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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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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3.7
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - 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
Salmoniform (1281) - 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
Ratman197 (15612) - 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.

3.3
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy golden orange with a dense offwhite head. Aroma is malty along with a hint of citrus and earth. Mostly sweet malty taste with a little bitterness (grapefruit) in the finish. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Good APA, but I prefer a bit more hops.

3.4
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, Batch# 12659. Hazy orange color with a frothy off white head. Coriander and floral aroma. Pretty nicely balanced with citrus and malt flavors up front with a lingering floral trace. Well carbonated with a creamy texture. Wish it was a tad thinner to be a little more refreshing for the hot months but still pretty good.

3
HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow, slight citrus aroma, slight citrus taste. Decent enough summer beer.

3
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle poured into glass. Golden color with a white foam head. Has a very light citrus aroma. Taste is mild hops and mild sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Bluegoosed (59) - - JUL 5, 2014
Some light hints of citrus/grapefruit, rye which is no surprise, very light hops, and floral notes. Light and just not my preferred style - I prefer a stronger beer with more prominent flavors.

3
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
6/7/14 bottle drank in dans basement on Belmont park day (calif chrome denied). It was part of a variety case of bells beers and the only 1 I hadn't had and was the worst of the bunch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
This poured a golden body with a sustained white head. It had a wheat bread aroma with some subtle spiciness. Creamy feel in the mouth. It had an easy cereal flavor with some pleasing zesty bitterness. Rye, anyone? It had a prolonged zesty, earthy bitterness. Not bad.


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