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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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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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mynie

Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 04:17:19 | More by mynie
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Sunn

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-13-2013 00:36:39 | More by Sunn
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 21:22:04 | More by SawDog505
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-11-2013 13:24:08 | More by Artjsantos
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Bnjmnlws

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

11-10-2013 23:39:55 | More by Bnjmnlws
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-10-2013 20:25:10 | More by BostonPhilly
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-10-2013 17:19:28 | More by Lucnifter
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-10-2013 07:37:32 | More by whatname
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pottergator

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-10-2013 07:29:19 | More by pottergator
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9/13.

A: Pours a deep, deep, blood red. Really nice color. Tall and fluffy tan/borderline light brown head. Head fades out quite slowly. Marginal fluffy little tendrils of lacing but great retention.

S: Herbal hops and some citrus. Bready with spicy, resinous pine backing it up. Very hoppy for an amber, that's for sure. Not overpowering or big IPA level, just hoppy for the style.

T: Mildly hoppy up front. Pine and herbs. Spicy in the middle with a nice big bold bready flavor that extends through the finish and into the aftertaste. A little sweet caramel here and there. The bread is really what stands out though. Long lingering bread and toffee between sips but joined with a little spicy, resinous and dank pine.

M: Medium bodied, smooth with just a touch of spicy bite from the hops.

O: Seriously, seriously good amber. Hoppy, americanized, west-coast style version but still excellent. It is in my all-time top 3 along with Zoe and Nugget Nectar. Great melding of big hoppiness with traditional amber qualities. Equally nice maltiness. Excellently crafted.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 05:37:20 | More by Dope
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Kendo

New York

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is a nice mahogany-amber with a small off-white head.

S: Pleasant mix of malt (toffee, caramel malt) and hops - pine and citrus, with a touch of spiciness.

T: Follows the nose, pretty much, with toffee, brown sugar and caramel malt up front, then fruit - cherry and berry - is followed by the juicy, citrusy hops. Finishes with a nice combination of sweetness and hoppiness, with lingering juicy hop bitterness on the palate.

M: Call it medium in heft, with a slightly over-active, but fine, level of carbonation. Reminds me of black cherry soda at times.

O: Very good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 01:54:51 | More by Kendo
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-08-2013 01:59:12 | More by Houser
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-08-2013 00:21:08 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Necropsy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -26.8%

11-07-2013 22:34:47 | More by Necropsy
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

11-07-2013 17:57:07 | More by deapokid
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-07-2013 00:10:43 | More by mdaschaf
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thomascj

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-06-2013 21:40:00 | More by thomascj
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-06-2013 05:07:25 | More by durlta
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-05-2013 13:31:07 | More by ColForbinBC
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-05-2013 03:48:24 | More by DerekMorgan
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GraduatedCashew

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-04-2013 16:36:27 | More by GraduatedCashew
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-04-2013 15:07:13 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Deeps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-04-2013 02:06:15 | More by Deeps
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a mahogany brown with ruby highlights, half finger light brown head that dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass. Bright aroma of piney hops and bready/biscuit malt. Flavor of biscuit and caramel malt with citrus and mixed berry fruit. Finishes with grassy, orange citrus hops and a nice longlasting malt and bittering hop finish. Medium bodied with some light creaminess. An odd but satisfying take on a red ale. A nice malt body with hard to identify fruit flavors, nicely hopped. Not as scary as advertised. Just read the commercial description and I have to say, I'll bet this would be good with caramel apples, wish I had one on hand.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 20:52:30 | More by LiquidAmber
AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
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