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RATINGS: 540   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1086) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Golden pour with a huge and frothy white head. Aroma is very fresh and citrusy. Citrus, orange hop notes with a bit of grapefruit and the expected spicy finish. Lingering citrus. Pretty straightforward and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
26th May 2012
As ’Golden Rye’. Hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Softish palate with fine carbonation. Creamy malt, a little bretty. Mild orange and grapefruit citrus. Brett is there all the time. Mild rye spice. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1299) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Clear, light gold pour with a frothy, white head. The aroma is a little spicy with touches of lemon and grass. It has a light body with slightly oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter, very dry, and lacks flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1684) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Deep gold with mild haze. Nice peppery rye nose with mild pine, a twist of lemon, and honey. Flavor is a solid bitter rye with citrus rind that fades nicely to a honey graham cracker and lemon zest finish. Light citrus hop bitterness in the finish along with some honey. A highly enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Hoppy resin nose. Citrus resin hops palate as well. Finish is soft bitterness. Warm weather beer. Not one of the best bells brews

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 21, 2013
This tastes like a hoppy, peppery wheat beer. It’s good but not what the name suggests. I do like the astringent hop taste/smell but the rye is kind of in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottled - Pours a golden hazy color with a lot of sediment and chunks. Nose is hops, grass and lemons. Taste was alright but much to hoppy for my liking. Had a few other ryes that were so dominant on the hops. I'd drink it again if someone gave it to me but wouldn't buy it again. -optemoz

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
A: Very hazy pale orange with lots of chucks floating around. Solid foamy white head that sticks around. S: Very mild. Lemon citrus, very slight orange/coriander, bread. Very dry T: Much like the nose, but brighter. Biting citrus, hay/bread/spice melange of sorts. Dry and refreshing P: Nice, do not really notice it - active carbonation, light-medium bodied. O: Nice beer, would be better in hotter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1258) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
On tap at Tampa Palms World of Beer. Pours a completely clouded yellow orange color with a foamed white head. Very nice webbed lacing along the glass. Aroma has citrus hop notes along with a bit of sweet wort. Flavor is fairly light but flavorful with a nice citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4277) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Served this one on tap at Milltown. Pours a soft and cloudy pale yellow with one finger of dense creamy off white head. Nose is citrusy and floral with lightly grainy notes. Crisp and spicy/zesty palate. Peppery bitterness and sharp finish. Very refreshing.

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