AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company
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2.88/5 rDev -29.6%
Had on tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena. Clear deep red in the pint glass with a nice, fluffy head. Excellent lacing.
Lots of pine and floral scents from the hops mingle awkwardly with candied fruit.
Taste begins with a fruity caramel malt. The piney hops then come into play and contrast rather badly. Finishes with a candy-like fruit and hop flavor.
As much as I wanted to really like this one (anything named after the almighty Evil Dead trilogy should be amazing), I didn't. Quite a dissapointment.
01-03-2009 07:09:41 | More by RodBurg
3.33/5 rDev -18.6%
Served on-draught into a 4 oz plastic taster cup at Alesmith's taproom. They really have to get rid of the whole plastic cup system; it's a disgrace. Cost was $2.00.
A: Pours a half finger khaki colour head of great cream, good thickness, and smooth rolling foam. Retention is fair. Good lacing. Colour is a dark chestnut red. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Floral hops, with some citrus. Clean malts. Caramelization. Toasted malt. An appealing aroma of moderate strength.
T: Floral hops and clean malts. Caramel. Toasted malt. Balanced and enjoyable. Amber malts. I like it, but it does leave something to be desired in terms of complexity. Not much going on here considering the brewery.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Perfect thickness. Suits the flavour well. Good carbonation.
Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Well priced. I'd have it again, preferably from a bottle. Definitely worth a try. A solid seasonal from Alesmith, but not up to par with most of their other offerings.
11-14-2012 22:11:04 | More by kojevergas
3.53/5 rDev -13.7%
On-tap at the Beachwood BBQ,
A: Pours a deep crismon/maroon/mauve red with a small white head leaving solid lacing.
S: Sweet malts, with a solid hop character, straight up red ale smell.
T: Taste is really sweet initially, certainly more than its sister brew My Bloody Valentine. The sweetness dies down a bit after a while leaving a tasty hop bitterness of pine and grass clippings.
M: Soft carbonation, overall medium body, with a treacle sweetness in the finish.
D: I liked this one from Alesmith, but I thought it would be better if it was a tad drier, still a nice Halloween brew.
10-01-2008 21:27:13 | More by Halcyondays
3.64/5 rDev -11%
Ruby red color where light passes easily through it. Lasting beige head that leaves plenty of streaky lace on the glass.
Smells of crystal malt--like caramel. Good balancing hop, but not distinctive.
Dry, caramelized malt. Reminds me of deeply toasted bread. Strong hop presence, like hot peppers. Quite spritzy with a below-average level of body.
11-01-2013 01:30:44 | More by smcolw
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.