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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 97
Gots: 22 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Kegatron, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

heresy22, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jorrx003, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

smcolw, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

PEIhop, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Adkins1203, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

VelvetExtract, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

ChrisMon02, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

strongaf, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Hopmodium, Oct 29, 2013
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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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
Photo of evanforbeer
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.