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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 94
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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10%

deeply hopped. Very nice bouquet of floral hops, lots of pine and citrus notes accentuating a typical amber back, nicely malted with large hints of grains. The flavor was so much hoppier then I had thought it would be. There was a huge citrus hop punch from the very first sip and a very nice resin like taste that followed you throughout the session leaving behind a great dry and bitter finish. Great use of the hops here as the typical amber will have more of the malty character, which was still evident in the underlying base here, however the big hop presence not only balanced it well, but pushed it over to the lighter side and gave it much more of a bright feel. Great smooth and light body with ample carbonation led this to be an easy session beer.

11-11-2011 02:42:15 | More by mikesgroove
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-16-2013 00:02:09 | More by Dreamer
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-16-2013 03:10:51 | More by kevgod
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DrewShalvoy

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-12-2013 21:08:08 | More by DrewShalvoy
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-12-2013 01:15:41 | More by pathman
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-12-2012 06:44:36 | More by Rhettroactive
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baklo

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-25-2013 20:28:11 | More by baklo
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RHVC59

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-19-2013 03:38:28 | More by RHVC59
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sd123

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-03-2013 00:46:52 | More by razorsdescent
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Zbeetleman

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-15-2013 04:54:22 | More by Zbeetleman
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HopHead84

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

9/22/2011

On tap at Alesmith.

A: A very attractive crimson tinged dark orange with a finger of tan foam. Good retention. Scattered lacing. Great color.

S: Bright orange and grapefruit notes are balanced by a rich and complex malt profile that reminds me of caramel, bread, and toasted malt. Light floral notes coalesce with pine to form an aromatic force.

T: Toasted malt with notes of bread and biscuit. Caramel blends with a juicy orange flesh flavor and a moderate bitterness. There's a fantastic interplay between the malt and hops. The finish has some pine. The 6.66% is well hidden.

M: Medium in body with upper moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and creamy.

Overall: One of my favorite Alesmith beers and this new batch is especially good. This is really fresh so the hop profile is excellent.

09-23-2011 17:00:01 | More by HopHead84
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-04-2011 17:24:14 | More by mhaugo
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BreweryRun

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-19-2014 00:10:13 | More by BreweryRun
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-19-2012 23:06:59 | More by BeerImmediately
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ricecracker420

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-31-2014 04:19:16 | More by ricecracker420
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smmeier819

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-26-2013 11:46:26 | More by smmeier819
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-30-2013 02:00:15 | More by BillRoth
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-12-2013 14:00:23 | More by CaptDavyJones
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

Aroma: High hop aroma with a moderate alcohol nose. Moderate fruity esters open up as the beer warms.

Appearance: Deep garnet pour with a thich and sudsy batter-like head.

Flavor: Biscuity malt and carmel flavors. Quickly followed by moderate citrus flavors and bready malt notes. A nice balance of floral hop notes and biscuity malt flavors but the balance is decidedly towards the hops. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. No alcohol heat and no astringency noted.

Overall impression: A big, well balanced, hoppy West Coast Amber. Glad I had the opportunity to sample this great slant on the style.

04-13-2009 01:07:54 | More by mattcrill
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AlbertosTacos

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-03-2013 07:35:17 | More by AlbertosTacos
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-31-2013 20:56:04 | More by ChrisMon02
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anon

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-03-2013 00:59:29 | More by anon
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-11-2013 21:00:45 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-14-2012 02:18:51 | More by udubdawg
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.