent hete with some nice hops. A nice beer if not an outstanding one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2013
From the bottle. Clear golden pour, white head. Aroma of lemons and earthy hops with taste of lemon citrus, rye and resin. Good stuff.


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