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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 95
Gots: 13 | 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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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-04-2013 20:42:43 | More by halo913
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TKEbeerman

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.6%

12-02-2013 00:34:54 | More by TKEbeerman
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caverog

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-30-2013 04:36:55 | More by caverog
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sd123

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-29-2013 23:40:56 | More by sd123
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a beautiful red amber color in a pint glass with a 1 finger head.

Light grapefruit, citrus, and a hint of vanilla wafted from the head.

The mouth feel is moderate which I like in this style. Sometimes American Ambers/Red Ales can be too carbonated.

The taste is wonderful- this beer tastes like a DIPA, even though the color is different: intensely hoppy, grapefruit, some toffee, vanilla, and malty.

The finish is also similar to a DIPA- some hoppy bitterness.

Excellent beer, and easy to drink. I will buy this again-soon.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 02:44:55 | More by brureview
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-26-2013 09:57:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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skubas86

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-26-2013 05:24:01 | More by skubas86
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-24-2013 23:20:42 | More by Chugs13
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ygolordned

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-23-2013 22:20:20 | More by ygolordned
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Newport Pizza in Ocean Beach. $6 - poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazed mahogany hue with a decent off-white head that dissipates within a few sips. Nice lacing. Smell is sweet and malty, a lot of carmel and fresh cut grain, mild hop aroma takes over at the end which was a pleasant surprise. Taste follows suit - lightly toasted grain, carmel sweetness with a nice dose of hoppy bitterness on the back end to keep this from being an overly sweet malt bomb. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with lingering bitterness from the hops.

Side note...amazing hop burps for a red ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2013 00:31:13 | More by DeanMoriarty
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allentownpaguy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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BoRaeCho

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-21-2013 08:25:41 | More by BoRaeCho
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from Bear World Watertown NY for $8

Appearance - Reddish Brown colour with an average size beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, apricots, pineapple

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and quite a bit of hops. There is also some apricots, pineapple, and a bit of grapefruit.

Overall - Another winner from Alesmith. A tad pricey perhaps for a repeat purchase, but very well crafted and definitely worth trying once.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 00:18:11 | More by spinrsx
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-20-2013 05:04:27 | More by kingmaker
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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9/10/13

A: Beautful shade of red with a yellowish off white head. Tons of sticky lace and really good retention.

S: As the bottle says, lots of citrusy and piney hops with plenty of toasty and biscuity malt to back it up. This is how the style should be. Not another hop bomb. It should be malty!

T: Same as the nose. Lots of resiny, fruity, tasty hops. Balanced is an understatement.

M: Crazy smooth and full of endless flavor. So malt heavy but not cloying nor too sweet.

O: For what it is, this is a great beer. Not much more you can ask or expect from the style. Gets better with every sip as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 04:31:26 | More by Gatch
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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-19-2013 03:38:28 | More by RHVC59
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.