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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 94
Gots: 23 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

miadw3, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Fresh, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of mkbeirne
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

mkbeirne, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a 4 oz plastic taster cup at Alesmith's taproom. They really have to get rid of the whole plastic cup system; it's a disgrace. Cost was $2.00.

A: Pours a half finger khaki colour head of great cream, good thickness, and smooth rolling foam. Retention is fair. Good lacing. Colour is a dark chestnut red. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Floral hops, with some citrus. Clean malts. Caramelization. Toasted malt. An appealing aroma of moderate strength.

T: Floral hops and clean malts. Caramel. Toasted malt. Balanced and enjoyable. Amber malts. I like it, but it does leave something to be desired in terms of complexity. Not much going on here considering the brewery.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Perfect thickness. Suits the flavour well. Good carbonation.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Well priced. I'd have it again, preferably from a bottle. Definitely worth a try. A solid seasonal from Alesmith, but not up to par with most of their other offerings.


kojevergas, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear deep amber color with a light taupe head. Sweet grapefruit leaps from the glass into the olfactory with some rich, sweet butterscotch that underlies it. Mouthfeel is light to medium-bodied with a bit of a carbonation scrub developing midway. Flavors are like a Milky Way bar with a tart cherry on top. Fine effort.

DocJitsu, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

fox227, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of jonathanogden
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jonathanogden, Oct 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

hpthebull, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Bananasplit, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of silentdonkey
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.

A: A nice dark red with a hint of copper. It has a wonderful thick tan head that hangs around a bit and leaves a nice snail trail on the glass.

S: Starts of with a nice bouquet of pine hoppiness and follows with sweet caramel and vienna malts and a touch of toffee.

T: Really well balanced beer with a nice bitterness and flavor of resinous and piney hops mixed with the sweet caramel and bready malt profile. Nothing too overpowering.

M: Medium body with a nice creaminess. Carbonation is medium and does not infringe on any of the other flavors.

O: A fantastic red pale ale. A really nice west coast hop character blended with the maltiness of a stereotypical red. A really well executed beer from AleSmith. Very drinkable and I would definitely go back to this one.

silentdonkey, Oct 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

BeerImmediately, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the brewery two weeks ago. This review is from notes.

Pours a dark, ruby red with bright red edges to the glass. A creamy, off-white head lasts forever, leaving many trails of lace behind. Huge, wafting lemony, grapefruit hop notes mix with a much meeker doughy, nutty malt character in the nose. The taste is a lush one two punch of citrusy, piney, resinous hop flavors. The huge hoppiness is completely held in toe by a great toasty, caramel malt base. The balance is flawless. medium bodied mouthfeel with a light to moderate carbonation.

This is an incredible red ale. Hugely hoppy with tons of complex hop flavors. Big maltiness that never gets too much in the way. This is a must try from this legendary brewery.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

frozenjogurt, Oct 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

warnerry, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at AleSmith tasting room.

A: Dark, ominous brown with gorgeous tan head and generous rings of lace. My goodness, something about AleSmith drafts and amazing looking head.

S: Malt forward with a little pine peaking through.

T: Piney with light citrus backing, modest amber malt backbone. Not mind blowing, but tasty and easy going.

M: Medium body and medium high carbonation. Super smooth.

O: Very tasty and drinkable, in a style I'm usually not a huge fan of. One thing about AleSmith I love is that they execute their beers near perfectly.

pmarlowe, Sep 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

udubdawg, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

t0rin0, Aug 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

dmsohyea, Jun 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

franklebert, Mar 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

John11486, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Rhettroactive, Feb 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

BeerSociety, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Neighborhood , 11/9/11.

A-Pours is a reddish amber with a frothy tan head and good lacing.

S-Sweet malt with a hint of chocolate.

T-Grainy malt, slightly sweet with a hint of sourness and light earthy hops.

M-Medium bodied, dry.

O-Very nice. Not mind blowing but I am very glad to have gotten to try this.


sholland119, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

MrHirschybar, Dec 27, 2011
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.