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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle: The aroma has a good dose of citrus, cotton candy, light grapefruit, and rye. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange, but there is quite a bit of sediment that makes it somewhat hazy. It has a two finger off-white head with decent retention and some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit and a touch of rye. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I haven’t been a big fan of Rye IPA’s or Pale Ales, but I like this one better than most.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Very refreshing. Great aroma and I thought the appearance was better than I expected. Overall very pleasing to the palate. Will definitely have again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (702) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Draft at Uno Oaks. Pours opaque light tan with nice head that leaves heavy lacing. Nose is spicy rye and citrus. First sip is similar with a dry finish. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Funknmilla (693) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Sept 2014-12oz bottle....cloudy copper with an off white head...it smells sweet and floral with a mild hop /malt profile...nice body...clean flavor with a mild bitterness...nothing to really wow here, a nice sipper with a mild citrus bite

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (217) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Citrus notes in the nose. Grapefruit hops. big bite at the end of the taste. Rye. Earthy. Citrus .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (678) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with decent head and lacing. Aroma is some honey and rye, pretty subdued. Taste is floral hops, honey, rye, and wheat. This is pretty good, and the bottle was 7 months old. I’d trust this one to stay tasty and fresh even after it could be considered "expired". Still, nothing to write home about - not sure if the age is to blame for that.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
(12oz bottle) bright gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of honey, rye, lightly hopped, and a touch of rye. Taste is a lot of rye, spicy, honey, mild bitterness, medium carbonation and body. Pretty decent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (606) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden with decent white head. Nose is rye, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Taste had some rye spice and funk. Nice aftertaste. Nice pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - AUG 26, 2014
Transfer from BA reveiw on 2-5-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a golden color with a two finger white head. The head fades quite fast to leave a fantastic level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a mix of rye bread and hop. The hop of the beer is mainly of a citrus nature with aromas of grapefruit and lemon but along with the citrus are some hop notes of pine as well. Taste – The taste begins with a bitter and dry bready taste. The grapefruit hop and rye bread flavor that is present upfront is met with a light fruity sweetness in the middle with some flavors of wheat. These flavors soften the taste from the initial starting more bitter and dry taste. These flavors largely take the taste to its end where they are joined by a light pine hop flavor bringing back a slightly more resinous bitter flavor to be left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is slightly above average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. A little more creaminess may have suited the rye flavors of the brew slightly better, but even so the mouthfeel was still quite nice. Overall – A nicely hopped rye with lighter notes of wheat and a decent citrus showing. A little more refreshing then the typical rye IPA, but not quite as complex. A great brew to try (and likely try again).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (950) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy amber hue with white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is straw, sulphur, floral, plum, ripe lime, white raspberry. Mouthfeel is refreshing with medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a nice bitterness in the following and a clean finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of rye, earthiness and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, lemon zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering lemon zest finish.


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