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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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370 Ratings
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 97
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: A deep reddish brown pour with a nice light tan head that becomes a thick lace. Evil Dead is clear enough to see through with some carbonation bubbles. Perfect for a red ale and one of my favorite looking beers.

S: Dark caramel malts jump forward as if from the grave with a good amount of spicy hops and even some tropical fruit notes. Honestly the hop notes smell more like a good IPA than a red ale. Delicious, if a bit hopper than the style calls for.

T: Crisp and malty up front. The body is a wonderful balance of sweet caramel malts, dark fruit notes and spicy hops. The finish is sweet and spicy with a light pine resin touch. One of the best balances of malts and hops that you will ever find and completely delicious. Perfect for a cool fall evening.

F: Malty, yet light and crisp with a nice spicy zest. Very good.

O: This is one of my favorite beers and I look forward to it each year. I love the balance of amber/red ales and lagers and this one stands out from the pack. It's as close to a perfect beer for me as I can imagine and I could drink this all day. I wish that I had grabbed more than one bomber from the store. The Evil Dead marketing is just icing on the cake because this is a perfect beer to drink while watching Evil Dead 2 as it is getting colder outside. My highest recommendation.

This Deadite was poured from a 22oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug and enjoyed at apx 55F.

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It will be sad to see this one go until next year. Great red ale with the right amount of hops. Super smooth even with those hops.

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AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.