ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 On tap, poured into a stemmed pilsner glass.The initial aroma is a toasted rye, which fades with the head. The aroma is replaced by a lemon citrus note, followed by resin, and finally, as it settles, reaches a tropical fruit aroma. The beer pours a heavily hazy pale (some orange notes) with a generous, whitish, beat-egg whipped head. This head leaves a spider web-like ample head with really good, micro bubble retention. The head left behind is thick enough where the body isn’t visible from the top of the beer. A nice balance is struck between a juicy, medium sweetness, and a dry, medium bitter. The medium body is a bit on the watery / thin side, but there is some creaminess due to the abundant fluffy carbonation. It’s a dry, crisp, clean beer. The front of this one starts with caramel malt, but turns to a grassy, floral, resin-like finish. As it warms a tropical fruit, rye bread, and light citrus flavor comes through. The beer finishes with a light, mellow rye bread and tropical fruit combination that leaves behind a similar aftertaste that kicks off strong, but tapers quickly.
ilovedarkbeer (2408) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden color with a large foamy white head. Notes of bread, skunky hops, brown sugar, and white citrus rind. Sort of grassy as well. Nice beer with a substantial mouthfeel.
dwyerpg (4811) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I didn’t like this too much. The rye overpowers the hops in an untasty way. Just not that good
1pintatatime (107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep gold with thin white head. Just hints of the rye. I also taste a bit of apple before a nice crisp but not overly bitter finish. Very drinkable.
HIGHB4LL (824) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. can from Cash Wise Liquors in Wotford. Appearance: figner white head, golden color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: floral, caramel, grapefruit, pretty grassy hops. Palate: light body, average carbonation, bitter finish, lightly sticky texture, but mostly crisp. Taste: sweet caramel with notes of citrus into grassy and floral bitter hops with notes of grapefruit, very smooth. Overall, very smooth beer, very refreshing, nice beer.
FestDecBeet (412) - - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours aight orange. Bright white head. Slight haze to it.
Smell: malty. Pine hops. Rye.
Taste: malty. Rue. Sweet malts. Slight pine. Grass. orange.
Feel: dry. Easy drinker.
Overall: nice beer. Not as big of rye bight as I thought.
First drank: home 4/30/15
Foxbush (1466) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Urban Tavern The ale poured a clear light amber color with a thick white head and lacing. You detect floral citrus and resin on the nose. The taste is more complex with grapefruit bitterness mixed with rye spiciness. The medium body ale had average carbonation. Bitterness builds into into the finish for a bristly conclusion to a simple, easy-drinking swallow.
Atom (1690) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a semi-hazy golden/orange with a large white head. Mild orange citrus aroma with some light rye and malt. Taste of bready caramel malt with rye and hop spice with a solid hop bitterness. Very pleasant pale ale.
Zymurgeist2 (1253) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to pint glass. Citrus, bubble gum and slight perfume. Pours a slight hazy gold with pristine white head that lingers down the glass. Taste is floral with a creaminess in the finish which is quite nice. Well rounded from the rye adding nice mouthfeel.
Kyle77 (37) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From site: 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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Blairgus (3075) - California, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Apr 2015, bottle. yellow, clear, no bubbles. nose is light rye malt and lemon citrus. thin body and mildly fizzy. rye malt and lemon rind citrus. pretty good!