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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 95
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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Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev -2.2%

kristougher, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

ralphw56, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
A - deep ruddy brown color with a huge beige head that holds excellent retention and leaves loads of chunky lacing on the glass
S - huge nose of piny hops, citric grapefruit, bready malt, caramel, fruity; I'm could smell this all day!
T - bitter and sweet notes of pine, caramel, burnt caramel, bread crust, grapefruit, pleasant fruitiness
M - thinner than expected, resinous, carbonation helps it a bit, finishes with lingering piny bitterness
O - very good but a fuller body would would have helped it out

barnzy78, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of RangnaR
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

RangnaR, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

shelby415, Nov 01, 2013
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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
Photo of jorrx003
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
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.