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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6025) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
12oz bottled Jan 24, 2013. Served at 40F.

Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves nice webs of lacing behind and recedes to a small cap.

Aroma is noble hops, grassy, earthy, touch sulfur, some lemon citrus, spicy rye, floral. Good to very good strength.

Flavor generally follows suit, noble hops with a grassy mildly sulfur taste, lemon citrus, spicy rye, some bready malt, mild to moderate sweetness in the middle, nice bitterness on the finish, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, somewhat oily, good carbonation.

Light, refreshing and easy drinking, would be great for the warmer weather. I get a good bit of Pilsner qualities in this...like a hybrid of Prima Pils and a Pale Ale with a dash of rye. Pretty good...better than their regular Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaips1 (75) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle to glass. Aromas of citrus and earth. Pours a golden color as the name suggests, this bottle is full of yeast or chill haze because the glass has floaties, not that I care. The flavors match the smell but with less citrus and more rye and earthiness. The body is nice and light with a great carbonation. Overall this isn’t bad but it’s not stellar either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
libertine (337) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
know my rating is high but not over hyping it at all.pours a golden straw yellow with a nice head.love the sediment floating in my glass.beautiful looking beer with nice lacing on my glass.aroma is hoppy citrus,grapefruit and cereal.flavor is wonderful,balanced with the rye and hops.medium bodied,medium carbonation and a dry finish.bells i take my hate off to you on this one.please consider making this a summer beer because i know i would love a couple of these on a hot day at the lake.think this is more of an i.p.a but a lot of people who are not familiar with the style this would be a perfect beer to get you to start enjoying the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours golden orange with ample foamy white head- citrusy floral hops with lingering rye bite bitterness- fresh and snappy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with a short, frothy white head. Aroma is citrusy and floral with toasted malt notes. Taste is strong citrus, toasted malt, floral hops, hints of tropical fruit and soft spicy rye. Body is medium with a foamy, bubbly carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Spicy hops, citrus fruit, floral notes and toasted malt round this out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours a hazy golden with orange notes and a large foamy white head that laced. Aroma of orange and lemon zest along with some cereal grains. Flavor of bitter grapefruit, lemon zest and Cheerios. A bit harsh and dry but I dig it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2845) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a hazy golden with a big fluffy white head and lacing, aroma has a nice amount if hops and a little bit of grain as well, the flavor has a nice hop bite on the front end with a sweet finish, pretty crisp and clean, not bad

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (3073) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Blah. A very bland beer. Aroma was very weak. Grains, lemon and notes of citrus. Pour was a nice bubbly light gold with (surprise!) a ton of sediment floating in the glass. Taste was weird. Started with bitter hops and grains then seemed to turn to water mid swallow. Quick dry finish with no lingering flavor. Nice carbonation. Very boring beer that may be better on a hot summer day.

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