AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev -2%
Pours a hazy orange-red with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, pine, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mixture of citrus and pine hop qualities that make this one smell and taste quite nice.
10-04-2013 03:14:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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.
11-11-2011 02:42:15 | More by mikesgroove
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
On-tap at the Blue Palms
A: The pour is what you would expect, a clear amber color with an emphasis on the red tones. A thin layer of off-white foam sits on top.
S: A great citrus aroma is the first thing I notice. A good amount of grapefruit and pine from the hops and a fairly well balanced amount of caramel and malt sweetness.
T: The taste is very similar to the nose. There is a nice citrus hop bite on the front, followed by a slight bit of caramel and toffee sweetness in the middle. The sip finishes with a rather pleasant bitterness.
M: Nothing spectacular in terms of body or carbonation, but certainly works well for the beer. Medium in body and carbonation.
D: This is a pretty darn tasty red ale. I'm generally of the hoppy red ale persuasion, but this balanced one was actually quite nice.
12-30-2009 21:35:25 | More by womencantsail
4.36/5 rDev +6.6%
Pours into an impy pint glass a rich deep amber with a billowing one and a half finger beige head that has alot of craters spitting out foam,two broken rings of lace is left behind as it settles slowly into a frothy mass.Sharp grapefruit and English toffee play equal parts in the nose,just great.Leave it to the left coast to get the hoppy amber right again,sweet brown sugar with almost a butterscotch element to it,more caramel lends to the malty sweet side,then a big splash of grapefruit and pine jump out ya in the finish.The malty and hoppy sides of this beer intertwine almost perfectly and the feel is full but mellow at the same time.A damn fine hoppy American red here that has a great malt character as well.
12-18-2013 21:41:50 | More by oberon
4.48/5 rDev +9.5%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains citrus, caramelized malts and floral hops.
T: The taste starts out sweet with strong but not over-powering burst of hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent beer to pound down for a while.
02-16-2014 02:01:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.06/5 rDev -0.7%
Crimson red body with a big light khaki head, forms thick and dwindles slow with large sporadic patterned bubbles left clinging to the sides of my glass. Aroma is full of fresh citric hop notes, earthy pine like accents, and a big fruity malt backbone coming through. Even some pineapple citrus notes that play very well with the red malts. Every Halloween they release Evil Dead Red and every February they release My Bloody Valentine both weigh in at 6.66% abv. You would know right away if these were old, all of the aromas and flavors I'm tasting are popping with freshness, good thing each bottle is dated they just happened to rub off very easily. this was brewed 9/13 I couldn't read the date in the center. But that works drinking this on 10/22/13, I'm dealing with super fresh red ale. The flavor has a pleasant mild soapy hop character think pine and citrus with a pleasant phenolic sweetness, it's actually good and very easy to drink. They were going for a different segment of beer drinkers with this beer not so much the hopheads across the country more so the horror film buffs, who may not know about an Alesmith beer, sure as hell those fans want a taste of Evil Dead Red though. Still Alesmith, still hoppy as hell just not as bitter or as extreme as some of their other offerings, reminds me of the drinkability of their ESB. Overall a smooth taste, and flavor meant to be enjoyed with friends,
10-22-2013 18:57:14 | More by WVbeergeek
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
clear crimson is the color, with a wafer-thin layer of beigey foam topping this glass...large fruity sweetness in the nose, a burgundy blast, buttressed with hops, rosey and ripe, vibrant and raw, very fresh hop feel...damn, but I like it, for it really seems like raw hop cones crawling up into the nose. Now, to drink away...
Brash, fresh, tasty mouthfeel, soon subsiding, but a blast while it lasts. Dark fruit, and raw hops, again. Juicy cherry and berry, with a solid net of malt beneath, though not really felt through the flavor. About medium in body, with a soft, fruity finish. The appeal here, though, is all up front in this great buzz of tasty hoppiness that blazes across the palate. Not like any other red ale I've encountered before, way tastier than any of them, more heavy on the hops than the malt...one of a kind, here, no surprise from Alesmith.
I'd return to this quite often were I a San Diegoan...as it stands, I'll cherish every drop of this growler and thank Mr. McNair for the priviledge!
11-05-2004 11:08:18 | More by feloniousmonk
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
This beer has a frothy light tan head that sits atop a deep amber colored beer that is quite clear. The aroma is fortifingly hoppy with notes of pine, grapefruit and a nice herbal note. Oh yes this is packed with hops, bracingly bitter from the get go. I get notes of orange peel in the finish as well. There is some sweet malt here as well, but it is almost drowned out by the pure hoppiness of this beer. The hops are quite refreshing though, after a night of hopless beer sampling. This beer has lots of herbal hop notes to it, there is citrus character here as well, but it really is most evident in the finish once the malt sweetness is finally able to assert itself. I get notes of candied orange in the finish, this beer is almost abusively bitter, yet it is still quite appetizing. My only complaint, this beer could use a bit more malt complexity to stand up to the hop onslaught.
06-17-2005 22:58:06 | More by Gueuzedude
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
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
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
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