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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 98
Gots: 17 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ygolordned, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

DeanMoriarty, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of allentownpaguy
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

allentownpaguy, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of BoRaeCho
4/5  rDev -2.2%

BoRaeCho, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

spinrsx, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
4/5  rDev -2.2%

kingmaker, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of ldhughes3
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ldhughes3, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Gatch
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Gatch, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of RHVC59
4.5/5  rDev +10%

RHVC59, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of 420Rick
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

420Rick, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of BeerMeInStl
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerMeInStl, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Sammy, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of IPAIsaac
4/5  rDev -2.2%

IPAIsaac, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

johnnyboy76, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of bitterbeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

bitterbeerguy, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

kevgod, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Dreamer
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Dreamer, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of mynie
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Back in the day, if you wanted something that was astringently bitter, you didn't have recourse to boutique hop varieties that remained palatable even as their presence was upped to a pornographic degree. Instead, you had to have the malt accentuate the hops. And the way you did that the easiest was with an aggressive red ale.

This, my friends, joins up with Rogue's Santa's Private Reserve as the best aggressive red I ever did have. I assume (hope?) that the holiday affiliation of each is just a coincidence.

Smells/tastes like a nice mix between orange/pine hops and caramel/malt biscuits. Nice yeasty finish with bitter malt lingering on the back end.

mynie, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Sunn
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Sunn, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of SawDog505
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled on 9/20/13. Pours deep ruby, with a one inch tanish head that leaves beautiful lace behind. Smell is orange, caramel, pine, brown sugar, earthy hops, and toffee. Taste is all of that, really nicely balanced, some grapefruit and caramel are left in the finish. Body is medium large for just above average abv, perfect amount of life, not dry, and it is hard to slowly sip, but its larger body warms the insides on a chilly evening. This really nice, maybe the most beautiful red ale I have ever seen.

SawDog505, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

CaptDavyJones, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Artjsantos, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Bnjmnlws, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

BostonPhilly, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Lucnifter
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Lucnifter, Nov 10, 2013
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.