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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 Cafť. 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 (6539) - Plymouth, 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. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I havenít been a big fan of Rye IPAís or Pale Ales, but I like this one better than most.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1889) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2017
Smitten Golden Rye Ale has a medium, off-white head, a hazy, orange-gold, highly carbonated appearance, with some glass lacing. Aroma is of spiced, white bread, yeast, sourdough, and grass. Taste is of spicy, white bread, sugar, grassy, strong hop bitterness, and some bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium and slick. Smitten finishes dry. RJT

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (713) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2017
BOD 1/10/17. Light amber pour with suspended particulate matter. Outstanding head volume and retention. World class lacing. Very good nose of light citrus (orange, with a touch of lemon) over a slightly bready base. Rye is present but not pronounced. Very light floral hop presence. Medium bodied with a smooth texture that has some oily aspects. The carbonation / body balance is quite outstanding. The middle provides a nice effervescent burst while the finish delivers a finely bubbled ride. The flavor profile is very good but lacks the complexity necessary for outstanding status. It begins with touch of rye then flows to a subtly sweet middle where orange takes over. Mid palate sweetness is bready more than biscuit. Bitterness rises from the middle on and achieves a mild status. Spruce is the dominate bitterness sensation with pine and zest being mere hints. Rye spiciness gives the bitterness its primary characteristic by shifting the pine and zest into spruce. A true rye flavor never develops. The finish is a slow slightly sweet and bitter fade with orange making another appearance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1591) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 9, 2017
Deep, amber color. . Big , off-white head . Aroma mostly of malt and pine . Balanced taste with malty backbone and decent hoppy bitterness. Some earthiness and spicy notes. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1611) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 7, 2017
Not my style at all but this is passable! Cloud gold pour w/ a big white head & spotty lacing. The aroma is bready w/ a citrus undertone. The taste is somewhat complex which is cool for the style. The citrus hops make their presence known w/ the rye winning out in the end. Surprisingly quite drinkable & overall a decent beer!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Hazy light tea colored pour with white head and some lacing. Aroma is mostly hops with a slight citrus undertone. Nice mouth feel, coating well, with a soft flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justkoehn (129) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Little head and medium lacing. Rye/grain aroma. Hint of floral notes, with a crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (2009) - BesanÁon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2017
Bue ŗ la pression. Blonde claire. Principalement su rue grain. Classique sans plus. Peu díamertume.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6177) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Pencil shavings and lemongrass nose. Cloudy amber, medium head, abundant glass coating. Orange and lemongrass. Full body, soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
oobawa (1082) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Unexpectedly sweet, giving up a corn-laced pale malt front with a modest piney hop bitterness underneath. Grows dry towards the middle, a slight citric hoppiness underscoring an emerging spicy rye back end, yet the finish lightens up, bringing back the bright grainy sweetness against a lingering bitter fade. Not terrible, just bland and too friendly, even for a Spring beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 15, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pour was hazed golden, ring of white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, earthy. Taste was mild bitter, earthy, pine, citrus rind.


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