PanMarek (463) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed 2/25/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the 12 oz bottle! Poured into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a golden orange color with a ton of yeast particles floating around. The head is a two finger white shade. Both texturing and retention are pretty damn good, and the lacing left by the receding head is quite attractive as well. Pretty face, ugly body, let’s split the difference here.
S: I do notice a bit of rye to it, along side some piny, herbal hops. The hop profile seems to fit the rye malt quite well. It becomes a bit maltier as it warms up, and grows a biscuity component as well. Aromatically, it could be a little less muted.
T: One thing that lets me down right from the onset is the lack of distinctive character to it. It starts and finishes with a combination of earthy, spicy malts and piny hops. After a while, the finish will develop a grassy hop quality to it that I enjoy somewhat. This really is the type of beer more conducive to simple drinking than actual reviewing...
M: Rougher than I like, which is exasperated by the coarse yet strong carbonation and fuller body. The back end is quite clean and crisp; so maybe this would be good in the summer time?
O: Not bad - but I’m certainly not smitten with it. It’s too sharp in feel for its nondescript flavor profile.
Cloudy, golden pour with thin, white foam. Lots of rye in the nose with resiny hops following. Some fruit / floral notes appear after a moment. The taste is strongly hoppy on the piney end. There is some good spicy notes but this is a hoppy beer. Light to medium body and fizz. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2017
CGBD. Hazed gold amber with a thin white head. Soft malt and citrus, a bit of fruit. Medium bodied, gentle rye send citrus. Gentle bitterness, light citrus.
Rumbero (87) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2017
16 oz can packaged at the end of 1/2017.
Aroma: Resiny, floral, mango and tropical fruit combines with spicy notes. A little bready. Faint oxidation is detected after a few sips.
Pours into IPA glass deep golden color with a 1" frothy off-white head with good retention. some lacing was observed. just about perfect clarity.
Taste: light malty/bready flavors with pronounced spiciness (from rye) and significant earthy hop bitterness (well past PA levels...)
Palate: body is medium light to medium with moderate carbonation. texture is somewhere between oily and creamy and subdued astringency makes a late appearance. Finishes long and dry with a persistent bitterness.
Overall: Normally one of my favorite Rye IPA (that’s what it is, really) but this one is showing slight signs of oxidation about a month before the stated shelf life (on the can)
euniceradio (562) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2017
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours hazy orange, heavy sediment, white frothy head. Aroma of rye, honey, lemon, pine. Taste of same with spice finish. Mouthfeel is mod syrupy, good carb. olio (10547) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2017
355 ml bottle. Bottled on 10.01.2017.
HuskerTan (2396) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 27, 2017
Pours clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is floral hoppy with mild herbal notes, grain, some faint lemon too. Flavor is a bit grainy and resinous, slick buttery palate, grassy bitterness, mild pale malt notes and citrus at the end, rye is barely noticeable. Nothing interesting on this one.
A- Rye, bread dough, subtle citrus.
A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Rye, malt, grassy, black pepper, mild bitterness, subtle lemon.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly sharp finish.
O- Interesting stuff. Lots of rye malt and some peppery notes. A touch resinous and only a very little bit of citrus. Not bad, but maybe a tad too earthy for me. crispaire (244) - - APR 25, 2017
Nice rye ale. Very quenchable. Slightly discernible rye characteristics which are awesome if you're into rye and/or whiskey.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ronaldtheriot (1994) - 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 tillmac62 (759) - 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. sinfull (1798) - 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.
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