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RATINGS: 464   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold, thin head with light lacing. Earth and grain in the nose. The flavor is nicely complex, with pronounced grapefruit and pine. The rye adds an interesting twist to the taste. Smooth finish, considering the initially pronounced bittering. Overall, a pretty decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jakeyb (24) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Nice head, very light carbonation, citrus notes (bitter in the nose) kind of gasoline-y aftertaste. Would be a great summer beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 1/30/2013 Total Score: 3
Nice head, very light carbonation, citrus notes (bitter in the nose) kind of gasoline-y aftertaste. Would be a great summer beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1126) - - FEB 2, 2013
Draft. Pours golden with a thin head. Aroma is very citrusy and earthy with a late pine note. Taste is oranges and lemons, rye note is relegated to the finish. Palate is nice and smooth. Would benefit from more prominent rye to balance the citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12oz bottle from Knightly Spirits on Orange Blossom. Murky gold pour with a frothy white head and good stick. Aroma is grainy malt cereal. Tastes are honey, floral, grain, peppery, orange, bread. Creamy-ish thin to medium palate. Drinkable. Lemony and long soapy finish. Pretty great for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle, pours hazy honey with big fluffy white head. TONS of lacing. Didn’t realize this one was bottle-conditioned. Really interesting orange peel, slightly funky aroma. Light and dry with a really nice assertive rye profile. Sturdy pithy bitterness throughout. Finishes dry and clean with just a bit of astringency. Sessionable and interesting brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Clouded yellow pour with an off-white head. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Taste is rye, citrusy hops, the rye is well balanced. tasty beer, ok lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle from the CBC. Yeah, yeah, yeah! Sparkly, golden with a light, pervasive haze. Frothy, eggshell white head with sticky melted marshmallow type lace ( a less dense meringue). Nose is lemon, light spice/rye, toasted malts. Flavor is more pronounced in every element with a much more pronounced rye character, a more juicy citrus note, grass, ends earthy and bitter. Leaves a chalky, mildly astringent bitterness on the tongue. Not bad, but would be tough to session.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours bright golden with hazy bits floating all around. White head, decent lacing. Nose is earthy, with notes of dandelions, rye notes, and citrusy/earthy notes. Taste is hoppier; one of the few beers that’s hoppier on the tongue than the nose. Brighter, more citrus. Unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a beautiful golden color, had to be hugely dry hopped probably with Simcoe with as much resin coming off it. 70IBU so its a nice big hoppy beer, the rye is a great finish to it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a clear golden color with a thick white head...nice retention and lacing. Aroma has notes of fresh grass and spicy grapefruit...light rye. Flavor has earthy bitterness, spicy citrus notes, grass, and rye...very bitter and resinous. Mouthfeel is full and a bit creamy with a very bitter earthy/grassy dry finish.


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