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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 98
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

nrs207, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Dcunicelli, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

arniepnminne, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

GABrew, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Rick778, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

brotherloco, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

22oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.

Deep red with 2 fingers of light tan head. Good retention and clarity. Light-moderate carbonation.

Toffee, caramel. grapefruit and pine.

Toffee and caramel maltiness with hints of toast and a subtle earthiness. Notes of grapefruit and pine. Perhaps some touches of orange citrus.

Medium bodied, clean and smooth.

A decent Red Ale. I think I prefer My Bloody Valentine to this one.

justintcoons, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

RinZo, Oct 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

sasdragon, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Beerbuddy21, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

smmeier819, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

GRG1313, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

MattyIce21, Oct 25, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +7.8%

bottle date 9/10/2013, poured into standard pint glass. Pours a deep murky auburn, almost brown, with a tawny light brown head--definitely looks like a beer for a night of mischief and trickery.

aroma- fragrant fresh pine and sweet citrus atop of sweet caramel; chocolate and rich toasted notes

taste- hop presence with pine resin and floral notes and subtle dank citrus. Lush, sweet caramel malt-delicious- with caramel and toffee, sticky, raisins and dark fruits as it warms. Finishes nice and dry and toasty with orangey hop zest and and tinge of lemon on the sides of the tongue

feel-fairly medium-full bodied, booze detectable, sticky, resinous. really nice

What a great beer! Fragrant zesty hops and complex, big malt sweetness. As far as ambers go, this has far more personality and... balls than most. Hops and malt both jump out onto the palate. I might take this over Nugget Nectar, as it offer a bit more malt profile (like an amber should?). cheers, ghouls and misfits!

evanforbeer, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

crashoveride, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Tom-Peters, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

sneaks2210, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

JratBones, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

djrn2, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Knapp85, Oct 24, 2013
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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.

AgentMunky, Oct 23, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 09/10/13.

A: Pours a clear mahogany that appears ruby brown in the glass. Mostly white head that leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Initially there is a nice citrus hop aroma but then you notice a pretty serious malt backing. Blends together quite nicely. A touch of dark fruits and sweetness.

T: Malt is dominant in the flavor but a real nice blend of hops back it up. Has a savory aspect to it. Aftertaste lingers with a bit of bitter hops and malt sweetness. Alcohol is lost in the flavor.

M: Full body on this one with moderate to low carbonation. Really hits the creamy mouthfeel. Feels much heavier and stronger than 6.66%.

Overall an impressive red ale that shows what the style can be. Flavors are real good and mouthfeel is top in its class. Pick this one up if you see it.

CloudStrife, Oct 23, 2013
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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,

WVbeergeek, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

WillCarrera, Oct 22, 2013
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.