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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2104) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy with floaties and has a white tight soapy head that fades to a wispy film and collar. Aroma has citrus hops and rye bread scents along with subtle malt. Taste is bitter citrus hops bready rye and malt with a little spice in the finish. Palate is medium and chalky with a spicy dry finish. Solid beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1285) - Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Golden orange clear but chunky yeast. Aroma is strong floral citrus.And strangely some melted wax or rubber.Strong dankness. Pretty bitter and dry,smooth almost slick,lots of floral citrus,dry light,very bitter citrus/grassy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
bottle. poured nice with nice frothy white head with good retention and stuck around for a while. Some decent lacing. smells of bread, spice(pepper), hay, grass, and some hops. i did not get a lot of citrus but was there. Pours golden straw with slight haze. Taste of decent hop bitterness with spiciness from the rye, a touch of resin. Did get nice citrus hop flavor as well. Beer was light and refreshing with lively carbonation with a medium length finish that was bright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at champs. Hazy gold with thin white head with good retention. Aroma is hay and straw. Flavor is the same plus a little peppery spiciness. Creamy mouthfeel. Strange beer: Tastes like a hoppier spicier Oberon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GnarlyGnome (803) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle: pours hazy, cloudy golden color with a lovely white head. Aroma is wonderful...big houseful of piney, and earthy tones. Taste is bitter, but still bright with some citrus. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle, Batch 11695, packaged on 1/14/2013. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with an inch and a half white head. The head stays around a long time, and there’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like bready/grainy malt, rye, citrusy hops, and some grassy hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also the addition of some light peppery spice. There’s a nice bittersweet finish in this brew. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit creamy, but also refreshing with good carbonation. Would be a great beer on a hot day, but it’s still good on a 25 degree day, too. I like this brew, I’d buy it again. $9.99 a 6-pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1273) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Cloudy yellow brew with dense white head. Hoppy aroma - pine, resin. Taste is sour grain, very hoppy, bitter, distinctive. Different and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1144) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. The aroma has a strong yeast smell to it. The taste is rather light. Would be a good summertime beer, not sure I get the release timing. A good hop presence throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8602) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Draft and bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear deep gold with white lacy head. Nose is hoppy, citric, with lemongrassy and white peppery notes. Tastes of piney hops, with balanced pale malt, white peppery spicy notes, and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1140) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got nice hop notes, rye, and slightly grainy notes in the scent. Appearance is a cloudy orange with a soapy white film that lingers. Taste has got nice hop notes, citrus, and a slightly muddy malt backing. Palate has got a slight lingering bitterness, and a citrus note as well. Overall, Good stuff. Cheers!

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