AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev -6.8%
A-Pours a slightly hazy, deep amber hue. Chill haze. Mild, tan head sits atop the beer and fizzles off a bit leaving wavy lace.
S-Balanced and rather full on both ends of the spectrum. Lots of grapefruit and candied orange hoppiness. A bit dose of caramel, too. Solid pine hops. Not very complex but it works.
T-The hops are fairly tame here. They start with subtlety and finish with a rising medley of flavors like: grapefruit, grass, lemons, light mint, pine and candied oranges. Caramel and toffee and dense breadiness. Very balanced and the flavors taste more unique than the aroma.
M-A bit full and chewy. Softer bitterness. A bit of a sipper.
O/D-This I have wanted to try for a while. Psyched to see it in bottles. This was a bit of a disappointment, though. A bit too balanced for me and I don't think I'm too enamored with the hop profile here. In the end it's pretty good beer but I didn't live up to my lofty expectations.
10-31-2013 22:43:14 | More by VelvetExtract
4.26/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Bottled November 2013.
A: Great head. Clear, transparent amber. Some effervescence.
S: Smells amazing. Loads of hops. Citrus. Pine. Brilliant.
T: Mmm. Wow. I really enjoy this. Definitely amber -- the malt base is full of caramel sweetness -- but the hops are so obvious, overpowering even at times. However, they are delicious (to me). Very American. Finish is clean and lightly bitter.
O: One of the tastiest, if blantantly hoppy, ambers I've ever tasted. Highly recommended.
10-23-2013 16:21:06 | More by AgentMunky
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
Dark but clear auburn and ruby with a thin light brown khaki head. Leaves the glass incredibly messy with sticky spiderweb lace.
Hoppy aroma with lots of grapefruit and orange citrus character pushing its way forward first, along with a well balanced amount of caramel and toffee sweetness and simple, rustic, freshly baked breads.
The taste follows the aroma pretty closely, though the sweet and bready malts are a bit more dominant than the citrus hop notes--moderately bitter as well.
Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Appropriate.
A delicious, seasonal amber, which isn't a style I particularly find myself looking for too often, though I always have at least one of these every year.
10-30-2011 16:06:33 | More by ehammond1
4.13/5 rDev +1%
A - Pours deep dark clear amber, one inch off white head, some cascading action at initial pour around the sides.
S - Sweet deep malt and lots of pine.
T - Thick sweet malt, floral qualities and bittering at the end.
M - Medium to Heavier, good carbonation and coating. Nice roundness and balance to the overall experience.
D - Pleasant and not something to easily tire of.
09-27-2008 04:54:21 | More by srandycarter
4.28/5 rDev +4.6%
A: Pours a deep, deep, blood red. Really nice color. Tall and fluffy tan/borderline light brown head. Head fades out quite slowly. Marginal fluffy little tendrils of lacing but great retention.
S: Herbal hops and some citrus. Bready with spicy, resinous pine backing it up. Very hoppy for an amber, that's for sure. Not overpowering or big IPA level, just hoppy for the style.
T: Mildly hoppy up front. Pine and herbs. Spicy in the middle with a nice big bold bready flavor that extends through the finish and into the aftertaste. A little sweet caramel here and there. The bread is really what stands out though. Long lingering bread and toffee between sips but joined with a little spicy, resinous and dank pine.
M: Medium bodied, smooth with just a touch of spicy bite from the hops.
O: Seriously, seriously good amber. Hoppy, americanized, west-coast style version but still excellent. It is in my all-time top 3 along with Zoe and Nugget Nectar. Great melding of big hoppiness with traditional amber qualities. Equally nice maltiness. Excellently crafted.
11-09-2013 05:37:20 | More by Dope
4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
Pint at Beachwood BBQ for six dollars, consumed on 10/2/08, reviewed from notes, also tasted from a growler the next night, first time I had seen this stuff outside of the brewery
A-Deep red with some brown highlights, 3/4 inch vanilla colored creamy head that lasts a long time, nice retention, good lacing most of the way through
S-Hoppiness, both piney and citrus, sweetness, rich malts, caramel, toffee, some tropical fruit, grassy accents, and
T-Starts off with a dry piney and hoppy welcome, some sweet malts in the middle, normally I would not like such sweet accents but it complemented the hop profile very well, more hops in the finish which is made up of mostly citrus, gets a little sweeter as time goes by and it warms, but nothing to get worried about, just a well balanced amber that deserves some recognition
M-Medium body, carbonation is on the lower side but fitting for this beer, dry, sweet, and chewy mouthfeel, taste lingers nicely and it is not overly strong
D-Could drink a lot of this, not overly malty or hoppy, more dry than sweet though, goes down easy, ABV is low enough to allow it be sessionable, alcohol is hidden, very smooth
Alesmith does it again with another great beer, this one just made me want to try My Bloody Valentine even more now but I have to wait until February unfortunately, one of the better ambers I have ever had, too bad this one is not bottled, but now I have something to look forward to every Halloween, will drink again, recommended
10-09-2008 15:58:01 | More by Floydster
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
Sampled at Beachwood BBQ.
Pours a ruby-ish amber/dark borwn. Interesting. Half an inch of light tan head. Very, very long lasting. Smelled mostly of malt and some greapefruit. Taste is big malt, more citrus/grapefruit, and a tang of ... not sure, tangerine? Something more tropical, but it's barely there.
Velvety smooth, very nice.
11-10-2008 07:48:28 | More by Overlord
4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
On tap at City Beer's AleSmith event.
Amazing appearance for this beer: clear deep red color with a nice off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma is caramel malts and fresh citrusy and piney hops.
Flavor is also caramel malt and piney/citrusy hops, typical of AleSmith's usual great hop profile. Mild roast in there as well. Perfect sweetness level.
Medium body with some hop resins on the palate and a slightly dry finish.
Very drinkable. If you consider this to be an American amber/red ale, it's really one of the better examples of the style out there.
02-10-2010 02:24:38 | More by nickd717
4.05/5 rDev -1%
On tap at Alesmith
A: Dark brown color with a thin tan head.
S: Some nice toasted malt and a good amount of citrus hops.
T: A pretty good balance between some chewy caramel and slightly bready malts and some good citrus hop resin. Not the best red I've had but really solid.
10-27-2011 23:21:00 | More by notchucknorris
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
Picked up a growler at Papago Brewing Company for $10.00.
This beer poured an extremely deep red with a decent tan head. Nose is malty and of floral hops. Taste is most complex. Starts quite malty and finishes hoppy with an interesting nutty note thrown in. Mouthfeel is fairly full and is lively on the palate. Overall drinkability is wonderful...probably the most complex red I have ever had!
11-06-2005 00:12:08 | More by arizcards
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
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