RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
marv3mania (195) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle poured into tumbler. Appearance is a hazy golden-orange color. There is a fairly generous eggshell-white head and visible yeast floating around. The aroma is citrus and floral scents. The taste is similar, though more bitter than expected and with a hint of rye. The carbonation seems very light. Not too bad.

PanMarek (464) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2017
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 (13188) - 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 (88) - 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 (10591) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2017
355 ml bottle. Bottled on 10.01.2017.

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.


HuskerTan (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 27, 2017

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 (246) - - 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 (2006) - 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 (760) - 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 (1817) - 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

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