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RATINGS: 550   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1530) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1256) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1128) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8500) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1126) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3665) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy gold to copper with a nice white head of crisp foam. The aroma is sort of grainy, spicy, skunky. Odd. I hope its not skunked. Taste confirms it isn’t. The rye comes through strongly in this one. A bit of rye spice lingers on the back of the tongue. Nice carbonation. Fairly tingly.

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 (1986) - - 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 (3344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 5/13/15: gold pour with big frothy white head. Aroma of tastes juicy citrus, rye, little resiny. creamy light to medium palate. even light bitter finish. solid. hint of a tinny vibe. 2/2//13: 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.


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