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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 98
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Each Halloween we release this special concoction to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Deep blood-red in color, an intense aroma of pine and citrus from an abundance of American hops balances the sweetness and rich, bready flavors of this beer's caramel malts. The result is a fiendishly smooth brew that will make your taste buds scream with delight.

This beer pairs excellently with toffee, caramel apples, or your favorite horror flick.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-13-2003)
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

skubas86, Nov 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

miadw3, Jan 10, 2013
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4.72/5  rDev +15.4%

I got a growler of this beer from AleSmith. What can I say? Yum? It's one of the best growlers that I have ever had.

Appearance- A reddish brown

Smell- It has a bit of a hoppy smell with some sweetness

Taste- A yummy red with some hop fun added in

Mouthfeel- It's sweet, so a tad sticky

Drinkability- There is little taste of alcohol. It has a yummy flavor, so quite drinkable.

Mnemosyne, Oct 05, 2008
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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

Pours a clear deep amber color with a light taupe head. Sweet grapefruit leaps from the glass into the olfactory with some rich, sweet butterscotch that underlies it. Mouthfeel is light to medium-bodied with a bit of a carbonation scrub developing midway. Flavors are like a Milky Way bar with a tart cherry on top. Fine effort.

DocJitsu, Nov 04, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

Great fake blood, grade B molasses appearance.

Nose is dried black fruits (raisins!) and Christmas trees.

Flavor is wonderful: candied orange peel, maple syrup, hoppy with a great bittersweet finish

Very good, but you can't have more than 3 pints. A) IT starts to get very heavy B) You'll be hammerwed... which isn't a bad thng, but you'll stop appreciating this kick-ass beer.

adamparker05, Oct 17, 2008
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4.54/5  rDev +11%

Poured into a nonfiction tumbler from a 22 oz bottle- pours a clear mahogany color with two fingers of head, great retention and nice splotches of lacing.

Smell is pretty piney as well as some caramel and bread.

Tastes great like everything else from alesmith- like a previous BA said, it's a little sweet up front, followed by pine hops and a little bitterness, then rich caramel and bread notes. Finishes sweet.

Mouthfeel is great- medium to full bodied, modest carbonation. This is a great beer that's not radical but supremely drinkable. I will get it again.

Hopdaemon39, Oct 19, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

Picked up two growlers of this at the Speedway Stout release.

Pours a dark rich red with big fluffy off-white head, hits you with a big burst of american hops backed up with sweet malty aroma behind it. Great hoppy burst in the mouth, though well balanced with a thick malty backbone. Highly drinkable, with a pleasant citrusy hops aftertaste. A great beer from alesmith. this one is quite different from past years, seems to be getting darker with higher ibu's as the years go by.

SShelly, Sep 29, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

thomascj, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

deeply hopped. Very nice bouquet of floral hops, lots of pine and citrus notes accentuating a typical amber back, nicely malted with large hints of grains. The flavor was so much hoppier then I had thought it would be. There was a huge citrus hop punch from the very first sip and a very nice resin like taste that followed you throughout the session leaving behind a great dry and bitter finish. Great use of the hops here as the typical amber will have more of the malty character, which was still evident in the underlying base here, however the big hop presence not only balanced it well, but pushed it over to the lighter side and gave it much more of a bright feel. Great smooth and light body with ample carbonation led this to be an easy session beer.

mikesgroove, Nov 11, 2011
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AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.